Last.fm Shuts Streaming Music Service
Last.fm announced today that it would shutter it's subscription streaming music service as of April 28th. "This means that traditional subscriber radio will no longer work on any platform or device," the CBS owned company announced. Scrobbling, the feature that drew many users, will still be available via a new Last.fm Player which draws tracks from Spotify.
"If you have an iOS device you can download the Scrobbler app and build Last.fm powered playlists from the music in your device’s library,"said the announcement.
Anticipating user backlash, the announcement concluded: "We understand that many of you will not like this decision. If you would like to cancel your Last.fm subscription please follow the steps here or you can request a refund here
Didn’t saw that coming, I really liked that service. But well using it through Scrobbler doesn’t seem such a hurdle.
It’s a true shame that the company couldn’t find some success after the acquisition. I’d love to hear the behind the scenes story about how they dropped the ball so majorly.
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