Rhapsody’s new upgraded iPhone app lets US subscribers listen to songs on their iPhone/iPod/iPad, even when offline. The app allows users to cache songs on to their device and listen to them without a wireless or 3G connectivity. Users can download onto their devices their playlists from Rhapsody , and could soon be downloading individual songs from the service.
Rhapsody claims that this makes it the “first music service to let people enjoy subscription downloads on their iPhone, iPod or iPad.” First in the States for sure, with Spotify offering similar downloading capability in Europe. Spotify is scheduled to go live in the US shortly.
On demand music streaming was lacking this crucial feature of playing music sans Wi-Fi/3G up until now in the US. This surely seems like a precedent set by Rhapsody in the US and other music services would surely follow suit. For the time being, this move could boost up Rhapsody’s subscriber base, which was dwindling of late. Rhapsody also plans to launch an Android app soon and an iPad optimized app after iPad gets its multi tasking capabilities, so users could have the music on in the background while doing other tasks
Take a look at their demo of the iPhone app
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