Since Twitter was first launched in 2006 the social networking platform has taken a deep interest in developing their service for musicians, so when Twitter aquired the 'We Are Hunted' music service earlier this year along with the #music it became obvious that Twitter had planned to imminently broaden its horizons into the realm of music streaming. Whilst it was by no means an elaborate secret, today the slick Twitter music app has first appeared on the Android and iOS app stores as well as the music discovery webpage that can be located at the following location: music.twitter.com. Essentially what this app offers is four separate self-explanatory buzzword music discovery interfaces; 'Popular', 'Emerging', 'Suggested' and 'Now Playing'.
So far, users seem to be raving about the new service with many leaving 4 or 5 star reviews which currently totals an average 4.5/5 rating. Although some may be wondering what the point is in having a Twitter music app then you only have to look as far into yourown understanding of music. If you are an individual who is social and would like a helping hand discovering new artists that are based upon your current interests then this will be an alternative solution to asking a friend or seeing what next plays on Last.fm. Although with Last.fm you can listen to full tracks Twitter music is a bit different as its interface is far more user friendly and simple but has a restriction that means that only 30 seconds of a track can be played. If you do have a Spotify or Rdio subscription then you will be fully able to listen to tracks and make the use of a social music discovery. Although the Twitter Music service has just been released we think very highly of it and it will be interesting to see what changes this service has on its users music consumption habits.
Since Twitter was first launched in 2006 the social networking platform has taken a deep interest in developing their service for musicians, so when Twitter aquired the 'We Are Hunted' music service...