After a week of speculation and rumors, Twitter is finally releasing a standalone music discovery app to the public. Starting last week the app was rolled out to an invite-only group, but now the general public can get their hands on Twitter’s newest venture, either over the Web or through an iOS app.
What is Twitter Music?
Twitter Music is actually the brainchild of small startup company We Are Hunted, which was quietly picked up by Twitter last year. The main action of the application is to help users find/discover music.
The app uses information from the user’s Twitter follower graph to find “the best” possible music for you, It then pulls that music in from Rdio, Spotify, and iTunes.
If users already have a Rdio or Spotify account, they’ll be able to stream full tracks right away, If not, users can still discover the music through the iTunes preview function.
Twitter officially announced #music on Thursday during “Good Morning America,” revealing that the app will be available for download on iOS in Apple’s App Store or accessible via the web at music.twitter.com. Twitter also noted that the application is being initially offered in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. The internet company said that it plans on offering the service to more countries and on adding an Android version over time.
The service is free and both the iOS app and online version are now available for use.