Sprint announced a new music-playing app called Sprint Music Plus and this should be a convenient way for its subscribers to turn their phones into a rocking music machine.
The Sprint Music Plus app is available for the carrier’s Android phones like the EVO 4G. It will be coming to the BlackBerry and Java phones beginning in May.
With the Sprint Music Plus app, you’ll be getting:
– Create music playlists.
– Assign ringback tones to play for different callers and times of day.
– Search for music by artist, title or keyword.
– Organize full tracks/albums by artist, genre and custom playlists using the music library manager.
– Preview content – sample millions of music tracks and tones, which are updated daily.
– Get new music recommendations based on their musical
“Sprint Music Plus is an easy way for our customers to discover new music and tones and manage all of their music content in one convenient place,” said Sean Khurana, vice president-Consumer Product Marketing at Sprint, in a prepared statement. “Sprint makes sure our customers always have access to their favorite music by providing a wide array of options, ranging from free apps downloaded from Android Market, BlackBerry App World or GetJar.com to Sprint Radio to purchasing tunes from Sprint Music Plus.”
The Apple iPhone succeeded, in part, because it is a full-fledged iPod replacement, so we know that people are very interested in having multimedia capabilities on their devices. Google is trying to counter this with advances in Android and the new Music player we got our hands on looks pretty snazzy. Add that to the Google PushLife acquisition and we can expect some good things out of the Android platform on the music front.
Research In Motion, Microsoft and HP have also taken steps to increase its multimedia capabilities. What’s your favorite way to play music on your phone?