Rhapsody has announced that it's reached the 800,000-user milestone for its on-demand streaming music service. Rhapsody no doubt wants to challenge the feat of Muve Music, who had hit 100,000 users after launching earlier this year. 800,000 kind of dwarfs a user base of 100,000.
"The fact that we have added more than 150,000 members since becoming an independent company in April, 2010--a number that we believe exceeds the lifetime total of all new U.S. competitors combined--speaks volumes about the strength of the Rhapsody service and the value it brings to our members," said Jon Irwin, the president of Rhapsody while getting his brag on about the accomplishment.
The Rhapsody app is available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, BlackBerry and Android mobile platforms. Their subscriber plans (Rhapsody Premier and Rhapsody Premier Plus) are available from $10 - $15, and the Rhapsody app is free. Rhapsody was the first U.S.-based subscription music service to offer offline playback, putting them one step ahead of competitors like MOG and Spotify.
Rhapsody features over 12 million songs, customized playlists and over 200 genre-based custom radio stations created by Rhapsody’s editors. The streaming music service allows playback from both it's mobile app as well as the rhapsody.com web site.
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