Kazaa Releases iOS App For $10/Month Streaming Service.

  • September 20, 2011 9:34 am


Remember Kazaa? For early twenty-somethings it was “the” way to get music in the late, late 90′s and early 2000′s. The past several years, however, have seen the service (as well as many other similar ones) completely redone or closed entirely. Kazaa looked like it would face the same dead end fate.

But the company is back with a new subscription service and iOS app…

For $10/month users can now stream an unlimited amount of songs from Kazaa’s library (ala Spotify, Mog, Rdio, and more) with the company’s new iOS app (iPhone and iPad supported). The best part is that Kazaa has priced the app free and even tosses in a free week of service. Like the other aforementioned services, Kazaa subscription users can create playlists for online and offline use. Another perk includes the ability to allow users to share what they’re listening to as it’s playing similar to how scrobbling works on Last.fm

While the app itself looks nice and is rather intuitive, we don’t see Kazaa’s streaming/download service as anything special. Chances are users already in bed with Spotify, Mog, Rdio (etc.) won’t see any reason to make the switch. If Kazaa wants to truly win marketshare in this now crowded market they’re going to have to step up their game and introduce something different (and worth paying for).

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