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Tesco Backed Music Streaming App Passes 1.5 Million Downloads

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UK based music streaming service, Blinkbox says that it has achieved 1.5 million app downloads, a year after the service launched. In addition, users accessing the service via Android devices have recently overtaken those using Apple devices.

The music streaming service, which offers access to over 12 million songs says that nine out ten users (92%) now accessing the service via their smartphone or tablet.

The company also revealed that it has made a push into the home, developing an app for Sonos, the popular wireless music system.

Reflecting on the first year, Managing Director Mark Bennett commented: "Our service has seen extraordinary growth, particularly on mobile which is now well established as the most popular way to access and enjoy entertainment."

Blinkbox music is accessed via apps on Android devices like the hudl, plus Apple phones and tablets. Stations can also be download for listening offline.

Blinkbox is owned by the supermarket chain, Tesco.

Users can listen to pre-made stations (i.e. Top 40, Eurovision, Britpop), or can create their own station by selecting a song or artist and letting blinkbox music do the rest.

It's available for free with adverts or without ads for a subscription of £1 a week that also gives listeners 100 individual tracks to save to their phone or tablet and organise into playlists.

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