Wireless providers bundling streaming music music services with their handsets and contracts is nothing new in other parts of the world. But in Canada, we’ve been behind the curve in this whole arena. But we are catching up.
Public Mobile has announced what they called “Canada’s first truly unlimited mobile music experience.” Siren Music–that’s their name for it–will launch Thursday. They promise “millions of songs for one flat-rate price.”
It sounds very similar to what subscribers can get from Slacker, Rdio, Deezer and a few others in this country. The difference is that Siren Music is tied to Public Mobile’s Android phones and that your monthy charge appears on your mobile bill.
And there’s one more difference. From the press release:
The music is stored on your memory card which means it’s available for you to play anytime and anywhere – whether you are at home, on the subway, an airplane or out of town. And because the songs are downloaded onto your SD card they are available for instant playback, with nobuffering, pausing or skipping.