While Spotify has only just made it over the US – after about 3 years of threatening to – there’s a slightly lesser known streaming music startup which has yet to even launch in the UK.
This is despite amassing 20 million users worldwide, most of them in its native France.
Deezer launches in the UK in September with 13 million licensed tracks, “dozens” of radio channels, 30,000 artist-based radio channels and thousands of artists’ discographies, biographies and reviews.
The site works on web, mobile, and, unusually, is geared up for IP Sound Systems including Sonos and Logitech Squeezebox. It’s not doing too mad on subscribers – 6 million unique visitors per month, 1.2 million premium subscribers.
The options will be:
Discovery Mode (Free) – The Discovery Mode on PC/Mac and mobile devices will allow you to listen to radio channels and smart radio (unlimited listening) and to music on demand in 30-sec clips
Free Trial – A 15-day free trial. You have the ability to unsubscribe during the 15 days, no commitment, no payment due
Premium – £4.99/month – Unlimited streaming on any PC/Mac in enhanced sound quality, no ads.
Premium+ – £9.99/month – Unlimited streaming, on PC/Mac and all handheld devices online or offline