A few leaks and a lot of teasing led to this morning’s reveal of Twitter’s new music discovery and media-streaming application.
The social-media powerhouse announced the new service on Good Morning America earlier this morning. All of the details will be made available when the service launches later today but the basic design of the application has been detailed. Twitter #Music is being described as a recommendation, discovery and sharing tool. The application will be available on iOS devices and through web-browsers. There was no mention of an android application at this time. To access #Music through a browser click the music.twitter link below.
With built in Twitter functions the application will tell users what music is currently trending on Twitter. It will then suggest music that is simular and tell you where you can follow and interact with those bands and individuals.
Navigation will have tabs (Popular, Emerging, Suggested, and Now Playing). The last two (Suggested, and Now Playing) will work with the people you are following in Twitter, since it’s assumed you enjoy these people. The app #Music will work with ITunes, Spotify, and Rdio. If you are using Spotify or Rdio to login, you can listen to full tracks within the application. Unfortunately iTunes users will have the standard shortened iTunes preview that are in the iTunes store but will still play straight from the application.