Galaxie offers up its music streaming service to smartphone users

Montreal based Stingray Digital announced today the launch of Galaxie Mobile, a subscription based streaming music service for Android and iOS users.

The new service offers Android smartphone and Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users access to the forty-five commercial and talk-free music channels found on the Galaxie service.

Most Digital Home readers would know of The Galaxie music service through television provider. In Canada, Galaxie is available to more than 10 million Canadian homes via cable, satellite and IPTV.

Access to the streaming music service comes via the Galaxie Mobile player, a free download from the Apple App store or the Android Marketplace.

Once the app is downloaded and installed, users can select from three in-app subscription options. The in-app subscription fee is $4.99 per month, $9.99 for three months or $39.99 for an annual subscription for $39.99. There is no discount for current Galaxie home music subscribers.

Features of the app include the ability to: navigate through channels; select channels by genre; and save a list of favourite channels. Once a station is selected users can view original album cover artwork of the song playing and view the next song coming up.

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