Peer-to-peer download service BitTorrent has long been associated with piracy and file sharing. More often than not, it is where people go if they don’t want to pay for music. That all changes now with the implementation of the paywall option on its Bundle publishing platform.
Valve has been making quite a few changes to Steam lately, and the most recent change is the implementation of the Steam Music Player. This new feature will allow users to play songs stored on their computers directly from Steam, without having to launch any other media player. While the Steam Music Player is not actually new, it has been in the testing phase for several months, it is only now launching to all Steam users.
Every real major sporting event needs a theme song, and Riot Games apparently thinks that this applies to eSports as well. The company has teamed up with Imagine Dragons to create an entirely new song for the League of Legends Season 4 World Championship that begins this week.
For the longest time free Spotify users on Android and iOS were able to use the music streaming service on mobile devices, albeit with some limitations. This option is now extended to Windows Phone users, who until yesterday could only access the service on a mobile if they had a premium subscription.
Details about the long rumoured Google music streaming service are slowly being revealed as Android Police are reporting that it will be called the Youtube Music Key. It isn’t the most interesting of names, but it will bring some changes to how Google handles music; which includes the Google Play Music service. It will also provide more than just music, as the integration with Youtube will allow for the streaming of concerts and a few other features.
If you are into concerts, then you might have attended or at least were aware of MTV World Stage Malaysia 2014 that took place in Sunway Lagoon last weekend. However, if you somehow missed the show or just want to relive the concert once again, here’s a good news for you: you can do so starting from 20 August at 830pm through MTV Asia (Astro channel 713).
That’s not all though. You will also able to enjoy the show with enhanced audio output, provided that you have the right set of equipment.
Online music streaming service Guvera has announced its availability in Malaysia. Guvera was founded back in 2008 by founders Claes Loberg, Brad Christensen and Darren Herft with a goal to provide people access to tons of music online the legal way that award royalties to the artists and record labels responsible for producing it. Songs in Guvera are distributed DRM-free MP3 downloads either in 256kbs and 320kps format.
Bungie Studios has announced that characters from the Destiny Beta will not be carried over to the full release. While the information is currently stored in the Bungie cloud servers, the game will end up changing too much after the beta test to allow these characters to exist. In other Destiny news, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney will be releasing the theme song for the game as a single after its launch.
Bose corp. has filed a law suit against Beats Electronics for infringing on several patents. The legal action appears to stem from the claim that the active noise cancellation found in Beats products is based on Bose’s own technology that has been available for consumers since the year 2000. Why Bose chose to wait so long before moving to protect their intellectual property is in question; although many assume that it has something to do with the impending acquisition of Beats by Apple.
If you’re using desktop-only Premium plan for Deezer, be prepared to feel very special because Deezer has officially removed that option for new users. New users subscribing for Deezer may only pick the free option or a Premium+ plan, a paid ad-free version for both web and mobile.