Wednesday, September 19, 2012

7digital Updates Android App With Improved Discovery & Player Enhancements

Hisham Dahud/Hypebot

UK based digital media company 7digital has just released the latest version of their Android application, making it easier for users to discover and share new artists and albums. Among several notable upgrades, the app allows users to access 7digital’s entire catalogue of 20 million digital music tracks – acting as an all-in-one music player and store that syncs new and previously purchased tracks stored in their 7digital locker.
The company says that these new features are designed to improve music discovery and the listening experience across the app. These include artist pages that now come with complete biographies, which include genre tags and links to similar artists for enhanced music discovery. Also, the full screen player now allows users to create playlists, view more details about an album or artist, and share track links through email, Facebook, Twitter or other apps direct from the player. A new player bar has also been added to the app, making it easier to listen to music, browse and preview new tracks and albums at the same time.

“Our customers are increasingly discovering and purchasing music on mobile, over 44% of our sales last year were through mobile devices,” said 7digital CEO, Ben Drury. “This update allows music fans to easily share tracks and albums from their mobile device, and discover new or similar artists based on their existing music collection.”

This update comes as 7digital expands their North American operation with a number of key new hires including personnel formerly of eMusic, Apple, Pandora, Sprint, and IODA Distribution. The company now has U.S. offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York.

The new 7digital app is available now for free to Android smartphone and tablet users and can be downloaded from the Android Market, GetJar and the Amazon Appstore.

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