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16 December 2011, 12:10

Ubuntu One gains music web streaming

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Zoom Users can now stream music from their Ubuntu One accounts via a new web interface
Source: Canonical
The Ubuntu One team has announced that users can now stream music they have stored in Ubuntu One (U1) via the web. When signed in, Ubuntu One users can access the music streaming feature from the Music tab on the U1 dashboard; previously, users were only able to stream audio from U1 using an Ubuntu One app for Android and iOS devices.

In addition to uploading new tracks to Ubuntu One, music purchased from the company's Ubuntu One Music Store is automatically added to Ubuntu One and is available to stream. Users with existing Music Streaming subscriptions can access the feature now. The Music Streaming service, which comes with 20 GB of storage, costs $3.99 per month or $39.99 per year; a 30 day trial is available. The basic Ubuntu One Free service includes 5 GB of storage without streaming support at no charge.

Ubuntu One is a managed file storage and synchronisation service targeted at the users of the Ubuntu Linux distribution and is included by default with the OS. The cloud storage platform, which now also works on Windows, celebrated reaching more than 1 million users earlier this year. It is operated by UK-based Canonical Ltd, which sponsors the open source Ubuntu operating system.

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