Additionally, the service recently added offline playback
to its Android mobile handset application.
Customers paying $12.99 per month for the Rhapsody Unlimited plan are ineligible.<p>RealNetworks expects to ship a second edition of the software by the end of the year that will allow users to cache tracks on the iPhone or iPod Touch for later offline playback
. Rhapsody to Go already supports that functionality on some Windows Media Player-based devices from vendors such as SanDisk and Philips.<p>"That's definitely our intent," said RealNetworks' spokesman Ryan Luckin today.
Once registered, Verizon customers will have full access to Apple Music and can either stream their favorite songs over 4G or WiFi, or download for offline playback
- all ad-free.
The paid subscription on the same unlocks the entire library for streaming and offline playback
. You can even buy individual tracks for offline playback
and streaming if so desired.
Video streaming service Hulu plans to introduce offline playback
for subscribers this year, according to an interview with Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins via (http://www.adweek.com/news/television/hulus-ceo-its-new-livestreaming-bundle-and-getting-golden-girls-175604) Adweek.
DivX Plus Streaming is based on a flexible DRM framework that is capable of powering a variety of distribution models including electronic sell through, timed rentals or subscription, as well as an array of consumption scenarios such as streaming, downloads, and side-load transfer to enable both online and offline playback
Just like the offline playback
feature in YouTube (which was copied by all and every streaming app), and the bike-mode in Google Maps, which Google claimed is used by around 10 percent of the total user base of Google Maps, smart address search and Plus codes, if successful in India, will lead to more global implications.
Among other changes, users now have the option to store music downloaded for offline playback
via an Apple Music subscription onto an SD card.