Deezer Music Service UK Launch

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Popular French music streaming service to launch in UK in September and rival Spotify and Last FM:

With around 20 million users in France alone, Deezer has finally decided to take its technology over the water based channel and into a brand new audience audio channel.

It is easy to forget that non English speaking countries have some fantastic competing software, and technology for social networking and in Deezer’s case listening to music. So it is a welcome sight to see a non US and UK based service being released on the back of strong foreign domestic support.

The Parisian music streaming service called Deezer is set to launch in the UK in September, with premium packages starting at £4.99 a month.

Deezer pricing:

The basic “Discovery mode” is completely free as a service and allows users to listen to on-demand music with 30 second clips and full radio stations of their choice on Deezer for free…very much like LastFM.

Premium packages are an option and include:

“Premium” which costs £4.99 per month and will offer unlimited streaming on PC and Mac with enhanced sound quality.

And a more upmarket version called “Premium +” which adds mobile streaming and offline playback for £9.99 a month.

Deezer functionality:

Deezer UK Launch
Deezer UK Launch

Deezer will be available on PC and Mac, as well as smartphones, mobile phones, tablets, IP TVs and clever sound systems such as the Logitech Squeezebox and Sonos.

A slightly more unique service is something that the team at Deezer call “disc-overy” which is a human edited recommendation tool providing editorial content and suggestions to its users based on their habits and likes.

Mark Foster, managing director of Deezer UK, said:

“We’re extremely excited to be launching Deezer here in the UK. With easy access everywhere music fans will be able to enjoy music anywhere they like, at any time, and be able to share their music with their friends, easily and legally.”

Being a hybrid between spotify and sounds great but we have heard that they have a tendency to play rather a little too much French rap which if you like is this genre is not a bad thing but it is a bit early 2000’s for my ears!

Too late or the masses?

Anthony Munns