Napster Relaunches In Canada
Iconic file-sharing service Napster hasn’t really been a thing since approximately 2001, but it was officially put out of its misery after being acquired by Rhapsody in 2011. Now, however, Napster is back, albeit in a significantly altered form and only in Canada. As Pitchfork reports, the company has relaunched as a subscription-based streaming and offline playback service charging CAN$9.99 (US$7.65) a month, with an Apple Music-esque three-month trial for $1. It’s available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Web, Sonos and Chromecast platforms, and it comes with curated playlists by Canadian artists like Alessia Cara and Shawn Mendes. “It was important to us that we enter Canada with a personalized music experience that has a complete catalog of local, national and international artists,” said Napster CFO Ethan Rudin in a statement. Check out its website here.