Twitter on Thursday launched its #Music service in six countries, for the moment, including USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, but unfortunately it doesn’t have an Android version just yet (only iOS and web versions exist at the moment).
There is hope for Android users, though, as Twitter’s blog post says that Music will come to Android and more countries too, “over time” (hopefully, not too much time).
The service allows you to discover new music in a social way, using Twitter activity to find popular tracks and artists, but also music your favorite artists like (music which, presumably, you’ll like, too).
Artist profiles help you find out more about them, while a section called #NowPlaying lets you to see what’s popular and listen to those songs. The music itself comes from iTunes (song previews), as well as full track streams from Rdio and Spotify (the latter is planning a video streaming service too), provided you have an account on said services. The #NowPlaying section looks as you can see in the image below.
Only Twitter knows why it has decided to leave the most important mobile platform for later when launching the service, but reactions from musicians such as Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx, have been pretty encouraging, as you can see in the Tweet below.
Loving the new app by Twiiter #Music.I think this is gonna revolutionize things real fast…
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) April 16, 2013
Do you think Twitter Music has the potential to change the way people discover music?