It seems like a common sense Muve (sorry, we couldn't resist), but with this latest service redesign, Cricket's letting smartphone users store their Muve Music tracks internally. The storage swap isn't as simple as it sounds and applies only to handsets with more than 4GB of internal storage. For less robust handsets, any SD card will do, which is a break from Cricket's former practice of requiring a specific Muve-compatible SD card. In addition to getting a UI facelift, Muve Music 4.0 will now also let users play songs as they download, access menu options from a newly added sidebar and discover music through curated mix playlists. In case you want in on this version bump, you'll need one of a few select Samsung devices offered by Cricket (i.e., GS III, GS4, Galaxy Discover and Admire 2), although the carrier's planning to preload the service on all future Android devices. Or, if you already have an active Spotify premium account, then there's nothing to see here, folks. Just keep it Muve-ing (apologies, once again).
Cricket Debuts Muve Music 4.0 with Major Enhancements
~ Redesign of Popular Music Download Service Provides Even Better Listening Experience
~~ New User Interface Allows for Easier Music Exploration & Navigation
SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Communications, Inc. today announced a completely new design and improved functionality of its popular Muve Music application. The redesigned application, Muve Music 4.0, features faster performance with a new user interface that allows for even easier exploration of music and improved navigation. Users also now have immediate access to all the core features of Muve Music with the new sidebar navigation menu. Another improvement helps customers to instantly play their favorite song as soon as it begins downloading.
Since its commercial launch in January 2011, Muve Music has become one of the fastest-growing and leading on-demand digital music services in the United States. Nearly 1.7 million Cricket customers have Muve Music as part of their monthly rate plan.
In addition, this version of Muve Music does not require a special Muve Music SD card and will work with any SD card or an SD card may not be needed at all. Music will be stored internally on devices with more than 4GB of available internal memory and on the generic SD card for devices with less than 4GB of available internal memory. Customers' personal music, photos and videos will also be stored on the same memory.
Muve Music 4.0 is being offered on the: Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Discover, and the Samsung Galaxy Admire 2, and will come standard on all future Android based smartphones from Cricket.
"We are excited to bring this improved Muve Music application to our customers," said Tyler Wallis, senior vice president of product and marketing for Cricket. "Muve Music offers a unique music experience, and we are constantly working to enhance that experience for our customers. Muve Music 4.0 is another milestone in our effort."
Muve Music 4.0 also offers Muve Mixes, custom playlists made by Muve Music experts that customers can download to their song library. Muve Mixes are a great way to explore and discover new music.
The Sidebar navigation allows quick navigation around the Muve Music application with just a swipe of a finger. It can be used to reach the Muve Music home page for easy navigation to any of the application features.
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