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Grooveshark circles back again, swaps app for HTML5

Jamie Rigg, @jmerigg
September 6, 2012
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It's hard to keep up with whether Grooveshark is in the Google Play store, or out again, but now it doesn't matter. The music streaming service has decided to ditch its yo-yoing app, and instead opt for a flashy new HTML5 website for all devices. It's gone live in the US with an international launch "in the coming months", although this London-based editor didn't have any trouble using it. If you've been missing your favorites list, then jump over to Grooveshark.com and get listening -- after all, you might see it disappear again soon if a fresh lawsuit from EMI has any impact.

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GROOVESHARK MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE NOW ACCESSIBLE FROM ANY DEVICE
ALLOWS USERS TO LISTEN INSTANTLY, NO APP REQUIRED


Gainesville, Fla. – (September 5, 2012) – On September 5, 2012, music streaming service Grooveshark will launch a new version available on all devices, allowing music listeners around the world to never have a moment without music. The site lets users instantly stream music on-demand without the need for an app or a download.

"For the first time ever, Grooveshark's full feature set is available on any device with a web browser, without being bounded by the limitations of Adobe Flash," said Sam Tarantino, Grooveshark's Co-Founder and CEO. "Thanks to technologies such as HTML5, we are able to offer our service with much better device compatibility, which will expand our user and revenue base for our partner labels and artists. The Grooveshark universe now is truly limitless to the consumer and the artist."

The revolutionary site offers users the ability to search, discover, and play over 15 million songs in the Grooveshark cloud from anywhere, as well as the ability to login and access their Favorites and Playlists. Users can now manage their music collection from any device, and can also listen to genre-based stations, browse popular music, tune in to their friends' music, share links to tracks, and more.

This groundbreaking product is currently available in the United States, with international launch in the coming months. It is compatible with most modern browsers on most modern devices.







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