Radio maker PURE has launched a cloud-based music service that allows the user to identify tracks playing on any radio station and buy them directly from any PURE radio with Flow technology.
FlowSongs is currently exclusive to UK customers as a public beta and will cost £2.99 per year.
Colin Crawford, PURE’s director of marketing says: ‘The start of an exciting journey for PURE and our customers, FlowSongs is a unique and easy-to-use cloud-based music service that delivers a bridge between radio, which is the most popular way of discovering new music, and the ability to own that music.’
FlowSongs allows users to tag and buy tracks while listening to any digital, FM or internet radio station and stream them at the touch of a button from their radio without having to switch on a computer. In addition to streaming purchased tracks from any PURE radio with Flow technology, tracks can also be downloaded in a high-quality MP3 format to a PC or Mac and added to the user’s MP3 collection.
Tracks are individually priced, usually between 79p and £1.29 depending on the publisher, and an annual subscription of £2.99 applies for the service.
The beta version of FlowSongs is available from Monday 16th August 2010 on all PURE internet-connected digital radios including: Sensia, EVOKE Flow, AVANTI Flow, Oasis Flow and Siesta Flow.