AAPL Stock: 117.81 ( -0.22 )

Printed from

Yahoo updates its iTunes-like software

updated 10:55 pm EST, Tue February 7, 2006

Yahoo updates Music Engine

In a bid to make gains on Apple's industry-leading iTunes, Yahoo today announced a new version of its music jukebox software: the Yahoo! Music Engine now offers functionality for simple playlist creation and sharing, improved sync features, and the ability to connect music throughout the home with a new Network Music feature. The software enables users to share music by e-mail or via Yahoo! Messenger or with the entire Yahoo! Music community. Yahoo also added tools to find music and other users with similar tastes as well as search for user-created playlists by artist, song, or keyword. Much like iTunes, the software now offers drag and drop albums and songs to their portable device as well as create custom playlists specific for their portable device. Attempting to improve connectivity within the home, the Yahoo! Music Engine will automatically detect any supported devices and allow users to play music from their collections throughout their home on any supported network music device.

The free Yahoo! Music Engine is home to the Yahoo! Music Unlimited subscription service which allows users the opportunity to play music from a catalog of more than one million songs, transfer tracks to portable devices, as well as enjoy the unique ability to share and discover music with other subscribers through Yahoo! Messenger. Yahoo! Music Unlimited is available for an annual fee of $60 ($5 per month) or a monthly subscription price of $7. Yahoo! Music Unlimited with the to-go feature is available for an annual fee of $120 ($10) per month) or a monthly subscription price of $12.

by MacNN Staff




Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented