Saturday, 15 December 2012
Last.fm pulls back streaming offer
Last.fm has announced that it will cut back its free streaming services, so that in the UK, US and Germany the digital platform's interactive radio streams will only be for free via the web, while accessing the service via a desktop app - as with mobile apps - will only be available to paying subscribers. In many other countries the streaming element (that has always been at the heart of Last.fm) will be removed completely, even to paying users. The news came as the ten year old digital player prepared to leave its Shoreditch HQ.