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BT launching new music service with Universal

By | Published on Friday 29 November 2013


BT is having another go at music, launching its own streaming and karaoke service via its BT TV platform, what was previously known at BT Vision.

Seemingly in cahoots with Universal Music, BT’s new service will be available for free to its TV customers on the Unlimited package, and for £3 a month to other users of the phone giant’s television set up.

BT TV actually already offers some music content, including videos, so it’s not entirely clear how this new service will differ, though it seems to be more focused on offering full albums for streaming on-demand, rather than individual videos or tracks.

That said, at launch its catalogue will only include 150 albums, presumably all from Universal, and while the plan is to get that up to 1000 pretty quickly, that’s still a fraction of the content offered by online and mobile streaming services like Spotify and Deezer.

More info is expected soon as the new BT music offer goes out of beta.