Offline music playback to become a reality on Rhapsody for the iPhone?

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Offline music playback to become a reality on Rhapsody for the iPhone?
For those who own an iPhone and subscribe to Rhapsody, the online music streaming service, users may soon see themselves enjoying their favorite tunes in almost any given conditions – even when your network connection gets cut out. The company is looking like they’re in the process of fine tuning the updated app for the iPhone which essentially allows music to be stored locally on the iPhone – all the while allowing users constant playback without the worry of it stopping suddenly due to coverage connections. Not only will subscribers be able to listen to music offline, but it’ll inadvertently provide iPhone owners more battery life seeing it’s not constantly pulling data through the network. It ultimately will make the $15 per month subscription a bit more attractive as users are able to download as much music to their hearts desire as long as they continue to pay for the service. Still it needs to pass through Apple for approval before it becomes official, but users can really bet seeing this come into the light hopefully soon.

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1. VZWtrainer

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 24, 2008

Wow this sounds like how Rhapsody has worked on VZW phones (that have the feature) since the service launched. You just need to make sure that you plug the phone into your computer once a month to renew the licenses. If you stop the subscription, the songs won't work anymore. Way to innovate, iPhone.

2. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

yea, this is nothing new- but its still a cool service that not many people take advantage of. as many songs as you want for the the same cost as buying 15 songs a month. can't wait for rhapsody app to be released on android

3. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

iPhone didn't make the Rhapsody app so your comment is a little ridiculous. Secondly, I hate Apple, they make nice stuff for some users but I hate them, I'm done.

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