Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Deezer music service to launch in US in 2014

updated 08:04 am EST, Fri November 22, 2013

French music streaming service avoided US because of intense competition

Paris-based Deezer will finally offer its music-streaming service in the United States. The service, which has launched in a number of other countries including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and across Europe, will be available to use in the US sometime next year, though the company is reluctant to provide a final launch date until it can find another company to provide extra support.

Confirmed by co-founder and CTO Daniel Marhely to the AFP, the company has been avoiding the United States due to the intense competition between services, such as Pandora and Spotify. "We have the same catalog, the same price. We should therefore differentiate the product. We must bring something more," said Marhely, suggesting that the company could do something similar to its deal with Orange in France, which provides access to the service to their customers as part of an offer.

Though it could work with a US partner to quickly gain customers, it currently appears to be doing well enough on its own, and could possibly launch without any external aid. Techcrunch reports that Deezer currently has around 5 million paid subscribers, and raised $130 million round of funding last year to help expand internationally.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

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

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Tylt Energi 2K Travel Charger

Backup batteries and device chargers are objects that many users take for granted. They often only one dimensional, restoring the batt ...

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News