Let The Streaming Wars Begin! Napster Touts 14 Million Track Catalog
Get ready for announcements from MOG, Rdio, Rhapsody (who just announced a jump in subscribers) and others hoping to turn the spotlight away from Spotify. This morning, just ahead of today's Spotify launch, competitor Napster announced that its U.S. catalog and reached 14 million tracks and 17 million in the UK and Germany. Most music streamers offer 8 - 10 million tracks. Napster's prices can also be a bit lower than some competitors.
With a contract, Napster plans fall to as low as $4.17 monthly and $8 for mobile use. That doesn't beat Spotify's free 10-20 hours a month of listening; and MOG is reportedly working on expanding its free trial.
Napster is owned by Best Buy and also offers purchase option with tracks as low as 69 cents.