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Thumbplay Music Launches Offline Play for iPhone
Sep 14, 2010 (02:09 PM EDT)
Most Widely-Available Cloud-Based Music Service in the U.S. Now Offers Caching on All Major Smartphone Platforms: iPhone®, Android™ and BlackBerry®
NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Thumbplay® Music™ now boasts offline play for iPhone®, enabling users to access selected playlists and albums, even without a connection. Thumbplay Music is the most widely-available cloud-based streaming music service in the U.S. and works on all major smartphone platforms in the U.S. — iPhone, Android™ and BlackBerry® — as well as PCs/Macs. Thumbplay Music has more than ten million songs under license.
iPhone users can expect their Thumbplay Music experience to be:
Said Evan Schwartz, CEO and Co-Founder of Thumbplay: "We've gotten a great response to the recent launch of background play on iPhones; and, now, with caching, Thumbplay Music really becomes the ultimate in music portability and accessibility across all platforms."
Thumbplay Music has more than ten million tracks under license from all major labels and more than 35,000 independent labels. In addition to an in-app media player, Thumbplay Music boasts several compelling features, including:
Thumbplay, which enjoys sustained profitability, has built an award-winning service centered on delivering millions of pieces of mobile content to 95 percent of U.S. devices among every major carrier. Thumbplay is leveraging its existing network of more than 8,000 distribution partners to promote Thumbplay Music. Click on the following link to watch a video demo of the app running on all platforms: http://bit.ly/b27GTY.
Thumbplay, Inc. is the leading mobile entertainment provider in the U.S. Thumbplay Music, the company's cloud-based, streaming music service for smartphones and PCs/Macs, was launched in January 2010 with more than 8 million songs under license. Thumbplay.com features licensed music, video and games from some of the world's largest entertainment companies, including: EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, as well as several independent labels and artists and video game companies. Headquartered in New York City, Thumbplay was founded in September 2004. Investors include Bain Capital Ventures, SoftBank Capital, i-Hatch Ventures, Redwood Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Meritech, Brookside Capital Partners and Cross Creek Capital. More information can be found at www.thumbplay.com or at m.thumbplay.com from a mobile phone.
For a complete list of iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones supported by Thumbplay: http://www.thumbplay.com/devices.
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SOURCE Thumbplay, Inc.