Facebook Set To Offer Music Streaming Service

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Facebook is set to become a serious supplier of content in a direct tilt at Apple and their iTunes store.In recent weeks Facebook has cut deals with some major music industry streaming partners, however it is not known whether the content will be available to Australian Facebook users.

According to GigaOm, there are rumours that Spotify won’t be the only partnership in Facebook’s musical service

A potential release date for the service will be at Facebook’s f8 conference in August, claims several insiders.

Some observers believe that Facebook is looking to integrate music into the site’s normal homepage and use a tab for music, which will be situated under the other tabs currently on the left-hand side of the page, like Places, Pages and Games.

Click on this tab and a music dashboard will appear. To play the tracks you want to, you just use the playback button at the bottom of the Facebook page.

Tech Radar said that it seems like the whole service relies on Facebook Connect – so you have to Connect with whichever music service you want for it to work through the Facebook page.

On the music dashboard, there will be recommended songs, other songs your friends are listening to. You will also be able to see what all your other friends are listening to at any particular time – and presumably mock them if a bit of Blue ends up on their digital stereo.

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