Napster, today announced subscribers can now access their account at m.napster.com from most web-enabled phones, regardless of carrier. Subscribers can now browse, search, preview and use account credits to download tracks â€œover the airâ€ from Napsterâ€™s library of more than nine million songs.
Napster customers currently receive five MP3s and unlimited listening on the PC for $5 per month. Beginning today, they can redeem credits and download tracks â€œover the air,â€ as well as receive a back-up MP3 copy for their PC â€“ at no additional cost. Consumers can also create a new account or add credits to an existing account directly from their phone using a Napster prepaid card.
â€œNapster subscribers can now discover and download music at anytime on more phones from just about any carrier,â€ said Brad Duea, Napster president. â€œThis is one of the strongest steps weâ€™ve made to date toward our goal of making Napster and music accessible anytime, anywhere.â€
To promote the debut of m.napster.com, and celebrate September as â€œMusic Month,â€ Best Buy will offer $15 worth of Napster music (15 songs to keep and three months of unlimited listening on the PC) at no charge with the purchase of any contract mobile phone.
â€œMobile phones are becoming the focal point for how people connect with their world, and music is a big piece of that,â€ said Jude Buckley, chief marketing and merchant officer for Best Buy Mobile. â€œOur customers want to be able to download and listen to music no matter where they are, and now Napster makes it accessible and simple to get music on any type of mobile phone.â€
With the continuing absence of a native music download service on Windows Mobile smartphones, this would could be the best alternative Windows Mobile users have to get legal music easily.