Last.fm is running a beta of a new subscription service it plans to launch that will offer unlimited access to its vast catalogue of music.
Currently the social music site allows users to listen to the same tracks three times before you can only to listen to them via the Last.fm radio and it looks like the new subscription service will remove this bar.
There is already a little known $3 per month basic subscription package with features such as no adverts and preferential access at times of peak traffic and this will continue with the new unlimited service, likely to be priced somewhere above.
The current beta is not only for the subscription service though. New features including a new player at the top of each page and a full redesign to encourage more music sharing are also being tested but it’s not available for you to try out for free unless you are one of the current basic package subscribers.
Still, $3 per month isn’t a lot to shell out for a taste of the future.