Deezer revamps iPad app, Deezer for Mac as Apple prepares to enter fray

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Deezer CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht
Deezer CEO since February, Hans-Holger Albrecht


Music and audio streaming service Deezer has launched a revamped iPad app and new Deezer for Mac application. Key features that have been rolled out on the iPad app include Flow, a custom mix of music based on your tastes, and Hear This – a personalised feed of album, track, playlist and mix recommendations.

Coming soon on the the revamped iPad app will be Deezer’s brand new podcast feature, which can be found in the menu, under ‘News & Entertainment’. This expanded content offering will work alongside Deezer’s music catalogue, offering more than 20,000 podcasts and radio shows. Top content providers include Slate, Financial Times, Monocle 24, Radio Nova, Télérama and Sveriges Radio.

In addition to the iPad revamp, Deezer has also launched the Deezer for Mac desktop app, offering listeners easy access to all their existing music collection plus 30 million tracks in one place, directly from their Mac.

The latest move to revamp Deezer’s Mac proposition comes as Apple readies itself to enter the music streaming market. However, CEO  Hans-Holger Albrecht (pictured above), told an audience of music industry executives and journalists at the Midem talks in Cannes last week that a “company the size of Apple” moving into the streaming market “proves that it is the model of the future”.

He said that an Apple streaming service would be “good news,” adding: “I’m not that concerned about Apple. It’s a positive thing. And for Deezer, I’m even less concerned, because we fish in different ponds to Apple and Spotify.”

You can download Deezer’s revamped iPad app here and find out more about Deezer for Mac here. Both applications are free.

Deezer for Mac includes the following new features:

  • Your library – with Deezer for Mac, you can gather all your music on your Mac. Once installed, Deezer for Mac imports your iTunes library easily and quickly so you can gather both Deezer & iTunes tracks in one place
  • The offline mode – synchronize all music, favourites albums and playlists on your Mac and listen to them offline whenever and wherever
  • The Queue list – using the drag and drop, listeners easily add favourite tracks from their Mac to their  Queue List on Deezer for Mac

 

Deezer’s subscription packages

A free subscription allows access on computer, tablet and mobile.

Premium+:
£9.99 / month

 Elite:
£14.99 per month for 12 months
£9.99 per month for 1 year (£120 paid upfront)
£9.99 per month for 2 years (£240 paid upfront)

 

Chris Price