Simfy Africa, the subscription-based Internet music streaming service, has expanded its catalogue to more then 20m songs, the company said on Thursday.
The R60/month service has added several new catalogues, including from Paradise Entertainment & Distribution, providing more techno, house and disco music.
At the same time, the company has released updates to its desktop application featuring new player control buttons and improved handling of tracks with missing streaming rights. The app also uses a new offline storage process that removes the risk that files could be lost due to upgrades to the Adobe Air platform it uses.
Simfy Africa’s Android app has also been updated, allowing users to store offline songs on SD cards. An update for iPhone users will be released in a few weeks, offering quicker search.
Simfy was launched in South Africa in August. It is a joint venture between Simfy in Germany and South African digital content specialist eXactmobile. It includes a selection of South African music in addition to its international catalogue.
Though Simfy says it the first legal digital music streaming service in South Africa, the market looks set to become more competitive before the end of the year when Microsoft has said it will launch its Xbox Music service. — (c) 2012 NewsCentral Media