SoundCloud Updates iOS App With New Streaming Options

SoundCloud iOS app
Courtesy of SoundCloud

SoundCloud updated its iOS app Thursday with features that make it easier to listen to a Pandora-like stream of music, automatically generated based on a single song.

SoundClound users can now search for any song, and then start an automatically generated stream of similar songs by selecting “play related tracks.” SoundCloud also added a shuffle feature to its iOS app, making it easier to shuffle through all of the songs in a user’s collection of favorites.

Both features are clearly geared toward music listening, and can be seen as further signs for the company moving to more closely compete with online radio services like Pandora as well as on-demand streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music.

SoundCloud recently struck a deal with indie label licensing group Merlin for its upcoming music subscription service, but the company has yet to get all the majors on board. Last month, Sony removed music of its artists from SoundCloud after negotiations between the two companies stalled.

Correction, 1:18 p.m.: An earlier version of this story stated that the new features would make it possible to generate an endless music stream. A SoundCloud spokesperson subsequently contacted us to clarify that the stream is in fact long, but finite.

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  1. Mark says:

    I have to admit I love this SoundCloud app. I do find some gems and the standard in general is pretty good. I hope it will keep up this pretty high standard when it comes to content.

  2. lucy says:

    SoundCloud made this app easier for all music listeners. This post describes full details about this app. Thanks.

  3. Dev Patel says:

    Really Nice app, I like its unique feature stream of music, automatically generated based on a single song.

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