Songza goes premium with ad-free subscription option

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Songza goes premium with ad-free subscription option

Club Songza will cost you 99 cents per week, but you can still listen for free if you prefer.

(Credit: Songza)

Music-streaming service Songza has added a premium option for listeners who want it.

Dubbed Club Songza, it offers ad-free listening and twice as many song-skips (12 instead of 6) for 99 cents per week.

Wait a second — ads? What ads? I’ve never heard so much as a single commercial while listening to Songza on my iPhone or PC. However, I did notice that the app now forces you to “interact” with an onscreen ad (usually by typing in a word) before you can start listening, which is kind of a hassle.

On the other hand, with that done, you’re good for a full 24 hours of uninterrupted play. That’s still pretty generous, especially compared with the likes of Pandora and Slacker, which play a commercial after every handful of songs.

But if you don’t like that ad requirement and do like to skip more often, Club Songza gives you the option. It’s interesting that the company is pitching it with a weekly (rather than monthly or annual) rate — “cheaper than a soda!”, according to the e-mail I received. That’s true, but it also works out to $4 monthly, same as what you’d pay for Pandora One or Slacker Radio Plus. (Actually, it’s a little more… [Read more]

Songza goes premium with ad-free subscription option

Songza goes premium with ad-free subscription option

 

Songza goes premium with ad-free subscription option

 

Songza goes premium with ad-free subscription option

 

Songza goes premium with ad-free subscription option

 

Songza goes premium with ad-free subscription option

Songza goes premium with ad-free subscription option

Songza goes premium with ad-free subscription option

Songza goes premium with ad-free subscription option

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