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This article was published on April 10, 2014

    Music streaming service Deezer adds Flow and Playlist Radio features, updates Mac beta

    Music streaming service Deezer adds Flow and Playlist Radio features, updates Mac beta
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    Music streaming service Deezer has launched a couple of new features today designed to allow users of the free version to make the most of the service on their smartphone or tablet.

    The first of the two new features — Flow — looks at a user’s music library and previous streams to create a personalized radio station.

    The second  — Playlist Radio  — takes your favorite playlists and combines them with Deezer’s own recommendations to create a streaming radio station “focused on music discovery”, Deezer said.

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    Both of these features are available for free  (and without time restrictions) to free users – although Playlist Radio will also play ads.

    Alongside the new features, the French company also rolled out a new Deezer beta for Macs today that allows users to merge their music collections with Deezer’s library.

    “Regardless of the file format, your personal music library is automatically synchronized with Deezer meaning you’ll have access to Deezer’s entire catalogue of 30 million tracks as well as all your favourite music from your personal CD or download collection, at the touch of a button,” the company said.

    It added that the Mac version is “much lighter and quicker” than using a Web client too.

    The update follows hot on the heels of Spotify’s fresh lick of paint, rolled out just over a week ago. Clearly, with so much competition in the music streaming space, all the big services are looking to keep introducing new features in a bid to remain relevant.

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