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This article was published on September 25, 2013


    Napster goes free in France for SFR customers on 4G tariffs

    Napster goes free in France for SFR customers on 4G tariffs Image by: Getty Images


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    Napster is continuing its attempt to gain ground on Europe’s music-streaming incumbents by inking a deal with French mobile network SFR.

    Just as the likes of Spotify and Deezer have been doing for a while, Napster is looking to gain mindshare through mobile, with Napster’s 20 million-plus catalogue of music being made available for free to SFR customers who sign-up to the new 4G tariffs.

    Rhapsody acquired Napster back in 2012 for its European expansion, and its music-subscription service is now available in 16 countries across Europe, 14 of which were only recently added. Can going in-car with BMW and penning deals with mobile networks resurrect a brand that’s synonymous with a bygone online era? You decide.

    L’Express | SFR ajoute du contenu gratuit à ses forfaits 4G [French]

    Feature Image Credit – Spencer Platt/Getty Images