This article was published on August 12, 2013

Napster’s resurgence continues, as it goes in-car across Europe with BMW


Napster’s resurgence continues, as it goes in-car across Europe with BMW
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Napster is to be integrated into cars, thanks to a tie-up with BMW ConnectedDrive which will see the music-streaming service made available in all BMW models from 2011 onwards.

Users connect to BMW ConnectedDrive via their iPhone, which hooks up with the iDrive controller – essentially a central computer system that communicates with the entertainment controls in the car. Alternatively, a snap-in adapter can also be used.

This follows the news from back in March when Rhapsody – which acquired Napster back in 2012 for its European expansion – announced a similar integration for its US business.

Napster’s music-subscription service is available in 16 countries across Europe, 14 of which were only recently added.

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