Boston-based iHeartMedia is launching a new on-demand music streaming service powered by Napster.
iHeartRadio All Access is $10 a month subscription that includes the company’s core radio product plus the ability to save songs to a personal library, skip and replay songs on the radio, and listen to music offline.
Napster, the Seattle music streaming service formerly known as Rhapsody, provided the technical back-end infrastructure to make iHeartRadio All Access possible.
“At Napster, our focus is on partnering with companies across verticals that share the same passion for creating great customer experiences and powering emotional connections every day,” said Napster CEO Mike Davis in an announcement. “Adding iHeart to our portfolio of world-class partners is an honor.”
iHeartRadio All Access competes more directly with Spotify, Apple Music, and even Napster’s streaming service. It’s a crowded space but the company believes iHeartRadio’s existing following gives it an edge.
iHeartMedia is also launching iHeartRadio Plus, which lets listeners replay songs from the radio, search and play songs on-demand, and skips songs without limits. Both services are now available in beta on iOS and Android devices. They’ll be fully available on mobile and desktop in January 2017.