New French music streaming service to rival Spotify and iTunes launches

Deezer is set to come to the UK later this month

A new music service set to rival Spotify and iTunes is set to launch in the UK later this month.

French streaming site Deezer offers over 13 million tracks and allows users to listen to them as many times as they like. The service, which already has over 20 million subscribers in France, also offers a variety of radio stations for free, as well as accessing “smart radios”, which create radio stations based on similar music to one chosen artist.

The site will also give recommendations of new music every week in 12 different genres.

Users will have to pay £4.99 a month for unlimited streaming on their computers. If they pay £9.99 a month they also have full access on mobile phones, with the ability to store tunes to play offline later.

Mark Foster, managing director of Deezer, said:

We are offering music fans access to any of the music they like on the device of their choice but we are also giving them the chance to discover new music. Other services are great if you know what you want to listen to – but with Deezer there is a real human element. We’re bringing the emotion back into discovering new music.

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