Remember the days before Limewire, when Kazaa ruled the peer-to-peer networks, before it was shut? Well, it’s back now and this time it’s legally available on the Apple app store for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It’s not on the Indian app store yet, only the U.S. one, for now. Atrinsic Media brought back the popular music store on a subscription-based model. It basically allows subscribers to listen to an unlimited amount of music for a monthly fee of $10 per month. The app offers a one week trial during which song downloads are free, after which the subscription-based model gets activated. Songs can be downloaded and played so you don’t have to stream them all the time.
Back to its roots, only its legal now
You can even make your own playlists, listen to artist radio stations, and discover new music. There’s also a social media component that lets you share what you’re listening to with your friends. Rather than spending on individual songs, this way you can download a lot more for a small monthly fee. Kazaa suffered a fate similar to what Limewire is going through. They were sued by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on behalf of four major record labels. The company settled the case five years ago for a sum of $100 million. You can find the app on the app store, here.