The streaming music scene is a flooded market to say the least. There’s Spotify, Pandora, and Apple’s take (formerly Beats Music) on the platform. Today, at least one of the more notable names in the streaming music game will bring its service to the Nintendo Wii U. Rhapsody announced its availability on the Nintendo platform. Those who currently have accounts can listen immediately. If you do not current have a Napster (yeah, it’s still a thing) or Rhapsody account, then a 30-day free trial is available.
“We know that close to 91 percent of all Americans listen to music more than 24 hours a week,” Ethan Rudin, Chief Financial Officer, Rhapsody International said. “We’re honored to partner with Nintendo to bring music to Wii U users, and continue Rhapsody’s goal of making it easy for people to listen to the music they love wherever they are.”
It does seem late in the Nintendo Wii U lifecycle to add another streaming service, particularly due to the cancellation of other entertainment applications such as Nintendo TVii. Do you think this is any indication into future partnerships for the mysterious NX? Will you try Rhapsody?