Rhapsody for Android Update Adds Offline Playback


Rhapsody’s just announced that their application for Android has been updated to allow subscribers to download and listen to their playlists offline. This move matches one Napster made just a month ago and will make them that much more competitive up against other big names currently offering their digital music wares in the Android market. Rhapsody now offers over 10.6 million songs, and with today’s update, it’d be hard to not consider their service at $9.99.  If you’re a subscriber and have been waiting for this feature, make no delay in getting the app from the Android market by scanning or touching the QR code below. You can also search the Android market for “Rhapsody.” Those of you who aren’t subscribed but still want to check it out, you can sign up for a free trial at Rhapsody’s site today. Full press details straight ahead.


Android Users Can Now Take Rhapsody to Outer Space!

…Or anywhere else: Rhapsody launched its app for Android, featuring offline playback of downloaded tracks—no network required

SEATTLE—November 15, 2010—Android users can now take their Rhapsody subscriptions anywhere, regardless of whether they have a network connection.  Today, the premium, on-demand digital music service announced the launch of its new Android 2.0 application featuring offline playback, now available for download in the Android Market.

With the new app, Rhapsody subscribers with mobile devices running the Android operating system can download tracks and playlists and make them available anywhere—no network required.

“We believe all the music you could ever want should be at your fingertips at all times,” said Brendan Benzing, chief product officer, Rhapsody. “The ability to download music to your favorite device mimics the experience millions of consumers have enjoyed on MP3 players for years, which makes the subscription model even more attractive to them.  The Rhapsody app transforms an Android to an MP3 player on steroids; beefed up with Rhapsody’s extensive catalog of more than 10.6 million tracks.”

The Rhapsody app is also available on BlackBerry devices and iPhones.  Offline playback is currently offered on the Rhapsody iPhone app, which features simple, one-click album downloads.

To download the Rhapsody app simply point your phone’s browser to and download today.  Its also available directly at iTunes App store, Android Market and now, GetJar.

Rhapsody subscribers have access to a library of 10.6 million tracks from the PC, mobile device, TV and connected home audio systems, as well as music editorial and programming from some of the most renowned music writers anywhere, for $9.99 per month–less than the cost of one CD or most downloaded albums. Visit for more information.

About Rhapsody
The Rhapsody® digital music service ( gives subscribers unlimited on-demand access to more than ten million songs, whether they’re listening on a PC, laptop, Internet connected home stereo or TV, MP3 player or mobile phone. Rhapsody allows subscribers to access their music through more touch-points than any other digital music service, including mobile phones from Verizon Wireless, through Rhapsody applications on the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, RIM BlackBerry and Android mobile platform as well as through devices from Vizio, SanDisk, HP, Sonos and Philips. Rhapsody, and the Rhapsody logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Rhapsody International Inc.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Too bad the App is junk. I prefer’s app – works great. Rhapsody does have a far bigger catalog, though.

  2. Two weeks too late Rhapsody. Already switched to Napster.

  3. @Brandon Why do you think the app is junk? I’d really like to know, I’m one of the devs.


  4. This still doesnt replace Imusic for the droid. original droid owners know the app im talking about.

  5. I’m european so I can’t get rhapsody and pandora. Fortunately Spotify is a great service which IMO beats rhapsody at the on-demand kind of music (and that’s the kind I like as opposed to Pandora’s radio approach).

    Too bad these sites rarely take into account that they have a lot of european readers.

  6. I am a Rhapsody subscriber. I beta tested this release. It is amazing. Completely worth the $9.99/mo given that I drive 120 miles per day, a good bit of which is in the stix where there is no 3G.
    If you want access to your music from anywhere and on multiple devices, Rhapsody is awesome.

  7. I’m a long time Rhapsody subscriber. In my opinion Rhapsody can’t really be compared with most of the other music apps out there for those, like myself, who like to have a access to a large (legal) music catalog. That said, the app has been disappointing until the latest version. I’m getting slight track skipping on my EVO, but for the most part, it’s a huge improvement. @R/k, good job on this. Any word on a widget? That’s the only reason I’m not giving it 5 out of 5.

  8. @ Cpt Mike Beard Thanks for helping beta test! If you’re still having skips on your EVO, can you drop us a line in our Get Satisfaction forum? We’d like to get to the root cause of that.

    @Nick Now that offline is out, we are getting more requests for the widget. It’s in our backlog, I’ll see if I can move it up and try to get it out sooner rather than later.


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