Twitter #Music will never come to Android… because it’s officially dead


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Remember when we were screaming not-so-niceties at Twitter for leaving Android out of the Twitter #Music train? The music discovery app that aimed to suggest new music based on who you were following was an iOS-only affair to start, though Twitter led us to believe they would be bringing an Android app soon after.

Unfortunately, that’ll never happen, and it’s not because Twitter hates Android. Twitter #Music is officially dead, with the company quickly announcing that the service is being pulled from Apple’s App Store immediately (those with the app installed will see it continue to work until April 18th).

We can’t say we’re sad to see the service go considering it didn’t seem to disrupt the music discovery scene like we thought it would. While the thought of personalized music suggestions based on who you followed and what you tweeted was great, it ultimately failed to capture the interests of mainstream music listeners.


Turns out most people are getting by just fine with the options already built into their favorite apps (or, you know, asking their friends for recommendations in 140-character requests on Twitter).

Twitter says their music aspirations aren’t totally dead, though, as they have given the obligatory speech of wanting to continue to explore new, innovative ways to bring you content based on the music being talked about on Twitter every day. For now, you’ll just have to do with those automatic Last.FM and Spotify #NowPlaying Tweets your annoying friends have setup.

[via iSource]

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. Maybe the service would have had a better chance to take off if they would’ve started off with Android in the mix. Maybe next time Twitter.

    1. Exactly, most people with an IPhone refuse to use anything else but iTunes.

      1. I don’t think it was a music buying service. Just a service to discover new music.

  2. Feeling Lucky on Google All Access Music is doing just fine for me!

  3. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who’d never ever heard of Twitter #Music. Can’t miss what I’d never heard of.

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