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Yahoo search engine adds full song playback

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Sep 2008 14:54 User comments (5)

Yahoo search engine adds full song playback Yahoo and Rhapsody have announced a new service that will allow users of Yahoo's search engine to get full song playback for songs they are searching for without needing to head to other sites.
Users who search for a specific artist's song using Yahoo Search will be able to play the song back in its entirety through Rhapsody's FoxyTunes Player which will be sitting in a shortcut at the top of the search results page.

Yahoo says the new feature is just another part of its new "play the web" strategy which it hopes will open Yahoo to content and services it is not known for.

The company added that there are already 5 million tracks supported but there is of course one large catch. Users can only listen to 25 free full length songs each month before they are only allowed to listen to 30-second clips like on iTunes.

Overall, the service works well and I've screencapped a recent search of mine to show how the service works. After typing in Pink Floyd in the search the artist, with picture, discography etc showed up and underneath there is the "play full length tracks" option. Also, if you stop the song before the one minute mark, it does not count against your 25 free for the month.

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5 user comments

121.9.2008 19:24

I was going to say that this is a good idea and I want to test it, but that was before I read that you need to install 3rd party player =(

If VLC, Windows Media Player, Foobar2000, QuickTime and RealPlayer are not enoght, then I will not even try...

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Sep 2008 @ 19:27

221.9.2008 19:52

Originally posted by OneMember:
I was going to say that this is a good idea and I want to test it, but that was before I read that you need to install 3rd party player =(

If VLC, Windows Media Player, Foobar2000, QuickTime and RealPlayer are not enoght, then I will not even try...
Exactly 100% correct. Im tired of having to install all these 3rd party players.

321.9.2008 21:20
1bonehead
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I agree with both of ya !

421.9.2008 21:27
varnull
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ooooo.. a malware media player to go along with the malware chat client and malware email app.. suppose it's for the malware collector who just must have every known piece of spyware.

Q: What do you get the man who has everything?

A: Antibiotics.

522.9.2008 0:03
1bonehead
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Originally posted by varnull:
ooooo.. a malware media player to go along with the malware chat client and malware email app.. suppose it's for the malware collector who just must have every known piece of spyware.

Q: What do you get the man who has everything?

A: Antibiotics.

Make that Augmentin because of antibiotic resistance especially PPNG
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Sep 2008 @ 0:10

The BPI Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The RIAA Soundexchange Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The IFPI Are: The same anti consumer lot as listed above!
The MPAA Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, DISNEY, PARAMOUNT, FOX.

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