OVERLAND PARK, KAN. — Sprint announced today the launch of a new music service called Sprint Radio bringing the total number of streaming music services it offers to almost a dozen.
The company also announced a sale on songs downloads from its music store.
The new Sprint Radio offers more than 50 channels of streaming radio and video including entertainment and news from NPR, ESPN and Radio Disney. It will be available for $5.95 a month and will include music genres such as urban, pop, Latin, rock, reggaeton, country, dance, spiritual and jazz. Providing the back-end content and operations for the service is mSpot, Sprint said.
Other Sprint music offerings include Rhapsody Radio which streams popular songs from Rhapsody.com and Sirius Music, supplying 20 Sirius channels and. Sprint said it is expanding its radio offering because, “We want to ensure that our customers have as many options as possible to be entertained and enjoy music on the one device they carry with them,” said a spokesman.
A new promotion for the Sprint Music Store allows customers to buy two songs and receive a third song free until Nov. 15. Songs are currently $2.50 each. The store also added the ability to listen to songs while shopping for others and to the ability to re-download a song once if the song was accidentally deleted.