Twitter has officially announced its iOS app for its music service which is known as #Music. The basic idea is that the service is going to surface music on the basis of twitter activity. It will reflect new and emerging artists in addition to popular tracks that are trending on the social network.
The app will also highlight musicians who are on Twitter and users will be able to go to their profiles and listen to what an artist is listening to. Users will be able to also tweet out songs from the mobile app.
In its current avatar the service sources music from three services – iTunes, Spotify and Rdio. This also means that users in India will be unable to use the service as streaming services like Spotify and Rdio are not active in India. The app itself is not coming to India and will be available only in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
If one wants to listen to music from their favorite artists then one just has to type #NowPlaying, and all the music shared by artists followed by the user will be available.
Users can also gain more information about artists they are following using the app. Users will also be able to search for music using the search bar on the top right hand corner of the app.
As one, discovers more music one can even share music to ones followers by tapping the spinning disc in the lower left hand corner.
Twitter is saying that it will activate the web interface music.twitter.com in the next few hours and it will roll out the Android app later. It also stated that it wants to bring the app to more countries over time.