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Pure Flowsongs Lets You Buy Tracks Direct from Radios


Pure Flowsongs Lets You Buy Tracks Direct from Radios

Pure has added to the growing ranks of online music services available in the UK with a new service called FlowSongs. The service will enable customers to purchase songs directly from Pure DAB radios with the press of a button.

The Pure service is a joint venture with Shazam and 7Digital and will enable listeners to identify the song playing using the former, and then purchase the track using the latter.

Once purchased, songs will be stored in an online account and can be immediately streamed to the Pure radio, or a DRM free MP3 can be downloaded to a computer and then copied to a portable device. Streamed tracks play at 128Kb/s, while downloaded tracks will be full-fat 320Kbps. Each track will cost either 79p or £1.29 depending on the publisher of the song.

However, users will have to pay £2.99 a year to use the Shazam service built into the radios, even if they don’t buy any tracks, though you’ll get a 90 day free subscription when you sign up.

Not every track users hear on the radio will be available to buy of course, as there will need to be a licensed digital version available. Users trying to buy digital Beatles tracks will be left disappointed, for example.

While the web page has gone live the service will be available from Monday. It’s currently in beta and available exclusively to UK users at present.

The service will work on a range of current Pure products, such as the Avanti flow, EVOKE Flow, Oasis Flow and Sensia.

Link: Pure Flowsongs.


August 12, 2010, 4:06 am

Monkey Lord ftw \m/


August 12, 2010, 11:52 am

This is a brilliant idea, very dangerous for those with impulsive tendencies though!

Denis iii

August 12, 2010, 1:17 pm

useless! i need to pay in order to be able to buy music! run along pure, i'll be sticking with spotify and fingers crossed for pandora's return to UK asap


August 12, 2010, 1:57 pm

This all seems very logical and nice, even if I don't like the look of the 3 quid charge (I'm very petty). I would care less if it was built in to the price of my DAB.


August 12, 2010, 2:32 pm

@Denis_iii I would be with you on spotify radio if it were any cop. Last night I had it set to 60s alternative. Turns out that means one velvet underground album and not a whole pile besides. My lack of musical inspiration means I will always switch on the radio when I'm making dinner/avoiding work.

No more will I think "oh I must remeber that" when lisening to radio 6, only to forget by the time I turn my laptop on.

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