Orange has announced a partnership with music streaming service Deezer, which will see some pay monthly customers getting access to 13 million songs while on the move - for free.
In what will be seen as direct competition to Spotify, Some Orange customers on pay monthly tariffs from today will get access as part of their package, to Deezer Mobile with unlimited access to Deezer’s full music catalogue, ad-free.
The service will only be available to those on Orange’s Panther tariffs which begin at £30-a-month.
French-based Deezer was launched in 2007 and currently claims to have 20 million users of which 1.2 million are paying subscribers. It offers a catalogue of 13 million songs from all the major labels.
Deezer will also be launching a separate standalone service in the UK which will cost £9.99 per month, called Deezer Premium . As well as getting access to the 13 million tracks on your mobile or PC, you will be able to access 30 radio channels in 12 music genres, 30,000 artist-based radio channels and thousands of artists’ discographies, biographies and reviews.
Both Orange and paying subscribers will be able to download a limited amount of music to play offline.
“Deezer has always aimed to put fans in control of their own music – whether at a desk or on the move,” said Mark Foster, MD Deezer UK. “We’re delighted to be partnering with Orange to offer a truly flexible mobile music experience, and look forward to seeing all the tapping feet on the tube.”
The service will be available from today for those Orange customers on Panther tariffs.