Twitter's Little-Used Music App Shutting Down April 18

One year after it launched, Twitter is killing off its #Music iOS app. The company announced today that it will be removing the app from the App Store this afternoon, with existing users continuing to have access to the app until April 18.

Twitter said in a tweet that it will "continue to experiment with new ways to bring you great content based on the music activity we see every day on Twitter."

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AllThingsD reported back in October that the app was likely to be discontinued because of "abysmal" download numbers and a lack of user interest. With Apple launching its iTunes Radio streaming music service alongside iOS 7, the iOS music scene has become increasingly more competitive and crowded.

It was reported earlier today that Apple is considering a new on-demand streaming music service similar to Spotify, along with an Android platform of the iTunes Music Store and iTunes Radio.

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Posted: 8 months ago
Twitter has had a music app? Today I learned...
Rating: 12 Votes
Posted: 8 months ago

Twitter is finished imo


in turkey maybe :p
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 8 months ago
This is the first time that I have heard of it.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 8 months ago
Bringing iTunes to android would just make the android platform better-- a bad move for a company.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 8 months ago
Twitter is finished imo. Consumers don't want it.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 8 months ago

Bringing iTunes to android would just make the android platform better-- a bad move for a company.


That's like claiming the Windows version of iTunes is any good.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 8 months ago

Twitter is finished imo. Consumers don't want it.


Where are you getting that info from? Almost everybody I know regularly uses Twitter...

Anyway, not so shocked to see the end of this app. Used it once or twice when it launched but not at all since then.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 8 months ago

Twitter has had a music app? Today I learned...


Same here lol.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 8 months ago
It should have been in the Twitter app itself. They really should have something like, trending in music, fashion, sports, etc.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 8 months ago

It should have been in the Twitter app itself. They really should have something like, trending in music, fashion, sports, etc.


Yes, multiple apps are always a fail whale for a company. I'll never understand why they think people want their devices to be more cluttered. This also goes to companies who put out apps that simply link to their web site with no additional features.

If Twitter had integrated this into the main twitter app it might have made that app more appealing to users itself. Ultimately though, when it comes to music, its hard to compete with the dominant music apps for discovery.
Rating: 2 Votes

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