The UK music streaming site We7 launches in Ireland on the 17th of January. We7 has been active in the UK since late 2008 with over 6.5 million tracks for streaming and on the 17th, the Irish version will see specific Irish content added to the site.
We7 offers a cloud-based service in which users can sign up and access streams of songs from personal computers for free and if you sign up for the ad-free versions, through mobile apps for iPhone and Android and tablets. We7 allows you to build playlists via a browser which you can listen to online or via your mobile device which also offers cached offline listening like Spotify’s mobile app, which is yet to officially launch in Ireland.
In addition, we7 offers an internet radio service of stations organised by genre, theme or popularity.
There are three tiers of services offered:
1. Internet Radio Plus: A free and unlimited personal radio service that is funded by advertising with the ability to request specific songs and albums.
2. Premium Service: An unlimited on-demand and radio streaming service from PCs with no advertising which costs €4.99 per month per subscriber as an introductory price.
3. Premium Plus Service: An unlimited on-demand and radio streaming service from PCs and mobile players with no advertising which costs €9.99 per month per subscriber as an introductory price.