Deezer, the music streaming service, is launching a free ad supported streaming service to its available options. This will be a one year trial allowing for unlimited music streaming. After the year is up, listeners will only be able to get 2 hours a month of music without a paid subscription. Also being offered is a 30 day trial of its Premium + Service, which is ad-free mobile streaming.
Deezer has had a free option for some time, Discovery mode, which allows style based streaming similar to that of Pandora and Last.fm. The company is hoping this will, over time, add better monetization: “Our aim here is to encourage music fans to try us, driving ad-supported service listeners to switch to paid subscription over time.”
The service is available today in over 150 countries, the United States excluded. There has been no release date from Deezer for the service to drop in the United States.
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