Twitter launches music app in the UK – but iPhone only…

We wrote about Twitter’s new music app a while back, so it is good to see that is is finally set to land in the UK today.

Annoyingly the app, which allows users to discover new artists and songs by offering recommendations based on the people the user follows on the social network, is iPhone only for now.

There’s no update on when an Android or even Windows version will become available.

The app, which is culled from the We Are Hunted music discovery service, which Twitter recently acquired, then plays the music in one of a number of platforms including iTunes, Soundcloud, Spotify and Rdio.

T”[#Music] uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists,” said Twitter’s Stephen Philips on the company blog.

“It also brings artists’ music-related Twitter activity front and centre: go to their profiles to see which music artists they follow and listen to songs by those artists. And, of course, you can tweet songs right from the app.”

Ashley Norris