Last.fm has announced its decision to kill its subscription radio streaming service on April 28 owing to considerable changes in the music landscape.
“From the 28th of April 2014, our subscription radio streaming service will no longer be available”, announced Last.fm in a forum post. “This means that traditional subscriber radio will no longer work on any platform or device.”
The service will instead focus on its strong points including scrobbling, music discovery, and recommendations.
Users will still be able to create personal stations in a select few third-party services and apps wherein the music will be pulled from other sources rather than from Last.fm servers.
iOS users can also build Last.fm powered playlists using the Scrobbler app from the music stored on their device. However, there is no Last.fm for Android devices.
“You’ll still be able to listen to all of your favourite stations on the new Last.fm Player, as well as listen to your favourite tracks with our recently launched on-demand playback feature via Spotify”, announced Last.fm.
The popular music service also announced that hardware including Sonos and Logitech Squeezebox that currently scrobble will continue to do so until the hardware vendor decides otherwise.