After Vine, Twitter released its music discovery app on the Web at https://music.twitter.com and a separate app on the iPhone. If you read Twitter to get informed, Twitter #Music app lets you discover, share and sample tunes based on four tabs:
- “Popular” tunes based on noise generated on the social network;
- “Emerging” tunes as less known talents you might like;
- “Suggested” tunes generated based on your listening habits or the artists you follow;
- “Now Playing” tunes as you friends are listening or tweeting.
Note that, unless you have a premier account with Spotify or Rdio, you can not play full track and if track pulled from iTunes, only sample play back is permitted. You can tweet what you are listening, the app does not tweet automatically like Spotify on Facebook.
The grid-based user interface is similar on the Web and on the iOS counterpart except the tab navigation. Both interfaces offer a very cool look with album photo. The iPhone app features a pop-up a CD-like Skeuomorphist fashion at the bottom.
Right now, the service is available in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Twitter is promising to bring the service to Android as well as to more countries at later date.