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| November 15, 2013
Thumbs Up! iTunes Radio Competitor Songza Adds New Section For Favorite Songs
Songza, one of the more noteworthy competitors to Apple's iTunes Radio, has just received another update that is likely to be given the thumbs up by many of the app's users. That's because the update adds a new feature that is said to have been a much-requested one. "By popular demand," Songza says in the update's release notes, "you can now see all songs that you've thumbs'd up!" Note, though, that this new feature is initially available on iPhone and iPod touch only. Songza seems to still be focusing its major development efforts on the app's iPhone and iPod touch edition only, seeing as Songza for iPad hasn't gotten as much update lovin' over the past few months. Last May, Songza was updated to version 3.0 with a significantly redesigned interface, along with other enhancements, for iPhone and iPod touch. And just a month ago, it was updated for iOS 7 with a new edge-to-edge Now Playing screen also for iPhone and iPod touch. Anyway, back to the update at hand: on iPhone and iPod touch, there's now a new Songs tab under Favorites, enabling you to see the songs you've "thumbs-upped" in addition to the playlists you've favorited. But it's worth noting that you can do nothing with your list of thumbs-upped songs other than to easily purchase any of the songs on iTunes by tapping the corresponding Buy button. Unlike with your favorite playlists, you can't actually play your thumbs-upped songs when you tap them. In addition to introducing this new feature, the latest update to Songza fixes a bug in selecting favorite playlists on iPad. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.0 or later, the new version of Songza is available now in the App Store for free. Last August, Songza introduced Club Songza, a subscription service that offers an ad-free listening experience, enhanced with exclusive playlists and activities, for $3.99 per month.