High-tech giants Google and Apple are interested in jumping into the steaming music business, reports NBC News.
Both companies are exploring options to see how they would fit into the burgeoning high-tech service. Along with buying music, users can store their purchased music and download to their various music players.
Apple is reported to be talking with Beats headphone makers about a new streaming service. Google is reported to be looking into a paid-music channel via You Tube. The service is a value-enhancer with long-term potential for consumers ... even if it takes us a while to figure it out.
Streaming isn't yet as popular as more traditional listening methods, like plain iTunes or even the radio, but it's gaining popularity, partly because of how easily it works with smartphones and tablets, with their limited storage space and increasingly robust wireless connections.