It’s only been available for about six months and allegedly Twitter is about ready to cut the cord on #Music, an iOS-based music scouring and streaming service. The news is unconfirmed, nor given with a time frame; however a reputable source supplied the news to AllThingsD.
Constructing a music discovery experience based on the artists of whom a user follows on Twitter, #Music competes with Spotify, Rdio, iTunes and others. The service does, however, work cooperatively with the aforementioned three services.
Perhaps a nod to Twitter’s abbreviated message system, the company’s music app automatically compiles a playlist, previewing iTunes samples one-by-one. Users can login with their Spotify or Rdio accounts and access the complete track. Other than linking directly to an artists’ Twitter account, it’s #NowPlaying setting will help users discover what other users are checking out at the moment.
Launched in April, the app ranked the number six spot in the App Store most-downloaded list, though has been believed to be 1,672th in recent weeks by Onavo.
There’s no official word yet on the fate of Twitter’s #Music app in the near future. We’re assuming there’ll be a few months left with the service, heading towards an eventual, complete kibosh. If you’re curious to try it in the meantime, check it out for iOS here, or the web version here.