AT&T Upgrades Napster Mobile


AT&T and Napster, the digital music provider, just announced the Napster Mobile music download service is now available to more than 13 million AT&T subscribers, according to FierceMobileContent.

That represents about a fifth of the company’s entire subscriber base in the U.S. across over two dozen handsets. AT&T said in a statement that the expansion is a direct result of major record labels’ less restrictive digital rights management requirements as well as Napster’s adoption of more flexible technology.

AT&T currently charges subscribers $1.99 per over-the-air download under Napster Mobile, which includes a separate copy automatically delivered to their PC, the report said. Meanwhile, the $7.49 monthly subscription option includes five song downloads per month, from a searchable catalog spanning more than 6 million tracks across all four major record labels as well as many independents.