Sprint and RealNetworks, Inc. have announced the launch of Rhapsody Radio on the Sprint PCS Vision Multimedia Service, available across the US.
The Rhapsody Radio provides Sprint customers with high-quality streaming radio stations from Real's Rhapsody online music service, streaming podcasts, and music news and videos.
Rhapsody Radio includes "Urban Hitz Radio," "Alternative Radio," "Country," "70s Station" and "Pop Hits," as well as "Beats N Breaks," which features the beats from many of today's most popular songs and allows subscribers to "freestyle" rap to the instrumental tracks.
Customers can also listen to streaming programmes from KCRW - Santa Monica 89.9 FM (KCRW.com), including "Morning Becomes Eclectic," which showcases live recordings of in-studio performances by independent and unsigned artists and the popular "Le Show" with satirist Harry Shearer. Customers will also receive music news and reviews and music videos from IMNTV, part of the Global Music International Company.
Sprint PCS Vision Multimedia Services is available nationwide to customers with a Sprint PCS Vision Multimedia Phone, and channels, like Rhapsody Radio, can be purchased a la carte through the phone by going to Menu/ Media Player and then selecting from a category of choices, including Music & Radio, Entertainment, News & Weather, and many more. Rhapsody Radio is the latest of four streaming music channels available to Sprint customers.
Customers can purchase Rhapsody Radio by typing in channel 39 in the Sprint Media Player or by going to the Music & Radio folder and selecting the new channel; the cost is US$6.95 per month for unlimited access.