Dropbox acquires music streaming service Audiogalaxy

Popular cloud storage service Dropbox has acquired Audiogalaxy, the music streaming service wrote on its blog. This could lead to Dropbox allowing its users to store and stream music.

Audiogalaxy wrote, “Over the last few years we’ve built a wonderful music experience on the web and mobile devices, attracting loyal users from all over the world. We are excited about the opportunity to join the amazing folks at Dropbox and bring great new experiences to 100M+ Dropbox users.”

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May integrate music storage and streaming to its cloud


While this may be good news for Dropbox fans, users of Audiogalaxy's service will face some problems. The company has stopped accepting new users, and playlists built by existing users will only be available until the end of the year. The service is set to shut down completely some time in 2013.

Back in November, Dropbox rolled out an update to its iOS app, taking it to v1.5.7. The update, as per a featured changelog on the iTunes store, now comes with improved video streaming capabilities. Italian users would appreciate the support for the language the update brings, as would those speaking Iberian Spanish. Interestingly, the update offers support for password-protected Office documents (iOS 6). Lastly, some bug fixes and performance improvements are included.

The update is available for both iPhone and iPad users. To be able to use the updated Dropbox app, users will require iOS 4.3 or later. The Dropbox iOS app is optimised for the latest iPhone, the iPhone 5. In addition, the app is compatible with the iPhone, the iPod touch, and the iPad.

Dropbox allows you store all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. If you save a file to your Dropbox, it will be accessible from all your computers, iPhone, iPad, and the Dropbox website.

In October, the Dropbox app for Android got an update, which bumped it up to version 2.2. Android users can find a new Photos tab, where they can view all their photos and videos. The Uploads option has been moved to the menu in the file browser. A host of ‘under-the-hood bug fixes and tune-ups’ have also been introduced.

In the updated app, users can find new upload notifications. Users can automatically upload photos and videos in the background using Wi-Fi or data plans. The updated application brings users up to 3GB of free space for uploading photos automatically (in 500MB increments). Files of any size can be uploaded.


Like with every cloud storage service, the Dropbox application for Android users allows them to carry their photos, documents, and videos anywhere. On installing it on your computer, any file saved to Dropbox will automatically be saved to your Android device, and the Dropbox website. It is also possible to share the saved files.

Published Date: Dec 13, 2012 07:03 pm | Updated Date: Dec 13, 2012 07:03 pm