Last evening, we told you about a webpage appearing at music.twitter.com, right at the time when the web was full of rumours about the service's launch time drawing close.
Now, The Next Web reports citing the designer Youssef Sarhan that the service will come with both, a web interface and an app – with streaming and integration with Spotify, Rdio, iTunes, Soundcloud, Vevo and YouTube. Sarhan decided to look at the source code of the "Sign in" page's CSS file. The report goes on to reveal that the service will also have musicspecifically labelled as "Explicit" (of which they have a screenshot) and users will have the option to turn it on or off. The screenshot also reveals that the playback controls at the user's disposal features a CD-icon. Interestingly, while it does feature a play and a next button, there is no previous button.
Users will also have the ability to compose tweets from the music app and follow other users, charts and shows. They will even be able to purchase songs, verifiy users and search. There's also the provision for artiste biographies.
The Twitter Music webpage
When you head on to the webpage, you will be greeted with a blank background with “#music” standing out on the screen. There is a sign in button too, that – surprise, surprise – actually works! The app will throw up a window that typically comes up when an external app requires details from your Twitter account in order to work.
Unfortunately, when you do authorise Twitter Music, it only redirects you back to the same page. Interestingly, the app’s name shows up as “Trending Music Web” when you’re about to authorise it. We’re expecting the webpage to reveal a lot more over the weekend now.
While a lot of music junta is still sinking details about #music in, Ryan Seacrest has claimed that he’s already using Twitter’s music app and is loving it. The American Idol host took to Twitter to talk about the app. “playing with @twitter's new music app (yes it's real!)...there's a serious dance party happening at idol right now,” he wrote. He also mentioned what the app can do. “Lovin the app...shows what artists are trending, also has up and coming artists... spinning u now @frankturner,” he tweeted.
Twitter had confirmed only a couple of days ago, that it had acquired We Are Hunted, a popular music tracking tool that will play a huge part in the soon to be launched Twitter Music service. According to reports that emerged last month, Twitter had acquired We Are Hunted last year and had been working on building a music discovery service app ever since. The service will apparently help users discover new music based on content from their Twitter profiles, making it a slightly unique idea as compared to other services in this category.