MTV Music ID makes it easy for music lovers to customize a Sprint ID deviceAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Back in October, Sprint unveiled the Sprint ID service, which allows a user to quickly and easily customize his or her device with packs that contain widgets, apps, wallpapers, and ringtones. Today MTV is taking advantage of the Sprint ID service to announce the MTV Music ID pack, which makes it easier for all you music lovers to indulge in everything Music Television. The MTV Music ID pack includes several MTV-branded apps like MTV News App to help you follow news on celebrities, music, shows, movies, and gaming, and MTV Meter, which helps you discover artists that are trending at any given time. There are also a number of other music-related apps in the MTV Music ID pack, including Rhapsody, Pandora, SoundHound, and doubleTwist. MTV's Music ID pack will be available before the end of December for the low, low price of free. The full press release is ready for you down below.
Android is one of the most customizable platforms around, and Sprint ID is a great option to quickly give your phone a totally new look and feel. The nice thing about the MTV Music ID pack is that it includes several apps that many users install anyway, like SoundHound and Pandora. If you love music and have a Samsung Transform, LG Optimus S, or Sanyo Zio, be sure to check out the MTC Music ID pack.
Take MTV Anywhere with MTV Music ID – A Complete MTV Mobile Experience
Now Available on Android™ Sprint Devices with Sprint ID
MTV Music ID pack allows fans to quickly download a package of apps, widgets and other content, including MTV News, MTV Photos, MTV Twitter and streaming music apps
MTV Music ID pack on Sprint features MTV Music Meter
NEW YORK and OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Dec. 14, 2010 – MTV fans can now keep tabs on their favorite artists, stay up-to-date on pop culture news, listen to their favorite music, and discover new bands on-the-go with MTV Music ID, a complete mobile music experience available exclusively on the following Sprint Android devices: LG Optimus S™, Sanyo Zio™ and Samsung Transform™.
MTV Music ID makes it easy for Sprint wireless customers with Android-powered devices who love music to get the best apps that keep them connected to the music and artists they love. Rather than get lost in Android Market’s™ 100,000-plus apps, searching for those they’d like to download, users simply click the MTV Music ID icon on their device, which then automatically loads apps, widgets, ringtones and wallpapers, all tailored by MTV to meet their customers’ musical interests.
For further customization, users are still free to download additional apps from Android Market. MTV Music ID includes MTV News, MTV Photos and the MTV Music Meter, a brand new way to stay on top of which artists you need to know. MTV has also partnered with the best third-party apps to create a full music experience with none of the work.
“MTV Music ID provides music fans with an on-the-go all-inclusive music experience for access to favorite MTV and third-party music content through multiple music-centric apps and widgets,” said Dermot McCormack, executive vice president, Digital Media, MTV Networks Music & Logo Group. “Sprint ID is an innovation for Android, and we’re excited to be a part of this unique service.”
MTV Music ID pack includes MTV apps, widget and other popular third-party music applications, such as the following:
MTV Meter: The MTV Music Meter is a daily list of artists trending right now. Discover these artists and others like them through audio samples, photos, recent tweets, news articles and bios. Or chart your own discovery path by searching through more than 1 million artists.
MTV News App: Unparalleled access to the biggest stars and pop-culture happenings around the clock and customizable to users based on the news category that interests them most (music, celebrity, shows, movies and gaming).
MTV Headlines Widget: Instant headlines and pop-culture news about music, movies, television, celebrities and gaming.
MTV Photos: Provides access to stars, artists and pop-culture events anywhere you go! Get new photos each day, updated by the MTV News team. Browse photo flipbooks and share the ones you like with your friends via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter.
MTV Twitter: Get instant updates from the official MTV Twitter account.
Rhapsody: Rhapsody is a premium, on-demand music service. Find music and play it instantly. With a subscription, you can listen and download anything and everything in Rhapsody’s catalog of 11 million songs. Listen on your phone, your computer, on a variety of MP3 players and with home audio systems.
Pandora: Pandora Radio is personalized radio. Start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs or composers, and Pandora will create a “station” that plays that music and more music like it.
SoundHound: SoundHound is instant music search and discovery – the world's fastest music recognition – only four seconds to name tunes playing from a speaker. And the only viable singing and humming recognition!
doubleTwist: Sync your playlists, ratings and play counts to your Android phone with the doubleTwist Player for Android.
“MTV Music ID is a way for our customers to simply and easily get a phone that is completely personalized with the MTV news that’s important to them,” said David Owens, vice president-Consumer Marketing at Sprint. “Music fans have wanted a better way to stay connected to MTV and their music, artists and news, wherever they happen to be, and now Sprint gives them that. MTV Music ID is a great example of how Sprint ID customers can have a different kind of mobile experience that is tailored to their interests by just picking an ID pack. Rather than having to customize their phone themselves, MTV and Sprint have done the work for them by providing an incredibly rich music experience that users can select at the push of a button.”
MTV Music ID is free and available before the end of December on three value-priced Android smartphones when activated on an Everything Data plan: LG Optimus S, Sanyo Zio and Samsung Transform. Visit www.sprint.com for current prices. For more information about MTV Music ID, visit www.sprint.com/mtv.