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Local music streaming service, simfy africa, has announced that over 20 million tracks are now availble for South Africans to download or stream.

simfy africa has announced that more than 20 million songs are now available on South Africa’s first legal music streaming service.

The company advises that 22,500 songs have been added every day in 2012, with an average track length of three and a half minutes – this equates to growth of more than 1,300 hours (or 54 days) of music per day. The service has added several new catalogues, including Paradise Entertainment & Distribution GmbH, offering an increased techno, house and disco repertoire.

simfy africa has also released updates for their desktop application, offering improved functionality on various features including new player control buttons with ‚’hover’ effect and improved handling of tracks with missing streaming rights. The app also uses a new offline storage process that removes the risk that files could be lost due to Adobe Air upgrades.

Android users have also just received an improved app, including a feature to allow offline files to be stored on a phone’s SD card. ,Looking forward to the next few weeks, simfy africa will be releasing updates for the iOS app with several improved features, including a much quicker search facility.

Due to popular demand, the company will launch gift vouchers from the 10th of December. Users will then be able to buy e-vouchers, in various denominations, from the website at www.simfyafrica.com which will be sent with a personalised message to the chosen recipient. Users have been requesting this functionality and so simfy africa has moved quickly to build this in time for year end gifts.

simfy africa launched in South Africa in August 2012, bringing world class music technology to our continent. Since launch, the service has been steadily gathering momentum. Followers on social media as well as the traditional media have welcomed and praised the service. The company is presently processing feedback from users, to be incorporated into the release of v3 apps in early 2013.

Simfy africa now offering 20 million tracks

So what do you get?

– Access to 20 million songs (with an average of 500,000 new songs being added monthly)

– Find all your favourite music and artists, local and international, in seconds

– Stream as much as you like. 24/7. 365 days a year. (Data costs not included)

– Listen offline through the simfy africa mobile apps

– Create personal playlists to suit every occasion and every mood

– Instantly share your playlists with friends via simfy africa, facebook, twitter or email

– Discover new music through streaming radio and branded playlists

– Have a totally smooth and portable experience as all your devices sync with each other

– Listen to all this high quality music with no advertising and no interruptions

– Support your favourite artists through a legal streaming service

How can I get it? Sign up for a 14 day (no obligation) free trial today at www.simfyafrica.com. If you like the service you can then choose to subscribe.

Tell me more please

· simfy africa can be accessed on your laptop and on up to 3 mobile devices (including tablets) for only R60 a month.

· The mobile and desktop apps mean you can listen online or offline Рsaving data charges.

· Phone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry), PC, Mac, tablet? We support them all.

· You can use the service via your docking station, your car stereo or any Bluetooth speaker connection.

· simfy africa will also be the first streaming service world wide to allow consumers of all the networks to pay via their mobile phone accounts. In addition, you can also pay via credit card, direct debit, EFT and more.

Want to find and enjoy music you have never experienced before? Or how about seeing what your favourite artist’s personal recommendations are? With simfy africa you will be able to find the latest new releases across any genre. Branded playlists from your favourite artists, music magazines and the simfy africa team also mean that the latest releases and hottest music will practically find you. You can listen, download or even share any of these playlists to discover and explore music like never before.

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