Twitter officially revealed its own music service on Thursday, appropriately dubbed Twitter #music. The application is available for iOS and basically scans through Twitter to find new and popular music.
“[Twitter #music] uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists,” the company explained in a blog post. “It also brings artists’ music-related Twitter activity front and center: go to their profiles to see which music artists they follow and listen to songs by those artists. And, of course, you can tweet songs right from the app.” Users can also see artist profiles, follow them right from the app and see top songs from the artist.
Anything that’s delivered in Twitter #music can be played back through Rdio, Spotify or iTunes, although iTunes will only provide a preview and an option to buy the track. Twitter says it’s working to add other music services in the future.
Twitter #music is currently available in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. The social network will soon expand to additional countries and said an Android version of the application is in the cards.