Soundcloud has launched version 4 of its iOS app today, that includes news on its brand-new subscription service: SoundCloud Go.
According to a press release from the platform, SoundCloud Go will be free for the first 30 days and $9.99 per month on iOS thereafter, with the company promising a broader category of artists from both independent and major labels, plus a completely ad-free experience for those who sign up.
There's also been mention of offline playback for subscribers, with the app seemingly geared towards mobile phone users and listeners on the move.
"SoundCloud Go represents our vision of the future of music streaming: a platform for creators to collaborate on; for fans to discover the latest tracks, enjoy legendary music and connect with their favorite artists; and for our unique creative community to have the opportunity to be paid for their work," said Alexander Ljung, SoundCloud Founder and CEO.
"We are proud to offer the ultimate music streaming choice for both artists and fans and, together with the music industry, enable artists at all stages of their careers to be heard on SoundCloud."
SoundCloud Go is available through SoundCloud's existing apps on the iOS App Store and Google Play from today in the US, with other territories to follow this year. Subscribers can enjoy a 30-day free trial, after which a $9.99 monthly subscription fee will apply for Android and web users and $12.99 for iOS users.
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