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Napster To Launch Portable Subscription Service Tomorrow; Pricing $14.95 a Month

Napster will be the first one out of the gate to launch the much-hyped portable subscription service, using MSFT’s Janus DRM (Portable Subscriptions: subscription services which will be ported to MP3/portable music players, using MSFT’s Janus DRM system). The “Napster To Go” service will be launched tomorrow through the new version of Windows Media Player 10…

For now, subscription content portability is currently available only via a plug-in to the Windows Media Player 10, and only to owners the new Samsung Portable Media Center or Creative Zen Portable Media Center.

The preview version of Napster To Go is available at an introductory $14.95 per month, but final pricing for the upcoming 3.0 client version is still being determined and will be announced later this fall.

The final version of Napster To Go, with enhanced functionality and a range of compatible MP3 players, will become commercially available later this fall as part of the company’s launch of its newest client version 3.0, according to the release


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