Squeezebox Waxes Rhapsodic

Slim Devices has added support for Real Networks’ Rhapsody digital music subscription service to its SlimServer media management and distribution software, letting owners of its SqueezeBox 2 and Squeezebox 3 play music from the Rhapsody service over any home stereo or darn near any other music system.

Once the software is downloaded and installed, SqueezeBox users can try the Rhapsody service for free for 30 days; after that, the service costs $14.95 per month. Rhapsody provides “all you can eat” streaming digital music from a library of over 2 million tracks from major and independent music labels.

“We’re very excited to bring Rhapsody to our Squeezebox community andto create a truly interactive way to discover music from anywhere in yourhome,” said Patrick Cosson, VP of Sales & Marketing of Slim Devices. “Picka song, any song, and hear it now. That’s the promise this partnershipfulfills by combining two best-of-breed solutions with your stereo.”

Slim Devices also recently added support for Pandora and Radioio SoundPass, and also supports streaming music from Live365, Live Music Archive, and Shoutcast.