Starting January 1, 2016, ACPL patrons will have access to streaming music through Freegal! Patrons will be able to stream 3 hours per day in addition to downloading 5 songs per week.
Here is additional information from Freegal:
“Live” means that you have a brand new Freegal Site. It looks very similar to the former site but with a few additions. On the left-hand side your patrons will see controls that relate to streaming, such as the ability to set up playlists. Album cover icons will now contain a “stream now” button, which allows the patron to stream the entire album. Also, a song’s sampling button will now stream the entire song.
Cardholders, who were in the past able to download 5 MP3s per week, can now stream 3 hours per day in addition to their weekly downloads. A counter, in the upper right hand corner, will notify them of their streaming allotment and usage. Any cardholder that does not see the streaming option simply needs to logout and log back in. The first time a cardholder uses the new 4.0 Streaming Interface, a large pop-up screen entitled “Streaming 1-2-3” will walk them through the basics of streaming. The FAQs
also outline the particulars of streaming.
Updates to the existing Freegal mobile apps, which will now carry the streaming functionality, are available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. In addition to the streaming interface, allowing for all the streaming functionality, the mobile user can now download music videos to their mobile device, which they were unable to do before.
We are very excited about this launch. With this increased access and the 9 million songs that are available worldwide, we believe that Freegal will now be the daily “go to” music service for ACPL patrons.