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Live Streaming Music Through Freegal!

by SM | Dec 31, 2015
Freegal 12-2015

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.


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  1. smertz | Jun 05, 2017

    When downloading a file in Windows, you are typically given the option to “Open” or “Save” the file. Select “Save” for the mp3 downloads, then once it’s downloaded you can click “Open”. If the downloaded song does not open directly into Windows Media Player, simply launch Windows Media Player then click and drag the song into the Windows Media Player window or simply Select: File - Import File. To select multiple songs Select: File - Import Folder. Select the file(s) you wish to add then click OK. The song will now appear in your Windows Media Player library.

    The Freegal Music web interface is designed to be used on the web. For mobile devices, Freegal has developed a mobile application that is compatible with iOS and Android devices.  There are more answers to Freegal questions online under their FAQ's tab.

  2. Celia | May 30, 2017
    I cant figure out how to add songs to a playlist.

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