…Or anywhere else: Rhapsody launched its app for Android, featuring offline playback of downloaded tracks—no network required

SEATTLE—November 15, 2010—Android users can now take their Rhapsody subscriptions anywhere, regardless of whether they have a network connection.  Today, the premium, on-demand digital music service announced the launch of its new Android 2.0 application featuring offline playback, now available for download in the Android Market.

With the new app, Rhapsody subscribers with mobile devices running the Android operating system can download tracks and playlists and make them available anywhere—no network required.

“We believe all the music you could ever want should be at your fingertips at all times,” said Brendan Benzing, chief product officer, Rhapsody. “The ability to download music to your favorite device mimics the experience millions of consumers have enjoyed on MP3 players for years, which makes the subscription model even more attractive to them.  The Rhapsody app transforms an Android to an MP3 player on steroids; beefed up with Rhapsody’s extensive catalog of more than 10.6 million tracks.”

The Rhapsody app is also available on BlackBerry devices and iPhones.  Offline playback is currently offered on the Rhapsody iPhone app, which features simple, one-click album downloads.

To download the Rhapsody app simply point your phone’s browser to www.rhapsody.com and download today.  Its also available directly at iTunes App store, Android Market and now, GetJar.

Rhapsody subscribers have access to a library of 10.6 million tracks from the PC, mobile device, TV and connected home audio systems, as well as music editorial and programming from some of the most renowned music writers anywhere, for $9.99 per month–less than the cost of one CD or most downloaded albums. Visit www.rhapsody.com/plans for more information.