Twitter’s new #Music app will be available on the web and in the iTunes store on Thursday. The app integrates music from iTunes, Spotify and Rdio and lets users tweet songs from the app.
If you’re unfamiliar with Twitter Music, it’s a new service that helps you discover and listen to new tunes based on the artists and the bands that you follow, those trending on Twitter, and those currently being enjoyed by your friends.
The songs on Twitter #music currently come from three sources: iTunes, Spotify or Rdio. By default, you will hear previews from iTunes when exploring music in the app. Subscribers to Rdio and Spotify can log in to their accounts to enjoy full tracks that are available in those respective catalogs.
So, if you’re interested in the songs that have been tweeted by the artists and people you follow on Twitter, you can navigate to #NowPlaying to view and listen to those songs.
Or if you’re scrolling through a chart and you want to learn more about a band, like Chvrches, you can tap their avatar to see their top song, follow them right from the chart, or tap their Twitter username to go to their profile.
Or if you want to listen to music from the artists Wiz Khalifa follows, you can search for his name using the search icon in the top right corner. Then tap one of the artists you’re interested in and hit the play button to begin listening, or press play on the player to listen to all the artists.
And as you discover new songs that you want to share with your followers on Twitter, simply tap the spinning disc in the lower left corner. This opens the player, and you can tweet from there using the Tweet icon in the top right corner.
Right now, the service is available in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand but over time they will bring the service to Android as well as to more countries.
Twitter #music is available for free in the app store…