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Type of siteLast.fm_header_cell_0_0_0 Online music database, music recommendation, events, statistics, social networking serviceLast.fm_cell_0_0_1
Available inLast.fm_header_cell_0_1_0 Multilingual

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OwnerLast.fm_header_cell_0_2_0 ViacomCBSLast.fm_cell_0_2_1
Created byLast.fm_header_cell_0_3_0 Felix Miller, Martin Stiksel, Michael Breidenbruecker, Thomas Willomitzer, Richard JonesLast.fm_cell_0_3_1
ParentLast.fm_header_cell_0_4_0 CBS InteractiveLast.fm_cell_0_4_1
URLLast.fm_header_cell_0_5_0 Last.fm_cell_0_5_1
CommercialLast.fm_header_cell_0_6_0 YesLast.fm_cell_0_6_1
RegistrationLast.fm_header_cell_0_7_0 Free, with optional subscriptionLast.fm_cell_0_7_1
LaunchedLast.fm_header_cell_0_8_0 20 March 2002; 18 years ago (2002-03-20)Last.fm_cell_0_8_1
Current statusLast.fm_header_cell_0_9_0 ActiveLast.fm_cell_0_9_1

Last.fm is a music website founded in the United Kingdom in 2002. Last.fm_sentence_0

Using a music recommender system called "Audioscrobbler", Last.fm builds a detailed profile of each user's musical taste by recording details of the tracks the user listens to, either from Internet radio stations, or the user's computer or many portable music devices. Last.fm_sentence_1

This information is transferred ("scrobbled") to Last.fm's database either via the music player (including, among others Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, MusicBee, and Anghami) or via a plug-in installed into the user's music player. Last.fm_sentence_2

The data are then displayed on the user's profile page and compiled to create reference pages for individual artists. Last.fm_sentence_3

On 30 May 2007, it was acquired by CBS Interactive for £140 million (US$280 million). Last.fm_sentence_4

The site formerly offered a radio streaming service, which was discontinued on 28 April 2014. Last.fm_sentence_5

The ability to access the large catalogue of music stored on the site was later removed entirely, replaced by links to YouTube and Spotify where available. Last.fm_sentence_6

History Last.fm_section_0

Audioscrobbler and Last.fm (2002–2006) Last.fm_section_1

The current Last.fm website was developed from two separate sources, Last.fm and Audioscrobbler, which were merged in 2005. Last.fm_sentence_7

Audioscrobbler began as a computer science project of Richard Jones when he attended the University of Southampton School of Electronics and Computer Science in the United Kingdom, with the term scrobbling defined as the finding, processing, and distribution of information involving people, music, and other data. Last.fm_sentence_8

Jones developed the first plugins, and then opened an API to the community, after which many music players on different operating system platforms were supported. Last.fm_sentence_9

Audioscrobbler was limited to keeping track of which songs its users played on a registered computer, which allowed for charting and collaborative filtering. Last.fm_sentence_10

Last.fm was founded in 2002 by Felix Miller, Martin Stiksel, Michael Breidenbruecker and Thomas Willomitzer, all of them from Germany or Austria, as an Internet radio station and music community site, using similar music profiles to generate dynamic playlists. Last.fm_sentence_11

The site name takes advantage of a domain hack using .fm, the top level domain of Micronesia, popular with FM radio related sites. Last.fm_sentence_12

The "love" and "ban" buttons allowed users to gradually customise their profiles. Last.fm_sentence_13

Last.fm won the Europrix 2002 and was nominated for the Prix Ars Electronica in 2003. Last.fm_sentence_14

The Audioscrobbler and Last.fm teams began to work closely together, both teams moving into the same offices in Whitechapel, London, and by 2003 Last.fm was fully integrated with Audioscrobbler profiles. Last.fm_sentence_15

Input could come through an Audioscrobbler plugin or a Last.fm station. Last.fm_sentence_16

The sites also shared many community forums, although a few were unique to each site. Last.fm_sentence_17

The old Audioscrobbler site at the audioscrobbler.com domain name was wholly merged into the new Last.fm site on 9 August 2005. Last.fm_sentence_18

Audioscrobbler.net was launched as a separate development-oriented site on 5 September 2005. Last.fm_sentence_19

However, at the very bottom of each of the Last.fm pages there was an Audioscrobbler "slogan", which changes each time the page is refreshed. Last.fm_sentence_20

Based on well-known sayings or advertisements, these originally appeared at the top of the Audioscrobbler website pages and were all created and contributed by the original site members. Last.fm_sentence_21

An update to the site was made on 14 July 2006, which included a new software application for playing Last.fm radio streams and for logging of tracks played with other media players. Last.fm_sentence_22

Other changes included the improvement of the friends system and updating it to require a two-way friendship, the addition of the Last.fm "Dashboard" where users can see on one page relevant information for their profile, expanded options for purchasing music from online retailers and a new visual design for the web site (including an optional black colour scheme). Last.fm_sentence_23

The site began expanding its language base on 15 July 2006, with a Japanese version. Last.fm_sentence_24

Currently, the site is available in German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Turkish and Simplified Chinese. Last.fm_sentence_25

In late 2006, the site won Best Community Music Site at the BT Digital Music Awards in October. Last.fm_sentence_26

Last.fm also teamed with EMI on Tuneglue-Audiomap. Last.fm_sentence_27

In January 2007 it was nominated for Best Website at the NME Awards. Last.fm_sentence_28

CBS Acquisition and redesign (2007–2009) Last.fm_section_2

At the end of April 2007, rumours of negotiations between CBS and Last.fm emerged, suggesting that CBS intended to purchase Last.fm for about £225 million ($449 million). Last.fm_sentence_29

In May 2007 it was announced that Channel 4 Radio was to broadcast a weekly show called Worldwide Chart reflecting what Last.fm users around the world were listening to. Last.fm_sentence_30

On 30 May 2007, it was announced that Last.fm had been bought by CBS for £140 million with Last.fm's current management team staying in place. Last.fm_sentence_31

In July 2008, the "new generation" Last.fm was launched featuring a completely new layout, color scheme, and several new features, as well as some old ones removed. Last.fm_sentence_32

This was, however, met with dissatisfaction amongst some users, who complained about the "ugly and non-user-friendly layout", bugs, and slowness. Last.fm_sentence_33

Still, a month after the redesign a CBS press release credited the redesign with generating a 20% growth in the site's traffic. Last.fm_sentence_34

On 22 February 2009, Techcrunch claimed that "[the] RIAA asked social music service Last.fm for data about its user's listening habits to find people with unreleased tracks on their computers. Last.fm_sentence_35

And Last.fm, which is owned by CBS, allegedly handed the data over to the RIAA." Last.fm_sentence_36

This led to several public postings from both Last.fm and Techcrunch, with Last.fm denying passing any personal data to RIAA. Last.fm_sentence_37

The request was purportedly prompted by the leak of U2's then-unreleased album No Line On The Horizon, and its subsequent widespread distribution via services such as BitTorrent. Last.fm_sentence_38

Three months later, on 22 May 2009, Techcrunch claimed that it was CBS, the parent company of Last.fm, that handed over the data. Last.fm_sentence_39

Last.fm again denied that this was the case, saying that CBS could not have handed over the data without Last.fm's knowledge. Last.fm_sentence_40

Changes to streaming and access on other platforms (2009–2011) Last.fm_section_3

On 24 March 2009, Last.fm announced a change in free stream listening policy. Last.fm_sentence_41

According to the blog post "[...] In the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, nothing will change. Last.fm_sentence_42

In all other countries, listening to Last.fm Radio will soon require a subscription of €3.00 per month." Last.fm_sentence_43

The change went into effect on 22 April 2009. Last.fm_sentence_44

The announcement led to a wave of disappointment among the users, resulting in users stopping the submission of their data, refusing to change signatures/avatars and even deleting their accounts. Last.fm_sentence_45

On 11 September 2009, CBS Radio announced that Last.fm programming would be available in four major market FM stations for the first time on their HD Radio multicasts. Last.fm_sentence_46

This includes KCBS-HD2 in Los Angeles; KITS-HD3 in San Francisco; WWFS-HD2 in New York City; and WXRT-HD3 in Chicago. Last.fm_sentence_47

The programming, which consisted mostly of music aggregated by Last.fm's user-generated weekly music charts as well as live performances and interviews from the Last.fm studios in New York City debuted on 5 October. Last.fm_sentence_48

On 12 April 2010, Last.fm announced that they would be removing the option to preview entire tracks, instead redirecting to sites such as the free Hype Machine and pay-to-listen MOG for this purpose. Last.fm_sentence_49

This provoked a large negative reaction from some of the Last.fm user community who perceive the removal as hindering the ability of lesser-known and unsigned artists to gain exposure for their music and general enjoyment of the site. Last.fm_sentence_50

A new "Play direct from artist" feature was introduced soon after, which allowed artists to select individual tracks for users to be able to stream in full. Last.fm_sentence_51

The ability to listen to custom radio stations ("personal tag radio", "loved tracks radio") was withdrawn on 17 November 2010. Last.fm_sentence_52

This change provoked an angry response among some users. Last.fm_sentence_53

Last.fm stated that the move was for licensing reasons. Last.fm_sentence_54

The change meant that a tag radio stream would include all music tagged as such, not just that tagged by each individual user, effectively widening the number of tracks that might be streamed under any one tag set. Last.fm_sentence_55

Website and desktop application redesigns (2012–2013) Last.fm_section_4

In March 2012, Last.fm was breached by hackers and more than 43 million user accounts were compromised. Last.fm_sentence_56

The full extent of the hack, and its connection to similar attacks against Tumblr, LinkedIn and MySpace in the same time frame, were not confirmed until August 2016. Last.fm_sentence_57

The passwords were encrypted using an outdated, unsalted MD5 hash. Last.fm_sentence_58

Last.fm made users aware of the attack in June 2012. Last.fm_sentence_59

On 14 February 2012, Last.fm announced that a new beta desktop client had been launched for public testing. Last.fm_sentence_60

The new scrobbler was released for all users on 15 January 2013. Last.fm_sentence_61

On 12 July 2012, Last.fm announced a new website redesign was also open to public beta and would rely on feedback from testing users. Last.fm_sentence_62

The site redesign went live for all users on 2 August 2012. Last.fm_sentence_63

While well received by technology websites, some of the site's users reacted negatively to the changes on the website's forum. Last.fm_sentence_64

On 19 June 2012, Last.fm launched Last.fm Originals, a new website featuring exclusive performances and interviews from various musical artists. Last.fm_sentence_65

On 13 December 2012, it was announced that Last.fm would discontinue radio service after January 2013 to subscribers in all countries except the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil. Last.fm_sentence_66

Additionally, radio in the desktop client would require a subscription in the US, UK and Germany, although the website radio will remain free in those countries. Last.fm_sentence_67

End of radio streaming and redesign (2014–present) Last.fm_section_5

In January 2014, the website announced on-demand integration with Spotify and a new YouTube-powered radio player. Last.fm_sentence_68

Upon the introduction of the YouTube player, the standard radio service became a subscriber-only feature. Last.fm_sentence_69

On 26 March 2014, Last.fm announced they would be discontinuing their streaming radio service on 28 April 2014. Last.fm_sentence_70

In a statement, the site said the decision was made in order to "focus on improving scrobbling and recommendations". Last.fm_sentence_71

On 15 April 2015, Last.fm released a subscriber-exclusive beta of a new website redesign. Last.fm_sentence_72

Digital Spy described user reactions on the site's forums during the week of the redesign as "universally negative". Last.fm_sentence_73

In 2016, Music Manager was discontinued and music uploaded to the site by musicians and record labels became inaccessible; post-Spotify integration they could still be played and downloaded where the option was given, but following the change artists themselves were unable to access their songs in the Last.fm catalogue. Last.fm_sentence_74

Funding and staff Last.fm_section_6

Last.fm Ltd is funded from the sale of online advertising space and monthly user subscriptions. Last.fm_sentence_75

Funding prior to acquisition Last.fm_section_7

In 2004, the company received the first round of angel money, from Peter Gardner, an investment banker who was introduced to the founders as early as 2002. Last.fm_sentence_76

A second round was led by Stefan Glaenzer (joined by Joi Ito and Reid Hoffman), who bought into Michael Breidenbruecker's shares as well. Last.fm_sentence_77

In 2006 the company received the first round of venture capital funding from European investors Index Ventures, whose General Partners Neil Rimer and Danny Rimer also joined Last.fm's board of directors, consisting of Felix Miller, Martin Stiksel and Stefan Glaenzer (Chair). Last.fm_sentence_78

Original founders Felix Miller, Martin Stiksel and Richard Jones left the company in summer 2009. Last.fm_sentence_79

Features Last.fm_section_8

User accounts Last.fm_section_9

The free user account includes access to all the main features listed below. Last.fm_sentence_80

Registered Users are also able to send and receive private messages. Last.fm_sentence_81

Profile Last.fm_section_10

A Last.fm user can build a musical profile using any or all of several methods: by listening to their personal music collection on a music player application on a computer or an iPod with an Audioscrobbler plugin, or by listening to the Last.fm Internet radio service, either with the Last.fm client, or with the embedded player. Last.fm_sentence_82

All songs played are added to a log from which personal top artist/track bar charts and musical recommendations are calculated. Last.fm_sentence_83

This automatic track logging is called scrobbling. Last.fm_sentence_84

Last.fm automatically generates a profile page for every user which includes basic information such as their user name, avatar, date of registration and total number of tracks played. Last.fm_sentence_85

There is also a Shoutbox for public messages. Last.fm_sentence_86

Profile pages are visible to all, together with a list of top artists and tracks, and the 10 most recently played tracks (can be expanded). Last.fm_sentence_87

Each user's profile has a 'Taste-o-Meter' which gives a rating of how compatible your music taste is. Last.fm_sentence_88

Recommendations Last.fm_section_11

Last.fm features a personal recommendations page that is only visible to the user concerned and lists suggested new music and events, all tailored to the user's own preferences. Last.fm_sentence_89

Recommendations are calculated using a collaborative filtering algorithm so users can browse and hear previews of a list of artists not listed on their own profile but which appear on those of others with similar musical tastes. Last.fm_sentence_90

Artist pages Last.fm_section_12

Once an artist has had a track or tracks "scrobbled" by at least one user, Last.fm automatically generates a main artist page. Last.fm_sentence_91

This page shows details of the total number of plays, the total number of listeners, the most popular weekly and overall tracks, the top weekly listeners, a list of similar artists, most popular tags and a shoutbox for messages. Last.fm_sentence_92

There are also links to events, additional album and individual track pages and similar artists radio. Last.fm_sentence_93

Official music videos and other videos imported from YouTube may also be viewed on the relevant artist and track pages. Last.fm_sentence_94

Users may add relevant biographical details and other information to any artist's main page in the form of a wiki. Last.fm_sentence_95

Edits are regularly moderated to prevent vandalism. Last.fm_sentence_96

A photograph of the artist may also be added. Last.fm_sentence_97

If more than one is submitted, the most popular is chosen by public vote. Last.fm_sentence_98

User submitted content is licensed for use under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License and GNU Free Documentation License. Last.fm_sentence_99

Last.fm currently cannot disambiguate artists with the same name; a single artist profile is shared between valid artists with the same name. Last.fm_sentence_100

Also Last.fm and its users currently do not differentiate between the Composer and the Artist of music which serves for confusion in classical music genres. Last.fm_sentence_101

Charts Last.fm_section_13

One particular feature of Last.fm is the semi-automatic weekly generation and archiving of detailed personal music charts and statistics which are created as part of its profile building. Last.fm_sentence_102

Users have several different charts available, including Top Artists, Top Tracks, and Top Albums. Last.fm_sentence_103

Each of these charts is based on the actual number of people listening to the track, album or artist recorded either through an Audioscrobbler plugin or the Last.fm radio stream. Last.fm_sentence_104

Additionally, charts are available for the top tracks by each artist in the Last.fm system as well as the top tracks for individual albums (when the tagging information of the audio file is available). Last.fm_sentence_105

Artist profiles also keep track of a short list of Top Fans, which is calculated by a formula meant to portray the importance of an artist in a fan's own profile, balancing out users who play hundreds of tracks overall versus those who play only a few. Last.fm_sentence_106

As the information generated is largely compiled from the ID3 data from audio files "scrobbled" from user's own computers, and which may be incorrect or misspelled, there are many errors in the listings. Last.fm_sentence_107

Tracks with ambiguous punctuation are especially prone to separate listings, which can dilute the apparent popularity of a track. Last.fm_sentence_108

Artists or bands with the same name are not always differentiated. Last.fm_sentence_109

The system attempts to translate some different artist tags to a single artist profile, and has recently attempted to harmonise track names. Last.fm_sentence_110

Global charts Last.fm_section_14

Last.fm generates weekly "global" charts of the top 400 artists and tracks listened to by all Last.fm users. Last.fm_sentence_111

The result is notably different from traditional commercial music charts provided by the UK Top 40, Billboard magazine, Soundscan and others, which are based on radio plays or sales. Last.fm_sentence_112

Last.fm charts are less volatile and a new album's release may be reflected in play data for many months or years after it drops out of commercial charts. Last.fm_sentence_113

For example, The Beatles have consistently been a top 5 band at Last.fm, reflecting the continued popularity of the band's music irrespective of current album sales. Last.fm_sentence_114

Significant events, such as the release of a highly anticipated album or the death of an artist can have a large impact on the charts. Last.fm_sentence_115

The Global Tag Chart shows the 100 most popular tags that have been used to describe artists, albums, and tracks. Last.fm_sentence_116

This is based on the total number of times the tag has been applied by Last.fm users since the tagging system was first introduced and does not necessarily reflect the number of users currently listening to any of the related "global tag radio" stations. Last.fm_sentence_117

Radio stations Last.fm_section_15

Last.fm previously offered customized virtual "radio stations" consisting of uninterrupted audio streams of individual tracks selected from the music files in the music library. Last.fm_sentence_118

This service was discontinued 28 April, 2014. Last.fm_sentence_119

Stations can be based on the user's , the user's "musical neighbours", or the user's "friends". Last.fm_sentence_120

Tags also have radio stations if enough music has the same tag. Last.fm_sentence_121

Radio stations can also be created on the fly, and each artist page allows selection of a "similar artists" or "artist fan" radio station. Last.fm_sentence_122

As of May 2009, Last.fm introduced Visual Radio, an improved version of Last.fm radio. Last.fm_sentence_123

This brought features such as an artist slideshow and combo stations, which allows for listening to stations consisting of common similar artists of up to either 3 artists or 3 tags. Last.fm_sentence_124

Under the terms of the station's "radio" license, listeners may not select specific tracks (except as previews), or choose the order in which they are played, although any of the tracks played may be skipped or banned completely. Last.fm_sentence_125

The appropriate royalties are paid to the copyright holders of all streamed audio tracks according to the law in the UK. Last.fm_sentence_126

The radio stream uses an MP3 stream encoded at 128 kbit/s 44.1 kHz, which may be played using the in-page Flash player or the downloaded Last.fm client, but other community-supported players are available as well as a proxy which allows using a media player of choice. Last.fm_sentence_127

On 24 March 2009, Last.fm announced that Last.fm Radio will require a subscription of €3.00 per month for users living outside the US, the UK, and Germany. Last.fm_sentence_128

This change was to take effect on 30 March, but was postponed until 22 April. Last.fm_sentence_129

The decision resulted in over 1,000 comments, most of them negative, on the Last.fm blog. Last.fm_sentence_130

Streaming and radio services were discontinued by Last.fm on 28 April, 2014, in order to "focus on its core product, the scrobbling experience". Last.fm_sentence_131

However, the website continues to generate recommendations based on a user's existing library. Last.fm_sentence_132

Player Last.fm_section_16

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Stable releaseLast.fm_header_cell_1_1_0 2.1.37
  / 22 March 2016; 4 years ago (2016-03-22)Last.fm_cell_1_1_1
Preview releaseLast.fm_header_cell_1_2_0 2.1.35
  / 6 March 2013; 7 years ago (2013-03-06)Last.fm_cell_1_2_1
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An "in-page" player is provided automatically for all listeners with HTML5-enabled browser or Adobe Flash installed on their computers. Last.fm_sentence_133

However, it is necessary to download and install the Last.fm client if a user also wishes information about played tracks from their own digital music collection to be included in their personal music profile. Last.fm_sentence_134

Prior to August 2005, Last.fm generated an open stream that could be played in the user's music player of choice, with a browser-based player control panel. Last.fm_sentence_135

This proved difficult to support and has been officially discontinued. Last.fm_sentence_136

The Last.fm client is currently the only officially supported music player for playing customized Last.fm radio streams on desktop computers. Last.fm_sentence_137

The current version combines the functions of the music player with the plugin that transmits all track data to the Last.fm server, and effectively replaces the separate Last.fm Player and the standalone track submission plugins. Last.fm_sentence_138

It is also free software licensed under the GNU General Public License and available for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Last.fm_sentence_139

The player allows the user to enter the name of any artist or tag which then gives a choice of a number of similar artist stations, or similar global tag stations. Last.fm_sentence_140

Alternatively, Recommendation radio or any of the user's personal radio stations may be played without the necessity to visit the website. Last.fm_sentence_141

The player displays the name of the station and track currently playing, the song artist, title and track length as well as album details, the artist's photo and biographical details, album cover art when available, lists of similar artists and the most popular tags and top fans. Last.fm_sentence_142

There are several buttons, allowing the user to love, skip, or ban a song. Last.fm_sentence_143

The love button adds the song to the user's loved tracks list; the ban button ensures that the song will not be played again. Last.fm_sentence_144

Both features affect the user's profile. Last.fm_sentence_145

The skip button does not. Last.fm_sentence_146

Other buttons allow the user to tag or recommend the currently playing track. Last.fm_sentence_147

Other features offered by the application are: minor editing of the user's profile including removing recently played artists and songs from the loved, banned, or previously played track lists; lists of friends and neighbours, lists of tags and a list of previously played radio stations. Last.fm_sentence_148

Users can also open their full Last.fm profile page directly from the player. Last.fm_sentence_149

The client also enables the user to install player plugins, these integrate with various standalone media players to allow the submission of tracks played in those programs. Last.fm_sentence_150

In the latest version of the Last.fm Player application, the user can select to use an external player. Last.fm_sentence_151

When this is done, the Last.fm Player provides the user with a local URL, through which the Last.fm music stream is proxied. Last.fm_sentence_152

Users can then open the URL in their preferred media player. Last.fm_sentence_153

A new version of the desktop client, which had been in beta since early 2012, was released on 15 January 2013. Last.fm_sentence_154

This version disabled the radio function for free users. Last.fm_sentence_155

To access that feature, a paid subscription is necessary. Last.fm_sentence_156

Last.fm has also developed client software for mobile phones running the iPhone OS, BlackBerry OS and the Android OS. Last.fm_sentence_157

Last.fm has only released these apps in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany claiming for four years that they are negotiating licenses for making the streaming available in other countries. Last.fm_sentence_158

Last.fm remained out of service for more than 22 hours on 10 June 2014. Last.fm_sentence_159

It was amongst the longest outages the company has faced. Last.fm_sentence_160

The company, however, remained in contact with visitors using a status page. Last.fm_sentence_161

Scrobbling Last.fm_section_17

In addition to Last.fm automatically tracking music played via Last.fm's radio, users can also contribute (scrobble) listening data to their Last.fm profile from other streaming sites or by tracking music played locally on their own personal devices. Last.fm_sentence_162

Scrobbling is possible with music stored and played locally via software on devices such as PCs, mobile phones, tablets, and standalone (hardware) media players. Last.fm_sentence_163

Indeed, these were the only methods of scrobbling listening data both before and after the existence of the Last.fm radio service. Last.fm_sentence_164

Certain sites and media players have the ability to upload (scrobble) listening data built-in, for others users must download and install a plugin for their music player, which will automatically submit the artist and title of the song after either half the song or the first four minutes have played, whichever comes first. Last.fm_sentence_165

When the track is shorter than 30 seconds (31 seconds in iTunes) or the track lacks metadata (ID3, CDDB, etc.), the track is not submitted. Last.fm_sentence_166

To accommodate dial-up users, caching of the data and submitting it in bulk is also possible. Last.fm_sentence_167

List of supported media players and streaming sites Last.fm_section_18

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AudaciousLast.fm_cell_2_12_0 Native (linux only)Last.fm_cell_2_12_1 Last.fm_cell_2_12_2 Last.fm_cell_2_12_3 Last.fm_cell_2_12_4
BansheeLast.fm_cell_2_13_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_13_1 Last.fm_cell_2_13_2 Last.fm_cell_2_13_3 Last.fm_cell_2_13_4
BillyLast.fm_cell_2_14_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_14_1 Last.fm_cell_2_14_2 Last.fm_cell_2_14_3 Last.fm_cell_2_14_4
Blip.fmLast.fm_cell_2_15_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_15_1 Last.fm_cell_2_15_2 Last.fm_cell_2_15_3 Last.fm_cell_2_15_4
BMPxLast.fm_cell_2_16_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_16_1 Last.fm_cell_2_16_2 Last.fm_cell_2_16_3 Last.fm_cell_2_16_4
ClementineLast.fm_cell_2_17_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_17_1 YesLast.fm_cell_2_17_2 Last.fm_cell_2_17_3 Last.fm_cell_2_17_4
cmusLast.fm_cell_2_18_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_18_1 Last.fm_cell_2_18_2 Last.fm_cell_2_18_3 Last.fm_cell_2_18_4
CogLast.fm_cell_2_19_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_19_1 Last.fm_cell_2_19_2 Last.fm_cell_2_19_3 Last.fm_cell_2_19_4
DeezerLast.fm_cell_2_20_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_20_1 Last.fm_cell_2_20_2 Last.fm_cell_2_20_3 Last.fm_cell_2_20_4
DeaDBeeFLast.fm_cell_2_21_0 Native (linux only, installed by default)Last.fm_cell_2_21_1 Last.fm_cell_2_21_2 Last.fm_cell_2_21_3 Last.fm_cell_2_21_4
EMMS (Emacs Multimedia System)Last.fm_cell_2_22_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_22_1 Last.fm_cell_2_22_2 Last.fm_cell_2_22_3 Last.fm_cell_2_22_4
ExaileLast.fm_cell_2_23_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_23_1 Last.fm_cell_2_23_2 Last.fm_cell_2_23_3 Last.fm_cell_2_23_4
Ex.fmLast.fm_cell_2_24_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_24_1 Last.fm_cell_2_24_2 Last.fm_cell_2_24_3 Last.fm_cell_2_24_4
EzmoLast.fm_cell_2_25_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_25_1 Last.fm_cell_2_25_2 Last.fm_cell_2_25_3 Last.fm_cell_2_25_4
Free Music ArchiveLast.fm_cell_2_26_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_26_1 Last.fm_cell_2_26_2 Last.fm_cell_2_26_3 Last.fm_cell_2_26_4
G-EarLast.fm_cell_2_27_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_27_1 Last.fm_cell_2_27_2 Last.fm_cell_2_27_3 Last.fm_cell_2_27_4
GogoyokoLast.fm_cell_2_28_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_28_1 Last.fm_cell_2_28_2 Last.fm_cell_2_28_3 Last.fm_cell_2_28_4
GroovesharkLast.fm_cell_2_29_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_29_1 Last.fm_cell_2_29_2 Last.fm_cell_2_29_3 Last.fm_cell_2_29_4
GrooveLast.fm_cell_2_30_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_30_1 Last.fm_cell_2_30_2 Last.fm_cell_2_30_3 Last.fm_cell_2_30_4
GuayadequeLast.fm_cell_2_31_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_31_1 Last.fm_cell_2_31_2 Last.fm_cell_2_31_3 Last.fm_cell_2_31_4
Helium Music ManagerLast.fm_cell_2_32_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_32_1 Last.fm_cell_2_32_2 Last.fm_cell_2_32_3 Last.fm_cell_2_32_4
Impulse Media PlayerLast.fm_cell_2_33_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_33_1 Last.fm_cell_2_33_2 Last.fm_cell_2_33_3 Last.fm_cell_2_33_4
iScrobLast.fm_cell_2_34_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_34_1 Last.fm_cell_2_34_2 Last.fm_cell_2_34_3 Last.fm_cell_2_34_4
iScrobble Pick 'n' MixLast.fm_cell_2_35_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_35_1 Last.fm_cell_2_35_2 Last.fm_cell_2_35_3 Last.fm_cell_2_35_4
HerrieLast.fm_cell_2_36_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_36_1 Last.fm_cell_2_36_2 Last.fm_cell_2_36_3 Last.fm_cell_2_36_4
LabtonesLast.fm_cell_2_37_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_37_1 Last.fm_cell_2_37_2 Last.fm_cell_2_37_3 Last.fm_cell_2_37_4
ListenLast.fm_cell_2_38_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_38_1 Last.fm_cell_2_38_2 Last.fm_cell_2_38_3 Last.fm_cell_2_38_4
LobsterTunesLast.fm_cell_2_39_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_39_1 Last.fm_cell_2_39_2 Last.fm_cell_2_39_3 Last.fm_cell_2_39_4
MediaMasterLast.fm_cell_2_40_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_40_1 Last.fm_cell_2_40_2 Last.fm_cell_2_40_3 Last.fm_cell_2_40_4
MediaPortalLast.fm_cell_2_41_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_41_1 Last.fm_cell_2_41_2 Last.fm_cell_2_41_3 Last.fm_cell_2_41_4
MOGLast.fm_cell_2_42_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_42_1 Last.fm_cell_2_42_2 Last.fm_cell_2_42_3 Last.fm_cell_2_42_4
MP3ToysLast.fm_cell_2_43_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_43_1 Last.fm_cell_2_43_2 Last.fm_cell_2_43_3 Last.fm_cell_2_43_4
mScrobLast.fm_cell_2_44_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_44_1 Last.fm_cell_2_44_2 Last.fm_cell_2_44_3 Last.fm_cell_2_44_4
MusicBeeLast.fm_cell_2_45_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_45_1 Last.fm_cell_2_45_2 Last.fm_cell_2_45_3 Last.fm_cell_2_45_4
MusicIP MixerLast.fm_cell_2_46_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_46_1 Last.fm_cell_2_46_2 Last.fm_cell_2_46_3 Last.fm_cell_2_46_4
My Cloud PlayerLast.fm_cell_2_47_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_47_1 YesLast.fm_cell_2_47_2 Last.fm_cell_2_47_3 Last.fm_cell_2_47_4
NightingaleLast.fm_cell_2_48_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_48_1 YesLast.fm_cell_2_48_2 Last.fm_cell_2_48_3 Last.fm_cell_2_48_4
Pocket TunesLast.fm_cell_2_49_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_49_1 Last.fm_cell_2_49_2 Last.fm_cell_2_49_3 Last.fm_cell_2_49_4
ProstopleerLast.fm_cell_2_50_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_50_1 Last.fm_cell_2_50_2 Last.fm_cell_2_50_3 Last.fm_cell_2_50_4
PlexLast.fm_cell_2_51_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_51_1 Last.fm_cell_2_51_2 Last.fm_cell_2_51_3 Last.fm_cell_2_51_4
RdioLast.fm_cell_2_52_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_52_1 Last.fm_cell_2_52_2 Last.fm_cell_2_52_3 Last.fm_cell_2_52_4
Rockbox-enabled playersLast.fm_cell_2_53_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_53_1 Last.fm_cell_2_53_2 Last.fm_cell_2_53_3 Last.fm_cell_2_53_4
RoonLast.fm_cell_2_54_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_54_1 Last.fm_cell_2_54_2 Last.fm_cell_2_54_3 Last.fm_cell_2_54_4
Shell-fmLast.fm_cell_2_55_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_55_1 YesLast.fm_cell_2_55_2 YesLast.fm_cell_2_55_3 Last.fm_cell_2_55_4
SongbirdLast.fm_cell_2_56_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_56_1 Last.fm_cell_2_56_2 Last.fm_cell_2_56_3 Last.fm_cell_2_56_4
SpotifyLast.fm_cell_2_57_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_57_1 Last.fm_cell_2_57_2 Last.fm_cell_2_57_3 Last.fm_cell_2_57_4
StereomoodLast.fm_cell_2_58_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_58_1 Last.fm_cell_2_58_2 Last.fm_cell_2_58_3 Last.fm_cell_2_58_4
SubsonicLast.fm_cell_2_59_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_59_1 Last.fm_cell_2_59_2 Last.fm_cell_2_59_3 Last.fm_cell_2_59_4
The Hype MachineLast.fm_cell_2_60_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_60_1 Last.fm_cell_2_60_2 Last.fm_cell_2_60_3 Last.fm_cell_2_60_4
The SixtyoneLast.fm_cell_2_61_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_61_1 Last.fm_cell_2_61_2 Last.fm_cell_2_61_3 Last.fm_cell_2_61_4
TomahawkLast.fm_cell_2_62_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_62_1 Last.fm_cell_2_62_2 Last.fm_cell_2_62_3 Last.fm_cell_2_62_4
VagalumeLast.fm_cell_2_63_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_63_1 Last.fm_cell_2_63_2 Last.fm_cell_2_63_3 Last.fm_cell_2_63_4
Vibe StreamerLast.fm_cell_2_64_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_64_1 Last.fm_cell_2_64_2 Last.fm_cell_2_64_3 Last.fm_cell_2_64_4
VLC media playerLast.fm_cell_2_65_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_65_1 Last.fm_cell_2_65_2 Last.fm_cell_2_65_3 Last.fm_cell_2_65_4
VoxLast.fm_cell_2_66_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_66_1 Last.fm_cell_2_66_2 Last.fm_cell_2_66_3 Last.fm_cell_2_66_4
VUPlayerLast.fm_cell_2_67_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_67_1 Last.fm_cell_2_67_2 Last.fm_cell_2_67_3 Last.fm_cell_2_67_4
We Are HuntedLast.fm_cell_2_68_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_68_1 Last.fm_cell_2_68_2 Last.fm_cell_2_68_3 Last.fm_cell_2_68_4
WiMPLast.fm_cell_2_69_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_69_1 Last.fm_cell_2_69_2 Last.fm_cell_2_69_3 Last.fm_cell_2_69_4
YamiPodLast.fm_cell_2_70_0 NativeLast.fm_cell_2_70_1 Last.fm_cell_2_70_2 Last.fm_cell_2_70_3 Last.fm_cell_2_70_4
AIMPLast.fm_cell_2_71_0 Plugin (unofficial)Last.fm_cell_2_71_1 Last.fm_cell_2_71_2 Last.fm_cell_2_71_3 Last.fm_cell_2_71_4
AudiosurfLast.fm_cell_2_72_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_72_1 Last.fm_cell_2_72_2 Last.fm_cell_2_72_3 Last.fm_cell_2_72_4
BansheeLast.fm_cell_2_73_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_73_1 Last.fm_cell_2_73_2 Last.fm_cell_2_73_3 Last.fm_cell_2_73_4
Beep Media PlayerLast.fm_cell_2_74_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_74_1 Last.fm_cell_2_74_2 Last.fm_cell_2_74_3 Last.fm_cell_2_74_4
Beat HazardLast.fm_cell_2_75_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_75_1 Last.fm_cell_2_75_2 Last.fm_cell_2_75_3 Last.fm_cell_2_75_4
DeaDBeeFLast.fm_cell_2_76_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_76_1 Last.fm_cell_2_76_2 Last.fm_cell_2_76_3 Last.fm_cell_2_76_4
foobar2000Last.fm_cell_2_77_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_77_1 Last.fm_cell_2_77_2 Last.fm_cell_2_77_3 Last.fm_cell_2_77_4
DivX ConnectedLast.fm_cell_2_78_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_78_1 Last.fm_cell_2_78_2 Last.fm_cell_2_78_3 Last.fm_cell_2_78_4
gmusicbrowserLast.fm_cell_2_79_0 Plugin (unofficial)Last.fm_cell_2_79_1 Last.fm_cell_2_79_2 Last.fm_cell_2_79_3 Last.fm_cell_2_79_4
iTunesLast.fm_cell_2_80_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_80_1 Last.fm_cell_2_80_2 Last.fm_cell_2_80_3 Last.fm_cell_2_80_4
iPod touch and iPhoneLast.fm_cell_2_81_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_81_1 Last.fm_cell_2_81_2 Last.fm_cell_2_81_3 Last.fm_cell_2_81_4
LAUNCHcastLast.fm_cell_2_82_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_82_1 Last.fm_cell_2_82_2 Last.fm_cell_2_82_3 Last.fm_cell_2_82_4
JRiver Media CenterLast.fm_cell_2_83_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_83_1 Last.fm_cell_2_83_2 Last.fm_cell_2_83_3 Last.fm_cell_2_83_4
MediaMonkeyLast.fm_cell_2_84_0 using Winamp plugin, or official beta pluginLast.fm_cell_2_84_1 Last.fm_cell_2_84_2 Last.fm_cell_2_84_3 Last.fm_cell_2_84_4
MuineLast.fm_cell_2_85_0 Plugin (unofficial)Last.fm_cell_2_85_1 Last.fm_cell_2_85_2 Last.fm_cell_2_85_3 Last.fm_cell_2_85_4
MPDLast.fm_cell_2_86_0 Plugin (unofficial)Last.fm_cell_2_86_1 Last.fm_cell_2_86_2 Last.fm_cell_2_86_3 Last.fm_cell_2_86_4
musikCubeLast.fm_cell_2_87_0 Plugin (unofficial beta)Last.fm_cell_2_87_1 Last.fm_cell_2_87_2 Last.fm_cell_2_87_3 Last.fm_cell_2_87_4
MXPlayLast.fm_cell_2_88_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_88_1 Last.fm_cell_2_88_2 Last.fm_cell_2_88_3 Last.fm_cell_2_88_4
Napster Web RadioLast.fm_cell_2_89_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_89_1 Last.fm_cell_2_89_2 Last.fm_cell_2_89_3 Last.fm_cell_2_89_4
NoatunLast.fm_cell_2_90_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_90_1 Last.fm_cell_2_90_2 Last.fm_cell_2_90_3 Last.fm_cell_2_90_4
PandoraLast.fm_cell_2_91_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_91_1 Last.fm_cell_2_91_2 Last.fm_cell_2_91_3 Last.fm_cell_2_91_4
PithosLast.fm_cell_2_92_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_92_1 Last.fm_cell_2_92_2 Last.fm_cell_2_92_3 Last.fm_cell_2_92_4
Pocket PlayerLast.fm_cell_2_93_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_93_1 Last.fm_cell_2_93_2 Last.fm_cell_2_93_3 Last.fm_cell_2_93_4
RhapsodyLast.fm_cell_2_94_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_94_1 Last.fm_cell_2_94_2 Last.fm_cell_2_94_3 Last.fm_cell_2_94_4
RhythmboxLast.fm_cell_2_95_0 Plugin (installed by default)Last.fm_cell_2_95_1 Last.fm_cell_2_95_2 Last.fm_cell_2_95_3 Last.fm_cell_2_95_4
SlackerLast.fm_cell_2_96_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_96_1 Last.fm_cell_2_96_2 Last.fm_cell_2_96_3 Last.fm_cell_2_96_4
Quintessential Player/QCDLast.fm_cell_2_97_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_97_1 Last.fm_cell_2_97_2 Last.fm_cell_2_97_3 Last.fm_cell_2_97_4
Quod LibetLast.fm_cell_2_98_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_98_1 Last.fm_cell_2_98_2 Last.fm_cell_2_98_3 Last.fm_cell_2_98_4
RealPlayer (unofficial plugin)Last.fm_cell_2_99_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_99_1 Last.fm_cell_2_99_2 Last.fm_cell_2_99_3 Last.fm_cell_2_99_4
SlimServerLast.fm_cell_2_100_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_100_1 Last.fm_cell_2_100_2 Last.fm_cell_2_100_3 Last.fm_cell_2_100_4
SongbirdLast.fm_cell_2_101_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_101_1 Last.fm_cell_2_101_2 Last.fm_cell_2_101_3 Last.fm_cell_2_101_4
SoundCloudLast.fm_cell_2_102_0 Plugin (browser add-on for Chrome)Last.fm_cell_2_102_1 Last.fm_cell_2_102_2 Last.fm_cell_2_102_3 Last.fm_cell_2_102_4
TurbaLast.fm_cell_2_103_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_103_1 Last.fm_cell_2_103_2 Last.fm_cell_2_103_3 Last.fm_cell_2_103_4
WinampLast.fm_cell_2_104_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_104_1 Last.fm_cell_2_104_2 Last.fm_cell_2_104_3 Last.fm_cell_2_104_4
Windows Media PlayerLast.fm_cell_2_105_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_105_1 Last.fm_cell_2_105_2 Last.fm_cell_2_105_3 Last.fm_cell_2_105_4
Xbox MusicLast.fm_cell_2_106_0 Plugin (browser add-on for Chrome and Opera)Last.fm_cell_2_106_1 Last.fm_cell_2_106_2 Last.fm_cell_2_106_3 Last.fm_cell_2_106_4
XMMSLast.fm_cell_2_107_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_107_1 Last.fm_cell_2_107_2 Last.fm_cell_2_107_3 Last.fm_cell_2_107_4
XMMS2Last.fm_cell_2_108_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_108_1 Last.fm_cell_2_108_2 Last.fm_cell_2_108_3 Last.fm_cell_2_108_4
XMPlayLast.fm_cell_2_109_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_109_1 Last.fm_cell_2_109_2 Last.fm_cell_2_109_3 Last.fm_cell_2_109_4
Yahoo Music EngineLast.fm_cell_2_110_0 PluginLast.fm_cell_2_110_1 Last.fm_cell_2_110_2 Last.fm_cell_2_110_3 Last.fm_cell_2_110_4
YouTubeLast.fm_cell_2_111_0 Plugin (browser add-on for Chrome, Firefox and Opera)Last.fm_cell_2_111_1 Last.fm_cell_2_111_2 Last.fm_cell_2_111_3 Last.fm_cell_2_111_4

The following services support sending service-specific recently played track feeds: Last.fm_sentence_168

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  • Rhobbler for Rhapsody (beta)Last.fm_item_0_0

Supported audio players (hardware) Last.fm_section_19

There is some support for portable audio players. Last.fm_sentence_169

Since most of these are offline (which breaks the Last.fm concept), track info has to be batch scrobbled. Last.fm_sentence_170

Players for which batch upload software is available: Last.fm_sentence_171

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  • iPod: The most recent version of the Last.fm software for Windows and Mac (introduced in May 2008) features iPod scrobbling. Although this was introduced in a previous version of Last.fm many users had complained that such features had ceased to function in recent updates.Last.fm_item_1_1
  • iPod Touch and iPhone: With iPod Touch and iPhone's firmware version 2.0, Last.fm has created an official client for streaming its music. Alternatively, through the process of Jailbreaking your iPod Touch/iPhone, MobileScrobbler can both stream radio and scrobble tracks via Wi-Fi or an EDGE/3G mobile connection. Track plays are counted using iTunes's system of registering a play if the last 5 seconds of a track are listened to, as opposed to Last.fm's conventional method which scrobbles a play once 50% of a track has elapsed. When the iPod syncs with iTunes, play count data is transferred, which is then extracted by the Last.fm software. iScrobble is a realtime Scrobbler that does not require a jailbreak and supports non-realtime and realtime background Scrobbling direct from iDevices. iScrob is a realtime backgrounding Scrobbler that does not require a jailbreak.Last.fm_item_1_2
  • Rhythmbox's plugin supports iPod scrobblingLast.fm_item_1_3
  • Smartphones running Google's Android operating system using the Last.fm app which is a free download from the Google Play Store.Last.fm_item_1_4
  • Microsoft Zune via ZuseLast.fm_item_1_5
  • Smartphones using Windows Phone OS.Last.fm_item_1_6
  • Nokia N900 (mafw-lastfm plugin for Maemo 5 devices like the Nokia N900)Last.fm_item_1_7
  • Mobbler for Symbian smartphones. With Mobbler, songs played through the phone's music player can either be scrobbled live through an Internet connection, or cached and scrobbled later. It also has last.fm radio functionality, along with various other features.Last.fm_item_1_8
  • Aspy Player for Symbian smartphones, e.g. Samsung i8510 where Mobbler does not work.Last.fm_item_1_9
  • PlayStation Portable with third party software LightMP3Last.fm_item_1_10
  • Rockbox replacement firmwareLast.fm_item_1_11
  • Various other players: supported with the Rockbox firmware - logs made by these players can be uploaded to Last.fm using third party software. Such software includes the web based dap-scrob, and the GUI based Qt4 program QTScrobblerLast.fm_item_1_12
  • Zenses is an open source utility program for MTP compatible devices such as iriver clix, Toshiba's Gigabeat line, SanDisk's Sansa series, Samsung's YP series, Microsoft Zune, & Creative's Zen players. It lets you submit play counts from the player to Last.fm, view charts on what you have played and create recently added playlists. Zenses was designed and developed for use with Creative's Zen Vision:M media player; however it should also work with most other MTP compatible devices. A new version of the application is currently in development by Adam Livesley.Last.fm_item_1_13
  • TrekStor Vibez with scrobbler It'sGotTheVibezLast.fm_item_1_14
  • Frontier Silicon-based connected audio devices.Last.fm_item_1_15
  • INQ1 mobile phone supports scrobbling from its native media playerLast.fm_item_1_16
  • Sonos Wireless HiFi Multi-Room Music System supports scrobbling and streaming Last.fm radioLast.fm_item_1_17
  • The network music player Squeezebox supports scrobbling and streaming Last.fm radioLast.fm_item_1_18
  • Onkyo A/V receivers (selected models in selected countries) supports scrobbling and streaming Last.fm radioLast.fm_item_1_19

Other third party applications Last.fm_section_20

Supported applications Last.fm_section_21

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As of March 2008, the website has added a section titled "Build" where third party applications can be submitted for review, and then posted to the page. Last.fm_sentence_172

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Last.fm partnered up with the SXSW festival by creating an application embedded in the corresponding group page that filters the various artists at the festival by a user's listening statistics, and then uses Last.fm's recommendation service to also suggest other performing artists that said user has not listened to. Last.fm_sentence_173

Other applications Last.fm_section_22

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  • QuietScrob is a background scrobbler for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPadLast.fm_item_4_20
  • iScrob is a full realtime backgrounding Scrobbler for iPhone and iPod touchLast.fm_item_4_21
  • iScrobble is a Last.fm Live Scrobbler with Full Realtime Background Scrobbling and non-realtime scrobbling for when the app is not running and is available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad and will be coming to the Mac soonLast.fm_item_4_22
  • Pocket Scrobbler for Windows Mobile enables scrobbling from supported media players as well as streaming radio from Last.fmLast.fm_item_4_23
  • LastFmLib.net (LGPL) for using the Last.fm web services in VB.Net/C#Last.fm_item_4_24
  • Last.fm Java bindings (BSD) for using the Last.fm web services in JavaLast.fm_item_4_25
  • Last.fm recent tracks widget for Mac OS X displays a user's most recently played tracks.Last.fm_item_4_26
  • Last.fm widget for Opera also displays a user's most recently played tracks, but works on all platforms Opera runs on.Last.fm_item_4_27
  • Last.fm dashboard widget for Mac OS X displays a user's last messages in his/her shoutbox.Last.fm_item_4_28
  • last.tweet widget for Mac OS X displays the cover art of the recently played track, with Twitter integration.Last.fm_item_4_29
  • FoxyTunes Firefox extension places Last.fm player controls and current song information on the browser status bar.Last.fm_item_4_30
  • 4u2Stream can play Last.fm content on UPnP equipped players.Last.fm_item_4_31
  • ExitAhead finds music on eBay matching a Last.fm profile.Last.fm_item_4_32
  • Last-Stats shows a user's stats and creates dynamic profile/chart images based on a user's Last.fm profile.Last.fm_item_4_33
  • The Hype Machine can scrobble songs the user is listening to on the Hype Machine web-site.Last.fm_item_4_34
  • SongStory is an App for the iPhone, which shows useful information about the currently playing track.Last.fm_item_4_35
  • Tastebuds.fm is a free music-oriented dating site that imports a user's profile from Last.fm.Last.fm_item_4_36

See also Last.fm_section_23

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Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last.fm.