A new music streaming app has caused quite a stir online, promising access to millions of songs, for absolutely free.
Aurous pulls in music from numerous streaming services, including YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud and more. It also uses peer-to-peer BitTorrent client networking to stream (not download) music found in existing playlists and video players.
Creator Andrew Sampson has used more than 120 public APIs to gather together the vast track library, and stresses that the ad-free service isn’t illegal, as it only pulls in licensed music.
That, of course, hasn’t stopped the recording Industry Assoiciation of America (RIAA) from filing a lawsuit however, on the grounds that the service pulls in music from illegal BitTorrent sources.
As things stand, the service is still available from Arous’ website, but there’s no telling when or if it will be pummelled into oblivion by a judge’s gavel.