Grab Some Free Tunes From Starbucks, Now Without Having to Go to Starbucks

By Gary Cutlack on at

The Starbucks Pick of the Week feature is a clever little way of encouraging people to try new music by offering free music tracks to those who visit the coffee chain. The only problem was the last century distribution method -- numbers and letters on pieces of paper. How crude.

Now you can get the free music via the coffee chain's app. It's still free, and with no need to leave the house. The updated Starbucks iOS app now features a Pick of the Week tab, where you can just leech the freebies via a direct link to the track's iTunes listing, in the unlikely event there's every anything decent available. The app will even notify you when something new's available via Apple's new Messages service.

No paper gets used and you're not tempted to spend £4 on a drink within one of the chain's many capitalist temples, so it's a win-win situation for everyone. [Has Offers via Forbes]