Aldi Turns to Napster to Power EU Music Streamer

By Gary Cutlack on at

German supermarket chain Aldi is turning its discounting guns on the music streaming industry, launching an in-house streaming subscription service powered by the entirely legitimate modern Napster engine.

Available in German for a price of €7.99 a month, Aldi is claiming to have an available catalogue of 34 million songs thanks to its accessing of the Napster servers, although those hoping it might undercut its music rivals like Spotify are going to be disappointed -- there's no free option at all.

However, if our GCSE German holds up, there is a 30-day free trial on offer so you can give it a go, plus all of this:

Nutzen Sie vorgefertigte Playlisten oder erstellen Sie ganz einfach Ihre eigenen! Finden Sie spannende Neuheiten, suchen Sie nach beliebten Klassikern, stöbern Sie einfach in den aktuellen Charts oder genießen Sie die große Vielfalt an Hörbüchern.

Playlisten must mean playlists, klassikern probably means old records, charts is charts and genießen must mean they have a lot of Genesis records on there.

As well as music Aldi says its streaming service also comes with access to more than 10,000 audiobooks, plus there are no adverts to get in the way of your enjoyment of the latest Rammstein. [Aldi via NME]