The Wii U has always been a video game console first and foremost, as opposed to its competitors which have branched out to have other multimedia functions in addition to playing video games. Though there's something to be said about the console being 'focused', it does feel like a bit of a letdown that there aren't too many apps on the eShop that serve other useful functions that aren't necessarily game related. Fortunately, this has changed somewhat in recent times, as Rhapsody has just announced that it's produced an app for the Wii U eShop.
Though it may not be quite as prolific as Spotify or Pandora, Rhapsody (Napster, for those of you outside the US) is a music streaming service that offers virtually unlimited music for a monthly fee. The new app works for all existing accounts, and those of you that are still on the fence can try it free for a month. Ethan Rudin – the CFO of Rhapsody – had this to say about the new launch:
We know that close to 91 percent of all Americans listen to music more than 24 hours a week. We're honored to partner with Nintendo to bring music to Wii U users, and continue Rhapsody's goal of making it easy for people to listen to the music they love wherever they are.
What do you think? Do you use Rhapsody regularly? What other apps would you like to see developed for the eShop? Share your thoughts in the comments below.