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iTunes Song Previews To Triple In Length!

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itunes extends song previews from 30 to 90 seconds

How frustrating is it trying to find a song you're unsure of with only 30 seconds to go on?

It WAS very frustrating, but it won't be anymore, because Apple has decided to triple song preview lengths on iTunes from 30 to 90 seconds!

As long as the song isn't less than 2 minutes and 30 seconds, you'll now have 90 seconds to decide if a song is worth purchasing or not.

Here's a statement by Apple from a letter they sent to labels:

"We are pleased to let you know that we are preparing to increase the length of music previews from 30 seconds to 90 seconds on the iTunes Store in the United States. We believe that giving potential customers more time to listen to your music will lead to more purchases."

We agree! Sometimes you THINK you found the right song, but if the preview starts at the wrong place, you may never get to the chorus to find out.

We're glad to hear we'll never have to worry about that again!

Awesome move, Apple! We're impressed and excited for longer song previews!

What do U think of Apple's decision? Will longer song previews affect your decision to purchase songs from iTunes?

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7 comments to “iTunes Song Previews To Triple In Length!”

  1. 7tizz says – reply to this


    Why not just go to youtube and hear the whole thing for free? Most times you can see the video too.

  2. 2

    It says they're doing it in the United States. I hope they do it in Canada too.

  3. open says – reply to this


    glad they are doing this. I hate buying a song after listening to such a short snip it only to later not like the song. Like Soaked… liked the PART I heard.. bought it.. don't like the whole song. And I am sure it's true the other way around where you think you might not like a song based on the snip they have, but you end up liking it in full. this will really help. IMO

  4. 4

    Good move, Apple. But they should make the price a bit lower for songs

  5. 5

    why is this just in america??

  6. 6

    Look, I was hype when they bumped it up to 30 seconds from 20 seconds. Now that REALLY was NOT enough time…

  7. 7

    When will this be happening?