As we enter 2017, it’s amazing to think about what you can do on a smart phone. Things are a bit feisty now
and the number of choices are only just beginning.
Convergence has been embraced in our devices, in how we think about the back end systems that power the experiences made possible by and on those devices, and in our collective consumer expectations. It all should “just work” in ways that would have seemed like actual science fiction in 1997.
Right now, you have far less parts but oddly enough… quite a few choices to make:
- Android device
- A netbook, laptop, or yes… a desktop
- “free” WiFi broadband
- WiFi on paid broadband (or Ethernet)
- Carrier 4G/LTE
- a growing number of MVNOs
- App (Service)
- Apple Music
- and many many more niche services with each passing year
Oh, and as for the 1997 era magic moment… in 2017 you can share that music moment with just about anyone, anytime, and anywhere. It can be as simple and manual as sending a tweet that will pull anyone on the planet into the same experience you are having or you can opt to have automatic updates sent without you even having to be conscious of it.
So, here’s to what will come in 2037 in the next two decades to come in “streaming music” becoming even more magical.
Until next time… turn it up!