Anonymous Reader writes, "A beta tester for the recently released subscription version of Napster has anonymously posted his impressions of the new service. He finds it remarkably similar to the old one, both good '...browsing through a real person's music collection, sending them messages and recommending them new music' and bad '...broken tracks, cancelled transfers and a complete inability to stream or preview tracks.' The service allows 50 tracks a month, but there was little decent content to easily fill those slots. Messages to other beta testers found mixed reactions among fellow users. Still, the writer holds out some optimistism for Napster's chances.
January 15, 2002