LINE, the instant messaging and chat app, also comes along with its own legal online music streaming service. This alternative to Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Rdio, and other services, offers similar features but with certain extras aimed at the platform's social nature.
The application to listen to music online that you can also share on LINE
And apart from offering us a catalog with millions of songs to be explored, listened to offline, and all the other things we can do with other Android and iPhone apps, LINE Music (which is the name of this tool) also allows us to share songs and playlists with our contacts via chat.
So, where's the catch? You won't be able to download and use the app anywhere outside of Thailand and Japan. In the south east Asian country, it was launched without any competition because Spotify and others handed landed there, and Japan was its next stop in 2015 where it does have to compete with Apple Music and PlayStation Music.
Sharing songs and playlits by text message is a reality with this app.
So forget about downloading the app unless you can access the Japanese version of iTunes, which you'll have to modify from the settings. But even if you do manage to download it, you won't be able to explore any of the 30 million songs available, and neither its Top 100 tracks. What a pity.
You're better off trying out Apple Music, Spotify or Deezer or whatever online music app you consider appropriate, even if you can't share songs and playlists with your contacts.