After the death of the file sharing program, the Napster brand was revived for an online music web site. There’s been speculation that it was struggling to survive in a world dominated by Apple’s iTunes.

Napster’s newest promotion is pretty enticing. It now allows free streaming of virtually all the music in its two million song library, using an ad-supported player. Any song can be played up to five times; another play would then require purchasing the song or signing up for one of Napster’s subscription services.

My experience today is good – streaming began instantly, the periodic ads only lasted five seconds, sound quality was good, and an entire album could be played with a single click on the play button. Try it!

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