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AWA to begin offering service on Garmin Japan's GPS running watch, ForeAthlete645 Music

AWA to begin offering service on Garmin Japan's GPS running watch, ForeAthlete645 Music

AWA began offering its services on Garmin Japan Ltd.'s GPS running watch, ForeAthlete645 Music, as of June 4th, 2018 (Mon.)

Users subscribed to AWA's Standard Plan can now listen to music offered by AWA, choose playlists, and download (*1) music, letting you enjoy your music on your run, even without a phone. In addition, AWA has over 2,000 playlists aimed at runners and joggers, with the songs being chosen by and the playlists made public by users who like running. This is means that, even if you don't know what to listen to, you can enjoy your run as you listen to these playlists…

Mobile phone service provider mineo has begun providing sales of AWA to users as a newly available entertainment option service

Mobile phone service provider mineo has begun providing sales of AWA to users as a newly available entertainment option service

On June 1, 2018 (Friday), K-Opticom Corporation (headquarters: Chuo-ku, Osaka, President / Representative Director: Takao Fujino), which operates the mobile phone service provider mineo, will begin offering sales of AWA as a newly available entertainment option service.

This endeavor is part of mineo's effort to provide new entertainment options such as "music," "video" and "digital books," with the start of sales of AWA within its music category. These sales of AWA are the first ever such endeavor as an option service for a mobile phone service…

Notice of Changes to the Terms of Use

Thanks for using AWA.

On the date of June 1st, 2018 the AWA Terms of Use will be changed as follows:

Changed Content
-Addition of description for processors specified by the Company and accompanying modification


Article 1 (Terms)

[New addition]

1. The user is considered as giving their consent to these terms at any of the points in time stipulated in the below items.
    (1) When the user downloads the application, runs it for the first time, and starts using this service.
    (2) When the user acquires the code that makes it possible to embed (hereinafter referred to as embed code) the Embed Player (defined separately in these terms) into a website, blog or SNS etc. that the user manages (hereinafter referred to as the user's website etc.)
    (3) Further, the user is considered as giving their consent to the terms when the specified application for this service is completed using the service application method specified by a Processor prescribed by the Company in the following List of Specified Processors (hereinafter referred to as “Other Processor”). 


Article 8 (User Benefits)

[The status quo]

Users are eligible to enjoy the benefits in the numbered list below. However, users of the Embed Player as defined in Section 3 shall only be allowed use of trial listening when using the Embed Player.
    (1) Use of music streaming services in accordance with each AWA plan
    (2) Other benefits established by the company

[After the changes]

Users are eligible to enjoy the benefits in the numbered list below. However, users of the Embed Player as defined in Section 3 shall only be allowed use of trial listening when using the Embed Player.
    (1) Use of music streaming services in accordance with each AWA plan
    (2) Other benefits specified separately by the Company or Other Processor


Article 10 (Settlement and Billing Methods)

[The status quo]

(1) This service uses the automatic renewal subscription billing functions provided in the App Store, Google Play, and Stripe services (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Billing Functions") of Apple Inc., Google Inc., and Stripe, Inc. (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Billing and Receipt Agents") that perform billing and receipt agent tasks. (The Stripe function is linked to AWA's official website https://awa.fm.) The information fees are billed and received by means of settlement and payment of Billing Functions provided by Billing and Receipt Agents, paying members are deemed to accept it.

[After the changes]

(1) This service uses the automatic renewal subscription billing functions provided in the App Store, Google Play, and Stripe services or the billing functions prescribed by Other Processor (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Billing Functions") of Apple Inc., Google Inc., Stripe, Inc., or Other Processor (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Billing and Receipt Agents") that perform billing and receipt agent tasks. (The Stripe function is linked to AWA's official website https://awa.fm.) The information fees are billed and received by means of settlement and payment of Billing Functions provided by Billing and Receipt Agents, paying members are deemed to accept it.


Article 11 (Termination, etc. of Billing)

[Addition of description for those who subscribed on the method prescribed by Other Processor]

This service uses the automatic renewal subscription billing functions provided by the Billing and Receipt Agents. As long as customers themselves do not cancel their subscription through the Billing Functions, the billing will automatically continue. By 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period, please refer to the following links to cancel. Even if a cancellation is processed, customers can continue to use the paid plan service during the already paid subscription period. In addition, even if it is canceled during a subscription period, there will be no refund of fees for that period.

For those who subscribed in the App Store
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202039
    *Please note that uninstalling this app will not automatically cancel your subscription.

For those who subscribed in Google Play
    https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/7018481?hl=en
    *Please note that uninstalling this app will not automatically cancel your subscription.

For those who subscribed on AWA's official website
    https://mf.awa.fm/how-to-cancel_en
    *Please note that uninstalling this app will not automatically cancel your subscription.

For those who subscribed on the method prescribed by Other Processor
    Refer to "List of processors specified by the Company".
    *Please note that uninstalling this app will not automatically cancel your subscription.

 


Article 17 (System Requirements)

[Update a link]

Please refer to system requirements on the help for a list of compatible versions. (https://mf.awa.fm/system-requirements)
*We do not provide support to devices that have OS other than the system requirements because it may not work properly.


[New addition]

List of processors specified by the Company

1. K-Opticom Corporation
    Application method for this service
        Those who have subscribed to mineo please click on the following link.
        https://mineo.jp/r/awa/apply.html
        Those who have not subscribed to mineo please click on the following link.
        https://eonet.jp/r/entertainment/awa/
    Cancellation method for this service
        Those who have subscribed to mineo please click on the following link.

        https://mineo.jp/r/awa/cancellation.html
        Those who have not subscribed to mineo please click on the following link.
        https://support.eonet.jp/e/89003/
    Method of payment for this service
        Those who have subscribed to mineo please click on the following link.
        https://mineo.jp/r/awa/accounting.html
        Those who have not subscribed to mineo please click on the following link.
        https://support.eonet.jp/e/89004/

 


Please check the AWA Terms of Use below for details.
https://awa.fm/en/terms/

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AWA 3rd Anniversary Campaign ~Sign up now to win ambie, a new type of earbuds that allows you to listen while doing other things~

AWA 3rd Anniversary Campaign ~Sign up now to win ambie, a new type of earbuds that allows you to listen while doing other things~

AWA will begin its "3rd Anniversary Campaign" on May 10th, 2018 (Thu).
We decided to host the "3rd Anniversary Campaign" ahead of AWA's 3rd anniversary on May 27th (Sun).
We will select lucky winners at random out of everyone who newly signs up for the AWA Standard plan during the campaign period and present them with ambie wireless earbuds. 

The "ambie wireless earcuff," which is the prize, is a new type of earbuds that lets you listen to music while doing other things without blocking your hearing, as it does not shut out outside noise, allowing you to enjoy music while working, walking around town, doing chores at home, and many other situations.
As AWA is famous for being able to recommend playlists that are optimal for various situations, we have succeeded in providing a more complete music experience through our collaboration with ambie…

AWA releases app for "Fire TV" that can be used on TV screen with one touch

AWA releases app for "Fire TV" that can be used on TV screen with one touch

AWA released an application dedicated to Amazon's TV platform "Fire TV" on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

Thanks to this release, those who have "Fire TV" will be able to use AWA seamlessly with a dedicated interface for TV screen. "Fire TV" allows you to play music from connected or built-in TV, check song charts on the service and create playlists so you can enjoy the world's music the same way you would watch TV...

Update to Music Identification Feature on AWA for Android, Automatically Identify Music Playing in Your Surroundings.

Update to Music Identification Feature on AWA for Android, Automatically Identify Music Playing in Your Surroundings.

With this update, it is now possible for your device to automatically identify the track and artist for music playing in your surroundings, even with your smartphone in your pocket or bag, just by turning on the Automatic Music Identification setting in the app. Each identified track will be added to a list, and the user can later check this list and perform instant playback of any of the tracks that were found...

Three Free Months, Only Available Right Now! Happy Holidays Campaign. Launched to Celebrate Winning Google Play’s “2017 Best App” Award

Three Free Months, Only Available Right Now! Happy Holidays Campaign. Launched to Celebrate Winning Google Play’s “2017 Best App” Award

AWA is running a “Three Free Months, Only Available Right Now! Happy Holidays Campaign” from December 26th, 2017 (Tuesday) to 3 PM on January 5th, 2018 (Friday).

To commemorate winning the “2017 Best App” Award—not counting gaming apps—in Google Play’s “Best of 2017” awards, which honor apps and games which became popular in Japan this year, AWA decided to hold a “Happy Holidays Campaign.” This campaign, which is valid for users who registered for the first time under the Standard plan, extends their one month free trial to three months (*1). The campaign is valid even for users whose free trials have already expired, so long as they have not previously registered for the Standard plan (*2).

AWA Partners with Ski Resorts (Hunter Mountain Shiobara and Tambara Ski Park): Show the AWA App for a Lift Ticket Discount

AWA Partners with Ski Resorts (Hunter Mountain Shiobara and Tambara Ski Park): Show the AWA App for a Lift Ticket Discount

AWA has partnered with Hunter Mountain Shiobara (Nasushiobara, Tochigi) and Tambara Ski Park (Numata, Gunma), both ski resorts operated by Tokyu Resort Service Co., Ltd. (HQ: Minato-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Tomoyuki Hayakawa).

During the campaign period of December 23, 2017 (Sat.) and March 31, 2018 (Sat.), visitors to these ski resorts can show the AWA app downloaded on their smartphone to receive a 500 JPY discount on a lift ticket purchased at the lift ticket sales gate (*1).

AWA also plans to give away a pair of lift day passes valid for the 2017-2018 season at Hunter Mountain Shiobara and Tambara Ski Park through AWA's official Twitter account to a lucky 25 couples (50 individuals) (*2)...

The long awaited 239 tracks from "Utada Hikaru", including those under the "Utada" name, released on AWA

The long awaited 239 tracks from "Utada Hikaru", including those under the "Utada" name, released on AWA

Since December 8th, 2017 (Friday), we made available tracks from Utada Hikaru (including those released under her international name "Utada").

The released songs include the 192 titles from her debut album to her latest one, "Fantôme", and further include the 47 songs released overseas under the name "Utada", for a total of 239 tracks...

What was your most played music of 2017? GET YOUR TRENDS 2017

What was your most played music of 2017? GET YOUR TRENDS 2017

We've set up a special site, GET YOUR TRENDS 2017, where you can see the music you listened to most in 2017.

If you log in to GET YOUR TRENDS 2017 using your AWA account, you can analyze your listening data on AWA for the last year, which will show you not only your overall listening time, and your top tracks and artists ranked by number of plays, but also your favorite musical genres, eras, and countries. All the information is visualized in stunning charts, and music can be played directly from each chart...

AWA Launches New Equalizer Feature - A Joint Development with Music Equipment Manufacturer ONKYO

AWA Launches New Equalizer Feature - A Joint Development with Music Equipment Manufacturer ONKYO

AWA has launched its new Equalizer feature for Android & iOS, as of November 16th, 2017.

This new equalizer feature by AWA allows users to manipulate music during playback in order to change the mood of the songs.
Users can adjust the volume of specific sound ranges, emphasize low or high notes, increase the volume of vocals, and more, making it possible to change the overall mood of songs during playback...

[Resolved] Regarding the issue wherein "This track is not available at the moment" is always displayed after selecting a track through the Music Identification feature

[Resolved] Regarding the issue wherein "This track is not available at the moment" is always displayed after selecting a track through the Music Identification feature

Thank you for using AWA.

For the time period from August 4th at 9:00 PM through August 7th at 12:00 PM, 2017, a system error occurred which caused the message "This track is not available at the moment" to display when identifying a song with the Music Identification feature regardless of whether or not that track was available on AWA. This error has since been fixed....