What are the basics of Streaming?


  1. Streaming AND downloading.  

    Patrons of subscribing libraries now have a weekly download allotment, and a DAILY streaming allotment. The download counter and the streaming time remaining are at the top of the page once you login.
  2. How to stream, how to download.

    Nothing has changed with the download functionality, except that the sample clips are now gone.  Streaming is, after all, a license to sample!
    1. When you put your cursor over an album, you will see a “stream now” button come up. If you press that button on an album, the whole album will play in order. 
    2. You can use “Freegal Playlists”.  This is a list of pre-selected songs in a genre that you are sure to enjoy.
    3. To create a playlist:
      • Click on “My Playlists” under “Streaming” on the left side of the page.
      • Click on “Create and Store Playlists”.
      • At the top center of the page, click on the “+” symbol next to “Saved Playlists”.
      • Name your playlist (ex. “The Boss”) and describe it (ex. “Bruce”).
      • In that box, click on “Create New Playlist” and your playlist is ready to add music.
      • Click on the “Home” page and start looking for music to add.
      • To add an album, move your cursor over an album cover and a =+ will appear.  Click on that, and then add to your playlist of choice.
      • To add an individual song, click on the image until you see a play arrow and =+ sign. Pressing the =+ will allow you to add the song to your chosen playlist.
  3. Go Mobile with Freegal Apps!

    As always, Freegal Music is also a mobile experience. The newest Freegal Music update for Android and Apple devices is in the app stores for you to be able to stream ad-free music, at no charge to you.


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