JB Hi Fi NOW has got its first major exclusive album pre-release with it securing the rights to stream Muse’s new album The 2nd Law in Australia before its official release date of September 28 (where its rivals Spotify and Rdio will also make the album available for streaming).
The move is likely to attract more people to use the NOW service. However, you don’t necessarily have to commit to JB Hi Fi NOW if you already have Spotify or Rdio, you can use their one month trial until the album is released and then buy it from your online or physical music stores. Of course, we’re assuming that you haven’t used that one month trial.
However, is it any better than Spotify or Rdio? Why not check our little comparison guide. You can also listen to the album here.