GETMO Arabia to bring digital downloads to MENA region

Arvato Middle East, Abu Dhabi Media Company team up for platform

3947 days ago
Carlos Saleem

Finally we have our own local music download service which doesn't require a fake cousin's address and credit card in the US or UK. Just downloaded my first track from GETMO. Site looks really funky, and they seem to have licensed a hell of a lot of content already. Pity that it is only for windows, but if you are a serious mac user, you probably have VMware installed anyways, which worked fine for me.

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3949 days ago
Derek Francis

Regarding your questions regarding compatibility issues, GETMO has provided me with the following answers: CommsMEA: Is GETMO compatible with Mac/Apple computers? Do the files come in MP3 format, or WMA, or both? GETMO: Yes, Getmo client supports Microsoft XP and Vista which can be easily installed on Apple Macs and supports WMA, MP3 in 2 months and therefore its compatible with iPods and iPhones. CommsMEA: Do you need to use Internet Explorer? Are their any other compatibility issues to be aware of? GETMO: Yes, currently you only have the full support of all options by using Internet Explorer V 6.0 or higher. Firefox, Opera and Safari will be supported soon.

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3949 days ago
dirkjan

Sounds very interesting and looking forward using their services!! As the company has great alliances, I am sure the downloads can be used on a Mac or iPod.

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3950 days ago
Doug

Reading between the lines, and looking at the current state of DRM, I'd expect that music will be offered in WMA format and so won't be playable on a Mac or iPod.

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3950 days ago
Magnus

Sure we can't use our UAE credit cards for the iTunes Store but there are ways around that and at least iTunes is for Mac and Windows users. This new service seems to be only for Windows users (as the site says requires IE 6). Derek, did you ask them about that?

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