Yahoo and Rhapsody are putting the play buttons right in the search box and making the Web playable.
Beginning today, users who search for an artist with available content on Yahoo will be able to click play right in the Yahoo shortcut at the top of the search results and instantly stream full-length songs by that artist through the FoxyTunes Player, which is powered by Rhapsody.
The Yahoo Search music playback is now powered by Rhapsody. Yahoo recently partnered with Rhapsody to offer users access to Rhapsody's subscription music service and have now extended that relationship to include music playback within Yahoo Search. This partnership allows all users to listen to 25 free full-length tracks every 30 days. Once 25 songs have been played, users can subscribe to the Rhapsody Unlimited streaming service or continue to listen to an unlimited number of 30-second samples until the next month begins.
Yahoo!'s FoxyTunes Player enables the on-demand, web-based playback of music within Yahoo Search and throughout Yahoo Music. When a user clicks a play button in the Search results, the FoxyTunes Player will launch near the bottom of the browser window. The player offers full functionality for song playback, and includes an expandable playlist option. Users can continue to browse their results page while the player is in use, as search results will continue to scroll while the player stays in place near the bottom of the browser window.