Grooveshark was a website which offered instant online streaming of music and it was recently brought down by the music industry for hosting copyright material illegally. After that achievement, the music business will have to face now a new more frightening threat, Aurous. The music streaming app/website Aurous is built the same way as Popcorn Time, on a bittorrent search engine. It is also designed to look very alike to Spotify, but it won’t have any interruptive audio adds. Simply put, Aurous is the next Spotify but with actual free music or Popcorn Time for music.
The app is developed by coder Andrew Sampson also the creator of the bittorrent search engine Strike Search. Because their project is simply a search engine for illegal files it doesn’t host any of those files, the music industry will not be able to shut them down as easily as Grooveshark. Aurous will be completely free, except for some banner based adds or sponsored content which however won’t in any way interrupt you from streaming music. Aurous doesn’t use external servers, it only scans archives on illegal P2P sites where files are stored by seeders. That means the app will be able to offer music that even Spotify doesn’t have. In just a few milliseconds by using the app you will be able to listen to your favorite songs or artist free of charge.
The fact that it won’t host any files and streams music for free makes it extremely dangerous because some artists will be against it. The streaming service will enter the Alpha stage on 10th October when people from all around the world will be able to download the Aurous app.