SpiralFrog Makes Downloading Music Easier with Automatic Upgrade to Windows Media Player 11 : - Download Manager Eliminates Key Obstacle for Thousands of Music Fans -

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SpiralFrog™ (http://www.spiralfrog.com), the free and legal music experience, is adding an automatic update function in its download manager that will give hundreds of thousands of music-hungry fans faster and easier access to SpiralFrog’s huge library of free songs.

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SpiralFrog is about creating a complete music experience, and offering the latest in Microsoft technology ensures that the site is as easy to use as possible

The system now seamlessly upgrades Windows XP users to Windows Media Player 11 and makes it even easier to download music from the SpiralFrog site. The updated Windows Media Player includes enhanced search and media management technologies, a visually driven user interface, and optimized support for portable music players. Both digital tracks and music videos from SpiralFrog require at least Windows Media Player 10 to play.

"SpiralFrog is about creating a complete music experience, and offering the latest in Microsoft technology ensures that the site is as easy to use as possible," said Joe Mohen, chairman of SpiralFrog.

The update requires no action on the part of existing members or first time users. The SpiralFrog download manager automatically determines if a user's PC needs the upgrade and then seamlessly downloads it.

SpiralFrog, which launched last September, has rapidly become an alternative to illegal peer-to-peer piracy sites with more than 6 million monthly unique visitors. SpiralFrog licenses digitized tracks from both major and independent labels and underlying composition rights directly from music owners. Major brand advertising on the site covers the costs for users, who can download an unlimited amount of songs and videos for free.

How SpiralFrog Works

SpiralFrog enables anyone to download unlimited songs and music videos, with new content added weekly. To access the free content, users must only fill out a simple and quick registration form. As part of the SpiralFrog experience, users see relevant, targeted advertising that does not interfere with their enjoyment of music.

Songs and videos downloaded on SpiralFrog will play on Windows PCs running XP and Vista. Members can download to their PCs and synchronize their music with portable music players or music-enabled phones that support Windows Media digital rights management.

About SpiralFrog™

Headquartered in New York, SpiralFrog™ (http://www.spiralfrog.com) is a Web-based advertising-supported music experience that combines music discovery tools with free and legal downloads of audio and video content licensed directly from the catalogs of the world's leading music owners. SpiralFrog offers music-lovers a compelling alternative to illicit file-sharing and pirate sites, with a secure environment for them to satisfy their unyielding passion and thirst for music and entertainment information at no cost.

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