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napsterStreaming music service Napster is to cut the price of its subscription in the UK, following tough competition from Swedish upstart Spotify.

The company is now offering unlimited music streaming for a fiver and punters get to keep five tracks every month.

Up until now users of the service had to pay a tenner and no not have any mp3s. £15 got you streaming and unlimited downloads that were DRM’d so couldn’t work with an iPod. The new deal seems a tad better although Spotify still offers free streaming with ads every now and again.

Napster’s service contains over eight million tracks form the major labels as well as some independents. There are also playlists, radio stations and recommendations as well.

Subscriptions to the service will also be chucked in with new Dell PCs and laptops.