Electric Jukebox didn’t launch before Christmas after all

Wired called it “a Spotify rival with a difference”.

Engadget called it “the music player for everybody else”.

MBW was a little less optimistic.

The Electric Jukebox, the £179 ($229) plug-and-play music streaming platform for your TV, was announced in October last year.

That upfront price would, we were told, get you a 12-month subscription to the service, as well as a USB dongle and wireless remote.

The announcement came with a very clear launch target – in time for the crucial gifting market of Christmas 2015.

Yet those who pre-ordered expecting some festive fun would have been disappointed over Yuletide – because Electric Jukebox is yet to arrive.

Unfortunately, for whatever reason, the Electric Jukebox has officially been delayed.

According to press releases on the UK-born device’s website, it’s now expected to be “in consumers’ hands in time for Easter 2016”.

Those on Electric Jukebox’s non-exec/advisory board include ex-U2 manager Paul McGuinness, former EMI Chairman Alain Levy and former EMI North America boss David Munns.

The device has been endorsed by Robbie Williams, Stephen Fry, Sheryl Crow and Alesha Dixon.

Its Twitter page has 234 followers, and was last active in mid-November 2015.Music Business Worldwide

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