Yahoo has teamed up with Rhapsody to enable users to listen to the full copies of songs right on the Yahoo! Search results page. This is in addition to the other Rhapsody collaboration which provides music artist shortcut on the page. Whereas before, Yahoo search users can only find quick details about artists, this time whenever a user search for an artists or a particular song, a Rhapsody music player will pop out of the screen to enable them to listen to the full version of the songs.
In all honesty, I find it a useful tool. There’s no better way to learn about a particular song than to hear it play, right? The only hinch is the fact that the service only allows you to listen to 25 songs and if you want to hear more, you need to get a premium account from Rhapsody. Existing Rhapsody account holders will definitely find this new Yahoo! Search feature a pretty fun tool, while non-members might have second thoughts whether to get the Rhapsody premium account or not because there are other alternatives like Seeqpod and Skreemr.
The good thing about this new Yahoo! Search feature is the fact that it links directly to Yahoo! Music which provides more details and information about songs and their artists. Yahoo also promised to enable full music playback on the Yahoo music site later on.