One of the main problems is that lots of the music is really old and dated. Great, they've got all the Elvis songs, but where are S Club, Slipknot and Blazin' Squad?
However there are some decent artists available, like Westlife, Atomic Kitten and Kylie, and more will be added all the time.
And one bit of good news: when they launched the free offer, they asked for your credit card details, which is no good for people under 18.
After pressure from CBBC Newsround Online, though, they got rid of the credit card bit, making it much easier for children.
But it's a start
People have been downloading music for several years.
Even though it's been illegal, there are several advantages:
- It's immediate - you can get music (almost) when you want it
- You can get tracks that are hard to find - especially by artists who haven't been in the charts for yonks
- You can burn tracks onto your own CDs to make your own compilations
- You can buy individual songs rather than splashing out on a whole CD - which is value for money
- Illegal music tracks can often be dodgy or bad quality, but with this new system, you know you're getting the real thing
Downloading music is here to stay.
People want to do it and the record companies need to help them do it, rather than pretend it's not happening.
Things have moved on a huge amount in the past year.
But the technology needs to get lots better, and we need to be offered more tracks from more artists.
In a year's time, I think, I'll give it another go.