One of my absolute favorites when it comes to online music listening is 8tracks, and now they have a pretty serious Android app to offer. 8tracks can be used from the browser on 8tracks.com. If you aren’t familiar with this service from before, it’s a compilation of songs, posted by users all across the world. Each user can create a compilation of minimum 8 songs from different performers. If I remember correctly, only two songs by the same performer can be in the compilation, while others must have a different one.
Each compilation is tagged with it’s own genre, so you can search for various mix compilations in a very easy manner. You can also select more genres, and list the tagged mix’s. 8tracks also has a mini social network where you can follow favorite profiles and their mix’s. On this service, you can discover a lot of quality, good songs that aren’t popular, or people just seem to skip over.
The 8tracks app comes with all of these options, and you can download it for free from the Play Store. The interface looks great, with an excellent, yet simple design. When you play a mix, the active application integrates itself in the notification bar, so it’s always available. Of course, it goes without saying that you have to have access to the internet to use this app, since we’re talking about online music here. I tested it out on 3G, and it works nicely. Of course, if you don’t have many MB on your mobile package, I wouldn’t recommend that you use it too long, or you’re gonna wear out all your mobile data.
Hands down, one of the best online music applications out there. I can’t say that I’ve found one bad thing about it, and trust me, I looked long and hard. I always try my best to bring you all of the info about an app, especially it’s flaws, even if I like it, so you can be well informed, but I’ve found nothing bad here. Definitely recommend this to everyone out there.