8tracks playlist radio

8tracks playlist radio

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Search using definite or abstract terms
  • Over 1 million user-generated playlists
  • Free to download and no ads whatsoever
  • Clean, intuitive design
  • Smooth, endless playback
Cons
  • Make sure you have a wi-fi signal!
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Expert's Review
9.0
Awesome

"Make me a mixtape that makes me yours"

Reviewed by / Oct 14, 2013

The best way yet to discover and enjoy new music - for any time, taste, or place

Everyone knows the feeling of struggling to find the appropriate soundtrack for the moment, whether it's for at the office or at the beach, for working out or making out. Sometimes your worn out personal music library just doesn't cut it anymore, and you're in desperate need of some fresh beats. The popular Pandora is one solution, but it's not available internationally, and the library of artists is limited. Enter 8tracks, the mixtape sharing method that's shortly to become your favorite way of listening to music.

Filter through over 1 million user-generated playlists by artist, tags, or keywords. This can be as concrete as "Devendra Banhart" or "free jazz," or you can find appropriate lists for your mood and activity with searches as abstract as "staring at the ceiling," "autumn morning," and/or "whiskey." If you want music to match it, chances are great that someone else has put together a playlist, which other users can rank and comment upon. You can also take your own spin as a DJ and upload personalized playlists for others to enjoy.

Save your favorite lists to your profile for quick access later. 8tracks will also analyze your taste and recommend related lists accordingly. You can follow specific users if you find super talented mix artists, and you can also save your favorite individual tracks to a list that links to playable YouTube/SoundCloud clips.

8tracks is set up to be a 100% legal way for you to listen to music whenever, wherever. It's also completely devoid of ads and totally free to use. The navigation is intuitive and clean, and it quietly (or loudly, if you crank up the volume!) runs in the background of your device. The only caveat has to do with data streaming - you may want to ensure you've got a wi-fi signal, or else you'll insidiously chew away at your data plan as you groove.

I couldn't recommend 8tracks any more strongly - these days, it's almost exclusively what I use to listen to music. I have no doubt you'll find yourself quickly addicted as well.

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Developer's original description available here
8tracks is the best place for people who care about music to make and discover refreshingly human playlists.

Here at 8tracks, we have the perfect playlists for you. We know you sometimes want music for working out, making out, or rocking out -- or the perfect soundtrack for the office or the bedroom or the beach. You want to hear your favorite genres, whether you’re into indie rock or hip-hop, country or deep house, punk or pop. And you want to connect with others who've similarly awesome music taste.

8tracks offers all of those things. You can pick from 2m playlists, lovingly curated by people 'round the world. You'll discover great new music and cool people, with less repetition and more fun.

New in 3.0:
✓ Momma’s got a beautiful new look
✓ Animated playlist covers like we’re in Harry Potter or something
✓ 8tracks Timeline: review playlists you’ve heard and upcoming playlists, travel through time and space
✓ New Home screen: automatically shows what you listen to most
✓ Sleep timer: go to sleep whenever the heck you want without leaving the app running
✓ Tumblr sharing, in addition to Facebook, Twitter, text, email, link, Tinder (just kidding…maybe)
✓ Performance improvements and bugs swatted
✓ Sidebar access to your playlist collections

Recently changed in this version

New in 3.03:
✓ The Player screen was locked to portrait, we found that odd so we unlocked it (and fixed a few issues at the same time)
✓ Taking bugfixing to the next level
✓ Desperately trying to fix Samsung Note/Tab crashes… Samsung software why do you exist?
✓ Improved a few assets where our designer was thinking about something else at the time when he made them
✓ The newest tag had gone missing, but we found it hidden behind a for-loop that started at 1


Comments and ratings for 8tracks playlist radio
  • (69)

    by Janel on 15/10/2013

    This app is great!

  • (69)

    by Alexis Michelle on 14/09/2014

    <3 <3

  • (69)

    by Peter Keefe on 14/09/2014

    I just started using this service/website and really like it. The music it plays is nice and refreshing. I just wish I could Chromecast it to my stereo system for a richer experience.

  • (69)

    by Sigrid Maruyama on 14/09/2014

    Definitely amazing!

  • (69)

    by Kevin Jamila on 14/09/2014

    Thanks this app. I got new discover new songs.

  • (69)

    by Nikhil Thiyyar on 14/09/2014

    It does what it promises and is a great tool for music discovery. Although the developers should optimize it for slow data connections. Nevertheless five stars

  • (69)

    by Julio Bufalin on 14/09/2014

    I love this APP