8tracks playlist radio

8tracks playlist radio


(3 stars)


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  • 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
  • Make sure you have a wi-fi signal!
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Expert's Review

"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 3.3:
✓ Slightly updated material design, slightly sexier app
✓ Told some bugs to get lost and never show their sorry faces in this town again

New in 3.2:
✓ Slightly updated material design, slightly sexier app
✓ Now displaying artist info so you can learn more about the people behind the music you love
✓ Favorite tracks from your notification screen so you don’t even have to go back into the app to show some love
✓ Onboarding screens where we lovingly teach you how to lovingly use the app that loves you back
✓ Told some bugs to get lost and never show their sorry faces in this town again

New in 3.1:
✓ We added Chromecast support, so now you can beam 8tracks playlists to your TV Starship Enterprise-style.
✓ Those bugs that were giving you trouble? We told ‘em to scram!
✓ You can once again sort by trending, newest, and popular. We’re giving the power back to the people.

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 3.3:
✓ Slightly updated material design, slightly sexier app
✓ Told some bugs to get lost and never show their sorry faces in this town again

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Comments and ratings for 8tracks playlist radio
  • (51)

    by Janel on 15/10/2013

    This app is great!

  • (51)

    by Kelly Cockrell on 12/05/2015

    I graded this site at 100%

  • (51)

    by Karla Robles Cruz on 12/05/2015

    I really liked it but it keeps locking and causing issues with the ui and the home button so

  • (51)

    by Sarah Christiansen on 12/05/2015

    Loved this app but the notification thing stopped working. Only half the time it shows me what's playing and the other half of the time it shows the wrong song or isn't there. When it is there, the skip/pause button don't work.

  • (51)

    by Kathleen Staller on 11/05/2015

    After one song on a playlist, the music stops and i have to switch to a different playlist, just for one more song. I have to continue to do this if I want to listen with this app.

  • (51)

    by Elisabeth Emilia on 11/05/2015

    Love it

  • (51)

    by Dottie Duklas on 11/05/2015

    Honestly the sleep timer is my entire life, especially when you play a sleep mix and download rain sounds

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