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After the revolutionary Kazaa, LimeWire, and Napster movement of free peer-to-peer music downloads gave way, other less effective imitating software was developed. However, this isn’t one of them. With this desktop app (compatible with Windows XP/2003/Vista) you’ll be able to listen to millions of songs for free with the aid of a few keys and clicks.

How Is This Possible?

With Muziic, a free online music player that allows you to access millions of songs free of charge, you won’t get into trouble for it because unlike Napster was at one point, it’s completely legal. This app enables you to search through a wide variety of songs in a music catalog that showcases all types of genres all the way from classical hits to hip-hop or R&B.

You’re also able to view small clips that are associated with the song of your choice, courtesy of YouTube.

It might seem a lot to take in at first once you open the user-interface, however you’ll come to find out that it’s pretty easy to search and listen to tracks once you get the hang of it.

Here’s How

The first thing you have to do is open up Muziic, then once you see the following window pop-up you’ll know that everything is in place.

As soon as the complete Muziic player window opens then you can scroll through the list of genres all the way to the left side of your window. You can open up a genre and view songs that have been previously uploaded by other users by simply clicking on its name.

Once you’ve browsed through the list and found songs you want to listen to, just click on the plus sign next to the song and it will be instantly added to your playlist.

Now in order to play the songs in your play list all you have to do is double click on the song and it will begin to load and play on the music player at the top left hand corner.

The End of Our Small Journey

Muziic player also allows you to configure the quality of your songs depending on your Internet connection speed by clicking on the Settings tab and choosing between Standard and HQ Stereo (HQ Stereo requires faster speeds).

There were a few things I wasn’t too fond of.  It doesn’t have the option to listen to radio stations like you can with Last.fm or Spotify Stream Music For Free With Spotify (+ Invites) Stream Music For Free With Spotify (+ Invites) Read More . I also found no easy way to manage the playlist or quickly browse through it as well.

However, once you take all of these things into consideration and the fact that it’s a free music player you’ll see past a few of the drawbacks (since you can’t have everything) and you can begin to enjoy free music with Muziic.

Please feel free to MakeUseOf our comment box below and leave us a thought!

  1. Bryan
    September 29, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Why are you people jumpin the man, if you don't like it, don't use it, some people are never satisfied, and bitch, bitch, bitch, give it a break already, the guy seems like a pretty cool hombre to me, adios.

  2. rick
    March 26, 2009 at 5:26 am

    I swear this thing is AWESOME... Given that they're apparently in talks with Google, and google and universal announced their plans to make a similar youtube music site, i'm guessing this site will probably be bought over by Google $$$

    • Joel Reyes
      March 26, 2009 at 6:47 pm

      Yup! It's very possible that Muziic will be bought by a larger company that's applications such as this one. If Google would buy it, I'm sure it would get a completely new make-over and it will become a lot more popular. It always happens that way.. :)

      Thanks Rick!

      • Al
        April 5, 2009 at 10:23 am

        the songs won't load!

  3. WS
    March 22, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    This is the worst application and a less than balanced article. I usually like makeuseof.com but this time they dropped the ball :(

    • Joel Reyes
      March 23, 2009 at 2:44 pm

      Everyone has their own opinion, thank you for yours. I hope you continue to read MUO.

  4. Caroline Bogart
    March 20, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks for the reply.

    I wouldn't believe it's legal because of that. Use at your own risk. Two reasons.

    1- lots of music sites say they're legal, and that doesn't make it so

    2- Viacom is suing Google for billions. In my opinion, rightly so. I don't think the model itself is legal.

    Thanks.

  5. Joel Reyes
    March 20, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Clarification:

    Muziic is a free music player that does not let you download the songs (mainly why it's legal and free). The entire time that I used Muziic (about 2 days straight) I actually did not see not one advertisement, as I mentioned as a few of the downsides this app is nowhere near "perfect"..however, it's free and beats sitting very quietly at the computer. :) Enjoy!

    If you have anymore questions or comments, I will respond as soon as possible. Thank you all for your contributions.

    • Joe
      April 22, 2009 at 1:31 am

      Is it Linux-Compatible ?

  6. Srikanth
    March 20, 2009 at 10:03 am

    I will try it.

  7. Jon
    March 20, 2009 at 12:30 am

    I would say that at a guess, you will not be able to download the songs. The reason its legal is because you never actually have the song, just like YouTube; its a streaming service. Until that is, someone figures out how to capture/save the song to a hard drive.

  8. Dmitriy Zasyatkin
    March 19, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    It's too bad that this article does not talk about the downside to Muzzic. It makes it sound too good to be true. It has to be ad powered so how often to you get stuck having to listen to some ad?

    It would also be nice if they talked about the background to this, like how it was started.

  9. CesarIII
    March 19, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    grooveshark rules!! Dont need to download anything! real web 2.0 app! lol lol

  10. Steve SEO UK
    March 19, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Nice one. Cheers. Will RT your tweet.

  11. Caroline Bogart
    March 19, 2009 at 7:34 am

    Do let us know why this is legal. Thank you.

  12. Francis Simisim
    March 19, 2009 at 7:14 am

    I heard that it was a kid that did this application. It's really clever and a great free application for everyone to enjoy

    TechFilipino

  13. Tone
    March 19, 2009 at 6:11 am

    Nice App, Poor selection of music, Cheesy like Edam..Booo

  14. Iseli
    March 19, 2009 at 5:09 am

    I agree with Jon. This article without that explanation is worthless, I don't want to know how the interface of a program I won't use works.

  15. Sean
    March 19, 2009 at 4:03 am

    Does the fact that you can only listen to the songs, and not download them, make this legal? How are royalties appropriated for the plays on these songs?

    • Joel Reyes
      March 20, 2009 at 11:29 am

      Well that and the speculation that Muziics owners have an open label policy and are working with any label possible..something Napster and Limewire managed to turn the other cheek on..

  16. Atlanta Private Investigator
    March 19, 2009 at 6:35 am

    You could also use mixturtle.com it's free too...

  17. Piepieonline
    March 19, 2009 at 12:42 am

    In regards to Jon, I believe, as written on their site, "Muziic Player streams all of your favourite songs directly to you, 100% free and legally. Through YouTube's state of the art Content ID recognition system, major record labels are fully compensated for each song play."

  18. RightPaddock
    March 19, 2009 at 5:24 am

    Apparently music publishers like spotify.com/en/, because it gives them revenue. Looks pretty good to me, unlimited listening and its free if you're happy to have a few ads every 10 minutes or so, or you can pay $20 a month for an ad free service. There's no downloads its play on demand.

    More info here - http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/jan/29/spotify - currently only available in UK & Sweden.

  19. Jon
    March 18, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    When stories like this claim that the subject of the story is legal, I wish they'd explain in detail why they make this claim. I'm not going to just take their word for it...

    Since the writer didn't, can anybody explain to me what is magical about this particular software that makes it different?

    • Will
      March 19, 2009 at 11:32 am

      I'm not sure, but in Spotify, the music is legally free because the music companies sign up to spotify and then spotify lets you listen to all music with occasional small adverts and rare voice adverts. This way, the music companies get money, however you can't download the songs.

      Anyway, IMO I like Spotify, it has a clean interface and it's easy to use, plus I don't mind occasional adverts which I don't even notice!

    • Joel Reyes
      March 20, 2009 at 11:27 am

      It's basically the same concept as what Will (thank you) clarified. Muziic developer and the people aiding him (mostly his father) are working with different labels to make the music free and always legal.

  20. Dylan
    March 18, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    I'm surprised you didn't harp on the "fifteen year old developer takes on YouTube and wins" angle.

    • Joel Reyes
      March 20, 2009 at 11:20 am

      Lol..We're not all that predictable here. That would take the fun out of reading MUO. ;)

  21. Brandlessblog
    March 18, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    I will try it ...

  22. Satchmoe
    March 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    This is a very interesting app.
    With a great selection of music and the addition of video makes this one of the better music applications.
    I do like you have a few disappointments with the app. One is the inability to maximize the window, which makes it a little hard to navigate on large resolution screens. My only other concern also the inability to listen to streaming radio.
    All in all I give it a 8/10.

  23. Albert Ng
    March 18, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Can you download the songs too?

    • Joel Reyes
      March 20, 2009 at 11:17 am

      I believe you cannot. It's all on the Muziic server. You're only able to upload. But you'll have full control of your playlists at least. :)

  24. Liam
    March 18, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    This looks good.
    However, i like to use grooveshark. This uses an online flash interface which is great! That to challenge apple!
    Groovesharks music collection is very good, too!

    • Joel Reyes
      March 20, 2009 at 11:15 am

      Thanks for the tip Liam! I'll most definitely check Grooveshark out.

    • bob
      May 23, 2009 at 2:55 am

      that comment is a load of shit

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