One of the first things that attracted me to the iPhone was the fact that I could take music with me anywhere I went. No longer did I need to carry around an extra device just to listen to music. From the time I got my first cell phone I always wished there was a way to use it as a music player. Then the iPhone came along and no longer did I need an iPod or other MP3 player. Now, there is one device that does it all.
There are plenty of apps that allow us to just stream music without even having to sync with iTunes. With apps like Spotify, Rdio, and the one I’m going to talk about today called MixerBox, it made it even easier to listen to music on the go. MixerBox uses the power of YouTube and Facebook to find lots of music to listen to whenever you want.
Best if all, the app is normally $4.99, but you can pick it up for free for a little while. So if you want to change the way you listen to music on the go, you better jump on the App Store and get it soon.
Obviously, the purpose of this app is for finding and listening to music. It connects to your Facebook account and find music that you will be interested in based on things you have Liked and music listed in your interests. It will automatically show you a bunch of playlists based on music and what it thinks you’ll like. For me, it nailed my musical tastes pretty well, grabbing some of my favorite heavy metal, dubstep, and rap groups.
If you go to the discover tab on the bottom of the screen, you will see music that’s popular on the app currently. This is a place to discover some music that you may not have been looking for but you may still enjoy. It also has a featured section that shows music that is timely.
Of course, you can also use this app to search for specific music that interests you. You can search for certain songs and it will show you the YouTube video that coincides with those songs. You can also search for playlists based on certain artists that interest you. Simply type in the artist name and it will show you all playlists created by other members of the app based on that certain artist.
Since the app connects to Facebook, your friends will be able to see what you are listening to. If you’d like to keep things private, you can go to the settings tab in the app and click “Private Session.” This will make it so no one can see your music and it will turn off when you have been inactive for over six hours. This works very similar to Spotify’s privacy feature.
For the time being, you do need a Facebook account to use the app. However, the developers have said that they are working on implementing other methods of logging in.
Overall, this app is a really cool way to find and listen to music on your iPhone. Not only do you get to listen to the music, but you also get to watch videos, since the app works through YouTube. Since the app is normally $4.99, getting it for free is a great deal. Don’t wait though, because the app is only free for a little while.