Music subscription service Rhapsody has updated its app on Web and mobile to enhance the Rhapsody Radio experience for users. Apart from redesigning the interface, Rhapsody now offers an ad-free radio experience with the ability to skip as many tracks as you want.
“The new Rhapsody Radio will give you as much – or as little – influence on the station as you want,” the company said in a blog post.
Rhapsody Radio lets listeners access editorial, genre and mood-based stations curated by the Rhapsody team, as well as enabling users to create and save their own personalized stations. But if you really want control, there are other ways to start your own online radio station.
The ad-free experience is enhanced by unlimited skipping, which is especially useful since you can see upcoming tracks, jump to them or scratch them from the playlist. If you like a song, you can you can rewind and listen to it again. You could also add it to your favourites so that you can access it at any time for a quick listen.
Rhapsody Radio lets users click the thumbs up or down buttons to say whether they like a song or not. Clicking ‘thumbs up’ will add songs similar to the current one, and vice versa for ‘thumbs down’. And listeners can customize how diverse the selection of songs can be with the Variety Tuner Bar.
The new Rhapsody app for iOS 7 features clean, clear and flat aesthetics and a “swipe to reveal” menu for easy navigation. The iOS app does not currently support the Rewind function. Of course, there are other cool Internet radio apps for iPhone too.
If you are a new user, you can get a 30-day free trial, after which you will have to pay $9.99 per month for unlimited streaming on the web, and the ability to download and listen offline on one device, or $14.99 for three devices.
Rhapsody is currently available in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States. You can visit the website or download the app from the Play Store or the App Store.