Muziic is an application for the iPhone/iPod Touch that was developed by the father and son team of internet entrepreneurs Mark and David Nelson. The app provides an innovative approach to finding free – and legal – on-demand music for its users via YouTube and allows you to search for music and videos.
Aside from allowing you to browse YouTube, Muziic enables you to tune in to hundreds of internet radio stations, create playlists, tweet what you’re listening to, and search songs and videos from iTunes. In this article, I’m going to go into more detail on Muziic’s core features, as well as provide screen shots of the app’s interface.
Muziic Home Screen
When you first open Muziic, you will see a home screen that lists all of your options for you. You can enter an artist or song title to search for, check out a list of featured tracks, connect to an internet radio station, listen to albums, or listen to a playlist.
These are the core abilities of this app. Let’s take a closer look at how each of these options pan out.
Featured Tracks & Search
When you first go to the Featured Tracks option, you are taken to a list of recent popular songs on YouTube. From there you can click on a song to add it to your playlist. Once on your playlist, simply click the song again to get it to play on YouTube.
In the search box, if you type in the name of an artist or song and click the search icon you are taken to a similar list of songs matching your query. I typed in Lil Wayne and got several results. Again, you can add the desired songs to your playlist from here.
Not sure what artists or songs you’re in the mood for? Well, if you check out the Internet Radio screen, you can find hundreds of internet radio stations to choose from, spread out across multiple pages on the app.
To help narrow your search you can make your selection by category. Some of the options include 70’s, Alternative, Hard Rock, Oldies, etc. There are many to pick from.
When you make your selection you are taken to the station information screen and your music begins playing.
You can listen to entire music albums on the Albums screen. There are pictures of all the album covers and again you can search by category. When you click on an album you are taken to a list of all of the tracks and you can begin listening to them.
While you’re listening to music or watching videos on the app, you can connect to Twitter to tweet what you’re listening to. Letting your followers know what you’re listening to could help them get to know you better as well as support the artists you like via WOT (word of tweet).
Another good way to support your favorite artists is to purchase their songs/albums on iTunes, which can also be done from right within the app.
In summary, Muziic makes searching YouTube for music easy. Where in other iPhone/iPod Touch apps you might have to invidually search for YouTube songs as you’re listening to them, Muziic’s playlist feature and simple interface allows you to enjoy your music and save time.
What do you think of this app? Will you be using it? Or do you know a better alternative? Leave your comments below.