TuneIn Radio Brings Live Experience to Android Phones
TuneIn Radio released an update to its Android application that brings with it the TuneIn Live experience previously reserved for the Apple iPad. It offers a new Live screen that has a grid of album artwork visible. Each time a new song begins on one of TuneIn Radio's thousands of stations, it flips one of the images. Users can then choose to tap any of the album artwork images and be taken to that song on the particular station that's playing it. TuneIn things this new feature will help listeners discover new music. TuneIn Radio is preinstalled on many of the Android handsets sold in the U.S., and is free to use.
Pandora's Latest Update Emphasizes Personalization
Pandora today revealed changes to its Android and iOS applications that will make customizing stations and the listening experience easier. The first new feature is the beta release of Pandora's Station Personalization interface, which includes new transitions and animations that make it clearer to users the stations and playlists to which they are listening.
Apple Retunes Apple Music
Apple today announced an entirely new version of Apple Music. Apple redesigned the app from the ground up to improve the user experience.
Apple Retunes Apple Music for Android Devices
Apple today released Apple Music 2.0 for Android handsets and the app introduces a number of features found on the iOS version. To start, Apple Music for Android drops all elements of Google's Material Design in favor of Apple's app design language.
Google Play Music Searches Reveal Playable Results
Google has updated its Play Music app for Android devices and made it possible to play songs directly from search results. Now, when users search for a song, album, or artist, the top three results include a "play" button that lets them jump immediately to those songs.