I’m not afraid to admit I’m a little bit of a music junkie. That’s why when I saw Songza in the Google Play Store, I immediately added it to the seemingly infinite list of apps on my phone (And, subsequently, downloaded it from the App Store for use on my iPod touch). This free music app is available for apple products, android products, the kindle fire, and is also accessible on the internet. Moreover, it has made itself not only my new go to music app, but has additionally replaced the ever-so-popular Pandora Radio as my favorite music application.
What it is
Songza, like Pandora Radio, is an application that has an extensive library of playlists to supplement any listener’s taste in music. However, what makes Songza different is its concierge feature, which detects the day of the week and time of day and creates a list of appropriate activities with corresponding playlists that complement the things that people do on a daily basis.
However, the fun doesn’t stop there. With hundreds of various playlists available at your fingertips, the amount of music possibilities is endless. You see, with Songza, you don’t necessarily have to choose an activity in order to access a playlist. While using the app, there is also the option of browsing through Songza’s most popular playlists, or you can search through playlists based on genre, decades, moods, or even different cultures. Furthermore, Songza gives you the option of favoriting certain playlists, giving you a library of your preferred music at your fingertips.
What I like about Songza
Another thing about Songza that continues to pull me back to the app is the fact that no audio ads are played in between songs. That’s right – your playlist will never be interrupted with ads describing the effects of using meth or why you should choose a certain college, making listening to music exponentially more enjoyable.
Additionally, I am a fan of how Songza allows users to log in with Facebook in order to use the application. This eliminates the hassle of remembering yet another username and password that are often times necessary for using programs such as this.
What I don’t like about Songza
On the other hand, not everything about Songza is seamless. One issue I continue to have when using this app is that the music stops playing without warning – even when I have wifi and/or 4G coverage. Furthermore, my phone (or my iPod touch) continues to register that the app is working and that music is playing, meaning that I have to restart my device in order to solve the problem, which is a huge inconvenience.
Overall, I would give Songza an 8 out of 10. This app is easy to use and never disappoints my never ending thirst for new music, but the fact that this app has the same problem of stopping its music stream on both my smart phone and iPod touch is irksome and inconvenient. But even though this app has a few problems, it’s definitely worth checking out. Whether you’re music obsessed like myself, or you only occasionally listen to it, Songza is sure to satisfy even the most refined musical connoisseur’s tastes as well as expand the horizons of any music listener.