8tracks Playlist Radio - Top Music App
By 8tracks Inc.
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8tracks is the best playlist radio app for people who care about music to make & discover playlists.
Want to listen to a playlist for a study, workout, yoga, or dating session? Looking for music to stream like radio? 8tracks is the top music app to discover independent hip-hop, EDM, indie rock, fanmixes and more.
Explore over 2 million free curated playlists, each lovingly handcrafted by a real-life human being who listens to music as much as you.
Listen completely free with ads & limits, or get 8tracks Plus.
Free 8tracks listeners get:
Music discovery for every imaginable genre, mood or activity worldwide
Creative playlists with a “soul” behind the music
Fun & adventurous music community sharing and discovering new indie songs
Crazy-good playlist recommendations with less repetition than other apps
Sleep timer & YouTube integration
8tracks Plus subscribers also get these perks on all our platforms:
Ad-free listening, always
Unlimited listening hours
No interruptions between playlists
Animated gifs for your playlist artwork
A flashy badge to show off to your friends and admirers
Join 8tracks’ community of 5 million monthly listeners & DJs. Discover your next favorite playlist today.
8tracks Plus billing plans:
Monthly billing: $4.99/mo
Annual billing: $29.99 (saves 50% at $2.50/mo)
8tracks Plus subscriptions renew automatically at the end of each billing period from the date of sign-up.You can cancel anytime and will continue to receive the benefits of 8tracks Plus through the end of the current billing period, irrespective of cancellation date.
More 8tracks Plus subscription details:
Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period
Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
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What's New in Version 3.3.44
New in 3.3.44:
- Bright and shiny update for your bright and shiny iPhone 7 and iOS 10
- 8tracks Plus, our subscription service that allows ad-free streaming, gif artwork, and other amazing features now in full swing
- Badges! If you’ve invested in 8tracks, you have a badge that lets everyone else know how important you are to us.
- Sprayed down with some pesticides to get rid of some pesky bugs
- Fix for iPhone 5s that were having trouble with playback
- Animated playlist covers like we’re in Harry Potter or something
- 8tracks Timeline: review playlists you’ve heard and upcoming playlists, travel through time and space
- Sleep timer: go to sleep whenever the heck you want without leaving the app running
- Tumblr sharing, in addition to Facebook, Twitter, text, email, link, Tinder (just kidding… maybe)
- Sidebar access to your playlist collections
Pointless to download unless you pay.
I used to enjoy using 8tracks because it was like an online version of itunes or foobar where I could upload my music collection and make playlists out of it, and then I'd listen to them at the gym or while driving to school. I also liked how easy it was to find other user's playlists with the search tags and the different menus for favoriting playlists and songs.
Around two years ago or so ago a playlist listening limit was added, which wasn't that bothersome since there were some ways to get around it. I was moreso disappointed by the loss of the shuffling feature, which would rearrange the order of songs in playlists.
This hour-long limitation on the other hand, has made me disuse this app completely. Maybe it'd be acceptable if it were done on a daily limit, but one hour couldn't last me a day, let alone a week. Anyone who is willing to pay will have an enjoyable experience but I'd rather go back to using an MP3 player instead of paying for yet another monthly subscription service.
I used to use this app all the time, listening to new music on playlists I never would have found otherwise. It was my go to music app to calm me down to help me sleep and to rev me up when I had work to be done. When the ads were first implemented it was an annoyance but if it meant keeping it free I was fine with it. Then you had to start clicking on the ads to keep listening and it was frustrating, and while it made listening to it at night nearly impossible, I could still listen during to day, so I put up with it. But now?! 1 hour per WEEK?! You might as well shut down the app. $40 a year may not seem like a lot, but there are other apps out there that are still free. 8Tracks, you've lost touch with what made you a great service. It's a shame to see you go down like this.
Post Paywall Review
Most people have given this a one star because they're upset that 8tracks had to put up a paywall that's less than $5/month. If you've honestly kept up with them you know they tried other fundraising options to prevent this, but the users dropped the ball. Checkout seedinvest and you'll see what I mean.
This is still an awesome app and well worth the monthly payment. I use playlists for working out, work stuff, reading, doing work around the house and parties. So pretty much everything.
Plus the playlist suggestions are on point. Great algorithm!
- Category: Music
- Updated: Feb 08, 2017
- Version: 3.3.44
- Size: 102 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: 8tracks Inc.
- © 2015 8tracks Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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