We’d like to take a moment to recognize Xfinity TV for taking home the Appscar for Best Video App. Now it’s time to vote for today’s potential leading players in the Best Music App category, where we find some pretty stiff competition. And the nominees are…
MOG: This blog turned full-fledged music subscription service offers a great music experience on smart phones and TVs. It’s available for Android, iOS and Roku devices, and we gave it a totally respectable 3.5 stars in our recent review. For $4.99 per month for the basic app, MOG earned points for its engaging editorial content, multifunctional fast search interface, and a 320 Kbps download option for offline listening.
Moodagent: Available for iOS and Android, Moodagent Free lets you match your music to your mood, instantly creating playlists based on the mood settings you select from a range that includes sliders for sensual, tender, happy, angry, and tempo. After each adjustment, the app creates a new combination from your library. Most recently, Syntonetic added the ability to share your mood and taste in music via Facebook and Twitter. You can pay $0.99 for an ad-free version.
Pandora Radio: Arguably everyone’s favorite music streaming app, Pandora Radio lets you create radio stations based on songs, genres, and artists you like thanks to the Music Genome Project. It’s definitely a must-download app if your device doesn’t come with it pre-loaded. Pandora is available free for Android, BlackBerry, iOS,Windows Phone, webOS, plus it now works with Ford Sync AppLink and MINI Connected for in-car listening.
Rhapsody: Earning 4 stars and an Editors’ Choice award, Rhapsody Premier for Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Tivo will cost you $9.99 per month, but it may well be worth it. Going on 10 years strong, this music subscription service-turned-radio app continues to outpace the competition with great social features, unlimited access to 10.6 million songs on demand, and an easy-to-use interface.
Slacker Radio Plus: This Pandora-like radio subscription service provides great audio quality, 10 million songs, and is accessible on almost every major mobile platform (Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, webOS) for just $4.99 per month. That fee gets you a service that lets you customize your radio stations and make song or artist requests. We like the integration of ABC News briefs at the top of each out, and you get unlimited song skipping.
The poll is open from now until Wednesday, February 16 at 9:00 a.m. Did we forget someone? Feel free to add write-ins in the comments below. Then tune in Wednesday for the Best Photography App category.