Grooveshark Back In, Then Quickly Out of the Google Play Store

Grooveshark, an online music streaming service, faces another setback as its application is once again removed from the Google Play store, less than a week after being approved for sale. This mirrors the company’s experiences from more than a year ago, when the Grooveshark app was first released and then removed from the Google’s application marketplace.

Unlike music streaming services such as Spotify and Rdio, Grooveshark allows users to listen to online music stations, build playlists and play an unlimited number of songs for free. These features have angered the music industry, lead to numerous lawsuits as well as pressure against any businesses deemed to support the music sharing website.

After its initial removal from the Google Play store (then called the Android Market), Grooveshark worked with Google directly to remove any objectionable content from its application. Once these concerns were address, the application was allowed back into the Google Play store, only to be removed again a week later. No word from Google or Grooveshark on what caused this new problem. 

Grooveshark fans who still want a Grooveshark app can download it directly from Grooveshark’s mobile website. A large number of app downloads, however, originate from Google Play, so this app removal will definitely hamper Grooveshark adoption.

Dann Berg
Follow Dann Berg on Twitter ,Google+. or at Novice No Longer. Follow LAPTOPMAG on Twitter, Google+ or Facebook.
Dann Berg on
Email* (will not be published)
*Indicates required field
Submit Comments

All Product Types Accessories Cars Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras eReaders GPS Laptops MP3 & Video Players Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets / MIDs VoIP Wi-Fi
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS Averatec BenQ CTL Corp. Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Sager Samsung Sony Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 4 5 6 7 8 9
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1920x1080 1920x1200 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options