Online streaming service suggests playlists based on your current mood or activity.
The online radio music streaming market is competitive, with big players like Last.fm, Pandora and Spotify all providing fairly similar, free services. With most online music services, you choose your song, share it with friends, “like” it or not, and view other music suggestions based on your listening habits.
New app on the block Stereomood adds a twist to the conventional streaming template, by focusing on the reason most people listen to different types of music: their mood.
The service’s web app has a range of mood and situation suggestions, from “calm”, “commuting” and “just woke up” to “space trip”, “dish washing” and “candlelit dinner”.
Using the playlist suggestions depending on your mood or what you’re currently doing, you can access an extensive playlist of related music, and add songs from each pre-prepared playlist to your own customized lists. As well as finding songs through playlists, users can search for individual artists and songs, and listen to other users’ playlists too.
The service works by compiling MP3 tracks from international music blogs. This allows them to provide a streaming service for free, without being hit by anti-piracy action. Web users can now connect their Stereomood account with their Last.fm account and scrobble music through the latter so they can share their soundtrack with friends.
As well as a web app, Stereomood apps are available for iPhone, Android, Mac, Windows and other mobile devices. Within the apps, you can search for songs by mood, and tag songs with certain emotions so they appear on more accurate playlists in the future. Users can download and stream music through all Stereomood apps for free, and the ad-free version is $0.99.