Review: Groove 2 for iPhone and iPad
Brought to you by Zikera, Groove 2 – Music Player is just that, a music player, but one that offers great unique features with a UI that is beautiful.
We all get to a point where we can’t decide what music to listen to or we fancy a change but just can’t decide what we want to play. Well Groove 2 helps decide for you. Once all your library is synced with the app, which doesn’t take long, you can find a playlist to suit your mood.
The app will create the playlists for you so you don’t have to sit for hours making your own mix. It looks at your taste and what you have played and creates it from there selecting songs from a certain artist or a groovy mix based on a band. It also selects songs by tags to make a playlist. So for example I have one showing music tagged punk rock but there are others like indie, metal and pop.
There is also a favourite section where the app will recognise what apps you have played the most and put them into a collection for you. This is really handy if you have lots of singles rather than albums of one artist.
Another little feature that is very unique to the app and a feature I love is a section called ‘Better Together’. In this section it will put two artists together and play a mix of just their songs. So it offers you a bit of variation but still with the ones you like.
It offers so many different ways to choose your music you really are spoilt for choice. There is also a Three Of A kind playlist which will play three songs from an artist then move on to another artist working its way through your songs. Or you can just hit the surprise button and it will play a nice little mix of all your songs.
I love the UI of Groove 2 and it really is a pleasure to use. It’s the only app I use now to listen to music on my iPhone or iPad. When you have a song playing, the screen shows the album artwork and underneath all the controls you will need like rewind, fast forward and play. There is also a button to tap that will show you the list of songs that are going to be played next.
When you are in the mood to share your music, yes we all do it at times, then you can facebook, tweet or even email a song or playlist. What better way to show your friends on Twitter how cool your music is, or not in some cases.
If you use also use Last.fm you can set it up to scrobble all your songs directly to your Last.fm account. Great for keeping your friends there up to date too.
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