What could be better: Songza's creative music selection is solid, but its apps are known for straining your device's battery.
Most of today's streaming services aim to provide expert or algorithm-developed playlists. 8tracks is different. Users either create a mix of at least eight songs or listen to mixes created by other users. Tons of user-created mixes span multiple genres, so it's easy to find hours and hours of music to keep the party going.
A free service, 8tracks has apps for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry, as well as a smattering of third-party apps for other platforms. The premium 8tracks plus offering removes ads for $50 per year.
What's good about 8tracks: The ability to enjoy user-created mixes gives 8tracks a unique social component: You can follow users who make mixes you enjoy.
What could be better: Each of 8tracks apps are well designed, but I found it difficult to find content among the sea of playlists out there. Better search tools would greatly improve the experience.
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