Finally turntable.fm for Android arrives
Turntable.fm is the social media website that allows its users to interactively share music, and today we have the news that turntable.fm for Android finally arrives to the Google Play Store, so Android users can be virtual DJs wherever they may be going.
For those of you that may have never heard of it turntable.fm is a music service where users become DJs in virtual clubs, and as GottaBe Mobile are reporting each room can have between one and five DJs with around 200 listeners. The DJs look to gain points by trying to get other users to give their songs the thumbs-up, but if too many users give the song the thumbs-down the song will be skipped.
As users gain more points they can upgrade their avatars, but other than that the idea is for DJs to play the music they love. The service is legal as it has struck deals with all the major music labels, and the Android application brings most of the functionality of the desktop version.
There is a chat function included in the app, but it does seem to be a little buggy on some devices, which will hopefully be addressed in future updates. There is one standout feature that is missing from the app though, which is the ability to open the current track in services like Rdio and Spotify, and the only option is to purchase the tracks via Amazon MP3.
Another feature missing from the app is the ability to view the previous tracks that DJs played in a room, which is normally useful for potential DJs to get a feel for the room but is only currently available in the desktop version of the service.
To find out more and to download turntable.fm head over to Google Play. Are you a user of turntable.fm?