Most smart phones now have a radio incorporated into them but we have found some great apps that will take your phone onto a new dimension. Choose from the following and the best thing? Most are free.
Last.Fm – iPhone, Android Free
Last.Fm is a fantastic online radio where you can pick the songs it plays and customise your listening choice. The Last.Fm iPhone app lets you access your Last.Fm account on the iPhone and listen to your favourite tracks. You can get the music recommendations according to your taste, add tracks to your playlist, purchase tracks directly from iTunes, tag the tracks, share them with the Last.Fm community and much more.
Shazam – iPhone Free
Ever heard a song on the radio or TV and wondered who it was by? Shazam is the innovative iPhone app that cures your ” What was that song ? ” problem. Just hold your iPhone near the speakers of the device playing that music. Through iPhone’s microphone Shazam gets hold of that song and identifies the album, artist and song title for you. Cool, isn’t it ? Oh, and it’s free too.
Bloom – iPhone, Android £2.39
Dubbing itself ‘part instrument, part composition and part artwork’, this application is one of a kind. Bloom allows you to create elaborate patterns and melodies by simply touching the screen. As creator Brian Eno describes “Bloom is an endless music machine, a music box for the 21st century. You can play it, and you can watch it play itself.
TuneWiki – iPhone Free
If you have ever mumbled along to a track that you don’t know the words to this this is the app for you. TuneWiki shows you subtitled lyrics as you listen to a track, and works in 40 different languages. It also includes Music Maps, which identifies what music is being played around you, or anywhere in the world.
Simplify Music 2 – iPhone £3.49
Winner of PC Mag’s ‘Best iPhone Music Apps 2009’, this application gives you access to your home computer’s digital music library anytime and anywhere, so that you are not limited by the space constraints of your phone. Plus you can share your music with up to 30 friends. Well worth the money.