by on September 23, 2010
There’s nothing like a little bit of healthy competition to bring out the best in companies. It’s been over a year since Spotify appeared on the Android platform, offering streamed music and the ability to play downloaded tunes offline to those who subscribe to its premium service.
Considering Android hasn’t got a dedicated music service like, say, the iPhone, Spotify has been ruling the roost and frankly prancing round like it owns the place.
Now it has competition in the form of We7. It may not be as well known as Spotify, but this plucky service offers 3 million tracks, unlimited streaming and the ability to cache tunes to play offline. Cache back, indeed.
So far so Spotify, but We7 is offering its app for free for two full weeks, so you can try it out without being tied from day one.
This is a fantastic incentive to sign up to the real deal, as We7 is a slick app and a real contender for Spotify’s throne.
Load it up and it take seconds to search for either albums, artists or tracks. As the company has all the four majors on board most mainstream music tastes are catered for.
When playing songs, the full album art appears and the ability to pause, play etc. You can queue up songs and tag tracks as popular.
Downloading for listening later is a cinch and there’s a quick ‘delete all’ button to get rid of the cached content once you have listened to it.
Although, like Spotify, the app will eat away at your 3G, the offline content does make this an all-round decent music service.
The addition of playlists is also a boon, but we would have preferred better sharing options.
As music services go this is one of the slickest out there and with a free trial, there’s no reason to not try out this potential Spotify killer.
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