The internet is abuzz today with a new music streaming service by doubleTwist. Called Magic Radio, it looks to directly compete with music streaming services like Spotify and Pandora. At a paltry $4 a month, it’s definitely cheaper than, or on par with, other music streaming services and Magic Radio boasts a superior library of music.
To get get started with Magic Radio, you download the already popular doubleTwist Player music app from the Google Play Store. Open the app and you can start your 7 day free trial of Magic Radio. As stated, the service has a recurring monthly charge of $3.99. What’s nice about it is that you can use your Google account to pay for it so there is no long forms to fill out. Just confirm purchase and go.
Once you’re in, it’s a pretty familiar interface for those who use these streaming apps frequently. You can set up radio stations based on genres or artists you like. A perk is since you pay for the service, all the streaming is completely ad free and there are none of those skip song limits like you’d see on Pandora. Also, as the video below points out, Magic Radio has over 15 million songs at their disposal. That is more than most streaming services by a wide margin.
Our initial thoughts are that this is a very impressive streaming service. So far it’s been able to play most of what we’ve thrown at it, including the most popular stuff. There is the ability to share songs you’re listening to via Facebook and Twitter. If you don’t like a station or an option, you can simply swipe to delete it. All in all, a very strong offering from doubleTwist. The only caveat is that you have to pay for it. There is no free, ad-supported option.
We’ll save our full opinion of Magic Radio for our full, official review tomorrow so if you want to check it out more, stay tuned as we’ll be bringing you more in depth information about Magic Radio. Also, Derek Ross, Scott Anderson, and the rest of the Android Authority On Air crew will have doubleTwist Chief Creative Officer Sebastiaan de With on the show for an interview this coming Thursday at 9:30pm Eastern Standard Time. So be sure to check in on our Google+ page around that time if you want to check that out.
If you want to see more, check the video below. For those who have used it, what is everyone’s take on doubleTwist’s Magic Radio so far?