Rhapsody for Android

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  • 4.0 stars

    "All around a great music app"

    January 30, 2010  |   By fiffer1

    Pros

    Rhapsody content on your Android
    Runs great in the background while you do other things
    Quick and accurate searches
    Simple controls
    Nice Album Art

    Cons

    Takes a little bit for the first song to start, but once started works fine.
    Can't rate songs

    Summary

    Overall this is a great app. I've been waiting for this app to come out and it has met my expectations. The time it takes for the first song to start is a bit long (15-30 seconds), but once playing has started it goes from one song to the next with no delay. The menus provide a quick way to get to what you want, including your saved playlists. While playing songs, just long click and you can add to your library or purchase the track or album. After you music starts you can easily start doing other activities on your phone while the music continues to stream, without skipping a beat.

    The menu structure seems to be much depending on what you're doing. For example, when searching for an artist you get another menu structure for all of their albums, tracks, more, or similar artists. I'd rather those be in a separate menu that comes up when I click the Menu button and instead just list the most current/popular tracks for the artist up front.

    It would also be nice to be able to rate songs as they were playing, but Rhapsody doesn't really implement the rating system the way it should be anyway.

    Overall, this is a great app for anyone with a subscription. Some minor tweaks would make this perfect.

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