Rhapsody's Android app lets you listen to music streamed from Rhapsody's huge online library on your phone or tablet. The app is free, but you'll need a Rhapsody subscription to listen to songs for more than 30 seconds. A pioneer of online music, Rhapsody has responded to growing competition with high-quality mobile streaming and multiple subscription options.
Large library: Rhapsody was one of the first music streaming services and has tens of millions of songs covering many different genres in its library.
High-quality streaming: A slider in the Settings changes the app's bit rate from Low (64kbps) to High (320kbps) for high-quality (but resource-hungry) playback (when available).
Infinite skips & no ads: The subscription-based service means no ads, and you can skip over any tune you don't want to hear.
Three-tier pricing: Rhapsody offers three subscription options that are generally competitive with similar services. T-Mobile customers can get discount rates.
PIN pain: Registering or verifying an account via the Android app is more frustrating than it should be. Signing up through the Web portal and Facebook worked much better.
No free radio: You can listen to 30-second clips for free, but a subscription is required to play full songs.
We liked the sound of the tunes Rhapsody streamed to our headphones, but other music-streaming services beat in user experience. If you already use Rhapsody, the Android app is best for mobile use. But try before you subscribe: Musical tastes and other factors could tip your decision one way or another.
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Listen to any song you want, any time you want. Stream from your phone, the web, your car, and home audio devices. Download unlimited playlists and songs straight to your device to never miss a beat. Rhapsody KIDS- the first-ever streaming music experience designed just for kids. Access to the newest and most popular kids music available from Disney, KIDZ Bop and more as well as hand-crafted editorial playlists from our world-class editorial team. Stream great high-quality sound to any device. Find new artists, albums, and songs every day. Connect with other users who share your musical taste and discover new music from their charts and favorite tracks. Share favorite tracks on Twitter! Your friends & followers can stream full length songs from the Twitter app for free. Create radio stations from your favorite artist or song, streamed directly to your device. Skip as often as you want - No limits. Plus...thousands of live AM/FM radio stations from across the planet. No ads, Ever.
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Rhapsody AUTO, an easier way to listen to music in the car.
Not able to press search key on my moto cliq for quick navigating. And no star rating avaliable like online and pc player
Bottom line is that the app is dope! 90% of all the music I want can be found on this app and I can listen to radio stations, create a library! And playlist! As well as view top artist, albums, and songs all withen the same app! I'm addicted a dream come true for the price of 1 album a month! Plus I can connect 4 pc's and three mobile devices.
Rhapsody content on your Android Runs great in the background while you do other things Quick and accurate searches Simple controls Nice Album Art
Takes a little bit for the first song to start, but once started works fine. Can't rate songs
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.