Turntable.fm is part music-streaming service, part chat room, and part election.
Users create a DJ avatar and enter one of many rooms where they can interact with people of similar musical taste. Five DJ slots are open for people to take their stab at sharing a song from their playlist. Unlike other streaming music apps on the web, users in Turntable.fm all listen to the same track at once, allowing them to comment or "politely" express their disapproval all in real time. Users can also actively vote if the song is "Awesome" or "Lame". DJs earn points for every vote, which in turn can be used to upgrade their avatars with newer costumes. If enough people vote positively, the on-stage DJ racks up points and users will be treated to a full house of head-banging avatars; enough "Lame" votes will force the current track to be skipped.
Currently, Turntable.fm is still in its beta stages, so expect to see some bugs here and there. Log on to see if you're friends with a Turntable member and join the social music experience.
All versions:4.5 stars
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Current version:4.5 stars
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"Brilliant music sharing"
Sharing music with friends, social aspect, leveling up
You can't listen to full songs if you are the only one in the room
Turntable manages to let you join rooms of DJ's playing different types of music. You can choose to just listen or grab a turntable and join in. Totally addicting.
"Who needs HiFi when it's about the music..."
Upload your own tracks - good extensions for Chrome
Only mp3 support - possible re-transcoding of uploads to lower bitrate - buggy with Chrome and too many uploads in your playlist
They have not capped the # of tracks one may upload, and there seems to be a major bug: if you upload over 1K songs Chrome will start getting bogged down to the tune of TFM become highly unusable. I think it has to do with the Flash based drag n drop. Minimizing Chrome shows a cpu drop, and then max. results in high cpu usage with poorly render site, bogged down, and barely usable. Tried another account on same PC w/ Chrome with small playlist and it was fine. Recommend you don't go upload crazy yet.