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Hype Machine for iOS

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Key Details of Hype Machine

  • Discover the most talked-about music from publications around the world.
  • Last updated on 2/21/2024
  • There have been 6 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Hype Machine is a fun way to follow the music you love and find new sounds to jam to by following the top blogs in the industry. You can get info on new, hot artists, listen to current popular tracks, and visit iTunes to purchase songs right from the app.


Always new: This app always leads with the latest popular artists, tracks, and blog entries, so every time you check in, you're sure to find something new and interesting to investigate. The home page features Popular Artists Now, Popular Tracks, your own customized Feed with content from the blogs you add, and a Featured Blog section.

Direct sharing: When you find something so good you want to broadcast it to the world, you can share it to Facebook and Twitter immediately right from the app. That way, you can make sure your friends don't miss out on the great things you're discovering even if they don't use the app, themselves.


Connection required: This app requires an Internet connection, so if you're in a place without service, or if you have a device like an iPod that doesn't connect over cellular networks, you won't always be able to access the music or content you're looking for.

Bottom Line

Anyone who loves music will enjoy poking around in this app. It's full of all kinds of information and great music to listen to, and it costs $3.99. So if you're looking for something new to try or just want to keep up with your favorite artists, this app is worth checking out.

What's new in version 2.8.9

* Fix for a potential crash when returning to the app

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Full Specifications

October 9, 2017
Latest update
February 21, 2024
Operating System
iOS 12.1.2
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Discover the most talked-about music from publications around the world.
Discover the most talked-about music from publications around the world. this is Hype Machine in your pocket. Every day, thousands of people write about music they love -- and it all ends up on Hype Machine. We track new posts across hundreds of sites and bring them all together for an endless stream of new music. Each week, we also premiere an album and publish a newsletter of notable tracks, which you can explore in the app as well. Hype Machine lets you navigate the vibrant world of blogs in a few ways: LATEST: Music being discussed right now, constantly updated. POPULAR: Tracks that are getting the most love on the Hype Machine. FAVORITES: Your favorite tracks on the Hype Machine. FEED: Customized new posts from your favorite blogs, and friends. FRIENDS: Music your friends are loving right now. GENRES: Newest tracks posted on blogs organized by genre. BLOG DIRECTORY: Every blog we track at http://hypem.com/blogs. STACK: Weekly newsletter with five good tracks and one good read. ALBUM PREMIERE: Preview a new album, in full, every week. Oh yeah, and the app scrobbles to Last. fm. Just enable it in your Hype Machine settings at http://hypem.com. We've been introducing people to breaking new artists and influential music blogs since 2005 (before there were iPhones:), and have been featured in Wired, the Guardian, Washington Post, Billboard, Popular Science, Rolling Stone, Esquire and more. "No other app I've tested recently introduced me to as much new music that I've liked yet never heard before as Hype Radio -- and I've been looking." Eliot Van Buskirk (Wired, Evolver. fm). Any questions? Write iphone@hypem.com and we will write back.