Grooveshark Lite Listen to Music Online

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 16, 2008
Updated • Dec 4, 2012
Music, Music and Video

Grooveshark Lite is a online service created by Grooveshark that offers a music search engine with the ability to playback the music found directly in the browser. The interface is based on Flash and provides simultaneous navigation and uninterrupted playback. Users who do not have an account can enter an artist, album or song title in the search box and Grooveshark Lite will display information in five categories.

The categories are Songs, Artists, Albums, Playlista and Genres. If you enter an artist for instance you will find songs of that artist in the songs category and the albums in albums obviously. If you pick the albums category you can play all songs of a album which is a nice feature.

The music plays perfectly even if you switch tabs or minimize the browser. Registered users can create playlists of their favorite songs and Grooveshark Lite is recommending similar songs if any have been found.

Grooveshark Lite offers a great design and usability with a huge music database that does find many artists and songs. Naturally not all artists and songs can be found but if you are looking for popular artists, charts stuff and even popular artists in a certain genre you will find them at Grooveshark Lite.

The website is connected to Grooveshark, could be some kind of teaser website to make Grooveshark more popular. If that is the case they will definitely succeed.

Update: Grooveshark Lite does not seem to be available anymore. The service redirects to the main Grooveshark website now, with no indication of the service anywhere on the official page. We have removed the link as a consequence, and replaced it with the link pointing to the main Grooveshark webite.


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  1. Justin said on November 30, 2011 at 10:18 am

    The warning message about AAC streams when you load streams is because you don’t have the free Orban AAC/aacPlus Player Plugin installed.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on November 30, 2011 at 10:56 am

      Justin, thanks for the information.

  2. santosh said on December 1, 2011 at 12:43 am

    does this support AAC ? or only mp3 streaming

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on December 1, 2011 at 1:43 am

      I’d say it supports all pls streams but I have not tried that so cannot verify it 100%.

  3. Barnabas said on August 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you Martin for a most informative and viable solution (it allowed me to play streams from a Netherland internet radio station in my WMP)! Continued success to you!

    Barnabas (USA)

  4. AppleRome said on October 7, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Your steps’ recommendation is still valid until 7th October 2012.. Thank you very much !!

  5. Laura said on December 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you!

  6. sak2005 said on December 9, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    You must convert file.pls to file.m3u
    because file.pls open with winamp and file.m3u open with wmp.

  7. Lithium said on February 10, 2017 at 11:10 am

    2017 still kicking on Windows 7
    Thx a ton

  8. Dennis said on April 18, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Hey, even i can do it, i stumbled through it and it works great! The only instruction advice i will add as i had to figure this out, when the wmp box opens that says save or open the bar on right says wmp click that drop down and select “open pls in wmp” once you do that it will work . Took me quite some time to discover that as i am no computer expert by any means. Having said that, previously i had downloaded codec packages and something about aac. None did any good. This rocks, i listen to a lot of internet radio and a number of them have dropped flash player and getting wmp to work had been a nightmare. So many thanks for this great solution to another problem that Micro-Hell will not even address. Peace- Out

  9. stephen marshall said on March 19, 2019 at 2:07 am

    openplsinwmp came in a zip file. I unpacked it, and didn’t find anything that looks like an executable, and even the files in the “doc” folder were in a format windows didn’t recognize. I’m not stupid. you said it would open effortlessly. It didn’t. This a rabbit hole I don’t want to go down.

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