If you are looking for specific music, chance is that you find it on YouTube. It really does not matter if you are looking for something new, old, rare or popular as YouTube hosts
millions billions of songs from artists from all over the world. Several online services have already used that vast repertoire of music through mashups.
Update: TubeRadio is no longer available. A comparable service is not available unfortunately. You can tune in to YouTube Music directly for playlists, new and hot music videos. End
TubeRadio is another service that makes use of YouTube's music offering. The interface of TubeRadio resembles that of Apple's iTunes music management and buying software.
Here is how it works. It begins by entering a song or artist in the form on the homepage of the service. It is alternatively possible to pick one of the artists or genres that are prominently displayed on the homepage.
TubeRadio searches its music database that match the song or artist that you entered or selected. All of the albums that are found will be displayed with the album cover and name.
Albums are selected with a left mouse click, and you may select multiple albums. TubeRadio runs a search on YouTtube to find the songs of the selected albums. Any song that TubeRadio finds is added to the playlist. All that is left to do then is to click on the play button to play all of the matched songs.
Registered users have options to save playlists so that they can reopen them whenever they re-visit the website. Another option is to go back to the search on the site and add additional albums by running new searches. It is furthermore possible to search directly on Youtube instead of the discography search option.
The music is played on the TubeRadio website with a small video embedded from YouTube. Basic controls like switching songs, changing the playback volume, repeating, muting or shuffling songs are available. Users can also access lyrics, biographies or similar songs (if available) while listening to the music.
There is also an option to display albums and artists that are currently in the charts to listen to these songs instead. The only aspect that users might criticize is something that all of these services have to cope with: the quality of the Youtube videos. It can happen that the service does not retrieve the song by the artist but a cover of the song by another artist, or something completely unrelated if you are very unlucky.Advertisement
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