InfiniTracks is an player for Android

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 11, 2013
Apps, Google Android
0 is a popular music streaming website that mixes things up with social networking features. Users of the service can create  themed music playlists that need to have at least 8 tracks -- hence the name -- which become then available on the website.

There is no need for an account if you just want to listen to playlists, but most social features and playlist creation only become available after account creation.

Music is taken from YouTube and SoundCloud, and the thing that sets 8tracks apart from going directly to those sites is the wide range of playlists that you find on the site.

While there is an official application for mobile devices available, it pales in comparison to InfiniTracks.

InfiniTracks review

The unofficial application mimics the functionality of the official application. You can either listen to music right away by using the app without an account, or if you want to access your playlists and other features that are only available to registered users, sign in or create a new account.

If you do not sign in, you have four main options to listen to music. You can browse the hot, new or popular playlist sections that the application makes available, or use the search to find artists or users.

A tap on a playlist starts to play it right away on the mobile device. It will continue to do so when you switch apps, turn off the screen or if the lock screen of your phone or tablet kicks in.

What more? It adds play controls to the notification area so that you can control music playback from there with just a tap. Here you can for instance stop playback, forward one song, or close the app.

Other highlights include code that detects whether earplugs are plugged in or not so that playback is automatically paused when you plugs get disconnected.

There is also a sleep timer that you can use to listen to music while you are falling asleep, an equalizer to improve music playback further, and of course the sleek elegant interface that makes the app stick out of the rest.

The settings provide you with additional features. Here you can control the auto-playing of mixes (enabled by default), what happens when mixes end (play the next mix in the set), and safe search (disabled by default).

A tap on the menu button while a mix is playing displays -- next to settings and equalizer -- an option to look up artist information. This can be used to find out more about an artist, which is great if you just discovered a new artist.

8 tracks app settings

If you sign in you get access to social features such as checking up on your followers, accessing your mixes while on the go, or checking out what is new on 8tracks. Plus, you can always use it to create or edit collections.

Closing Words

InfiniTrack is a beautiful music app that taps right into's vast archive and functionality. The only drawback is that it does not support widgets yet, but that is only a problem if you use widgets actively.


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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments ( Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [] and it appears there but as well here at []

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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