YouTube's popularity and size makes it a prime choice for all things music. If you are looking to play a particular song, chance is you find it on YouTube in one version or the other.
The related videos that YouTube displays on its video pages may also be a great source of discovering new music, and playlists ensure that you can listen to multiple songs one after the other without interaction.
If you want even more control, then you need to turn your eyes to third-party solutions that provide you with those options.
MuzicGenie is a free third-party services that turns YouTube into a radio station.
All you have to do is type the name of a band or song that you want to use as the starting point of the station.
The service displays a list of matching bands and song titles that you can select one from. From here on out, it is automatic and you can sit back and listen to (and watch) the videos play without interaction.
The next song in line is displayed on the screen as well as the currently playing song. You can skip that song, remove the song next in the queue, or click on the repeat button to play a song multiple times.
Muzicgenie has more to offer than that though. You can add search results to the queue so that they are played with priority by the service.
Just hover your mouse over a result and click on the plus icon to do so. If you want, you can create your own custom playlists using this option so that only songs that you have selected are played on the website.
If you register a free account, using your email address or Facebook or Twitter, you get additional options such as the ability to save and create permanent playlists.
The site makes available to additional lists that you may find useful. Now Playing displays the current song and the previous songs that were played on the site.
You can go back to a song here at any time and play it again if you like or save the current set as a playlist if you are logged in.
Related videos on the other hand displays a list of videos related to the search term that you have entered in the beginning.
MuzicGenie is an easy to use service that turns YouTube into an Internet radio station for you. What I really like about it is that you specify a song or band that you want to start with and sit back afterwards to listen to music that is related to that all day long.
The search works fine most of the time, but you may come into situations where you need to refine it to find what you are looking for.
Still, it is a pretty cool service especially if you work on the computer throughout the day, want to play Internet radio, but also control what is being played and what is not.
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