Thursday, May 27, 2010

Logitech Radio: World's First Internet Boombox

Check out Michael Robertson's blog for a review of the Logitech Squeezebox Radio with accessory pack (battery and remote control). Logitech devices all support the MP3tunes music locker so you can listen online without having to run a separate PC. His tests revealed that the device got more than 8 hours of battery life. Adding a battery and remote turns a tethered-at-home stereo component into a take-it-anywhere Wifi boombox.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Get your 10 GB Locker now

The queue is continuing to grow. Everyone is asking about our new 10 GB music locker. All requests are processed on a first-come-first-served basis. So, what are you waiting for? Just go to and add your name to the VIP list today. After your account is upgraded we'll send you an email to let you know.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Start playing music faster

Lots of customers have told us that they would like to get to their music faster. For example, Mike N. from Ontario Canada wrote and said: "I love your player and your service. But, if I had one complaint, it would be that it takes too long to get my music playing. Can you speed this up?" Well, we heard you Mike.

We have made some significant improvements to our web player. When you are logged in to MP3tunes you now go right to the web player. No more extra clicks. We've also set it up so that your favorite songs begin playing automatically. You just have to point your browser to and you've got instant music from your Locker.

We've also made improvements to how the tracks load. When you fast forward (or rewind) between tracks the song starts playing instantly. No more delays or lag. It's just... click, click, click. Snappy! We've done some testing and found the new web interface to be at least 300% faster. We invite you to check it out for yourself. We want to deliver the best music experience possible when it comes to cloud music.

Try it now by going to

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Less Robot - More Human

Our experiment with fully customizable radio called illicited lots of feedback. One nifty feature is that you can have articles read to you which means a degree of customization far beyond what other audio channels allow. To read the articles we use TTS (text to speech). These voices attempt to speak as well as humans but users reported version 1 as being too robotic. Working with our partner we have improved the voices making them more natural and handling proper nouns better. Go build your own station (it's free) or if you're already created one give it a listen on the web or Android client. A new version of the Apple client will support it coming out shortly.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Infinite Music

You know our goal at MP3tune is 'your music everywhere' but we also want to help you get music flowing to your ears and keep it flowing with a minimum of work on your part. With this in mind we just added a new feature we call "Infinite Playlist". The way it works is that you can start the music anyway you like (search for a favorite, select a playlist, or click the Random/Newest songs playlist).

When play back of that song(s) finishes, your locker will automatically find similar songs and automatically play them. When that list concludes the process starts again so you get an infinite flow of music.

After you have uploaded more than 250 songs, we're able to match songs to whatever genre or style you're playing using our 'fingerprint' technology. [NOTE: If you don't have enough songs in your locker then the web player will select a random list of songs to keep the music flowing.]

Other services may stop the music if you listen too often or periodically halt playback unless you interact with the system, but MP3tunes has no such limit and wants you to enjoy "always-on" music. We built this feature into the web player first but if the feedback is good we're going to expand this functionality to the iPhone/iPod, Android, and other clients.