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An online music search engine, music streaming service and music recommendation web software application

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Grooveshark is the best music streaming website.

  • Feb 7, 2010
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 Grooveshark is the best music streaming website around. Simple as that.

Grooveshark offers free (and always free) music streaming to anywhere in the world, unlike Pandora, which is limited to certain countries. With millions of songs available, its all too easy to find the song you're looking for.

A well laid out website makes using Grooveshark's features a dream. The "Popular" playlist shows you what's hot on Grooveshark at the moment, the Add To My Library function allows you to save songs for playback later, a current playlist function allows you to add stuff to the 'now playing' list, and the "download" function directs you to iTunes or Amazon for purchase. This means it's helping the music industry and supports artists.

With the ability to tweet, facebook or stumble the song you're playing, or a playlist, you can let your friends know what you're into right now.

Access to music streaming on Grooveshark is absolutely free, and Grooveshark VIP costs only $3 USD a month, which removes the banner ad and allows you access to Grooveshark Desktop. This is an application that means you dont have to mess around with bookmarks in your browser, and it doesn't have ads.

One thing i would say, though, is that the $3 a month is a subscription, not a one month credit to Grooveshark VIP but on a month-by-month bill to your credit card. That caught me out, but you can cancel it at any time.

All up, Grooveshark is an amazing website that allows you to stream songs for free, is user friendly, and has fantastic customer service. Five stars.

Reviewed by Luke.

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July 19, 2011
This sounds like it is worth investigating.
February 03, 2011
Great write-up, Luke! I'm a hardcore Pandora fan (check out my Pandora review if ya want!). But, I love music and I'm always up for trying new sites. Thanks for the intro to Grooveshark!
November 03, 2010
Well you at leas got me to look at their site, but they charge for their mobile site, which is horrid. Pandora doesn't. Grooveshark loses, and Pandora wins.
November 03, 2010
err rather you have to be VIP to use their android (and I think iphone) app
February 09, 2010
great first review Luke! nice to have you on Lunch!
February 10, 2010
cheers mate =]
February 07, 2010
Very cool, Luke!  I currently use Pandora, mostly their app on my iPhone, but I'm always up for checking out new programs, so I'll check this out.  Thanks for sharing! :)
More Grooveshark reviews
Quick Tip by . March 03, 2010
Free. Great Music Catalog. Good UI. Good Audio Fidelity. What else you want???
Quick Tip by . October 29, 2009
I'd have to say this is better than Pandora. Find any song, anytime, and share them with your friends! You should check it out! Oh it's Free
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Grooveshark is an internationally-available online music search engine, music streaming service and music recommendation web software application, allowing users to search for, stream, and upload music free of charge that can be played immediately or added to a playlist. Grooveshark streams 50 to 60 million songs per month, to more than 400,000 users. As of April 2009, its audience is growing at a rate of 2 to 3% per day

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