I really thought it was really a nice feature of Nobex Radio Companion (which is available in the BlackBerry Sync Store) to have the “karaoke” feature, it made listening to your radio more fun. And it helped to see what the real lyrics are. Well, here’s one for your own music, the TuneWiki social media player for BlackBerry.
The description of the media player states that it is the most advanced social media player, that it has translations in 40 plus languages, has karaoke-styled lyrics, real time top 50 charts of every country, and it uses Blip technology for increased social connectivity. You also have the option to post to Twitter or Facebook the song you are currently listening to.
So I had to download it and try this social media app to my phone, the BlackBerry 8330 Curve. What does the description mean to me and how easy is it to use this app. If it’s anything like the Nobex Radio Companion, I knew I would love it.
There are actually two versions of the app. The free one I tested, is available for download from their site, and the paid version is $4.95 and is available in the BlackBerry App World. Major difference besides price? The paid version is add free. I don’t mind the adds if that’s the only difference.
The app downloaded quickly and easily, no issues. After installing, there is a little yellow smilie with a red headphone, or music note as a headphone, as the icon. Clicking on it and it optnes to a black background. It asks if you would like your card scanned for music, of course yes. This took a while, and to be honest, I have 8 gigs which holds movies and music, a lot of music. In the options you have a choice of Preferences and Community. Preferences is where you can sign in with your account. I signed up online and just signed into my account through the Preferences, very easy and no problem. Community takes you to the online TuneWiki Community where your choices are: Song Lyrics Search; Music Near You (see what other listeners are listening to); TuneWiki Top 50; and Help. The main menu gives you the following choices: Playlists; Artists; Albums; All songs; and Shuffle all songs. I found it to be nice plays well, no skipping, no freezing, easy to use.
I like the lyrics, though the lyrics went a little faster than the song. But other than that, the lyrics were precise and it does resemble a karoake type screen.
Pros: The media player uses your own music and shows the words. It’s great when you’re bored, or if you want to have some fun with a few friends and you’re without your PS3 or XBox 360, or nowhere near a karaoke bar. It’s another way of networking into another type of music community. You can leave music playing, exit out, and the music will play while you do everything you want to do.
Cons: I couldn’t figure out how to send the updates on my music to my Facebook or my Twitter account. You have to pay to have the add free version.
Overall, I’d recommend the app, it’s fun for those who like the new neat apps that are out there, those into music, and with the free app, what do you have to lose?
Let us know what you think of the app, we’re interested to know.