*UPDATE The recent PlayBook OS update broke the log in mechanism for the app, so until the developer can fix the issue he's pulling it from App World. *
Much like discovering new apps, discovering new music to listen to can often be a hard task. Sure, there are a lot of services out there to help you like last.fm, Pandora, Rdio and much more but one of my personal favorites is SoundCloud. With SoundCloud, you get a tonne of artists adding their content. Some you've heard of and others, not so much but that's the best part. You get to discover artists you may never heard of and enjoy their music as they create it.
SoundNine is an app for the BlackBerry PlayBook currently available from BlackBerry App World in beta status that allows you to access your SoundCloud account on the go. Despite the beta status of the app, it's fairly stable and has a few features built into it with many more on their way. Current features inlcude:
- Browse tracks based on category
- Search capability
- Stream music
- Follow users and Like tracks
- Fun and easy to use ui designed specifically for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™
No, you can't upload your own music yet or view or add comments but again, the developer is looking to add those things into the app eventually and for now, it remains a great way to listen to SoundCloud content on the go. So, if your music collection is getting a little stale and you're tired of listening to the same songs over and over then give SoundNine a go. It's available for free from BlackBerry App World via the link below.