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Sep 13, 2011, 03:06 PM
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Breakout music-sharing startup Turntable.fm released (http://blog.turntable.fm/post/10168078618/some-exciting-news) its much anticipated iPhone app today. Turntable.fm is a social music service, with a DJ-twist.

From Gizmodo's thorough explanation of the service (http://gizmodo.com/5818493/howand-whyto-use-turntablefm-your-new-favorite-music-time-vortex):
Turntable is a musical chat room. You like talking to your friends. You like playing your favorite songs. You like hearing good songs you didn't pick. Turntable puts all of these nice things into one cartoonish online dance floor. Five DJs at a time queue up tracks of their choosing, while everyone else sits back and enjoys. Or doesn't enjoy! If a dud comes on, the audience can vote it off the speakers with enough dislike clicks. Or if a DJ's playing good stuff, you can reward them with likes, which translate into points, which are worn around as a badge of distinguished taste.The service, which intentionally slowed its growth by only allowing in users who had Facebook friends already in the service, has now opened up to anyone with a Facebook account.

The iPhone app, released today (http://venturebeat.com/2011/09/13/turntable-fm-iphone-app/), completely replicates the desktop experience.
You can create your own Turntable.fm rooms, or start DJing within a current room, right from within the app.

[...]

For an initial release, the app is reasonably polished. Everything takes a bit longer than the desktop version of Turntable.fm -- like joining new rooms, or creating a room -- but the fact that it works at all is amazing. Surprisingly, it even works well over 3G, although music switching and room joining suffers even more delays because of it.Turntable.fm is available free (http://appshopper.com/music/turntablefm-play-music-together) on the App Store. Users need a Facebook account to use the service. [iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/turntable.fm-play-music-together/id460448648?mt=8)]

Article Link: Turntable.fm Releases iPhone App (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/13/turntable-fm-releases-iphone-app/)



Amadeo
Sep 13, 2011, 03:14 PM
Oh hell yeah :D

mms13
Sep 13, 2011, 03:36 PM
A little buggy right now. Joining/leaving rooms takes a long time. Songs take a while to play and skip occasionally. But tons of potential.

Haven't figured out how to play music if you're a DJ yet.

Edit: Oh my god, serious bug. I was just playing with it, and the music froze (that's a bug in itself). But then I closed the app (double home button and X'd out closed), and a minute or so later music started playing by itself on my phone. That's not good.

Shrink
Sep 13, 2011, 04:30 PM
A little buggy right now. Joining/leaving rooms takes a long time. Songs take a while to play and skip occasionally. But tons of potential.

Haven't figured out how to play music if you're a DJ yet.

Edit: Oh my god, serious bug. I was just playing with it, and the music froze (that's a bug in itself). But then I closed the app (double home button and X'd out closed), and a minute or so later music started playing by itself on my phone. That's not good.

A Ghost In The Machine.;)

brayhite
Sep 13, 2011, 04:38 PM
If it could be AirPlay-enabled, I'm sold. I typically listen to music via my Apple TV (when it's working) and I stopped because I was just going to a room on this for the past couple months. Downside was I had to listen with desktop speakers, not my sound bar. AirPlay-enable this, and I will never use the iPod app again.

Well, maybe a few times.

justinfreid
Sep 13, 2011, 05:46 PM
Awesome. Turntable has become my favorite way to listen to music and I've wanted an iPhone app since I started using it.
I'm surprised, and pleased, that MacRumors covered this, but thanks.

ihav0frnds
Sep 13, 2011, 06:47 PM
i tried it on 3g, and nothing was playing smoothly at all :( but sirius xm played fine.

bobreck
Sep 13, 2011, 08:51 PM
If it could be AirPlay-enabled, I'm sold. I typically listen to music via my Apple TV (when it's working) and I stopped because I was just going to a room on this for the past couple months. Downside was I had to listen with desktop speakers, not my sound bar. AirPlay-enable this, and I will never use the iPod app again.

Well, maybe a few times.

It is air-play enabled. It's also full of bugs and the search sucks.

jkollin
Sep 13, 2011, 10:36 PM
How do i get it to work on airplay?

It is air-play enabled. It's also full of bugs and the search sucks.

bobreck
Sep 13, 2011, 11:02 PM
How do i get it to work on airplay?

Enter a room and wait for it to start playing the music. Then return to the room list. The volume bar will appear at the bottom of the list and the airplay selector will be there at the right of it.

TBR
Sep 14, 2011, 07:05 AM
This sounds really good, just the kind of thing I would love to use.........where is it in the app store?

Search the web, go to home page,

"We're very sorry, but while we would love to let you in and rock out with us, we need to currently restrict turntable access to only the United States due to licensing constraints. "


US only................

DAMNIT!!!!!!!!

- could you mention this in your post so as not to get the rest of the planet excited again about yet another US only feature/app/service etc.

jkollin
Sep 14, 2011, 01:16 PM
to Bobreck - Thanks!

to TBR - Nothing new here - TT has been US only for a while due to legal BS, Why would an iPhone app change that?

TBR
Sep 15, 2011, 04:46 AM
to Bobreck - Thanks!

to TBR - Nothing new here - TT has been US only for a while due to legal BS, Why would an iPhone app change that?

But I hadn't come across Turntable.fm before this article so I wasn't to know that.

eclipse525
Sep 27, 2011, 03:22 PM
Why in Gods name is nobody calling TTfm out on how buggy their website is and especially their iPhone application.

It's very suspect how many of the popular rooms seem to have little issue but the majority of the rooms are dealing with all sorts of issues. I realize the website is new and they are growing faster than expected BUT they just secured some healthy funding which should help expedite the refinement of the site and app development. This is the area they need to focus on and stop promoting Artist rooms/Special events. There is no point if the site has major issues. It would great if someone can actually write something comprehensive about this because TTfm isn't saying a word.