Turntable.fm Releases iPhone App

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Breakout music-sharing startup Turntable.fm released 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:
    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, completely replicates the desktop experience.
    Turntable.fm is available free on the App Store. Users need a Facebook account to use the service. [iTunes]

    Article Link: Turntable.fm Releases iPhone App
  2. Amadeo macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
  3. mms13, Sep 13, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2011

    mms13 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    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.
  4. Shrink macrumors demi-god


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    A Ghost In The Machine.;)
  5. brayhite macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    N. Kentucky
    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.
  6. justinfreid macrumors 6502


    Nov 24, 2009
    NEW Jersey / USA
    Turn it up.

    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.
  7. ihav0frnds macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2010
    i tried it on 3g, and nothing was playing smoothly at all :( but sirius xm played fine.
  8. bobreck macrumors newbie


    Aug 15, 2007
    It is air-play enabled. It's also full of bugs and the search sucks.
  9. jkollin macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2011
    settings, instructions, airplay?!

    How do i get it to work on airplay?

  10. bobreck macrumors newbie


    Aug 15, 2007
    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.
  11. TBR macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2004
    Blackpool - England

    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................


    - 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.
  12. jkollin macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2011
    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?
  13. TBR macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2004
    Blackpool - England
    But I hadn't come across Turntable.fm before this article so I wasn't to know that.
  14. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2003
    USA, New York
    Please WRITE something!!! Do some REPORTING!

    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.

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