Grooveshark Pushes Out New HTML5-Powered Interface

Despite the improvements coming to Flash, it isn't without its disadvantages (both in performance and in availability on different platforms). Now Grooveshark, our favourite music streaming service, runs on a much faster, cross-platform HTML5 engine.

There aren't a ton of new features on the new Grooveshark site (nor did Grooveshark have much to say about it besides posting a link on their blog), but the switch from Flash to HTML5 is a pretty big deal. Not only will it be nicer on your computer's resources, but this means you can also stream music through Grooveshark on your iPad or other iOS device — especially since the Grooveshark mobile apps were pulled from the App Store (and since Grooveshark recently jacked up the prices of their VIP service required to use the apps). Hit the link to read more about the new service changes, and head over to the main Grooveshark page to check out the rocking new interface.

[Grooveshark Blog]


    This is something I'm very, very happy about. I've been getting steadily less happy with the grooveshark flash page lately, and the fact it fails to load about half the time.

    This new interface has a little bit of lag at the moment, but it's looking much nicer than before.

    Did you even try running it on an iOS device before you wrote this. If you did you'd find that it still uses flash to playback the music so... No new platforms.

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