Android (4.1+): [email protected], the science-backed streaming service designed to boost your productivity, now offers an Android app that lets you take the music with you wherever you are. Plus, the service has unveiled premium plans and support for listeners around the globe.
Once installed, you can select the type of music you want to work to, and press play to start streaming. If you have a [email protected] account, you can log in first and your preferences will be brought into the mobile app. The app can even help you track your productivity while you work. As you use it, it builds a productivity “graph” that you can review. I’ve been playing with the Android app for a few days now, and it works like a charm. It faithfully reproduces the web app on the go, and it wasn’t much of a data hog in my experience, but you might want to keep an eye on your data usage after the first few sessions.
In addition to the Android app, [email protected] recently opened its doors to international listeners, and new premium subscription features help support the service and keep it running. Premium users also get unrestricted international use, more detailed stats and reports on your productivity and efficiency, weekly progress reports and tips on how to minimise distractions, additional channels and more music options.
You can still use the service for free, but you’re limited to 100-minute streaming sessions, after which you’ll be prompted to sign up for a premium account (you can dismiss it and start streaming again, you’ll just be stopped every 100 minutes). Premium accounts will set you back $4 per month or $35 per year, and you can sign up for a free trial of the premium features to try before you buy.