Web/Android: With all the talk of streaming music services vying for your headphone time, it’s easy to overlook some of the ones that are simple, fun and pump out a stream of good, interesting music. Earbits is one of those services, and it’s available for Android and the web for free.
On your Android device, Earbits will scan your device for music and load up blended channels and radio stations that combine your music with the free songs that Earbits has to offer. On the web, you just click “Listen to Editor’s Picks” or “Browse Channels” to start the music, no questions, no sign-ups (unless you want to save your preferences), no hassle. Browsing channels takes you to a tiled selection of genres, each with their own subgenres that you can select to further narrow the songs Earbits plays for you.
Earbits displays your play history in the sidebar, you can favourite songs to make note of them, and you can sign up for an artist’s mailing list or connect with them via social networks. When you do, you earn “Groovies”, a currency that lets you play specific songs whenever you like, bypassing the radio feature. Best of all, Earbits is completely free.
Hit the link below to try it out, or grab the Android app from Google Play. When I tested it out, I found the Android app was particularly useful at blending stations that fit all of my music tastes together. The Android app is really good-looking too.