iOS: Agogo blends streaming radio, news, talk, comedy and standup, locally stored music, and even music from Rdio and Spotify to build a personalised listening experience. One tap keeps you informed about world news, and it can go hands-free for the drive home.
Agogo’s looks sharp, and every gesture feels right. Scrolling through lists of streams and news stories is effortless. As you do so, the one you’re listening to stays in a persistent player at the bottom of the screen.
You can sign up for an account from the get-go, or you can play with the app as a guest first. Connect your Rdio or Spotify accounts for even more options, or just listen to the music you have stored on your iPhone or iPad.
A quick look through Agogo’s curated channels reveals world and local news, streaming music stations from around the globe, and custom “playlists” designed for different situations. For example, the “Evening Drive” is full of enlightening and interesting stories about science, world news, technology and more. “NerdAGOGO & Scienceville” will give you a hefty dose of science news, while “Sports Sports Sports” will cover what its name implies. “Laughs” delivers a heavy dose of comedy, and “RIP” is full of remembrances and historical figures.
Add any channel, news provider or specific stream to your “GO Channel” to build it out with things you like. From there, you can hit the GO Channel at any time to get a hands-free, automatically generated mix of music and content from the sources you enjoy. If you heard something you liked but didn’t see what it was, just tap History to go back over the content.
Agogo was way more fun to use than I thought it would be. While it’s iOS only at the moment, the developers are working on an Android app. Hit the link below to grab the iPhone version now (which works just as well on the iPad).