I love 8tracks, but the app isn't so great. I only recently discovered 8tracks, and I love that I can listen to music I can't really listen to on other streaming sites like Pandora and Spotify. However, I feel that the app needs a lot of work. I often can't pause music, or unpause it, without it glitching. Also, there are a lot of limits in the app as compared to the full site. For example, I would like to be able to add play lists to my collection in the app, or search specific users or terms. Overall though, it works well enough, and I'm satisfied.
I've been using 8tracks for like 4-5 years now. It's my main source for good music and I am addicted to making playlists. HOWEVER here are some improvements the app really needa 1. 8tracks plus users should be able to make playlists from the app. Point blank. Not arguable. 2. You should be able to add playlists to your collections from the app. 3. Push notifications should lead to a notification screen similar to on the website.
Wow, there are so many routes 8tracks could have taken if they needed more revenue. Instead they completely shut you out if you've listened to more than 4 HOURS in a WEEK. How insane is that?? I've been listening to 8tracks for years, and for the first time I'm going elsewhere to stream music. 8tracks was my choice above Pandora and Spotify, but not anymore. Lots of websites are fighting ad blocking by making it mandatory for the user to allow ads when viewing the site. I don't understand why this had to be the route taken.
Used to be great This was my absolute favorite app to listen to music a few years ago. When it started getting ads I didn't mind too much but recently they've begun only allowing 30 minutes of free streaming a week unless you pay for a subscription. If I'm going to pay for something I'd rather get Spotify as it's basically the same thing with better features.
By far the best collection of playlists. I love this app and am an avid user. Love listening to people's playlists and choices. Btw, there's some issue with the notification widget in the recent update. Play/Pause doesn't seem to work as it should. It'd be appreciated if this bug is fixed soon.
Listening cap and forcing subscription They recently put a listening cap on 8tracks. One that only resets once the week is over and only allows 2 hours of listening per week. The only way around the cap is to buy a monthly($5) or yearly($30) subscription. Two hours is too low of a listening time. People will be lucky to get 2-4 playlists listened to. All in all, I am beyond disappointed and will discontinue use of 8tracks for these super limited changes.
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