Radio Velvet: Written Android App Review
One of the things we like most about the Android platform is the sheer wealth of music radio applications that exist for it. If we like, we can download an app to stream just about any genre under the sun straight to our favorite phone. Now, thanks to Radio Velvet by developer NGSE, we’ve now got yet another quality option to use while on the go. It’s an advertisement free world of high-quality music, and we enjoy what it ponies up immensely. For our full review, too, you need only to slide on down below the break. Starting with;
Concept and Functionality
Like most Internet radio applications, Radio Velvet streams a specific set of music directly to your device, allowing you to listen to the tunes no matter where you are in the world, provide you have either a cellular data connection or some sort of WiFi connectivity. So what does Radio Velvet play? Well, for the most part it plays what we enjoy: Classic rock and golden oldies. You’ll get a lot of that era, which in our opinion is a solid option. However, you’ll also get a wealth of quality modern tracks. For you old fogies in the audience, this might be the best way yet for you to update your musical knowledge.
Aside from this, though, there’s not much else to say about the music that Radio Velvet plays. You’ll have the option to stream it in several different quality settings, but there’s no way to skip tracks or skip ahead in the queue. You can pause music and begin it later, but this isn’t quite the same as we’re used to with apps like Pandora. Still, the tunes are great, and the background alone puts us in the right mood for some classic rock.
Design and Controls
In fact, our only real complaints with Radio Velvet come within the realm of design. You see, we just found ourselves wanting a bit more with the app. We’d love to, for instance, share what we’re listening to with our friends on Facebook or Twitter. Or, we’d just like to be able to skip tracks that we’re not fond of. On the opposite end of things, marking down songs we enjoy would be as equally appreciated. All in all, we’d just like to see a bit more functionality and design out of the app, that way what it has to offer is sweetened just a touch.
At the end of the day, though, Radio Velvet is still a value. It’s a free app with no advertisements, and zero obligations. This is always a tremendous boon, and if you’re simply looking for a basic app to take with you on the road to listen to some quality radio, it will get the job done in spades. Still, it’s not yet winning over more popular apps like Pandora or Spotify. But with time and future updates, we’re quite hopeful for Radio Velvet.
Android Apps Review Details: Radio Velvet is FREE. This app requires Android 1.6+ and up. You may download Radio Velvet App from the Android Market. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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