1. Another Wednesday, another release from Grooveshark. This release features a lot of behind-the-scenes fixes that should make Grooveshark perform like a bosshark. There are two features of note, however, that we think you should know about.

    First, we’re happy to announce that we’ve made it easy for you to find your Facebook friends on Grooveshark! Now, when you connect to Facebook, we offer you the ability to find your other Groovy friends!

    If you’ve never linked your Grooveshark and Facebook accounts before, the option should pop up when you connect for the first time. If you’re already connected, you can find your friends by opening up your Account menu, choosing Settings and then Third Party Settings, and clicking the ‘Find Friends’ button. Check it out:


    Second, we’ve added an ‘Extras’ section to the Account menu. This page highlights some of the lesser-known features of Grooveshark. At the moment, all of the features listed here are for Plus and Anywhere subscribers only, but we’ll be adding more extras in the future!

    Oh, and Twitter Sharing works again . More awesome coming soon! 

    Questions, comments, suggestions, pictures of cats? Spam our Facebook Wall, Tweet @GroovesharkHelp, or say hello to us on the /r/Grooveshark Subreddit.


  2. We love when sharks out there make cool add-ons to Grooveshark and share them with the community. In the past we’ve talked about Groovylists: a sweet service that lets you import playlists from iTunes, Spotify, and Last.fm into Grooveshark playlists.

    Recently, the folks over at Make Use Of took note of how awesome Groovylists is and wrote a cool round-up of all its, well, use.

    Other reasons might include practicality – Grooveshark only requires a compatible web browser, as opposed to a software download. If you’re after your tunes then all you’ll need to do is log in via the web interface and click My Music.

    If you fancy giving Grooveshark a go but can’t face losing your carefully planned playlists then Groovylists can probably help you out.

    If you’re looking for a cool tool, check out Groovylists. And for a great detailed run-through definitely read this Make Use Of article.


  3. Update: Looks like it’s working now. Fully close and restart Chrome and play with Groovebud to your heart’s content.

    I just want to say that this Chrome extenstion is awesome. It takes any phone that can read/scan QR codes (or has a decent mobile browser) and turns it into a mobile remote control for your Grooveshark queue.

    Step 1) Simply download the extension from the Chrome App store.

    Step 2) The next time you open Grooveshark, click on the Groovebud icon in your address bar — a QR code and accompanying link will appear. 

    Step 3) Either scan the QR code with your phone, or type the link into your phone’s browser and voila! You now have remote control of Grooveshark from anywhere in your house. 

    Skip forward or back to songs, and control playing and pausing.

    Having a party and don’t want people changing your music? Lock away your computer and control the music from the palm of your hand! Want to listen to Grooveshark by the pool? Queue up a playlist and you’re in total control.

    Thanks so much to @bengl for developing this extension!

    Note from the developer: This software is alpha. It’s still in development, and as such, things are bound to break. Sorry about that, but I’ll do my best to fix things.


  4. Grooveshark Playlists: 2011

    groovesharkplaylists:

    Hey everyone, just a quick note to say thanks for making the site a success in 2010 - keep the playlists coming in!

    If you have a playlist you want to share outside of Tumblr feel free to post it on Twitter and tag it @groovesharklist and I will post it to the site as well (or add it on the Facebook page)!

    The awesome folks at Grooveshark Playlists giving their love. Let’s keep them growing this year, and rocking out to the awesome daily music share!

    (Source: lamusicaevita)

  5. A few months ago I wrote about Groovylists, a nifty site that helps you import iTunes and Spotify playlists into your Grooveshark account.

    Just this week, Tommie updated the site to now include playlist importing from Last.fm! If you haven’t used it yet, definitely check it out.


  6. A few weeks ago we talked about the awesome site Grooveshark Playlists, that posts very diverse playlists more than every day. Not only does it help us all find new music, but you can even submit a playlist you put together to get featured.

    Recently I discovered that some of our friends over at reddit have made an entire section dedicated to posting and discussing groups of tunes on Grooveshark. The subreddit Grooveshark Playlists doesn’t quite get the same amount of action that my favorite Tumblr does, but it’s still pretty cool—and if you’re a reddit user (like me), it’s doublecool.


  7. From our badass friend down-under Christian Craik come these two awesome new Grooveshark backgrounds.

    And another nifty one:

    Pretty awesome! All sizes: Background 1 and Background 2.


  8. Two unrelated thing! Awesome guy Mikkin is wondering if anyone has any great playlists of Bollywood music. Can anyone help him out? Post one! Make one!

    Also, Lachlan made a nifty little Grooveshark cursor that makes the cursor on your computer, well, Grooveshark-ified! Neat!


  9. We just released a new Grooveshark extension, thanks to Groove-minnow James Hartig. Right now, if you already have Grooveshark open and then someone shares a song with you, it will open up another tab of Grooveshark, load the site, then start playing the tune. This makes it so that the song will open up in the instance of Grooveshark you already have running.

    Here’s how it works:

    Make it so song links sent to you will always open in your browser—in one single tab. Already have Grooveshark open? Click a song link, and it’ll pull up the tune in the tab which is already running the site.   If you’re a VIP, you can also specify whether you prefer Preview, or regular ol’ Grooveshark.

    VIPs also have the option to make song links open Grooveshark Desktop.  Whenever someone shares a Grooveshark song link with you through email, IM, Twitter or anywhere else, it’ll open up the song right in Grooveshark Desktop—rather than opening a new tab in your browser. Note: make sure you have GSHelper installed and running.

    Try it out!

    Firefox

    Chrome

    Safari (direct download link)


  10. Have you guys used Tinysong? It’s a standalone website made by us that gives links to any track on Grooveshark in a super-quick fashion.

    Since it’s a simple website, built to do one thing—and quickly—I got to realizing that often if I just want to pull up one song randomly, I’ll go to Tinysong, search for it, and click the Play button to preview it.

    Also, here is a random commercial for Tinysong made by a fan on YouTube:

    Is Tinysong the fastest way to hear a song on the entire internet?



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