1. Most of New York’s subway systems are going wireless, which is amazing because it means I can stream music while I commute. And what has made this development even better is Grooveshark’s new easier, mobile-sharing functionality that let’s me share the music I’m streaming, directly from my phone.  

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    Just click the song’s share button, copy the link & send to a friend. Voila!

    Many of us are hyper-connected these days to our mobile devices and our networks. Music itself is an entirely social entity – for me at least. Most songs in my playlists have a very specific person, mood or scenario associated with them. Streaming and sharing can keep memories alive and loved ones close, making this feature that much more important.

    What makes you want to share music? Do you have any songs in particular that really bring you back?

    -By Anna Murphy


  2. Earlier this year we launched Broadcast, a one-of-a-kind feature designed to give users a way to listen to music in real time, together, with friends and fans from across the globe. Now, you can bring your favorite Broadcasts along while you’re on the go! With Mobile Broadcast you can discover, access and listen to any broadcast available on Grooveshark.com. Mobile Broadcasts work while you’re in the car, at the office or walking around town. Just go to our website on your Android (4.0+) or iOS5.(1+) device to start listening today! 

    *Gingerbread versions of Android not currently supported.


  3. In case you didn’t know that you can enjoy your entire music library on your mobile browser, well then we are here to bring you some very good news.

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    Android 2.3+ and iOS5+ mobile browsers.

    Head to Grooveshark.com on your mobile browser, Sign In to your Grooveshark account, and instantly gain access to all of your Playlists, Favorites, and your entire music collection. 

    Suggestion:

    1. While at work/school, fantasize about an amazing road trip.
    2. When your boss/teacher isn’t looking, head to Grooveshark.com and create an amazing Playlist for fantasy road-trip.
    3. Next vacation, take a road trip and play amazing Playlist from your mobile browser while driving.
    4. Enjoy the satisfaction of living out a fantasy.

     

    Love, 

    Grooveshark 


  4. It’s the first day of the loveliest month of the year and we have something that is sure to put a smile on your face. Grooveshark for your devices now gives you the option to Collect and Favorite. Add any song to your online music library just by clicking the check mark, or save your Favorites by selecting the heart. Head to Grooveshark.com right now on your mobile browser and check it out!


  5. If you haven’t already heard from Mashable, then we are certainly ecstatic to be the first to let you know that there is a brand new way for you to enjoy all the Grooveshark tunes you love. Long weeks, sleepless nights, and copious amounts of caffeine have given birth to our browser-based HTML5 web-app. Your personal playlists, genre stations, and the rest of your favorite Grooveshark features are all accessible simply by going to Grooveshark.com on your mobile browser.  Happy Listening :-)

    Grooveshark mobile free html5 browser
    Love,

  6. Share Music, Show You Care

            For 2012’s holiday of love, Samsung is presenting Grooveshark users an innovatively expressive way to share heart-felt music with those they cherish through Facebook widgets with considerate, personalized messages.


    A preview of Samsung’s spiffy Valentine’s Day theme


    Your Love, in a Facebook Widget

            Use Samsung’s Share a Love Note widget to leave songs on the Facebook walls of those you adore. It takes only a click to get your beloved gushing with emotion at the songs you think are just right for them.


    Click “Get Started” to bring up the Widget-O-Love sharing window.



    Presenting the Widget-O-Love as it will appear to your lucky recipients


    Samsung Offers Playlists from the Heart

            You can also let your significant others know what playlists get you thinking about your feelings for them by sharing playlists from the Samsung’s Valentine’s Day Playlist Channel.


    Every love needs a soundtrack — let Samsung & Grooveshark help you find yours.


    Draw Your Feelings - Get Creative!

            Click the Samsung GALAXY Note on the theme to open an interactive screen where you draw notes with the virtual stylus. Have fun with it — make it a surprise by leaving messages for your loved one to find on their Grooveshark home screen!


    Look at that sexy device. Phone? Tablet? It’s GALAXY Note!



    Love,
    Grooveshark & Samsung


  7. We know you’ve all been practically convulsing with anticipation about this one, so we’re extremely, extremely, extremely pleased to announce that Grooveshark has released two quick updates to our Android application. We released one version of the app that fixed a few people’s bugs early in the week, then took the feedback we received and created another fix that should resolve the rest of the issues!

    If you’ve got the app, it will ask you to update; if you don’t, point your smartyphone’s browser at m.grooveshark.com and start your free trial today!


    Heeeeeeeere’s Changelog:

    First, please be sure to have a few megabytes of space available on your SD card before installing this update, as your offline songs and player cache will be migrated to these new directories on first run.

    • We’ve released a revamped player which fixes many playback issues, including all those danged problems you’ve been having on your HD Desire, G2X, Atrix, and other fancy new phones.
    • Player seeking is now supported — you can drag your scrubber around to different points of the song you’re listening to!
    • Fixed crashes on small screen sizes. Your Citrus and other tiny-screened phones should now work like a dream!
    • Added support for Simple Last.fm Scrobbler — this version won’t spam your notifications, it caches offlined scrobbles, and works on phones the old scrobbler didn’t work on.
    • When using Simple Last.fm Scrobbler, favoriting a song syncs the song with your list of Last.fm loved songs
    • Added support for BugSense, a tool that allows us to better monitor app crashes and make quick fixes to problems!
    • Added the option to automatically download app updates - you can toggle it on your Settings menu.
    • Offline songs and player cache are written to Android-managed directories, and are removed on uninstall.

    We’re working around the clock over here at the shark tank to ensure that our lovely listeners can take their music on the go, so we hope you find this new update helpful!


  8. Good news! We just released updates to three of our mobile platforms: iPhone, Symbian, and Android. Check out the new features and bug fixes in these updates.

    iPhone v. 2.2.0, available in Cydia:

    Bugs Fixed:

    • Loading playlists on older devices is fixed
    • General stability increased
    • Your favorites now load more quickly.
    • Better offline stability.
    • Improved playback buffering.
    • Improved sorting performance.
    • Radio station (user or tag) persists between sessions.
    •  Overall increase in app responsiveness.


    Features:

    • New “Refresh” feature! Sync changes to your playlists and favorited songs from the cloud in seconds.

    Symbian update 1.2, available at m.grooveshark.com

    Features:

    • If a song fails to offline, the song is pushed back into the offline queue and two more attempts to offline it will be made.
    • Song Duration and Cover Art now displayed for offlined songs.

    Bug Fixes:

    • The API has been updated to use the latest Methods.
    • List functionality changed to speed up the application
    • Settings screen updated to display version number, amount of disk space used and ability to clear all offlined content.
    • Number of songs fetched increased to 600 (up from 100)
    • Now Playing icon now shows which song is playing.
    • You can now save Volume level and other settings

    Android 2.2.1:

    Bug Fixes:

    • Various changes to HTC EVO problems.
    • Fixed Playlist/Station crashes on Android 1.5 phones.
    • Improved application liveliness, responsiveness, and startup time.
    • Improved album art offlining and caching.
    • Improved playback across most devices.
    • Fixed configuration change bugs.
    • Various fixes to playlist and favorites syncing.

    Enjoy!


  9. As you know if you read the announcement we made a while back, or saw the gigantic counter over on our VIP page, the price of Grooveshark VIP is going up on December 1.  A few weeks ago, I wrote:

    "In order to keep our doors open, continue feeding Pickles, and keep compensating all of our artist and label partners for their great tunes, the price of VIP is set to increase on December 1.”

    As December 1 is nigh upon us, the change is almost here. Here’s what’s changing: $6/month (or $60/year) for Grooveshark Plus, and $9/month ($90/year) for Grooveshark Anywhere.

    Grooveshark Plus will include everything VIPs get now, with one exception: devices. Desktop app, no ads ever, priority support, and all the fixings—not to mention the love and appreciation of our small team—will be there.

    Grooveshark Anywhere gets you all the goodness of VIP, as well as Grooveshark Mobile, and the additional device partnerships and integrations we’re really excited about for 2011.

    While we wish we could give up eating to keep prices as low as possible, two things will never change.  

    1. Grooveshark will always be free. Listening to millions of songs, making playlists, and sharing tunes with your friends will always be free to your heart’s content.
    2. If you sign up for Grooveshark VIP at the current price before December 1, you will never be charged more than $3 a month. Your account will be grandfathered in, and you will have access to our mobile apps—and everything else we ever make.

    So if you’ve been putting it of, now is the time to go VIP. And if you have any questions, give me a comment or ask here!


  10. A couple days ago we read about some folks who managed to install Android OS on the iPhone.  Just for kicks, we decided to try this out for ourselves—and get the Grooveshark Android app running on the device. It worked!

    Has anyone else tried this?



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