Free Online Music Streaming App: 8tracks Radio

8tracks Radio is a free online music streaming app that allows you to stream online music on your Windows 8 device. The app has a collection of playlists created by 8tracks Radio users from around the world. When you launch the app, you will be presented with the main interface of the app where you can choose to explore music or choose to be taken to the main Dashboard of the app. The dashboard is a place where you will be presented with a tiled interface of music tracks, and if you choose to explore, you will be taken to a screen where you can choose to play back the kind of music track that you wish to play according to genre like Piano, Country, Hip Hop, Party, etc.

8tracks Radio is a very well designed app that works smoothly and flawlessly on all Windows 8 devices. Let’s find out more about this app now.

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Enjoy Music using this Windows 8 Online Music Streaming app…

When you install and launch the 8tracks Radio app on your Windows 8 device, you will be presented with a screen which looks like the following screenshot.

8tracks Radio - Welcome Screen

You can either choose the Explore or the Dashboard option from the above screen. If you click on the Explore option, you will be taken to a screen which looks like the below screenshot.

8tracks Radio - Explore

In the above screen, you can choose any kind of genre or mood of music by clicking on the button corresponding to the same. Once you click on the mood, you will be shown the playlists of music at the right side of the screen, and you can choose to play them by clicking on the playlist icon. Then, you can use the playback controls at the bottom of the screen to play/pause or navigate between the tracks. There is also a volume scroller that allows you to change the volume and the seek bar that can allow you to quickly jump to any position in the playing track. Now let’s talk about the Dashboard view of this app.

8tracks Radio - Staff Picks

The above screen is the dashboard. Here, you will be able to see the tracks/playlists of tracks that you can play by clicking on them. When you click on a particular track, the following screen will appear on your device.

8tracks Radio - Full Screen Play View

Here, you will be able to see a short description of the playlist, and you can also play it by clicking on the Play button at the left side of the screen over the album art of the playlist. You can also see the name of the user who uploaded the tracks. In the meanwhile, the previous track that you chose to play will continue playing and you can see it at the bottom of the screen.

You can return to the main screen of the app any time by clicking on the back arrow button at the top left corner of the screen.

It is also worth noting that the app runs smoothly and flawlessly in the background, and doesn’t consume a lot of memory while doing the same. It also supports snapped view that entails multitasking!

8tracks Radio - Snapped View

The collection of music tracks in the app is extremely vast, and you can rest assured that this app has a lot of genres of music to keep everyone entertained at all times!

Also try: SkyBeatsGrooveshark Forever, and Pl@y.

The Verdict?

8tracks Radio is a really amazing app that deserves recognition because of the fantastic quality of music and absolute brilliant design. The app runs smoothly and without any lags whatsoever, and thus, it really is worthy of recognition!

Get 8tracks Radio here.