I’ve got a secret to confess. I don’t buy music. Sure, I listen to it, but I rarely buy it. Call me weird, but that’s me. Most of the time I listen to one internet radio station, but the MixPal.fm app has a bit of a twist – 30 different channels to choose from.
Not only that, but the quality of music is 320 kbps, meaning that you get a really high quality stream. The 30 radio channels are put together by some top DJs, so you get the very latest tracks and you can choose between jazz, house, trace, chillout and more.
You don’t necessarily have to listen to the track that is currently playing either, as there’s the ability to skip forward and back through the play queue. You can also repeat tracks if you like them or find new ones. This is something that my usual internet radio station doesn’t let me do, and I can find myself sitting through tracks I’d rather skip through but can’t.
There’s a social element to this app too, with a social network giving you the ability to share and rate tunes. Not only that, but you can compile albums and save tracks to your device, which is rather good indeed.
If you want to use the app for free music is set to 96 kbps, which is good for listening over mobile data, but you can’t skip tracks. For $1.99 (£1.22) a month (or $9.99 / £6.10 for six months) the adverts are removed and there’s no voiceovers. There’s the ability to skip and repeat some tracks.
If you pay for the ProMember service it’s $4.99 (£3.05) per month or $24.99 (£15.26) for six months. That’ll get you a 320 kbps stream and you can skip forward or back on the whole play queue or repeat tracks.
You can listen to the streams right now on the MixPal.fm website if you’d like a taster, or grab the app (currently iOS only) from iTunes. I’d recommend it especially at the moment because anyone who registers in the app now will get 1 month Pro membership for free.