Music fans on Google’s Android platform: Your ship has come in — or one of them, anyway. Turntable.fm, the breakout digital music service of 2011, is now available for your smartphone.
Let’s take a moment, shall we, to reflect on how far digital music has come in the past decade. Remember learning how to rip that first CD? Remember the first time you bought a song from iTunes? Or how about the first time you discovered Napster, assuming you’re long enough in the tooth to remember that?
It wasn’t so long ago that I wrote an entire book of digital music tutorials consisting of stuff like “How to Rip a CD,” which was considered important enough to be reviewed by Rolling Stone, URB, and other publications. Less than a decade later, you can put hundreds of little rooms where actual people are playing different music in your pocket — for free. We live in the future.
Back to the Android version of Turntable.fm, which came out so recently that it’s not even listed on Turntable.fm yet. The Android version is identical in functionality to the iPhone version, with the same ability to DJ songs, listen to what other people play, chat, vote songs Awesome or Lame, rate other users, and search for rooms that need DJs.
That’s about all we have to say about Turntable.fm at this point — other than, “Android people, your wait is over” — because look at what we’ve already said about it, with the particularly evergreen ones in bold: