Some people make a competition out of being the first to find new music and share it with their friends but very few actually want to spend the time necessary to discover it. It can be time consuming following links on social media sites, browsing Spotify playlists, and sifting through Soundcloud. The Best Song may just be the Tinder of music apps and the best way to hook up with new music.
The Best Song is a new app available on iOS and Android that does the leg work. It finds new songs and adds them to Spotify or Deezer collections. It combines samples and existing playlists navigated using Tinder-like swipes, allowing users to flip through dozens of songs in seconds.
Upon opening the app, users are presented with three choices. They can pick a top playlist, a specific genre, or tap the “Music Maestro” button. After listening to all or part of a 30 second sample users and are presented with a like or dislike button. Tinder gestures, swiping left or right, are used to select or discard song samples. When a song is liked it becomes part of a personal playlist. Tracks added to a personal playlists can be shared with friends.
One of the best functions of the app is the ability to export playlists to other music services and add friends to The Best Song. This allows users to add tracks liked by friends. The app makes finding and sharing music an efficient and engaging social experience.
The app is innovative in that it provides samples for browsing. Users can discover and share new music while standing in line at the grocery store or while waiting for an Uber to arrive. The purpose of the app is to assist with the discovery of music. To listen to full length tracks, songs must first be located using exported playlists, in other music services like Spotify. The app gives users a quick option to make a casual music connection. Unlike some Tinder finds, there is no awkwardness when tracks are deleted from your playlist the next morning.