From songs for your rocking house party to a soundtrack for your post-breakup emo session, Songza’s concierge-style playlist recommendation service finds music to suit your needs. The service, recently acquired by Google for $39 million, delivers playlists that are curated by people from professional musicians and DJs to average Joes, so you get a great mix of familiar hits and indie finds. Here’s how to get the most out of Songza.
Note: The screenshots in this guide were taken from an iPhone, but the steps apply to Android devices as well.
1. Download and install Songza from the App Store.
2. Open the app.
3. Pick a mood.
4. Choose a category of music.
5. Select a playlist that appeals the most to you. You can get a better idea of what each playlist will sound like by reading the description under its name.
Sometimes, a 15 to 30-second video ad will pop up after this step if you’re not a Club Songza member. A $3.99 subscription to Songza’s premium service removes ads.
6. Press forward to skip songs you don’t like.