Who doesn’t love Internet radio? I was a slow adopter when it came to streaming online music, but now I’m a believer and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Fortunately, the technology has been continually advancing and now we’ve got a number of great mobile music streaming services. Jango Radio is one of them and it most definitely deserves your attention.
Do you know Pandora? It’s an online streaming service with a twist – you enter in an artist, song, or genre and it works to find other artists and songs that are similar to what you entered. It’s all about expanding your musical tastes by delivering that which is close to what you already like. Jango Radio does the same thing but you can take it with you everywhere on your Android device.
Here we have the main interface for Jango Radio. When you first start up Jango, you’ll need to create an account which will be used to store your preferences and manage your different stations. The process was extremely quick (less than a minute) so I have nothing bad to say there. Once you create an account, you can jump right into listening.
The interface is simple and intuitive. You’ve got the current artist and song title up in the left corner. The main section displays the album art and track progress. Down below, you have 5 control buttons on the top row and 4 navigation buttons on the bottom. I really like the prominence of the interface; everything is right there, easy to find, and each icon is distinct.