Just in time for the weekend, Turntable.fm’s Android app is now available in the Google Play store.
Turntable.fm is a free music app that lets users play songs for one another. Users join a room, where up to five DJs take turns spinning tracks. You don’t have to own any music to be a DJ, because Turntable.fm has a built-in streaming music library with millions of tracks to choose from. It’s a great way to discover new music in your favorite genres, and the app includes links to buy music through Amazon (but not Google Play Music, strangely).
The Turntable.fm Android app offers most of the features from the existing desktop site. You can create a room, join existing rooms, like or dislike songs, build and sort your play queue, chat with other users and invite friends to join in. Sadly, I don’t see the ability to add locally-stored music, which would come in handy for songs that Turntable.fm doesn’t have in its own library. And unlike the desktop version, the Android app doesn’t let you add music to other services such as Spotify and Rdio.
Still, the app is a welcome addition to the Google Play store. Turntable.fm landed in the iPhone App Store in September, so it’s about time Android users got to join the party.