8tracks Radio provides the best music for any taste, time & place.
Need a playlist for the office or the beach? For working out or making out? Do you like deep house or dubstep, indie rock or classic rock, jazz or punk, hip hop or classical, rare groove or metal? We’ve got it all and more.
Choose from nearly 1 million fresh, free playlists, each curated by someone who knows and loves music. Enjoy millions of tracks uploaded and curated by people around the world.
What’s different from other radio & music apps?
✓ No audio ads
✓ No listening limit
✓ Less repetition
✓ Deep selections (something for every genre, mood and activity)
✓ Unmatched music discovery
✓ An interesting (and sometimes attractive) person “behind the music”
Join 8tracks’ global community of more than 5 million monthly listeners and tune in for free today!
- Each playlist includes 8 or more tracks, along with a title, cover art & description
- Listeners browse mixes in a variety of ways:
- Activity or mood tags, like study, workout, party, & sleep
- Genre tags, like indie rock, electronic, hip hop, country & jazz
- Editor’s picks like Pitchfork, Vice, SPIN, Rolling Stone & Resident Advisor
- Search by artist or DJ
- If you enjoy what you hear, you can:
- Favorite the track to add it to a wishlist
- Like the mix to bookmark it and send love to the DJ
- Follow the DJ to add his/her future mixes to your “mix feed”
- This version supports:
- Android 2.1 & up
- Both Honeycomb & Ice Cream Sandwich
- Tablets, including Samsung Galaxy Tab and Kindle Fire
Once you’ve installed the app, register with 8tracks to personalize your listening experience. We only ask for username, email and password, or you can simply connect via Facebook. Once registered, you’ll be able to favorite tracks, like or comment on mixes, and follow DJs. While we don’t support mix creation on the app, you can head to 8tracks.com to create a playlist to share with others, using tracks from your personal collection or your favorites from SoundCloud.
Now it’s time to find a mix that’s just right for your tastes, whatever you’re doing and however you’re feeling. Tap the Home icon to open navigation options, then search for mixes by tag, artist, DJ or description. On the results page, add more tags to refine your search or sort the results by trending, newest or popular.
Once you tap on a mix, you’ll arrive at the mixpage, which includes title, cover art, and a count of “plays” and “likes” to date. The current track is displayed along with player controls at the bottom of the screen, and the star icon allows you to Favorite it.
Like & share
The heart icon allows you to Like (bookmark) the mix for later, and you can instantly Share it with friends via text, email, Twitter or Facebook. If you don’t like what you hear, click Next mix to jump to another playlist.
Click on a DJ’s name or avatar on any mixpage to check out the DJ’s profile, which includes basic info (location, short bio, Twitter handle, website), stats (mixes, followers, following), and a list of all mixes published by that DJ. Click Follow to add a DJ’s mixes to your mix feed.
“Algorithm-powered ‘personal radio’ services like Pandora are all very well. But they don't feel nearly as personal as 8tracks, a music site where real people do the choosing of tunes.”
- Time Magazine, 50 Best Websites of 2011
“When it comes to finding new music, 8tracks has long been one of the cooler methods.”
- MG Siegler, TechCrunch
“8tracks has slowly and steadily emerged as the industry’s reigning Internet mixtape startup”
- Colleen Taylor, GigaOM
“A free, legal music service we love”
- Peter Kafka, Silicon Alley Insider
“8tracks takes a fun approach to creating custom mixes with the idea being that user-crafted music programming is more entertaining than algorithm-generated lists.”
- Jennifer Van Grove, Mashable