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In a Brown Study: Musi is the superior music streaming app

No, you can’t connect with friends, see what they’re listening to or see your streaming ‘wrapped’ on Musi like on Spotify, which I’ll admit is fun (if you enjoy expressing yourself with statistics), but is it fun paying five dollars a month for that? An exaggerated no from me.

Musi is a free music streaming app compatible for Apple and Android. It allows you to stream anything your heart desires from the entirety of what’s available on YouTube as long as you have Wifi. Don’t think about it too hard. Continuing, there’s no ad interruptions or even a sign up needed. You can make playlists, customize the name and photo and organize those playlists with the new pinning feature. Unlike YouTube, you can click play and lock your phone and your video will not stop playing. 

I know other music streaming apps have this, but my favorite part of Musi that has become a default muscle memory at this point is the queue feature. All you have to do to queue a song is take your thumb, position it on your desired track, and keep it there. Hold it, and you should soon feel a little vibrate that indicates you’ve successfully queued up a song.

I’ve been using Musi since 2018 and the app started out with half of the features it provides now. It went through bad updates where it became prone to crashes, which made it unusable for days. 

Musi fought for its users through those updates to give us the polished version we have today.

This summer, Musi had an grotesque update that added a step to the simple queue system. When you held down a track, a pop up would appear that would make you select a button that said “queue next.” Musi soon recognized this absurdity and took that feature away with their next update. This shows Musi’s awareness of their mission as an app: provide streaming that is simple, efficient, straight forward and free.  

As much trust as I have in the evolved Musi to perform well, I wouldn’t be surprised if it combusts after ten more people download it, so maybe consider being the bigger person and suffer with Spotify and Apple Music for the sake of Musi’s devout patrons (or just don’t tell people you ever read this).

Do you wanna listen to The Cranberries' live in Paris 1999 Beneath the Skin tour concert video on your 20 mile walk from Back South to Bentley Hall? You can with Musi. 

Ceci Brown is a sophomore studying media arts production at Ohio University. Please note that the views and opinions of the columnists do not reflect those of The Post. Want to talk more about it? Let Ceci know by emailing her at cb870820@ohio.edu.

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