Love your music selection on Apple Music but wish you could get more out of your library? You need to download 33 RPM! It takes your music library to a whole new level, making it a fun place to share music, learn about your preferences and your friends’ likes and dislikes.
33 RPM is an app for just about an iOS device you can think of, with the restriction of needing 11.0. So, you can see it’s pretty new. You also need to have an Apple Music set up, too to get the most out of the app.
The app acts like a cool window into your music library. You can create playlists, add to them, mark certain songs as favorites and more. You can then share and connect with other users and even learn more about the music they love listening to. It makes for a great way to learn about new pieces and expand your auditory repertoire!
Not only is it a window, it also tracks what you listen to, how often you listen to it and categorizes these actions to help list your favorites and to gathering information on your taste in music, so that it can offer up a new selection of music and songs to try out.
As part of the download of the app you will be asked to enter your Apple id so that you can create an account. What really impressed me was the cool backdrop of black. It made everything stand out and easy to find.
The app is broken up into three areas, plus an area to setup and update your Profile. These areas can be accessed using the icons at the bottom of the screen.
First, there is My Music. This is where you can access your music library, make playlists, update playlists, mark songs and music as favorites, find new music and add it, as well. From here the magic of 33 RPM also comes to life. You get to see the top most listened to songs along with how many times you’ve listened to each Today, This Week and This Month. It also shows you the albums you’ve listened to the most.
This is also where the tracking feature comes into play. 33 RPM keeps track of how often you listen to each song, what type of song it is, have you shared it and how often. All of this information then gets digested by the app to create suggestions for new listening experiences.
Next, there is Timeline. This shows you what you’ve listened to over time. This can be by days or weeks, however which way you want to view your listening habits. It’s kind of cool to see what you’ve been listening to during which days. There tends to be pattern to that. Think more party and fun music on weekend evenings, and more sober calming music in the mornings of weekdays.
Finally, there is the Discover area of the app, which uses information gathered by the tracking machine to find and offer you different pieces of music and songs that it thinks you might like or could like based on your preferences, what you have listened to frequently, and more.
Overall Social Media comes into play because you can share what you like and what you don’t like at a song level or even at an album level. You can even post your likes and dislikes of what friends have offered as their favorites.