Everyone wants to share great new songs they find with their friends, but there are always annoying obstacles to overcome. If you share a screenshot on Instagram, your friends have to leave the app to go to their streaming service and take a listen, something most people don’t want to do. Alternatively, you can share a song directly from your streaming service, but the problem is that half of your friends use Apple Music and the other half use Spotify. So what gives?
Today we are showing you Rhythm, a Toronto-based start-up which is aiming to change the way you and your friends share music.
Rhythm is a music sharing app that bridges the gap between streaming services. No matter if you subscribe to Apple Music or Spotify Premium, you and your friends can follow each other, post your favorite songs, and stream them directly from the app. Your news feed caters to your chosen streaming service, meaning that even when your friends post songs from the other service, you see the version that you can stream. If you like a song someone shares, you can save it directly to your Apple or Spotify library with the touch of a button.
Rhythm is laid out like your average social media platform; a news feed filled with posts from the people you follow, a discover page (similar to explore on Instagram), post tab, notifications, and profile. Each user signs in through their Apple Music or Spotify Premium account to access their music, and you can share screenshots of your Rhythm posts directly to your Instagram story as well.
Users can make captions on their posts, and their friends can add comments, similar to existing social platforms. Additionally, each post displays the number of likes and saves (ie. how many times people have saved the song to their Apple or Spotify library). You can add songs to your queue within Rhythm as you scroll through your feed, with the ability to change the order and/or remove songs from the queue if you so choose.
In summary, Rhythm is bringing social media and music streaming together in two ways.
- Friends who subscribe to different streaming services can now share with each other
- Your favorite songs can now be posted, liked, and commented on just like your pictures and videos
No more leaving the app you’re on to stream a song, and no more “sorry, I don’t subscribe to that streaming service”. This is music sharing as it should be.
Rhythm is available on the App Store in the USA and Canada.
Download Rhythm today: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/rhythm/id1499889444?ls=1
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.