We’ve been boasting about Digitally Imported (www.di.fm) for quite some time on this site, specifically with the unofficial app Beem, which is so good we can’t refuse it. Earlier this summer, Digitally Imported aka DI.FM, started up their Windows Phone app beta program, which concluded a little over a week ago.
The result? The official, free and fantastic app is now live in the Store for all Windows Phone 7.x and 8 users.
The app is very similar to the one we demonstrated previously (and seen above in our video tour). The one major change that we asked for has been delivered as you can now pin individual stations to your Start screen for easy access. Other than that, the app is still free to download and use, while Premium subscribes will get higher bitrate streaming and an ad-free experience.
Digitally Imported is the premier online electronic music streaming service. It’s akin to Pandora or Songza, although you don’t skip songs. Rather, you tune into preset stations, each dedicated to a specific style of electronic music. What are some of our favorites as examples? Glad you asked:
- Epic Trance
- Goa-Psy Trance
- Cosmic Downtempo
- Progressive Psy
- Vocal Lounge
There are of course many other stations available like the ridiculous Gabber of the old school House. Regardless, it’s a great app for when using at the gym, relaxing or just wanting to hear some good electronic music.
How does the official app compare to Beem? The streaming logic is better with the official app, though Beem gives many more features, including linking into Xbox and Nokia Music to grab tracks. Beem also allows recoding and backup to SkyDrive, which is pretty killer. But as an official app, Digitally Imported is top notch.
Head to the Store here to pick up Digitally Imported now. All Windows Phone devices. Free.