There are more music services than you can shake a stick at. On Windows Phone you have apps for all the major music platforms. We’ve got Xbox Music, Spotify, Pandora, Vevo, Soundcloud, and more. Sure, some of those might be a third party apps, but they exist and are pretty good. Digitally Imported is bringing an official app soon, but we’ve been pretty lucky with Beem as a third party offering. Development isn’t slowing down though, the app just picked up a new update. Let’s check it out.
Beem has been with Windows Phone as the best Digitally Imported client for a long time. Not familiar with Digitally Imported (www.di.fm)? It’s a music streaming service that specializes in electronic dance music. They have channels for nearly any genre of EDM. It’s free, but you can pay a small monthly fee to unlock an experience without commercials and a higher quality stream. Here’s what’s new in Beem:
- Fixing lock/unlock bug.
- Adding full support for Windows Phone 8 tiles.
- Adding support for an app flip tile (shows the last played station/track)
While not the biggest update, Beem for Windows Phone is taking advantage of some Windows Phone 8 features like double wide tiles and a new flip tile that shows what you last played. Compared to the upcoming official app, Beem still has a few tricks up its sleeves. For example, you’ve got track recording, SkyDrive and Last.fm integration. It’s a killer app.
The developer, Den Delimarsky, has stated he will continue to support and develop Beem even though there’s an official app on the way. Sound off with anymore features you’d like to see in future releases of Beem below.
Want Beem? It’s free and available for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices. Grab it in the Windows Phone Store, use the QR code below, or swipe to the right in our app.