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Songza working on Windows app, Windows Phone to follow

Songza ( (opens in new tab)) has revealed that the company is working on a Windows app, but more importantly a Windows Phone app thereafter. But what is Songza exactly? It's a free music streaming and recommendation service for the US. Playlists are claimed to be created by music experts and the service recommends various playlists based on time of day and mood or activity. 

Consumers can enjoy relevant tunes for activities such as waking up, working out, commuting, concentrating, unwinding, entertaining, and sleeping. Users can vote songs up or down, and the service will adapt to the user's personal music preferences. Playlists are not restricted to artists, songs, or genres, but also based on themes, interests, and eras (such as "90s One-Hit Wonders"). It's quite the music service.

Already sporting an app for both iOS and Android, Songza is yet to tackle Microsoft's mobile platform, and since there's a number of alternatives available (Xbox Music, Nokia Music, etc.) it would be interesting to see an app launched for music lovers. The following is an official response a Windows Phone Central reader received when contacting the service regarding a Windows Phone app:

"Thanks for writing in! We are currently working on a Windows 8 app and hope to work on a Windows 8 phone app shortly there after. Thanks so much for the interest and stay tuned for future updates."

So while an app will not be coming out tomorrow, it's positive to have on record Songza working on not only a Windows 8 app, but sporting plans for Windows Phone too. We'll keep our eyes open for details that may surface. Good news should you be looking forward to an official solution. We'll be looking forward to see Songza expand further and cover more markets.

Thanks, Andrew, for the tip!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • This would be amazing. Songza is by far the best "radio"-style streaming app out there. For me, it is the one big app I miss from switching.
  • Exactly what we needed! More US Only apps! This is INDEED GOOD NEWS.
  • You know the US is what most things come out for
  • Why is it US only? Songza is international (or, at least, includes Canada)
  • Oh yeah!!! Go windows and windows phone baby!!!
  • Songza is my personal favorite music app. Such a unique take on playlist selection. Can't wait for this!
  • yeah that great but for one last time please!!!! i mean seriously everyone need to get the name "Windows Phone 8" right! i wonder even billgate call it Windows 8 Phone?
  • They can call it what they like, as long as developers keep up this trend of new apps I dont care if they call it VistaPhone.
  • +1
  • lol
  • Man, that gives me an idea... to have the Vista orb in the place of the current Windows Phone logo. Microsoft could even make the orb glow like in Vista... then a sidebar with widgets, oh! The possibilities :-)
  • Ohhhhhhhhhhhh............! :O
  • That's awesome. I live Songza.
  • I love Songza!!! They really do have uniquely created stations. I've missed it since switching and I've wondered if they'd ever come out with an app for us. This is a great win
  • any 3rd party apps to hold us over?
  • Yes!!! Finally. It has been announced! That's excellent news. We will now have Pandora, Spotify, Grooveshark, Songza, Xbox Music, Rdio, Slacker, SoundCloud, Nokia Music, Beem, and Aupeo, among others. Good job developers!
  • THERES AN OFFICIAL SOUNDCLOUD APP COMING?!?!?! If so please give me the link
  • This is going to be awesome. I have been waiting for Songza to come on windows phone. by far the best music app out there. I had been using a 3rd party songza app..but its very limited to its functionality. Can't wait for it to come out.
  • whats the name of the 3rd party app?
  • It used to be called songza unofficial app. Has been removed from the marketplace. No wonder why I couldn't play any of my playlists anymore. Sorry dude.
  • Songza is NOT US ONLY. Correct this.
  • Songza is NOT US ONLY. Correct this. From wikipedia: "Songza launched in Canada on August 7, 2012 and reached the one million download mark after 70 days."
  • I've been waiting for this app.... very nice.
  • Glad to see this coming to wp8. I may drop my Spotify subscription when this becomes available
  • Songza is in Canada too!
    Unlike Nokia Music i might add.
  • Along the lines of Stereomood, me likes.. Lookin forward
  • Great news Rich, Thanks. FYI it is also launched on BlackBerry 10 from day one. Its good to see some developers support multiple platforms.
  • Anyone know when a fix might come for the Songsa/Windows 8.1 Preview glitch???  I can log in, pick my song settings, but that's it.  As soon as the app takes me to the player, it closes.