AOL's New iPhone Music Player App Is Actually Pretty Good

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AOL just released a brand new iPhone app called “Play by AOL Music” that aims to replace your iPhone’s music app by giving you free access to tons of music, while still allowing you to play all the music on your iPhone within the app’s nice interface.

Play is also very social. Like Instagram or music app, you can connect with Facebook or create a new Play account to follow friends and see what they’re listening to.

Among the free content Play offers, you can listen to any one of the 47,000 genre-based radio stations from ShoutCAST, exclusive music from the SXSW music festival, and also free “MP3 of the Day” music from AOL.

So to sum it up, you have all the music on your phone, plus a bunch of free stuff.

Click here to try out the free app.

When you open the app, you see a nifty auto-scrolling grid of free CD's you can immediately start listening to

You can listen to the music on your iPhone within the app

Here are your options for listening through the AOL Play app

47,000 SHOUTcast radio stations are included in the app

Here are some more of the free CD's you can listen to

Follow a friend to see a feed of what they're listening to. Once you follow a few people, the Feed screen lists everything everyone's listening to.

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