After an upgrade, the Thai-built music app is better than ever
The latest version of the popular JOOX Music app has a Live feature added so you can enjoy live-streamed concerts.
JOOX is a free music-streaming application for both Android and iOS devices. It provides access to millions of tracks for both listening and downloading.
The app also has the JOOX Radio features, with which you can tune in to more than 50 online radio stations.
You can create your playlists of favourite songs to share for others to enjoy. There are also playlists recommended by JOOX staff members.
On the free version of JOOX, several nice features are disabled. You need to buy a VIP account to get all of the features, such as access to a huge archive of albums and high-quality streaming and the ability to download tracks for offline listening.
JOOX Version 3.7.0 has several new features. The best is Live Section, offering live streaming from concerts. And there’s an option for changing the resolution of the live broadcasts.
While I was testing it over the weekend, JOOX was streaming a Jameson on the Rock concert. I could adjust the video resolution among 360p, 480p and 720p. I hooked up to a Huawei Mate 8 phone and selected 720p. The streaming was smooth and the sound quality good.
You can play the video in fullscreen mode while the phone is horizontal or keep a chat box underneath to see what folks are saying. While I was watching the show, the band racked up more than 27,000 likes from JOOX users alone.
The updated version has a nice black theme and also makes it easier to add songs, create playlists and reorder songs in the playlist to your liking.
JOOX – the name derives from “juke box” – is developed and operated by Tencent Holdings and currently has more than five million songs from 200 labels.
JOOX is free, but VIP access costs Bt69 per week, Bt129 per month and Bt1,099 per a year.
- What’s needed: Android or iOS device
- Prices: Bt69 per week, Bt129 per month, Bt349 per three months, Bt639 per six months and Bt1,099 per 12 months.
- Music quality: Hifi sound sytem, Flac, bitrate at 900 to 1411kbps.