Why, hello there MixerBox, fancy to find an app like you right under my thumb. The way that you provide me with access music videos by my favourite artists has certainly warmed my heart and my ears. I'm going to go right ahead and tell my friends all about you.
Hi friends, let's talk about MixerBox - an app that links up to your Facebook account, takes notice of the musician pages in which you've joined/liked, whatever, then offers you access to music video collections from each artist/band, via YouTube.
After giving the app permission to access certain Facebook information, it soon provided me with a number of video collections of my favourite bands. All of these videos have been sourced from YouTube and placed into folders called, for instance, Pearl Jam Collection, Foo Fighters Collection, The Clash Collection, etc.
Compiled seemingly by those working behind the scenes of the app, these collections feature a mixture of official artist videos, live footage, as well as those weird made-for-YouTube videos that just feature a picture of the CD cover and the song playing in the background. Some are even educational videos made in order to show people how to play certain songs on guitar, or other instruments.
Each folder features a varying number of videos. In my case, the lowest a folder had was 10 (for multiple artists), while the highest number of videos I found in a folder (86) were of Johnny Cash.
While it's all fine and good to have favourites presented to you immediately upon participating in this app, sometimes the best part of being a music fan is discovering new music, or revisiting tracks/artists. This is also possible with MixerBox, as it lets users search for tracks/artists, while the Discover section offers Featured and Popular video collections.
As noted, all of these videos are sourced from YouTube, thus they have a varying degree of quality. However, they can all be viewed in portrait or landscape mode and organized into personalized playlists that users can add tracks to by simply tapping a button. Whether in playlist mode or not, a new video will begin to play once the one ahead of it is completed.
What's more, listeners/viewers don't have to keep the app open in order to ensure that a song keeps playing. Until someone physically hits the pause or Done button when a video is playing in the app, the music will keep on going.
Users can also share these YouTube videos through the app, to their Facebook accounts. There's also a Friends section that is automatically populated by those who have posted the initial MixerBox video content. When you click upon one of their names, access will be given to all of the music collections in which they have compiled.
All in all, I can see myself spending a lot of time cruising through this app looking for rock n' roll gems that can be featured within some pretty cool playlists. However, I, like you, should and will only use MixerBox when a Wi-Fi connection is available, because we all know just how much data can be lost when streaming music videos.
MixerBox is currently available on iOS devices for free, but its developers note that the price will eventually go up to $4.99, so my advice would be to jump on this nice little freebie now and dance the night away.