Muse - Pandora Radio Player
Developer: Industrious One, LLC
Current Version: 2.0.9
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 9.4 MB - Download
Pandora Radio…better! Muse makes Pandora Radio as easy as iTunes with keyboard shortcuts, AirPlay, song notifications, and more!
** If you are experiencing problems, PLEASE visit the Support page. We have fixes! **
• Take control with the media keys and keyboard shortcuts
• Stream to AirPort Express, Apple TV, or any AirPlay-enabled device (OS X 10.8 only)
• All the features of the website when you want it; a simple player when you don't
• Close the window and your music keeps playing in the background
• Works with Last.fm's Audioscrobbler
• Works with both free and subscription services
→ IN CONTROL
Muse makes it easy to play, pause, skip, and rate your music—or just quickly see what's playing. Use the built-in media keys (F7, F8, F9), your own keyboard shortcuts, or the handy system menu.
Stream your music to an AirPort Express, Apple TV, or any AirPlay-enabled device. You can even stream to multiple devices, and listen on your computer, all at the same time! (Requires OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion)
→ A FAMILIAR FACE
Muse is built right on top of the Pandora website, so you already know how to use it and every feature is available—now and in the future. It works with both the free Pandora Radio and the ad-free Pandora One, and requires no extra downloads or sign ups.
→ HEARD, NOT SEEN
Go ahead and close that window—Muse will keep right on playing the background! One less window to juggle, one less browser tab to accidentally close. And if you ever want the Muse window back, it is just a keystroke away.
Muse works with the popular Growl notification service to let you know what song is playing—including the title, artist, album, and cover art—simply and unobtrusively.
Muse can send information about the songs you play to Last.fm, where you can get recommendations, share, track, and graph your listening trends in all kinds of interesting ways.
Muse makes Pandora Radio even better!
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
"App is intuitive and easy to use. Awesome buy." (App Store review)
"This app is a must for people who use Pandora. AWESOME job, thank you!" (App Store review)
"Great app. I use it every day, all day." (via email)
"Absolutely great and works with the keyboard shortcuts on my Mac flawlessly." (App Store review)
"Makes it worth having a Pandora account." (via Twitter)
"I love this app." (App Store review)
WE'RE HERE FOR YOU
Got a question? Want a feature? We're easy to reach, and always happy to help!
• [email protected]
• Another fix for static while streaming to AirPlay. If you are still having trouble after this, be sure to let me know!
• Compatibility bug fixes.
Most Helpful Reviews
How this app is more than just going to the site... - Some people are complaining that this is nothing more than the Pandora website. Although it's a portal to the site, this app *adds* functionality that you don't get by just visiting the website. • Growl-style popup notifications. • The play/pause (F8) and skip forward (F9) keys on the keyboard work without any special configuration, plus you can configure other global keyboard shortcuts if you want. • Integration with the menu bar. Don't want the big window? Just use the small menu icon instead. • AirPlay support. If I close my browser, I don't lose my music. And a minor thing that I like: when I use Shuffle, I can see what station the current song is being played from. Yes, you can visit the website… but you miss out on the rest of the functionality that makes this app worth a few dollars.
Just now realizing that I got duped, usually not the case. - This app looked promissing at first glance so I just upped and bought it considering the low cost….that was a mistake. After buying/downloading/installing and giving it a spin, the ONLY true difference between this and using a browser is that there a specific shortcuts you can use with the player…..its actually just loading the website into the app EXACTLY like a iframe or a browser….totally pointless and a waste of money. Back to my browser i guess. Lame. EDIT - Mar 24, 2013 Now experiencing repeated freezes and crashes with this app.
More Reviews for Current Version
Remembering USER AND PASSWORD - please fix the issue where i dont have to use my email and password everytime i load this application i have clicked remember user and pass million times but doesnt work else rating wouldve been 5 thanks
Simple Easy Interface - Trouble Connecting - The app is great once it connects to your account and begins to play. But for me, 8 times out of 10 the app spins and spins, trying to load my Pandora account, then times out and says there’s a problem. I then have to quit Muse and restart (sometimes more than once) for it to load and start playing. It’s not my internet connection because we have fiber optic 10M service that always works great for everything else.
Works as advertised. AirPlay was what I was after. - Works as expected. Implementing AirPlay correctly is a plus too. It’d be nice to synchronize the output volume of all the AirPlay devices though.
Can't go without it! - This app really is amazing. Does exactly what it says it will do. I've gotten to the point that I use it every day and can't even remember how I got by before I bought it. The AirPlay feature is nice, I don't use it all that often, but I like that it's there.
Is great, except airplay doesn’t work - The app does what it says - allow easy control of Pandora through keyboard. It works great, and has all the options I need. I couldn’t get airplay to Apple TV to work - it kept asking for my password over and over. I really like that I’m able to thumbs up / thumbs down songs through the keyboard too