Description of App
Jango Radio Mobile is a free, personalized radio service that plays
the best music by artists you love. Just start with the name of one of
your favorite artists, and Jango will create a custom station that
plays similar music. Or you can tune in to hundreds of expertly
programmed genre stations like Top 100, Hot in Hip-Hop, Indie Dance
Hits & more… It's unlimited free listening with No Audio Ads!
Already a Jango listener? Great. Just log in to access your existing
stations and create new ones right from your iPhone, iPod Touch or
“I’m in love with Jango” - USA Today
“Refreshingly simple online radio” - CNet
"Straightforward and easy to navigate" - Wall Street Journal
“Makes it fun to discover new music” - PC World
• Jango Radio Mobile Features:
• Free, unlimited listening on desktop and mobile
• NEW! No ad interruptions on mobile devices
• Create custom radio stations with the artists you love
• Tune in to 100’s of expertly curated stations in dozens of genres,
from Dance and World Music to Holiday compilations and hits by decade
• Explore new music by tuning in to similar stations
• Fine-tune your stations by adding the artists you want to hear or
changing the variety setting
• Share stations with your friends on Facebook and Twitter
• Listen as much as you want at low, medium or high quality
• Save stations to listen again on your device or at www.jango.com
• Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
The latest update *version 2.0) has improved accessibility.
I was able to create and gine tune a custom station, as VoiceOver now reads the artists list.
However, button labelling is still bad. For example, on the player screen the previous button is labelled 'cancel', the play/pause button is labelled 'edit', and the next button is labelled 'save'.
When fine-tuning a station each artist in the list has 2 buttons next to it: 'lst addbttn' and 'lst circleremovebtn'. The first of these will increase the frequency the artist is played, the second button will remove the artist from the station.
If you can tolerate these problems, the app is usable with VoiceOver.
using Jango radio with I-phone
App Works Well
Difference Between Jango and Pandora?
Version 3.0 Works Well
so far, great improvements
Jango has less commercials and unlimited skips allowed
Possible to Buy Song from iTunes?
I just found this app today and I'm in love. Have tried others such as Pandora, Acuradio, etc., and I think I've just found my favorite app in Jango Mobile. I absolutely love the ability to have the unlimited skips. Usually I would expect this luxury in something that I've paid for, but not so in this lovely little gem. The only thing I can't figure out is how to purchase a song from iTunes. Any help is appreciated.
A couple questions
This app looks cool, but I wanted to ask a few things about it. First, one of the things I love about Pandora is that I can shuffle my stations, since I often don't really know exactly what I want to listen to. Second, is there a sleep timer? Third, is the selection just as good as Pandora's?
Thanks in advance for the info! :)
Answers to some Questions
To answer some of the questions asked.
First, No I have not seen a way to purchase a song from iTunes. Which is very unusual as I'd imagine like most other radio apps such as this one. It does offer a way to purchase them. However, as there are some missing elements. I wonder if we just can't see them. At this point I have not seen a way to do it.
Second, yes there is a sleep timer with in the app. Although it isn't where you think you would find it. You have to tap on the Settings at the bottom right corner. Find the Sleep Timer and set it up that way. You would think it would be in the Now Playing area but it is not.
Thirdly, no there are no option for you to choose to shuffle from a variety of stations. In Jingo you only get one station that can be used at a time.
Lastly, are the playlist better than Pandora? That is a tough question. They do play different artist from each other for sure. Although, the ability to skip many artist at a time is very nice. They both offer pros and cons. I think in the end Pandora offer more in the way of functionality and being able to purchase Premium subscription for better sound quality.
Remember that this app is FREE to download and use. So you can always give it a try and decide for yourself. :)
re: Answers to some Questions
I know that you can purchase songs via iTunes or Amazon because their website indicates this fact. But, I think that you are right, in that, VO just can't see these purchase options. One of the things I like best, beyond the awesome music selections, is the fact that you have the unlimited skips, which was completely unexpected in a free app.
Can't log into Jango Radio using Facebook
For quite some time, logging into Jango Radio through Facebook has been impossible. Although I can type in my phone number or email, the password editfield never becomes available when I double-tap it.