Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Grooveshark for free: Dood's Music Streamer died and resurrected, TinyShark is alive and kicking

Dood's Music Streamer and TinyShark are two apps that let you stream and download music from Grooveshark for free. You don't even need a Grooveshark account!

Dood's Music Streamer used to be the better app, but a new layout and badly placed ads were not an improvement at all. Not that it matters, because Dood's Music Streamer stopped working. Since a week or so it refuses to connect with Grooveshark.

TinyShark is a pretty good Grooveshark client too, even though its user interface is rather clunky. It doesn't need Adobe Flash anymore, and it can now scrobble your tracks to last.fm.

Anyway, there's not much choice now. TinyShark is the only free Android Grooveshark streamer left until Dood's Music Streamer goes live again.

March 1, 2012 update: Dood's Music Streamer is updated and works again.

September 4, 2012 update: Last time I checked TinyShark was no longer available in the Google Play Store. But you can download the APK elsewhere. The app still works for now, until Grooveshark changes their setup again.

October 19, 2012 update: Dood's Music Streamer got booted from the Google Play Store, but you can download it straight from the developers website.

Dood's Music Streamer (Android Market) This app disappeared from the Android Market Google Play Store
Dood's Music Streamer straight from its maker
TinyShark (Android Market) This app disappeared from the Android Market Google Play Store
TinyShark (Exigo Software)

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  1. All of a sudden, TinyShark does not work for me. I've restarted the app and restarted my phone a few times, but nothing. It says it's connected, and it can open my playlists and even search, but then when I tell it to play a song, it acts like I'm not even hitting the play button. There's just nothing. Anyone else having problems?

  2. Just tested TinyShark and it worked for me. If the play button doesn't turn into a pause button on your phone I'd delete the app and reinstall it.