In April, BW 2.0 brought you a review of the web application called MOG. Today we are excited to review the mobile App that is live and available for the iPhone and the Android. Streaming music is becoming more important to consumers and there are a variety of services available (Rhapsody, Pandora, Rdio are a few that come to mind) but MOG is staking its claim to be the best. Of course, this service is not cheap as the fee is $10 per month but there is no limit to how many of the 8 Million (and rising) songs they have available to download. (The $10 fee also includes full web access as well).
Using the app is uber easy as you simple search for an artist, click on their name and up pops all the songs they have available. My first search brought me to Drake’s new album and within two minutes I had the whole album on my phone. As I hopped in the car and synced my phone with my stereo, Drake was streaming through my speakers at a very high quality. Note when you download music you can decide between smaller (in terms of file size) 64-Kbps AAC+ files or higher quality, but larger in terms of file size 320 Kbps Mp3 files. This feature is another small example of what makes MOG a step above the rest. Worried about what happens if you are out of cell phone range or lose service momentarily? Simply put the app in offline playback mode and every song you downloaded through the app can be played.
Within the app you can also access existing playlists that either you have created on the MOG website, or you can browse user-created playlists that are on the website. Your favorites will carry over to the mobile app and you get access to the weekly and daily picks and lists MOG has. Your queue will transfer over so if it is time to leave the office and hop on the train ride home, open up the app and you can continue listening to music as you walk. New Releases and Chart-toppers are within one touch as well. The UI is very easy and pleasant to navigate.
The one issue I ran into when reviewing the app is that at times MOG mobile will suffer from some stuttering while songs are playing , causing the songs to scramble in a fast-forward way. To be fair, it could be my iPhone 3G and not the service. However, I only noticed this a few times over the four days I have been listening to music. The app is available right now for the iPhone and Android. Multi-tasking is only available on the Android version (interesting) while the iPhone should get multi-tasking in the next update.
Are you convinced to pay $10 a month to try this service? You can give a three-day trial for free. Start today and let us know what you think in the comments section.Category: Apps | Tags: MOG, MOG Mobile, pandora, Rdio, Rhapsody, streaming music