If I had a nickel for every song in my iTunes library, I would have approximately $102.15, and I would be ripped off because that many songs would actually cost me closer to $2022.57, but I digress.
Needless to say, all of those songs do not fit on my iPhone (they wouldn’t even fit on the new kid on the block). Sometimes I find myself in the situation of wanting a song that I don’t have. Sometimes I get a hankering for some tune that I haven’t heard in a while, or I need a song to prove a point. That’s where a great little application, seeqpod, comes in.
If you are unfamiliar with Seeqpod.com, it is an online service that lets you scour the internets for music that you might want and stream it to your computer. You can’t
legally download them, but the music is available to listen to. I have found some great songs that I forgot about, didn’t know about, or otherwise was surprised by on seeqpod.com.
There is also an awesome iPhone specific Web App / interface for the service. The music is converted to a quicktime compatible file as it streams, and you are able to listen to it. This almost opens up your iPhone to a limitless library of music.
In order to listen to seeqpod.com files on your iPhone:
- Browse to seeqpod.com
- Tap the search link on the home page.
- Type in a song title, artist title, or something funky (like cover or remix).
- In the results page, simply tap the name of a song and listen to your heart’s content.
- Rinse and repeat if desired (don’t really rinse, that would be silly).
The cool thing about Seeqpod.com is that you can explore and listen to music that you either cannot find or would not look for on iTunes or Amazon. There is some great stuff that is out of print, unique, or simply unreleased (hrrmm. The Beatles anyone?)