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Thread: FlyCast - Solid Last.FM & Pandora Competitor

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    Default FlyCast - Solid Last.FM & Pandora Competitor


    I know we all love Pandora but unfortunately its future is in question . New to the AppStore is FlyCast (previously known as FlyTunes) which provides a solid alternative. Now FlyCast doesn't have the "awesome figure out what I want to listen to technology" like Pandora but it holds its own in the iPhone streaming music app department. FlyTunes is more like Sirius except with a lot more channels and some neat features built in.



    • Over 1000 channels. If you can't find a couple channels that play the music you want to hear out of 1000 I don't know what's wrong with you.
    • Web browsing while you listen. The fact that Apple doesn't allow any third party apps to run in the background bugs me. Especially while using Pandora. Listening to a music app (other than iTunes) while browsing the net or checking mail should be allowed. FlyCast has got the web browsing down by building a browsing window directly into their App. Nice idea. I like it.

    • Conserve Battery. This feature in FlyCast downloads music in large amounts and then turns off making it so you are not using your 3g connection the entire time you're listening. I'm not sure if it actually works but if it does that is a big plus. Pandora drains my battery.


    The App works how you would expect. Search for an artist, keyword, or shoutcast and it brings up a list of channels that you might like. Listen, bookmark, etc. the normal expected features are there.



    At the end of the day Pandora is still my favorite of all the Music Apps. It knows what I like to listen to. I don't have to do any thinking or browsing around to find good music. Last.fm I have never really liked, it plays things at me that I don't like consistently. FlyTunes is a very good music player once you find a couple channels that suit your taste and the extra features make it pleasant to use. For now I will be sticking with Pandora as my main streaming music app hands down. If Pandora leaves us FlyCast will be with out a doubt my second choice.

    If you want FlyCast just follow this link to grab it from the AppStore for free.
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    whoa thats cool dling rite now

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    Woohoo, i looked forward for this a long time.

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    gotta check that out!

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    Pandora does what it does well. That is all that I need. The browse while streaming option is very cool. I might try it.

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    This seems really cool, cant wait to use it. Thanks for the thread!!

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    Does FlyCast show touring info? The Last.fm app has this feature where they show an events tab that lists where the current artist you're listening to is touring. I *love* that feature.

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    this is sweet but i also prefer pandora. but is the last fm that is out right now the one that was in the news section a little while ago?

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    It's sad to me what might happen to Pandora...stupid government and all their damn taxing

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    Looks promising... I'll have to download it and see

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    Yeah i'll stick with Pandora

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    Nitpick: Last.fm DOES let you skip any song, unlike their chart says.
    On another note I prefer Last.fm because while the song recommendation system may not be as spot on as Pandora it offers you way more ways to find music and see what you and everyone else have been listening too. And the dealbreaker for me is the fact that last.fm lets you re-listen to your loved songs from the library it makes for you! (although you can't choose which song of course, but hey, you love them all anyways right?)
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    I don't see it in the app store.

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    I don't see it either.

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    someone please tell me where to download the flycast i tried the link on thes site but it shows a content error code.

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    *Found it from my iphone*

    Top 25
    then top free

    its number 25

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    I'm stiicking lastfm for now. it does exactly what i need it to plus it shows touring info of my fav bands.

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    Is there a users manual available? I can not figure out how to save a station as a favorite.
    Anyone figure it out yet?

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    I dont have the iphone 3g yet and this works perfect connecting with edge!! Other streamers lose their connection fast... This stays strong for hours..

    Is there anyway to add stations through winscp? Flycast doesn't have a few stations I want. I am looking to at least get the Psyphy Machine shoutcast radio playing through flycast.

    lumytj, when you are connected to a station you like just highlight the star while that station is playing..

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