We dove into the Grooveshark tank to figure out where the online streaming service fits in today's realm of digital music, and to try out its new interface, which launched last month. It's been reported that Grooveshark operates in a bit of a gray area, having been kicked out of Apple and Android's app stores because of pirating claims from recording industry execs.
This eyebrow-raising fact piqued our interest and we decided to investigate. Although the sound quality isn't fantastic and the music library is far from perfect, Grooveshark was really good (almost freakishly so) at finding music that matched our preferences, and — best of all — it's practically free for all users on web and mobile. In what follows, we've rounded up some other reasons why you might want to get into Grooveshark.