Myxer Review - Free Music, Ring Tones, and Apps

In its heyday, now-defunct Myxer received an MTV Music Award

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The Myxer service ceased in August 2014 after filing for bankruptcy. This information is being kept as part of Lifewire's archive system. There are plenty of alternatives for downloading free and legal ring tones, music videos, and games.

The Bottom Line

If you were looking for a (mostly free) media service for your phone, then Myxer was worth considering. For the music fan, it offered a good array of digital audio content in the form of songs and MP3 ring tones—further enhanced with some great free tools for discovering, downloading, and organizing your digital music library. There was also an apps section that contained software for digital music. Myxer had videos, games, and wallpapers. However, if you live outside the U.S., not all MP3 songs were available.

Myxer Pros

  • Good audio and video content for your phone
  • Myxer MP3 Downloader software helped populate your existing iTunes or Windows Media Player library
  • Could use Myxer's online ring tone creator with your music library
  • Free Myxer MP3 app for BlackBerry and Android phones

Myxer Cons

  • Restrictions on purchasing some MP3 songs outside the United States
  • Myxer MP3 Downloader software only compatible with Microsoft Windows

Myxer Website Experience

You could sign up for free and choose from one of the following account types:

  • Personal Account (media for personal use
  • Mobile Artist (for artists, band members, promoters, and record labels)
  • Mobile Partner: (suitable for an agency, brand, or content creator)

Myxer's website was easy to use thanks to its intuitive interface. Overall, Myxer's website was a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Getting Content From Myxer

There were three main methods to get content from Myxer. They were:

  • Using your phone's carrier. Myxer provided a free service.
  • Download to your computer. You could download files which could then be transferred via USB cable, Bluetooth, or MicroSD card.
  • Download via your phone. You could go to m.myxer.com using your phone and sign in. From your "My Stuff" folder, you could download straight to your mobile device.

MP3 Songs

The MP3 songs section of Myxer provided both free and paid content. Myxer also provided a free tool that you could download to make adding music to your existing music library—iTunes or Windows Media Player—easy. The free program, Myxer MP3 Downloader, was only available for Windows 7, Vista, and XP.

Myxer MP3 App

If you had a BlackBerry or Android phone, then downloading the free Myxer MP3 digital music app allowed you to browse its large DRM-free digital music library directly. You could either choose free MP3s or purchase the latest songs and download them straight to your phone.

Ring Tones

There was a wide selection of ring tones on Myxer. Along with popular genres, you could find a few entertaining sections such as sound effects, alerts and alarms, and animals and nature. Most were free ring tones, but you could also purchase premium content via the ring tone store. There was an online tool that allowed you to create your own free ring tones from songs that you already owned.

Apps and Games

The Apps section provided a large resource for downloading mostly free apps and games for your phone. There was a handy set of drop-down menus to refine searches. Choosing the music software option, for example, gave you a list of all the apps you could download and use for digital music.

Videos

If you were searching for videos for your phone, Myxer offered a decent selection.