LiveXLive Review

Stream free online music with LiveXLive

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What We Like

  • App is intuitive and easy to use.

  • Website is very uncluttered and simple to navigate.

  • Music is completely free to listen to.

  • Advanced features are available if you want to pay for them.

What We Don't Like

  • Supported by picture ads and audio commercials.

  • Limits the number of songs you can skip over.

  • Some features are only available if you upgrade.

LiveXLive (it used to be called Slacker Radio) is a website that lets you stream free online music. It's essentially a radio tailored to your music interests, and even has free music apps.

The LiveXLive music streaming service works by having you create custom radio stations built around the songs and artists you like, where it will then mix in related content to deliver you the music you like as well as content it thinks you'll enjoy.

More About LiveXLive

LiveXLive apps work on your phone and tablet as well as Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.

Following are some additional details about LiveXLive Powered by Slacker:

  • The Stations page lists all the various music stations you can stream from LiveXLive, such as chill, hip-hop, indie, decades, dance, Christian, and blues.
  • As you're listening, adjust the Fine Tune Station settings to favor things like your favorite songs, popular songs, and newer songs.
  • Create your own stations with the artists you like so that you can hear similar music.
  • Visit your profile to see a list of recently played songs.
  • Explicit content can be turned on or off.
  • Like or dislike a song so that LiveXLive understands the type of music you like.
  • All your favorite stations can be played together as your own Favorites Radio.
  • The mobile app shows music-related news and the desktop website lets you enable music news, headlines news, and sports news so that you can hear those headlines periodically on your stations.
  • Watch live events and festivals on LiveXLive.
  • Building playlists, listening offline, replaying songs, viewing upcoming tracks, and other features can be obtained through a paid subscription.

Our Thoughts on LiveXLive

LiveXLive is very similar to other music streaming services that let you build custom radio stations, like Pandora and Spotify. However, where LiveXLive stands out to me is how user-friendly it is compared to similar websites and apps.

Although you can't pick the exact songs you want to listen to, building a custom station will likely run through your songs, eventually. Otherwise, it's a great way to find new music you may not have heard before, but are related to the songs you do like.

One thing that's bothersome about LiveXLive is that some of the features you try to access will tell you that it's only available if you pay for a membership. These options are indicated by a small red dot.

Also, as with any service that's free, you'll likely find advertisements and commercials, which is what you have with the LiveXLive app. You might find this acceptable, though, considering all the music is free. Plus, you can upgrade to a Premium or Plus membership to remove the ads if you wish.