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Napster blends music and GIFs in new interactive playlists

Napster, in an attempt to stay relevant in 2017, has revamped their playlist system to be a little more hip. And it has GIFs now. That’ll bring the millennials back, right?

The new playlist system is actually¬†really¬†cool, though. It uses a Tinder-like interface to help you build an entire playlist, so you’ve got a fun, familiar swipe left/swipe right mechanism to craft your mixtape masterpiece.

The playlist wizard will suggest new tracks based on what’s already in your playlists, plus your listening history. Swipe right if you like the song, swipe left if you don’t. Voila, playlist.

To top it off, Napster has teamed up with GIPHY to slap gifs on your playlists. When you make a new playlist, you’ll get a gif as the cover photo based on the playlist title. If you’re not happy with that gif, you have access to GIPHY’s entire library so you can customize it to your liking.

Tinder, gifs, and music playlists. The idea seems a little forced, but I can’t say I’m not slightly interested. Napster offers a one month trial for new users, so if you want to give it a spin, now’s the time.

source: Napster


About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid and an unhealthy obsession with fixing things that aren't broken. This accidentally led to being the go-to guy for anything more complicated than a toaster, which he considers more of a curse than a blessing. Jared is enrolled in online classes at the University of Phoenix, and spends his spare time on video games and listening to music.


  • Richard Dennis

    Didn’t even know Napster was still around