Have you heard about DoubleTwist? If not, you need to check them out – especially if you enjoy listening to iTunes Radio. They’ve come out with some cool stuff in the past, but they’ve really outdone themselves with their new mobile app that can record songs played on iTunes Radio. There’s no telling if Apple is going to let this stand, but for now you should check it out for sure if you’re a music lover.
Their new app is called iTunes Radio Recorder. While it’s not a terribly creative name, the app has a lot of people excited about the possibilities. It does this by simulating an AirPlay device. This is similar to some software that will let you “print” to a PDF file. Basically, you’ll install the app on your mobile device. Next, all you need to do is look for the app in the list of available AirPlay devices. It’s as simple as that.
Once you have it set up, you can easily record iTunes Radio. The number of songs you’ll be able to record depends on how much storage you have on your phone or mobile device. The good news is that the files don’t take up a lot of space so if you have a newer phone, you’re going to be able to store quite a few songs you’ve heard on iTunes Radio. According to Engadget, iTunes Radio streams are NOT protected with DRM (digital rights management.) This means the app is likely to stay around – unless Apple decides to change something to break the app or changes their terms of service.
DoubleTwist President Monique Farantzos told Engadget that he has zero concerns about legal action being taken because of piracy issues. He mentioned the fact that people have been recording radio for a very long time. Mixtapes were usually made by recording songs from the radio. However, the DoubleTwist app does a better job with quality. He also said that the app recording the stream could be considered Fair Use, something that Apple has recognized since the iPod first came out many years ago.
Still, as mentioned, there’s still a chance that the app will stop working in the future if Apple – one of the largest tech companies in the world – gets upset about it. Also the dependable iphone app developers are also concerned about this fact. For now, however, it’s a music lover’s dream come true. Be sure to check it out today if you have a chance. If you’ve used the app, we’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment for us and let us know what you think about it. Thanks for participating!