Seenth.is Review: Stop searching for new music and keep up with your favorite bands

SeenthBanner

Pandora, Spotify, Rdio, iTunes Radio, Shazam. The list of music discovery tools that a person can use has grown more extensive than your actual music library. It can get overwhelming. With music so available, it’s easy to catch yourself listening to songs, but failing to remember who sang them. If you’ve wandered too far astray and need to come back to some familiar tunes, Seenth.is is your solution. It’s designed to keep you in beat with your favorite artists so you don’t miss a moment of their music. It’s the rope to pull you back out of the rabbit hole of indie bands that you’ve tumbled down.

Seenth1Seenth.is provides users with updates from their favorite artists as they make their way around the globe on tour, release new tracks, and do anything else that may be of note to a hyper-obsessive fan boy or girl. It’s like if you took your news feed of liked artists on Facebook and put them in one, undisrupted place. (Conveniently, Seenth.is will do just that if you allow it to link up with the social network.) You get a live and regularly updated feed from your favorite musicians which, thanks to some of the sharing limitations that Facebook has implemented like requiring pages to pay to reach their full audience, may be a welcome service.

If you want to dive into a specific artist’s feed rather than the general one, you can do so with a tap. This hones in on the content specifically relating to that aritst, including things like tour dates, shared statuses on Facebook and Twitter, photos and videos from Instagram, and songs posted on SoundCloud. Music works in-app thanks to a built-in media player, so you won’t get pushed out to another app to take a closer look at multimedia.

Not every artist is going to be in place on Seenth.is to start. In fact, at the moment it’s mostly big name acts. We’re hoping more acts are added soon. But the content that the app pulls from those artists is great for their biggest fans. A live feed feature pulls in content shared by the artist and collected from backstage, on stage, and in the audience to put together a virtual experience as if you were there. You can watch the updates trickle in live or relive shows that happened, including ones you may have been at but want to see at a different angle. It’s an extra layer of access added to the experience that gives you the fun of a VIP pass without awkwardly holding out your sweaty palm while stammering when you’re standing in front of your idols.

Perhaps most interesting feed included within Seenth.is is the fan feed. With how easy it is now to remix a song or photoshop a picture or throw together a video, there’s tons of user-created content that is dedicated to artists. While the vast majority of it is probably more creepy than it is cool or productive (how many slideshows can one person make with pictures of Usher shirtless?), fan content is still an interesting layer to look at when checking out an artist. Plus, you never know when a particularly creative person will pop in with a new and catchy take on your favorite artist’s most recent single.

If you find yourself utterly obsessed with your favorite artists to the point that no matter what new music you hear, you still find yourself trekking back to the classics that you love and can sing every word to or if you’d just like to get a little behind the scenes content from some of the bands you like, Seenth.is is worth a download. As it expands its artist database, it’ll no doubt be a go-to option for keeping up to date with new releases, shows, and anything else worth knowing about a band. It’s easy to navigate, organizes content well, and adds a new dimension to fandom.

Seenth.is is available for free from the iTunes App Store.

Movies & TV

Best new podcasts: The Ballad of Billy Balls, Decomposed, and more

Feel like you’re drowning in podcasts? In this weekly series, we’ll help you pick out the best of the new and returning shows. This week’s picks include a punk love story, disappearing referees, gun court, and intriguing tales from…
Music

The best new music this week: Tallest Man On Earth, Cage the Elephant, and more

Looking for the best new music? Each week, we find the most compelling new releases just for you. This week: The Tallest Man On Earth, Cage The Elephant, Lizzo, Pivot Gang, and Sad Planets.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix right now (April 2019)

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Smart Home

From the kitchen to the bedroom, here are the best Alexa tips and tricks

Amazon's voice assistant Alexa has plenty of neat skills. So many, in fact, it seems like new ones appear every day. We've rounded up the top Echo tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your virtual assistant.
Mobile

The Best iPhone 7 battery cases to give your phone some extra juice

The iPhone 7 doesn't have terrible battery life, but you never know when you'll need to juice up on the go. To help, here are the best iPhone 7 battery cases that can keep your smartphone charged and ready for long-term use.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: Samsung Galaxy Fold woes, zombie pigs, and more

Today's topics: Samsung Galaxy Fold, Facebook A.I. voice assistants, YouTube comes to Fire TV, facial recognition on airline flights, the SpaceX DART program, Yale's zombie pigs, and much more!
Deals

Apple iPads and iPad Pros get price cuts up to $150 on Amazon

In the market for a new iPad? Now might be the time to buy -- Amazon has discounted a range of iPad models, including the 10.5-inch, 11-inch, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, plus the standard iPad.
Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S10 update gives manual control of Bright Night mode

Samsung 2019 flagship smartphone lineup is here, and there aren't just two phones as usual — there are four. There's the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, as well as a new entry called the S10e, as well as the Galaxy S10 5G.
Deals

The excellent Moto G6 is just $99 from Google Fi for a limited time

Getting a cheap smartphone can be a great way to squeeze value out of your dollars. Motorola's Moto G-range has always been good value, but never better than this: Get the Moto G6 for just $99 from Google Fi.
Mobile

Keep your huge phone beautiful with the best iPhone XS Max cases

Apple's iPhone XS Max might be the best large phone the company has ever released. But a bigger OLED display and body means there's more glass to crack. Keep your massive phone safe with the best iPhone XS Max cases.
Deals

Ultra Wideband is here, and you can use it with the 5G Moto Mod (and save $150)

5G is rolling out in the U.S., and Motorola’s Moto Z3 is one of the few phones that can use it. Select people can take advantage of Verizon’s 5G service and enjoy a $150 discount with the purchase of a Moto Z3 and 5G Moto Mod bundle.
Deals

The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: Everything you need to know

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is still a few months off, but it's never too early to start preparing. We've been taking a look at the best discounts from previous Prime Days to give you our predictions of what to expect this year.
Mobile

The 15 most stylish iPhone docks and charging stands for your device

The right iPhone dock does more than just hold your phone. If you’re looking for the perfect dock for your bedroom, or one to sit discretely on your office desk, there’s a good chance you’ll find it here.
Product Review

The Xperia 10 Plus feels great in your hand, but you'll still want to put it down

There has never been a better time to buy a smartphone with an unusual design, and one of the cheaper models out there vying for your attention is the Sony Xperia 10 Plus, with its 21:9 aspect ratio screen.