If you’ve ever struggled with your music while driving, looking for a specific track on your mobile device, you know that it can be both frustrating and highly dangerous.
In effort to keep its users safely and responsibly rocking out to the tunes of their choice, Rhapsody has engineered a version of its app specifically for drivers. Dubbed Rhapsody Auto, it provides a simplified version of the full application and aims to provide those behind the wheel with quick, easy access to their favorite music.
Using a pared down user interface (UI), Rhapsody Auto aims to streamline your audio organization by providing rapid access to categories like favorite songs, trending tracks, and top genre tracks.
Rhapsody Auto also offers dozens of playlists curated by the company’s editorial team, a nonstop music feature that loops tracks automatically, and one-touch custom radio stations, which can be accessed by tapping the “play more like this” button in the full player screen.
In a survey of its users, the company claims that 92 percent said that they listen to Rhapsody in their cars and if you count yourself among that group, the goal is to keep you safer and more satisfied.
We’ll have to wait and see if this works as intended but as drivers, we certainly appreciate the effort to keep eyes on the road and off of phones. While we like nodding our heads to Drake’s Hotline Bling and belting out Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood as much as the next guy/gal, we’d hate to see anyone cause a three-car pileup just because they couldn’t find Dave Matthews Band’s Crash Into Me on their mobile device.
This new feature will roll out globally with the next Android update, with iOS to follow sometime in the future. Stay tuned, Rhapsody users.