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Huge improvements over previous versions, but still far too limited
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 14 Jul 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Lots of settings, simple interface, modern design
Weak functionality, is lagging
musiXmatch for Android is a decent music player and discovery app, however, with a few foibles.
musiXmatch is a little like SoundHound, but not as good. The interface has been completely revamped, which is great, because it sorely needed the overhaul. The app runs much better than it ever has, yet I do still experience lags and hiccups. Plus, WMA formats are still not supported, which seriously hampers the usability of this app for me, as most of my library is in that format.
The music identification tool is pretty sweet; just play a portion of any song or type the lyrics, and it will locate the track for you and display the lyrics in time with the music. The identification tool works fairly quickly, but is nowhere near as intuitive as SoundHound, which is far more user friendly and pleasing to the eye.
musiXmatch has all the standard category options as most every other app; navigate your library via album, artist, genre, etc. But musiXmatch intelligently adds the option to turn on and off specific library categories so that only the ones you use most are displayed. Personally, I prefer navigating my music via file folder, so I easily turned off genre, album, playlist, etc. and only left the folder view option active. This really helps streamline your music library and the app’s interface so you’re only focused on the features you need most.
musiXmatch functions well for the most part, however, it really doesn't hold a match to SoundHound; of the two, I’d definitely pass on the former, in favor of the latter. Great improvements here, but still needs work.