Haggy Wrote:Gamester17: I saw your discussion on getsatisfaction.com. Any updates on API docs or something?Yes, they told us that they have a public API but have not announced it yet as they first like to clean up the documentation before releasing it, however they said that they can e-mail the API documentation drafts 'as is' to anyone who asks, (just say that it is for XBMC).
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althekiller Wrote:The problem I see with grooveshark is that it's entirely search and manually created playlist based. This stuff is a real PITA to do from a remote. I don't even like doing it with my own music. With last.fm you just choose your profile and a stream, or do one artist/tag search and nav around until you find an interesting stream to play. The whole point of using services like this, IMO, is so I don't have to create a playlist in the first place. They give me a dynamic one so I'll never get bored or have to mess with it.Well, you could use Grooveshark in combination with LastFM, (or your local music files for that matter), ...imagine listening to LastFM and you hear a song by an artist but you get in the mood to listen to a other specific song by that artist or the whole album, then you could just go (or link) to Grooveshark as it basically has all albums and all songs by all artists, thus you can just select which specific song or album by the artist you like to listen to right then and there. So similar to how one already in XBMC can go into the information of a movie then click on an action and from there see which other movies that actor is in that you have in your library.
I for one thing that Grooveshark is especially great for parties, anyone can just ask which song they like to hear by any artist and you can simply add that specific song to the playlist, ...or you can just browse what is most popular right now and select one of those specific song.
Grooveshark does also like LastFM have a list of "similar artists", however Grooveshark even does one better by being able to display specific "similar songs" when you have selected a song.