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Tunee - Legit or too good to be true?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by batjeeper, May 25, 2010.

  1. batjeeper

    batjeeper Member
    Thread Starter

    Found an app for Tunee music on the market. Does anyone know if this app/site is legit? They have very current songs and it's free. Anyone have any experience with this?

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  2. pavirotten

    pavirotten Android Enthusiast

    Just to test the service, I downloaded songs from Lady Gaga, La Roux, Dire Straits, Merle Haggard, Gordon Lightfoot, and Slowhand (Eric Clapton). According to MP3Tag, the bitrate quality varies from 112 for Dire Straits up to 320 for Eric Clapton.

    Some of the choices of songs were slim. Merle only pulled about a dozen results, and about 5 different songs. Of course, the more current/prolific the artist, the more results you'll receive.

    As for the legality, I'm not sure. No compensation for the artist usually means something fishy is going on. There is a support link on the bottom of every page, but it is not necessary to donate anything.

    After testing the songs, and listening to the downloads, I deleted all of the songs since I already had all of them as part of the original albums at 320 bitrate in another folder on my hard drive.
  3. batjeeper

    batjeeper Member
    Thread Starter

    Well, thanks for the second opinion. I'm going to avoid this just to be on the safe side. :)
  4. necosino

    necosino Android Expert

    I haven't tried this app, but is it ad supported? I would rather use Panora
  5. SukDeezNutz

    SukDeezNutz Member

    I downloaded a song from it, where does it go? Do you have to play it thru there too or can it be played from the regular media player from the SD card?
  6. batjeeper

    batjeeper Member
    Thread Starter

    It saves it to the Music folder on your SD card. Not sure if it's add supported. Will have to check on that.
  7. carperkm

    carperkm Member

    I've been using this for a couple of weeks now with no problems. Was going to put a thread up asking what is the catch, but this seems to cover it. While in the US a friend showed me pandora on her blackberry. Do we have anything similar here in the UK? She put in a tune that she liked and it downloaded song after song that was similar and played them automatically. Can't remember if there were ads.
  8. thirtyfour41

    thirtyfour41 Android Enthusiast

    I thought the same thing. I wonder where the songs come from? Are they hosted somewhere or is it like a P2P kind of service (doubtful since I don't recall sharing anything). I use it mainly if I'm out somewhere and need to hear a song, but I don't see any reason to keep the music since I have just about anything I'd want to hear on my PC. Tried one of the apps that streams my iTunes library over the web, which works pretty well aside from the buffering every few seconds. But I don't know. I guess I'll keep it installed and stop using it once it stops working :)

    EDIT: There are a few ads in the program, but even if it's ad support, where does the music come from? One of life's unanswered questions.
  9. syrne

    syrne Newbie

    Doubtful that it is legal but also doubtful any action will be taken against the end user. Too much risk that they may actually own the music and are just downloading backups. Worst case scenario is you get a letter from VZW asking you to stop downloading illegal content. Also, Pandora doesn't download the songs, it just streams them from their servers, it is ad supported or you can pay 40 bucks a year to stop the ads. You can't choose specific songs but you can usually get it to start on a specific artist.
  10. LED

    LED Android Enthusiast

    Isn't this one of those apps that will eventually be shutdown like MusicJunk and iMusicTao, and whatnot?
  11. Ferdimage

    Ferdimage Newbie

    Tunee has disappeared from the Market.. yup too good to be true, theres another called MP3 Download... same thing :p
  12. steelersmb

    steelersmb Android Enthusiast

    I don't know how they will ever stop music from being downloaded. You can go out to Google and type in a song name and artist and download any song you want from multiple web sites.
  13. turbosol16

    turbosol16 Android Enthusiast

    Doesn't the UK have Spotify? I was under the impression that Spotify is like Pandora but better. I could be wrong though.
  14. DeaconBoogie

    DeaconBoogie Member

    Some details...

    I was suspicious of this app because of how much it apparently wanted access to (contacts, phone, GPS, etc). No reason for it. Consequently, I never installed it. However, the MP3s are searchable on the tunee.net website.

    Each MP3 has a direct download link that corresponds with a random hash-like filename.

    A simple search for the domain it's hosted on reveals that it's vkontakte.ru, a Russian clone of Facebook which is popular in that country.

    So, tunee (and others) are basically indexing ID3 tags or filenames of MP3s that are being uploaded and providing a big database.

    By providing a HUGE variety of MP3s for free, they get their app hopefully deployed to millions of devices. In turn, millions of ads get displayed. Buckage follows.

    Cute idea, but they should have known that someone would pull the plug on their efforts. Their twitter account is abandoned, their blog has not been updated in months, etc.
  15. EmoTonyB

    EmoTonyB Android Enthusiast

    i have musicjunk and it still works just fine.. :thinking:
  16. matkins1234

    matkins1234 Lurker

    tunee uses musicjunk to search. it says it right on the app. Also, this is probably the the best app i've aquired so far. it finds pretty much every artist I search and it downloads the songs quickly.
  17. uzetaab

    uzetaab Android Enthusiast

    First, if I like an app, I'd rather pay the guy who actually made it. You know, keep him or her working on more cool apps, and/or improving the one I bought, rather than paying some person who is profiting from stealing other people's work.

    Secondly, I'm pretty sure that your post breaks forum rules.
  18. mtech

    mtech Lurker

    ive been using tunee for over 4 months and have downloaded a couple hundred songs without any issues and i have been very satisfied with the quality of the songs i have downloaded. in addition, it doesnt seem to be supported by ads.
  19. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    Which, as stated before, means that you need to break out your eye patch and put a parrot on your shoulder before you use it. Also helps to work "Arrgh" into your vocabulary.
  20. corinna.ah

    corinna.ah Lurker

    I've been using tunee for over 6 months. It was one of the first apps I downloaded. I have had success with every download. Not sure of the legality but I've never gotten a virus and ive had clear music everytime. Thats just my experience though. :)
  21. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    No experience of that particular one. However there is a lot of these music MP3 downloaders in the Market. If they're legal or not, all depends if they have the rights to distributed music. Most of them probably not, depending on the country and purpose.
  22. allambition

    allambition Well-Known Member

    Pandora Radio is pretty nice.. I also quite like Groove Shark since it works outside the US.
  23. srs1989

    srs1989 Lurker

    Tunee Music is still around the market as of 7/4/11, and it now costs $11.99!! They compare themselves to other popular "free" music downloader apps like 'music junk' (can't find that one) gtunes (updated to a library as of 7/4/11) and music mate. Something I've noticed about these apps using one for a while myself, is that they all work accordingly, but they all end up getting renamed, being 'published' by different authors, and get pulled from the market all together. If anybody has any experience with limewire or frostwire, it is pretty similar, only I couldn't tell you if is legal or not. I personally enjoy my gtunes app, and it works great on my Evo, but would like a little light shed on the shady end of the table.
  24. Shade5150

    Shade5150 Lurker

    You can snag tunee off of their website free , tunee(dot)net
  25. Zwilt

    Zwilt Lurker

    its still on the market i just downloaded it yesterday (7/30/12)
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