Listu.be gives users the opportunity to listen to their favorite music online. The site lets its users search for artists, songs or genres. The homepage also presents a list of popular albums and search terms so the user can click on those that interest them and start listening right away. A built in music player gives users an easy way to start listening or pause music as necessary. Users can also log in and keep personal favorites listed. Listu.be provides a fun, convenient service that lets users enjoy music online when they want to listen to it.Show more screenshots »
With the many music listening options available on the internet, it’s hard to come up with something totally new. The creators of Listu.be wanted to build a site that would give users the music they want when they want it. The result is the stylish player and simple function that doesn’t require extensive music or computer skills to use.
The reality is that the service offered by Listu.be is offered by many other applications. Listening to music on the internet is not a new thing. In fact with so many people using computers on a daily basis, enjoying music on them comes almost naturally. Listu.be does have an eye-catching player, but in the end it’s no different from the play, pause , rewind, and skip equipped players of every other similar application.
Listu.be offers a rich, inspiring look that uses bright, deep yellow alongside grey tones. Users are greeted with images in grey outline along with sleek, large buttons in yellow. The Listu.be logo and header are nearly futuristic, and blend well with the rest of the site. The only questionable design element is the frame style scroll bar at the center of the page. This keeps the music player anchored in one place and gives the user freedom to scroll down through the recommended listening lists. This is not readily apparent to a new user, and there might be a better design option available.
Newcomers can search for their favorite songs or artists and begin listening without registering for Listu.be. This is a nice feature because it makes it easy for anyone to begin listening, even if they only have a short time and no desire to login. Users can log in to Listu.be using their Google account. After clicking on the white “login (with your Google account)” link at the top, center of the page, the user is directed to the Google accounts sign in page. They can then return to Listu.be after entering their username and password. Unfortunately, there is no traditional registration form or other registration option available.
Listu.be is available to all users for free. Creating a Google account costs nothing as well, so there is no expense associated with listening to music on Listu.be. Users can enjoy their favorite songs and artists just by searching for them on the site. This is a great feature considering how many other music listening applications are available for free, such as Pandora. Unlike Pandora, Listu.be has not yet offered up a premium paid membership to its users.
Anyone who enjoys listening to music while they work and play on the internet can really appreciate Listu.be. The site is easy to use and includes a relatively diverse collection of artists and genres.