Freemake Music Box: Streaming, no subscription required

When it comes to listening to music on your computer you have a number of options. You can just play a CD, or you may have taken the trouble of ripping your existing music collection so that all of your favorite tracks are available on your computer. You could stream music using the likes of Last.fm, or you could listen to streaming radio stations from all over the world. But all of these options have their limitations -- if you don’t have a CD with you you can’t listen to it, working on different computers means that you might not have access to your music collection and radio stations may not necessarily play what you want to hear. Enter Freemake Music Box.

This is a free app that enables you to stream free music to your computer without the need to create an account or set up a subscription. The tiny app -- it’s only 1MB in size -- can be downloaded and installed in a matter of moments and after performing your first search you can be listening to music in seconds. You can search for your favorite band or jump straight in to find a particular track.

If you are looking to create a perfect soundtrack to accompany your work, numerous tracks can be built up into a playlist that you can listen to however you want -- and if you step away from your computer you will be able to pick from where you left off. The app itself is very simple and streamlined; it is not bursting with features, but it doesn’t need to be. It does what it set out to do – providing access to a wealth of free online music -- and it does it very well.

There are already a number of enhancements planned for future versions of the app -- as it stands, Freemake Music Box has not even reached version 1.0 yet. In the, hopefully not too distant future, we can look looking forward to using a web based version of the app as well as synchronizing playlists between computers. It is early day for this music app, but things are already shaping up well. The fact that only legal music is available will be attractive to anyone keen on avoiding getting into trouble, and everyone can benefit from the fast searches and extensive music database there is available.

You can find out more and download a free copy of the app by paying a visit to the Freemake Music Box review page.

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