Rogers urMusic – Don’t Waste urTime
Just released a couple days ago, urMusic is a media player and mobile box office. The only issue is that it’s not that great. I applaud Rogers Wireless taking a particular interest in Android but it definitely could have been done a lot better. It is quite clear they took an application from their regular java-enabled feature phones and stuck it on Android. It doesn’t take advantage of the Android OS in any way. The first thing that enticed me into downloading it was the market description as follows:
Rogers urMusic turns your phone into the ultimate music player allowing you to import and sideload your existing music to your phone for FREE. Discover, browse and preview new music. Download songs and albums. Create your own playlists. Plus, get access to hot concert tickets with zero service charges!
My favourite part? ” import and sideload your existing music to your phone for FREE”, NO WAY! I love sideloading music I own for free! Getting serious though, the application does the basic functionality of letting you search your library, play music, and shuffle. In addition to the simple media player the application forwards you to a mobile optimized site that lets you buy and download music as well as purchase concert tickets. As you saw in the description there is no service charges on all concert tickets but I can’t say that will drive me to use a basic media player that forwards me to my phone’s browser. I really think the app is more of an advertisement for people to start using the urMusic service to purchase concert tickets and to also increase sales for overpriced music from Rogers. So as I said in the title, don’t waste your time, and rather go straight to the urMusic website to save on service charges.