A new app called Spectrum is giving music fans the chance to take advantage of a show that they may have missed in the past, but that they might not have the time or the energy to attend.
The app, which has been available for iOS and Android, lets fans track their favourite artists and playlists with the click of a button.
It’s similar to the Spotify app, where you can find your favourite artists, albums and playlist, but Spectrum lets you track the artists and albums with which you’ve been most excited by, without needing to do any research or paying a subscription fee.
“It’s just like Spotify and Apple Music.
You’re there for a show, you can listen, you’ve got a queue and it’s like a Spotify playlist, but it’s a much bigger experience,” said co-founder John MacKenzie.”
There are hundreds of millions of songs that you can add to it.”
Spectrum, which is currently only available in Ireland, has been downloaded over 20 million times and MacKendays co-founders have received numerous accolades for the app.
The main attraction is the ability to track your favourite music and watch it play, but there are other features too.
You can listen to your favourite shows and listen to them on the go, or download tracks to your device, and you can stream the playlists directly from your phone.
MacKendaes first exposure to Spectrum was when he went to see the new hit film, The Martian, and he was blown away by how easy it was to get to grips with the app, despite not having a Spotify account.
“I’d never really been into music, but this app has been so fantastic,” he said.
“And it’s got all the same features you’ve come to expect from Spotify, and it all works out of the box.”
MacKenzie says he has a feeling that the app will appeal to people who are not yet familiar with Spotify or Apple Music, but he’s hoping that other bands and artists will find it useful too.
“Music is such a big part of Irish life, it’s such a huge part of culture and it would be a shame to not have a way to discover it, so I think this app could really help that,” he added.