Beatrobo, the start-up social music site that received $600,000 in funding just last April, has come up with a redesigned site and more additional features to attract more music lovers into joining the site. Originally, it lets you search music from YouTube and they have now added Soundcloud to its search functions.
Beatrobo was introduced at the SF New Tech Japan Night in San Francisco just last May. Since then, it has gained funding and has gone full blast. The idea of creating a robot avatar and using it to share or transport music playlists to and from friends is pretty cool. And now you can actually have multiple robots, depending on your mood and genre preferences. If you see a robot with music you like, you can also copy their robot playlist. Think of it as a mix tape, but virtual and with cute robot avatars.
Japanese support has also been added to the updated website. This kind of music service is much-needed in most countries where copyright and downloading are major issues (which, let’s face it, is a long list). Just recently, an anti-download law was passed here and the Recording Industry Association of Japan has been much stricter in cracking down on copyright infringement violators. Beatrobo pulls content from YouTube and Soundcloud and repackages it, so technically, they cannot be held liable for it right since the files aren’t hosted on their servers. So while it’s still legal and fun, try out Beatrobo.
[ via Tech In Asia ]