OT: Anybody know of a 'Genius' type service or site for TV shows/Movies/Music that is not owned by Apple?
On Jul 9, 2012 8:35 AM, "Michael Hampicke" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Am 09.07.2012 13:04, schrieb Tanstaafl:
> > By 'Genius' type service, I'm referring to Apple's Genius service that
> > helps you find new music that you might like based on your current
> > likes... ie, you tell it the Artists/songs you like, and it tells you
> > things that are similar.
> > It is a very interesting way to find new music/artists that you
> > otherwise may never find out about, and I'm hoping to find a service
> > (paid or free) that does the same thing for TV, movies, online video
> > content.
> For music have a look at last.fm. You can enter Artists manually or
> 'scrobble' what you hear to their website. last.fm then keeps track of
> what you hear and generates suggestions on what you might like.
> Lots of media players today support last.fm's 'scrobble' feature.
> For movies and series you might try trakt. It basically works the
> same like last.fm and also integrates great with my media center pc
> (based on XBMC).
>  http://last.fm
>  http://trakt.tv/
This is more or less what I was going to say.* For music you might also try a service called "Hypertree" where you listen to some songs and vote on your favorite.* Then it keeps track of your tastes etc and goes from there.* It's different, but can be nice.
Last.fm can play a recommendations radio based on your personal scrobbles and also has a nice "Mix" radio, although these might require a subscription depending on where you live.* Damn those music licensing fees.* There are all sorts of ways to "scrobble" into the last.fm database, including their free desktop program, XBMC, and even greasemonkey scripts for submitting youtube videos.* You could of course write your own.
Alecks Gates, sent from Android on an HTC G2