Ever have trouble trying to find music to play when you’re together with your friends? Everyone has their own choice in music and catering to it all isn’t easy. Hitlist is an Android app for getting music suggestions from your Facebook friends and adding them to a playlist. The app is a full fledged music player for your local files and you can create playlists, play songs on repeat and shuffle. To get suggestions from your Facebook friends they need to have the app installed on their devices. You can pick who you want to receive a song suggestion from and then add it to your playlist.
Connect your Facebook account and you can start creating playlists right away. If you aren’t playing music from your device, you will need an internet connection to use the app. Hitlist affectionately calls its playlists a hitlist and you can create a new one or edit an existing one.
You can start off by creating a playlist or choosing which Facebook friends you want to receive music suggestions from. You can add music from your device or from SoundCloud.
The app can scan your device for music though it took exceptionally long to do so during testing and eventually, I decided to browse for the music myself. To browse music on your device, the app redirects to a file manager app and you can then select the songs you want to add. Adding songs is again a buggy process and it takes several taps for the app to respond right. The search bar works better than the app’s scan feature does. Adding tracks from SoundCloud is just as easy though the listening experience is far from what you get in the default SoundCloud app with the track taking too long to load.
The UI of the app is pretty nice. There are no themes to speak of but nothing off-putting about the UI that would make you want another theme. Hitlist lets you edit a playlist. A download feature for online music is in the works at the moment. You will see an option to download music if you tap the edit button on the action bar on the app’s home screen but will not be able to download it.
Hitlist is in Beta so expect bugs. Apart from the app being slow to add selected songs and scan a device for music the one major bug we experienced, though it happened only once, was that a song continued to play despite having been stopped from the app itself. It wasn’t until the app was manually stopped did the music stop playing. All in all, a good concept behind the app and once the bugs are ironed out, it could be a good tool to help you manage music at parties.