Radio and podcast streaming service Mixcloud has rebuilt and re-released its Android app with a new user interface that focuses on providing tailored radio recommendations. Its updated user interface leads to a personalized feed that lets listeners build a radio station out of their favorite shows and DJ sets, and a "Discover" tab that Mixcloud describes as a "Netflix-like" page that points out radio shows users are likely to enjoy.
Mixcloud's major competitor in the music upload market is SoundCloud, but unlike that service, Mixcloud's users aren't allowed to upload individual songs to the service. Users instead create "shows" from eight or more tracks, and upload them with a supplied tracklist to ensure the creators of copyrighted songs receive royalties. Mixcloud has also attempted to differentiate itself from SoundCloud by appealing specifically to producers and consumers of electronic music. Its playlists are stocked with cuts from 500,000 "partners" that include top-line electronic artists, taste-making blogs, and aspiring bedroom DJs.