The Hype

The Hype
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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5

App requires

  • phone identity
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • data services
  • web browser component
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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Take a break from the top 40's radio stations and discover a new way to listen to music. The Hype takes The Hype Machine ( to the Windows Phone. Browse and stream thousands of songs from Hype Machine's hand picked catalog of top music blogs. 

* Familiar Hype Machine UI
* Stream music from various playlists (Latest, Popular, Subscription, Loved)
* Favorite songs and blogs
* Search 
* View original posts of each song

App is now FREE! I've gotten a lot of confused reviews between the free and paid versions, so to make amends, I'm making it just a single app. 

Lots of bug fixes with new features including:
* A UI overhaul 
* Now Playing view 
* Integration with music hub 

What's new in v2.0
* Background music playing now enabled thanks to Mango (Finally!)
* Integration with volume control. You can control playback using the volume controls in/outside the application
* Many performance improvements and bug fixes
* More settings: different popular filters, shuffled loved playlist (@CHWEX)
* The scrub has been improved (@aeronez - you can drag the timeline back and forth to fast-forward or rewind)

Update v1.2 
* Fixed bug where the first playlist wouldn't load if it required login credentials

Update v1.1
* @Anthony - Name of track currently playing displayed below scrub. (Most likely will be redesigned for 2.0)
*@Player880844668 - Ability to rearrange playlist ordering in the settings 
* gif format now supported. All images are now displayed (even though most of them are the default "missing" hypem image)
* @MikeByke - Search moved to main playlist
* @ncs48 - Link to account creation page added
* Minor tweaks
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  • by Humberto 7/24/2014
    This app is too slow and is falling of the website features. Again, it is TOO slow 🐌 🐌 🐌 and crashes a lot!
  • by Aram 4/18/2014
    I wish I could give it more stars.
  • by Chris 3/11/2014
    Layout is OK. Can't login with Facebook acct like I do on the website and that's a major bummer. Love Hype Machine, though.
  • by Dustin 3/9/2014
    Love this app, wake up to it every morning!
  • by austin 2/2/2014
    I love hype machine. I hate this app. It won't even open, it just crashes right after it begins loading all of hypem's goodies. Its like its teasing me! So frustrating.
  • by Tony 11/1/2013
    Such a well designed app for hypem but really just needs one more update to fix up issues with the now playing page getting lost when you background the app and return.
  • by Michael 8/7/2013
    Decent third party client. Only complaints I have I would greatly appreciate an update for. Feed does not include songs from followers and friends. As one of my main sources of music I would also like to see it NFC compatible. Other than that only small glitches
  • by Văn 7/23/2013
    Awesome music!
  • by cody 7/20/2013
  • by Joe 5/20/2013
    Love this app - use it every day. But I'd love an update more. Seriously considering writing a similar one with WiFi caching, Listening History, Genres, etc but have no confidence in HypeM allowing it. I will second what others have said about eating though my data. Not sure if anything can be done about that though, not sure if HypeM API supports different quality streams. There are a few annoying bugs, like tracks not always playing, now playing not showing current track, infinite buffer (maybe contributes to data burn?), not opening after closing after these issues (start playing music with another app then it will work again), issues maintaining internet connectivity when switching between WiFi and cell data, etc. But these are largely solvable, just a little annoying, and obviously result of not having an update since WP7.5.