Remember two years ago when everyone was head-over-heels in love with Turntable.fm? Well, things haven't gone swimmingly since the hype died down. After launching mobile apps and rolling out new features, the team is calling it quits. Instead of continuing with Turntable.fm, they're going to work on a new live concert platform called Turntable Live.

In case you never got swept up in the hype, Turntable.fm is an online community where you can start rooms and play songs for everyone. There are multiple DJ spots, and each party gets to queue up songs. The crowd can vote on tracks and chat while listening. December 2nd is going to be the last day for spinning tracks in Turntable.fm rooms. You can download any playlists you've created as a CSV, or export to Spotify. If you want a t-shirt to remember this particular web service, they'll be selling those next week.

Turntable Live will bring artists together with fans for online live shows with video and chat interactivity (that's a video of it up above). It's not clear what, if any, mobile component Turntable Live will have, but the Turntable you knew and loved is going the way of disco, 8-tracks, and Blackberry.


Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

    This was my favorite service to use once every couple of months. :(

    • shonangreg

      That sounds a lot like Colbert's comment to Rick Santorum that he really appealed to the hearts -- of not enough people to get elected.

  • Holding Back Tears

    Many a drunken night was had in turntable chat rooms with my friends, sometimes until 4am... It will be dearly missed.

  • buddaboy

    http://plug.dj ready to take over then?

  • Mike Loomis

    I was on there almost every day. I discovered so many great bands and introduced quite a few to others. The community was great! They basically had the same licensing problems that Pandora does but without the user base to keep it afloat.

  • Kehnin Dyer

    my main problem with turntable was that it turned my music listening into an active thing. it really made me less productive, so i stopped going.

  • yellowdgg

    Never herd of them

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius


  • Scott Adie

    Any alternatives besides plug.dj? I don't want to listen via youtube.

    • Mario

      curious why not, scott?

      • Scott Adie

        Their websockets are on some strange port, and my work blocks connections to most ports except 80, 443, 22, and a couple others. Plus some of my friends can't use youtube at work.

    • Jason Grioua

      plug.dj sometimes uses Soundcloud for music.

  • Brazilian guy

    Sincerely... They deserve it. Turntable has been extremely successful in Brazil, but when they close the doors and only invest on USA, the service become 'just one more player'. Good luck to everyone responsible for that.