Feeling nostalgic? Or want to listen to local tunes when traveling overseas?
There’s an app and website called Radiooooo, which offers a unique music listening experience. Your music plays based on the country and decade you select. It’s like a global musical time machine!
For a fun fact, the 5 “o’s” in Radiooooo represent the 5 continental land masses in the world.
A Million Mile Secrets team member used Radiooooo in Warsaw to transport himself into 1980s Poland while snacking on cheese pierogi at a bar mleczny (“milk bar” or cafeteria for workers).
I’ll explain how to use it!
How to Use Radiooooo
I like that you can use Radiooooo immediately without having to register. Even downloading the app is optional as the program works by visiting the website through your mobile web browser.
Of course, there are some added features when you register, which I’ll explain shortly.
You’ll need to have web access to program. It does not work offline.
The app is truly designed for lovers of music. The idea is to just listen and embrace the music of a specific decade and country.
Trick to Skip Tracks
There’s no skip button. But if you click on another country, then click back on your original country, a new song will play automatically!
Here’s a step-by-step guide to use Radiooooo through the web or on your mobile device.
1. Listen Through the Web or a Mobile Device
You can listen to Radiooooo by visiting the website.
Simply, click on a country, decade, and mood, and music will begin playing right away. Countries with music have a yellow color on the map.
The app is just as easy to use. Again, click a country on the map, pick a decade, and set a mood.
Radiooooo includes plenty of popular acts. I selected 1990s United States and it played Nirvana followed by A Tribe Called Quest.
2. Use Taxi Mode for a Continuous Playlist
Radiooooo has a neat playlist feature so you can mix and match music by countries and decades.
To enable Taxi mode, click on the taxi icon on the left hand side of the screen.
Then, you can add individual countries and select the decades of music you’d like to hear.
It’s similar on the app. In Taxi mode, you can select multiple countries. The color will turn from yellow to pink after you tap on it. Then, you can select the decades at the bottom of the page.
3. Optional Features
I mentioned earlier, creating a log-in for Radiooooo is optional.
But if you decide to create one, you’ll have a few extra features. For example, you can “like” a song you’re listening to. This will get saved to your profile so you can go back later and find the name of the artist and song.
There’s also an option to buy a specific song. However, this feature doesn’t appear to be functional at the moment.
Radiooooo offers a unique way for folks to listen to music from specific countries and decades.
I wouldn’t recommend replacing your existing music apps with Radiooooo. But it’s a great supplement if you’d like to travel back in time or would like to embrace the local music while traveling overseas. Most of all, it’s just for fun!
Have you used Radiooooo? I’d love to hear about your experience!