A few things:
Please email me with any questions. I always love to hear from my users...
Consider subscribing! This is a solo project of mine - so every upgrade helps.
If you want to use the app without upgrading, click the gray "here..." link on the last demo screen.
Hosting on a computer using a Chrome Browser to download the desktop app or on a TV involves less first-time setup. Hosting on your phone works great too but the first setup takes about a minute longer which can be frustrating for some users.
Thanks for checking out the app!
P.S. send me a picture of The Jukebox App in action! I'll be updating this site soon to include a gallery of it's users!
"I liked how seamless The Jukebox App was to use. It worked a lot better than just using Spotify."
"I love going to my favorite place and watching the songs I put up displayed with the Amazon Fire Stick."
"I'll never think of a college party the same way again."
“Always fun to see what music folks want to play and who's song gets up voted or down voted. Ability to have it display on a tv using Fire TV is great!”
"I love this app! It let's the crowd choose the vibe."
We clone your base playlist into a brand new playlist so your original list remains unchanged.
Hosts can swipe right on any song to remove it from the queue completely. Hosts can also "purge" (bulk remove) songs with -X or fewer votes at any time, where X is chosen by the host. Remove all songs with -2 votes or fewer, for instance.
Songs are played in the order of most-voted. Hosts get unlimited votes, guests get three votes (up or down) per song. Guests get new votes every time the song changes.
Nicknames let other guests see who requested which songs. The ability to view nicknames can be disabled and enabled on the TV app.
Hosts can give guests unlimited song requests if they enable it in their menu. It's the menu opion "Limit Song Requests" which can be toggled to allow unlimited requests.
Guests and Hosts can import their Spotify playlists so they can add their favorite songs directly from their playlists.
Hosts can remove all songs with -X or fewer votes, where X is entered by the Host. Hosts can also reset all votes to 0 at any time.
Guests can enter the Admin Password to unlock unlimited votes and the ability to remotely control playback on the Host's device.
Hosts can disable guests ability to add songs to the playlist. Guests can still vote on the original playlist's songs. Just toggle "Allow Song Requests" to OFF in the menu.
Guests who answer a music related trivia question correctly will have the ability to change songs at will for 5 minutes, if the host has "Allow Admin Access" toggled on.
Our founder was at a college party with his cousin and saw an opportunity to enhance the experience.
After seeing three guys huddled around a computer (this was in 2012) - debating what song to play next - it clicked.. "Surely there's a better way."
A few years later, when The Jukebox App was in "stealth," another use case presented itself in the form of a road trip. The driver on this road trip grew tired of passing the AUX cord around and suggested that we have one person DJ.
The good news is that there is now a better way.
Check out The Jukebox App and let us know what you think!
Yes! You can set up a Spotify "Group Session" to accomplish this.
Have the Host of the party (whoever set up the party using The Jukebox App) send you their Group Session link and you'll be able to listen on your phone too.
Nope! After you set up your first party, each subseqent party is a breeze.
All you have to do from then on is tap or click "Host a Party" and you'll be sent straight to the queue screen to pick up where you left off.
Yes! You can toggle guest's ability to change songs ON and OFF in the menu.
It's the menu option labeled "Allow Admin Access." The default is set to ON. Toggle this OFF to prevent them from skipping songs.
That's a web app we run on Heroku (an AWS tool) for initial party setup. We plan on changing the intial setup link to a subdomain of thejkbxapp.com but haven't made that change yet.
The reason you log in through a browser is because of Android and iOS's securty policies regarding OAUTH.
It is now required that any user authentication that uses OAUTH (like logging in to Spotify) uses a web browser.
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