We think you should be free to listen to your favorite songs without giving a second thought to excessive subscription fees, advertisements, or—in the absence of those—tasteless vendor-lock (iTunes). Our goal is to make your music accessible on virtually every modern platform (yep, even iOS), and ultimately to provide the go-to music streaming service that plays your favorite songs on demand.
We created tunejet to simplify your relationship with music. Since most people don't use iTunes exclusively, and since they often go to the trouble of syncing non-iTunes music to their iPhones anyway, we thought we should replace this obnoxious process. Making a playlist with non-iTunes music (God forbid) shouldn't be an ordeal. And with tunejet, it's really not. When you want to listen to music that you didn't purchase from iTunes, or when Pandora gets a bit boring, tunejet gives you a few choices: You can search for specific songs, first of all, to see if anyone else has uploaded them, and if they already exist, you can simply add them to your playlist. If you're a real hipster and nobody has linked tunejet to your favorite songs yet, you can throw your MP3s into a public Dropbox folder or your website and tell tunejet where they are so you can easily play them thereafter simply by searching. And then there's Google, who will gladly show you where to find any MP3 if you ask nicely.
All of our songs are totally decentralized: Our database is full of nothing but links to MP3 files. While we are still required by the DMCA to remove links to infringing material (like all search engines), we don't scour our database to find links to infringing media unless asked; we leave the moral, civil, and legal decisions to you. When it comes to music, we consider tunejet to be a tool for freedom.
Yes! After building the site, we were delighted to find out that the media player works perfectly on the iPhone. It's a wonderful alternative to iTunes. We support both Safari and Chrome for iOS.
Our service could be described as a streamlined version of Spotify. And it's totally free—even on the iPhone.
Yes. Our service is as legal as Google's search engine or your web browser. Our hardware and server software never interact with any illegally-obtained media. Much as Google is free to show you where to find information on creating a nuclear bomb or where to find pirated movies, tunejet is free to tell your web browser where to find MP3s—copyright-protected or otherwise. That said, it's illegal for you to download (or play) copyright-protected music in most jurisdictions. Just because you can doesn't mean you should. And just like other search engines, we are required by the DMCA to remove links to infringing material when notified.
We maintain a database of user-contributed links that point to MP3 files. If you search for a song and it doesn't play, you can add it yourself. The actual files are totally decentralized: Every song we play is sitting on someone else's server out on the Web. If you want your MP3s to be available virtually everywhere, throw them up on the Web (using a public Dropbox folder, for example), and add the links to our database.
Playlists can be accessed according to this URL convention: http://tunejet.net/?playlist=my playlist name
Songs can't be accessed by name in the URL; just click "share," then give the link to others.