Review : Electric Jukebox

I never listen to music anymore, or at least I didn’t. I stopped listening to music because it got too confusing. Spencer is into all his latest tech, we have a Sonos speaker in almost every room of the house. In theory it is great. We can control the music from our phones and computers and play it wherever we like, we no longer have a CD player or CD’s (apart from a few ‘classics’ boxed up gathering dust). Unfortunately, in reality I find it very complicated and it has resulted in me longer listening to music. Or at least that was the case before I discovered Electric Jukebox*.

Review : Electric Jukebox - a subscription free music streaming service, simple and easy to use - just plug into your TV and go

Electric Jukebox is a simple piece of kit, you just plug into your TV and hey presto! You have one year’s access to a subscription free music database containing over 29 million songs. Once your first year is up, rather than losing the whole service, it simply reverts to a basic package. You then have the option of running it this way forever at no extra cost, or paying £52 for a one year premium music pass.

As well as being exceptionally easy to set up the Electric Jukebox is also extremely user friendly. It comes with a remote which resembles a microphone which has four simple buttons on it and that is it! You have ‘OK’ to select and play, back, pause and a speaker button. You can search for your favourite music by clicking the on screen icons with the ‘OK’ button or by activating the voice search using the speaker button. There are several variations of playlists including era, genre and charts.

I have so far been very impressed with the music selection. I regularly tune into the 90s playlist and shimmy away to a bit of Britney and Hanson’s Mmm Bop, and just yesterday I decided to introduce myself to some new music in the form of Ed Sheeran’s latest album. Unfortunately, whilst most music is on the Jukebox some iconic artists, such as The Spice Girls, aren’t.

As with all good products there are some downsides to this one, nothing is perfect after all. The main two draw backs for me are that it isn’t portable due to the fact that you need a TV and wifi to use it, and, there is no denying that £169 is a big layout. For me, personally, I think the simplicity and ease of use make the cost worthwhile. Spencer on the other hand thinks that it is a great product but that it is overpriced. The difference is that Spencer doesn’t necessarily need a product that is easy to use and I do.

The Electric Jukebox comes in a choice of black, red and blue and is available to purchase from various retailers nationwide, click here to find out more.

*Disclosure – I received the Electric Jukebox in exchange for an honest review*