TuneWiki has launched an updated version of its music player for Google Android and there are almost too many features to list. The first thing that sets TuneWiki apart from a standard music player is support for song lyrics. The company has a huge user-generated list of lyrics which scroll as you listen to a song. For some songs I found that TuneWiki had the lyrics… but they weren’t synchronized, so the app asked me to tap the screen after I heard each line, which sort of turns the work of making the app more accurate into a game-like experience.
TuneWiki also includes social elements, letting you sign into Twitter or Facebook to let your friends know what you’re listening to. You can also create a TuneWiki account and see what your contacts are listening to.
The app also lets you discover new songs using a map to view songs playing nearby or top songs in your country or around the globe.
The latest version of the app adds a SongBox panel to your home screen, letting you see what your friends are listening to. If you haven’t linked to any social networking accounts, TuneWiki will just show you what other nearby users are playing.
You can also now stream samples of songs from the SongBox and purchase tracks within the app. TuneWiki also has a new look with three themes to choose from: blue, black, and gold.
TuneWiki 3.0 is available as a free download from the Android Market for Android 1.5 and up. You can make an in-app purchase for $4.99 to make the ads at the bottom of the screen go away.