Now everyone can see that all I do is stream Taylor Swift – perfect
Thank me for that later guys, because the new Kiwi music app is literally about to change your lives if you love BeReal music and mayhem in equal measure. You might have seen Kiwi all over Twitter over the weekend, because it’s really about to take over – an app that pings you once a day to send your most recently streamed song to your friends who can anonymously rate it as wildly or as generously as they like. Here’s everything you need to know about the new Kiwi music app and why you should consider getting it!
OK, so what is Kiwi?
Kiwi is an app that basically looks like this: you set it up by creating an account and linking either your Spotify or your Apple Music. According to the description of the application on the App Store, its purpose is as follows. At a random time each day, a notification invites you and all your friends to share a song and a message at the same time. So far, so BeReal. You can then rate and be rated anonymously on the songs you send and receive, resulting in your music taste score for everyone to see, which is a weighted average of what you’ve sent to friends.
You can also see your entire music library from streaming services and a huge list of all the songs your friends have sent you. You can access all your playlists and your friends can see on your profile your music rating and all the songs you have sent to people to be rated on Kiwi music app.
Does it work?
Type of. Thing is, the app lets you send songs anytime, so it doesn’t really have that fun once-a-day feel of BeReal and it doesn’t tell your friends when you’ve sent late. I also think the app should just limit you to sending only your last five played songs rather than anything else you want – to keep it real.
It’s a lot of fun, though, to watch your rating go up and down and figure out which friends disrespected Selena Gomez’s Bad Liar. The app could really take off and be super fun if it made some changes, in my opinion. Wish we had the ability to see what people rated our songs – surely that would create more discussions and interactions with friends?
Anyway – great idea. You understand! Things can only go up from here for the Kiwi music app. Spam your friends with Taylor Swift – do it for ME.
If you get the Kiwi music app and want to suggest changes to the dev team (I’ve personally had a lot), DM them. here.
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