Stream Your iTunes Playlists on Facebook


Melodeo has added a new feature to its nuTsie iTunes streaming application that lets you embed up to five iTunes playlists in your Facebook profile.

According to Melodeo VP of business development (and former Presidents of the United States of America guitarist) Dave Dederer, every other Facebook music application out there pretty much sucks.

“NuTsie is about the music. There are over 1,200 music apps on Facebook and not one of them delivers,” Dederer said in a press release Wednesday. “In fact, this just in — findings from a study released last week noted that most Facebook apps are silly and pointless. Blow off the goofy apps that will just drive you crazy and go nuTsie for music with us.”

Those are fighting words, Dave. I downloaded nuTsie to see if it lives up to Dederer’s claims. As the application analyzed my music, I was able add nuTsie playlists to my Facebook profile without a problem. Once nuTsie knew what was in my iTunes library, I was able to stream much of it from my account.

And sure enough, all of my iTunes playlists were available within the nuTsie app for embedding in my Facebook profile page (see image, right). In other words, it works.

The music Melodeo puts on your Facebook page doesn’t stream from your computer. Instead, nuTsie identifies the songs in your iTunes collection and then streams them from its own servers (the same feature that got in so much trouble back in the day). The advantages of this system are that you don’t need to leave your computer on or consume upstream bandwidth in order to play music for people. The downside is that rare or weirdly titled songs tend not to be playable, because nuTsie doesn’t recognize them.

To use the service, you don’t even need to install nuTsie on your computer. Using the site’s web interface, you can upload your iTunes library to the site by first exporting it from iTunes as an XML file (File > Export Library).

If you add a new playlist, there’s no need to export and upload your entire iTunes collection again. Go to File > Export in iTunes, choose Export as XML and then click Upload Playlist on the nuTsie website. By doing this regularly, you can let your Facebook friends hear what you’ve been digging.

Install the Melodeo nuTsie Facebook app


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