YouTube has a lot of music on it. It may be displayed in some sort of video format, but you can usually find any song you are looking for. So why not let Tubalr turn YouTube into your streaming music player?
In playing around with Tubalr, I noticed a there is one factor you will need to account for. If you choose a band like Tool, you may see a few videos that are not music. There may be some how-to videos or other videos that may creep into the mix.
Just keep that in mind when you start to use the service. Some artist searches came up with trailers or other videos. Some related to the bands, others were not. For the most part, there were very few of these non-music videos.
Do you need a Tubalr account?
You do not need to sign up for a Tubalr account. However, there is an option to create one. What you get from the account is being able to save favorite songs. That’s really it. If you want to compile all of your favorite songs into a master playlist, creating an account would be the way to that.
There is not much in the way of settings for Tubalr. All you can really do is change your user information (i.e. username, email and password).
How to use Tubalr
The site has a very minimalist layout. There is just a search bar and some basic instruction. To search for a band, type their name in the search bar in the middle of the screen.
You can choose if you want to play videos by this artist by selecting Only. Or play bands other than who you searched for by selecting Similar. You will get two totally different playlists.
Or play bands other than who you searched for by selecting Similar. You will get two totally different playlists.
Sharing your playlist
If you find a super awesome playlist, you can share it with your Twitter followers or your Facebook friends. There is a little icon at the top of your playlist column you can click on to share. You will be prompted to log into your social site of choice, then you can share your playlist.
The stats are a list of recent searches and people who have favorited videos. It is more like a search history than stat tracker. This may be a good way for you to find popular music in different genres or even new artist similar to what you like already.
Aside from having a slightly better filter to be more exact with some band names, I think this is a really great way to stream music. It uses services in a different way than their intended use, but works well.