Oct 14, 2010 1:12 PM –
BuzzVoice is Now FREE! LISTEN to the Web’s top news & blogs on-the-go. It’s like “Pandora for news.” Stream it in the car, gym, train, everywhere. Choose from 1,600+ sources, create a playlist with 15 favs, track your fav topics, stream hands-free stories, share & more. *Featured by Forbes, Apple, Android Central & others.
Price: Free, $4.99/mo Pro Version
Pros & Cons:
- Have your phone read your favorite online news sources to you
- Keeps you productive and up to date with news content whether on the go, driving, or doing other tasks
- Features continuous streams of aggregated news known as BuzzRadio
- Features music player controls for news feeds
- AndroidTapp.com Android App Reviews and Android news are in the “Android Radio” channel
- Minor gripe… with your Android multi-tasking machine, as you listen to BuzzVoice and go to other apps, there is no notification that appears in the top window shade to quickly return like many music apps.
BuzzVoice is cool, convenient and awesome wrapped in one app! If you’re a busy professional like myself multi-tasking yourself to death then you’d appreciate an app that keeps you up to date with favorite online news sources via RSS feeds by reading them to you!
With the app you can share social networks and email, skip back and forward through articles, play and pause, and visit the source website within the BuzzVoice app. It pauses during calls and resumes playback after. Plus you can save frequent searches.
There are many “radio stations”, one of which is “Android radio” which is a continuous aggregate of your favorite top Android websites, of course you fav Android App Reviews website can be found there. 8) Sorry no pulling your neatly pre-configured Google Reader feeds, it’s meant to be a real-time news out loud reader app.
The voice packs alternative between and guy or gals voice, a subtle hint of robotics but it works. BuzzVoice recently made the app free and charge for Pro services, adopting the freemium app revenue model, which gives more blog sources, consecutive auto-streams, saved searches, daily audio length and more.
BuzzVoice Start Screen
BuzzVoice Top Blogs
BuzzVoice Listening to Story on AndroidTapp
BuzzVoice Listening to Story
BuzzVoice BuzzRadio Stations
BuzzVoice Android Radio
I can’t tell you how valuable this app is for me as I’m often multi-tasking many things, this app let’s me listen to other buddies in the Android blogosphere (like Phandroid, Android Guys, Android and Me, Androinica, Android Community, Android Central and many more) as well as general news since I don’t watch much TV anymore. But that’s my personal experience, for general public use I feel it can be extremely useful for its cool factor and purpose!
Ease of Use:
BuzzVoice for Android is built on simplicity as it goes and aggregates many similar top news sources for you, sorta like Pandora does with similar music & artists. So no need to know RSS feed URLs, if it’s not in the preset list you can simply search for it.
Depending on your personal level of keeping up with online news sources determines usage, for myself it’s almost daily.
Although the strongest points of the app is audio, the user interface is slick and easy to navigate and control playback of stories like a music player. It also features a built-in web browser so if you wanted to quickly jump over to the story online and maybe see pictures included while still listening to the story. Nice!