Why is iTunes still the most used player? That’s where the music is. But that was yesterday. Today, there’s a new kid in town that has a leg up on the Think Different™ mantra. Free music.
Search And Download Songs From YouTube
It’s been a month or two since I read the news about YouTube. Not only is it the world’s most watched online video channel, YouTube is at the forefront of a new phenomenon in music.
Where do many people get their music online? If you said iTunes, you’d be correct. But a growing number of younger people avoid iTunes altogether and get their music from YouTube.
Sure, YouTube has videos, but YouTube has a few million songs in the form of videos and music videos. And both Mac and Windows PC users have found many easy ways to listen and bypass iTunes and the cost per song.
For Mac users interested in joining the trend of scouring YouTube for music, there’s Resistance. As in, resistance is futile.
Resistance is a music player for the Mac that also doubles as search and download tool for music on YouTube. It even looks a bit like iTunes.
Resistance even lets you access music you already have stored in iTunes. More importantly, Resistance can search YouTube, download songs, and store them on your Mac, either via the Finder or iTunes.
The Resistance player is simple. The upper left corner features the transport controls, right next to the volume slider.
Similar to iTunes, the Library is in the left sidebar.
Click on the Search section, enter a song or artist in the search box, and Resistance scours YouTube for appropriate music to match the search criteria.
The interface is about as simple as a music player can be. It’s instantly familiar and quick to master.
Best of all, it’s an excellent way to increase your music collection, sans the iTunes Store, by using the power of YouTube.