June 01, 2010
| by Arlen Schweiger
The website Wolfgang’s Vault has always been a beacon for live music fans—and now you can incorporate all of it’s live music goodies on your main entertainment system if you use Boxee.
We’ve been big fans of both for a while now. Wolfgang’s Vault has an incredible amount of music—thousands of concerts—from classic artists like the Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Springsteen to newer bands like Grizzly Bear and Fleet Foxes that you can stream. Boxee has always made it easier for you to stream web videos and music to your computer, Apple TV and flat-panels
Getting the mobile version of the Vault for your iPhone/iPod was one big step, but being able to tap into it simply from Boxee is even better for many folks.
Boxee users of the app will be able to tap into the concerts, make customized playlists and listen to Vault radio. If there’s a catch, it’s that listening to music on the app is free for up to 10 hours a month, and $4 a month thereafter. Still not a bad price to pay for such a wealth of tunes, which if you’ve ever streamed some of the site’s music you know to be much better quality than whatever impression you may have of bootleg concert recordings (not that these are true bootlegs, but they certainly haven’t been released officially elsewhere).
If you’re a fan of Pandora or Rhapsody, chances are you’d dig Wolfgang’s Vault, and this is just another reason to give Boxee a try, too.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.