Unision lets you collect, play and share tracks across Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube, and iTunes.
First available as an app for iPhone and Mac, Unision let’s you collect your favourite music across the top platforms for music streaming. Using Unision you can search music across SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube then create “universal playlists” that play seamless between services.
As each service’s library differs, particularly YouTube and SoundCloud thanks to their free, open platforms, Unision lets you combine all your favourite music from one with all your favourites from the others. The app is also designed with a social aspect with ‘Circles’ that allow you to share songs in collaborative playlists with friends or anyone. Unision also works as a regular music player so you can collect a library of music, not just playlists, and build your music collection across streaming services.
Though this may be the first you’ve heard of a service like this some of you may remember Bop.fm which did the same sort of thing but across more platforms. Bop.fm had to close after 3 years due to the high cost of the service they wanted to provide which is probably why Unision is working on a smaller scale than Bop.fm. It’s reminiscent for a reason though as Unision’s CEO Sajan Sanghvi and co-founder Misha Sallee both worked in the quality assurance department for Bop.fm.