Turntable.fm, my music streaming service of choice, just updated its platform this morning. Along with a cleaner, much more sleek interface comes the ability to host huge rooms of listeners. How big? There’s no limit. Turntable.fm rooms can be as small as a few people, or, thanks to the latest update, as big as Metallica playing in the U.S.S.R. in 1991.
Rooms were previously capped at 200 listeners. With the latest updates, the first 200 users will have “a spot close to the stage” and can watch their little avatar bob their head to the music. Everyone else will listen in what Turntable.fm calls an overflow room. Users will still listen to the same music and have the ability to chat with the DJs, but not with the other users in the room. Like in real life, it’s first come, first serve.
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