DI.FM for Windows Phone

Hands on: Official Digitally Imported app (beta) for Windows Phone

We announced a few weeks ago that the popular electronic music streaming site Digitally Imported (www.di.fm) was beta testing their official app for Windows Phone. Tonight, we figured we show you the current status of the beta and how it all works.

Digitally Imported is a free music streaming site, though users can opt for a paid “Premium” experience like on Pandora. That feature enables 256kbps streaming with no ads and that membership level is reflected in the app.

The DI.FM app has full access to all of the site’s channels, including shows, a sleep timer, streaming options based off of connection (cellular or Wi-Fi), a buffering meter and data usage monitoring.  The app is fast and fluid and although it lacks some of the more advanced features of the third-party app Beem, so far it’s building a solid foundation.

DI.FM is currently at 0.7 in the beta stage, so presumably they have more features and polishing to go before it goes public. We’ll of course keep you posted as to the app’s status but so far, we’re really enjoying it and look forward to another official app landing for Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices.

For now, watch our video tour above and get ready to dance.



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raul_junior says:

I really wish we had a beat port app even a third party app would be nice, IOS doesn't even have a beat port official app so I don't feel left out

ilumianate says:

wait, what for? do u use beatport to stream..? I only really go there to purchase albums. didn't think people use it for playback all that much..

on a more related note, i'm in the beta and have to agree its quite awesome! sorta torn as I want to support the official client but beem has been so good to me...

I really want a beatport app. I use that site all the time. Also an official soundcloud app would be awesome.

nos9 says:

I accually created a Beatport app for WP7.x, but never relased it due to its limited functionality (Their API is pretty closed down). Might be worth it to port it to WP8 if people are interested.

Sam Sabri says:

This is a pretty rad app. I dig the sleep timer the most. Put on the Downtempo Lounge and I will peace out before sleep. Fun fact: Dan really likes the Goa-Psy Trance channel. 

jkercado says:

PsyChill is cool. I like Chiptunes when coding. Of course, I use Beem.

NIST says:

I can see Dan singing "I whip my hair back and forth. I whip my hair back and forth.." with Jay twerking in the background.

"I can see Dan singing "I whip my hair back and forth. I whip my hair back and forth.."


Localhorst86 says:

I now have this mental image burned into my brain that I can not get out.

quantum tao says:

Can you say "restraining order"?

Laura Knotek says:

Sleep timer sounds like the feature I'd like best.

WPSteve says:

It's all about that Epic Trance!

Ultimateone says:

I put in the wrong email months ago for this and im trying again to get it fixed, I want this!

clappenings says:

It is a cool app. Great station selection

Mark Cesari says:

long time DI fan, need this... one of the few things missed moving from the dark side to WP8

korg250 says:

Why haven't I received the link to download it? I signed up the beta form!

Jazmac says:

Great looking app. Well done app. I just don't dig any of the music.

Nakazul says:

Weeeee. Unz Unz Unz Unz

ctafield says:

I'm a premium DI user. Been waiting for an official app for a while, so this is great news. Soundcloud's turn next please!

About time IV been askn for this since IV had a Windows Phone back in 2011 but I've been using beem and also that beem for sky.fm is cool too

naydencho says:

Does it suffer from the Bluetooth bug - start playing automatically on BOTH connecting and disconnecting from Bluetooth devices, even if it was in a stopped state at the time?