Jango is a free online music streaming service created in 2007. As of 2015, Jango offers stations in a wide range of genres including hip hop, blues, country, jazz and pop. The site allows users to create their own customized radio stations and share them with other users listening to similar music.
Users search Jango by artist, and then the site creates a personalized station using songs by artists similar to the user’s choices. For example, if a user chooses a Led Zeppelin song, Jango recommends other classic rock bands such as Black Sabbath, AD/DC and Pink Floyd.
Jango offers multiple stations within each genre. If a user chooses country, the options include Country Party Hits, Hot Country, Country Tailgate and Cowboy Rock Party. Options for jazz stations include Smooth Jazz, Swing Jazz, Classic Jazz and Bebop. Hip hop stations include Hip Hop Chill Out, Hot Rap, Really Hip Hop and Hot Rap. Options for blues stations include Modern Blues, Chicago Blues, Country Blues and Blues Legends.
Jango allows users to search for music by decade or genre. It also recommends independent and emerging artists along with the music of similar artists. Users can tailor their stations by deleting music they don’t like and rating songs to play more or less frequently. As of 2015, Jango radio is also available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.