Poolsuite FM is the ultra-summer music player for Macintosh Computer; transporting you to a virtual vacation where the sun never sets.
Formerly "Poolside FM".
Grab another Banana Daiquiri and pick from a number of sun-drenched music channels, each lovingly curated with the sole purpose of lifting your spirits.
"A retro digital oasis for your summer" – The Verge
"A project of pure fun and joy" – It's Nice That
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Okay the Mac app was like... just completely broken. Apparently something to do with a crack in our 10,000 gallon HQ aquarium sending dozens of thousand-dollar koi flying into the Mac app's mainframe hardware. Thanks to Niek's suspiciously impressive bare-hand-fish-catching abilities our koi were returned without harm. Thanks to FLEX TAPE®, THE SUPER STRONG WATERPROOF TAPE, our aquarium is re-sealed*. And most importantly, the Mac app is back online.
*Pun not intended
Ratings and Reviews
Let’s just say it: Poolsuite FM is the best ‘90s-inspired bitmap-graphics summer party jukebox app on the App Store. Invented not by a reggae musician but a mild-mannered Scottish man named Marty Bell (who has no pool), Poolsuite FM is a summertime music player that mixes vintage-Mac vibes with warm-but-chill playlists from from unsigned, under-the-radar artists. Just grab a margarita and hit play.
A E S T H E T I C
Absolutely beautiful app with a look that completely fits the vibe of the music and appeals to my nostalgia for outdated technology (in look only) and old commercials and travelogues. Functionally it’s simple, but what it does, it does very well with only one minor bug I noticed (switching to another app and back can cause the playlist to revert back to the first song, so repeats are a bit too common).
My only suggestion would be one additional station for “sunset” music that focuses on more pure vaporwave instrumentals. Hangover Club is great for that, but with all the great relaxing “martini under a palm tree on a sunny day at a classy private resort” tunes, I think it just needs the one more “red sun setting against a pink idealistic 1980’s sky at the end of the day” station. On the other hand, too many options could threaten the simple purity of what the app is going for as a piece of art aiming for a specific tone, and the devs have earned my trust to do what’s best. Amazing work and great musical taste.
In its own words: "Luxurious yet leisurely"
I've yet to find a music streaming app with as much love put into it as Poolsuite FM. The nostalgic summer aesthetic is so well executed that it almost feels like a crime to leave the app running in the background, not to mention THE MUSIC.
The songs -- all provided via SoundCloud -- fit perfectly with the aesthetic the app is going for. It's so easy to picture yourself by a pool or beach listening to these tracks. If there's any criticism I could possibly make, it's that the app version starts off on the same track each time the app opens (i.e. "need a girl like shego" when choosing the "hangover club" station), but it honestly feels like nitpicking.
TLDR; if this app won't make you want to go swimming you're probably dead inside.
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- POOLSIDE WORLDWIDE CORPORATION LTD
- 20.9 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 10.12 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © Poolside Worldwide Corporation LTD, 2021