The Blast is a Christian Rock/Alternative/Metal internet radio station. The Blast Blender, is a progressive Christian top 40 station, blending pop, pop-rock, rap/hip hop, R & B, and electronic dance music. The Implosion is a Christian Metal/Hardcore/Metalcore station. The Blastozoic Era is a Classic
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
added The Blastozoic Era station
misc bug fixes and tweaks
Ratings and Reviews
Great but some issues
I absolutely love listening to this; especially on the road or my runs but it does need some adjustment.
1st - it won’t resume playing after I get an alert or some other pop up. Especially when I’m using a running app in the background. I have to slow down or even walk to restart the music playing.
2nd - the buttons are two low and hard to hit. I have to focus on exactly what I’m hitting as it won’t let me hit the buttons with out trying to “swipe up” the screen.
3rd - it would be great to see what is playing on the Lock Screen. And maybe a previous/next song.
Fox these and I could easily give it a 5 Star! I only have it 4 instead of 3 because it’s one of the few apps that play without freezing up and gives me the ability to switch between Christian Genre depending on my needs! Please fix these and soon!!
Too Limited (maybe.)
Update: The developers contacted me about my review. They said they were incorporating more old stuff. They also said they have something for older stuff Saturdays for it. I might try it in the future.
Original review: This app caught my attention because I love Christian hard rock/metal. At first use, I thought it was okay—as it went on, however, I noticed that they would play the same songs a few hours later after they had played it a few hours previously. I then noticed that this was the regular way they did this. I kept the app after this realization, seeing if they would mix it up—they didn't.
My main problem with this app is that I think it's too limited. I think it needs WAY more older stuff, (E.G., older Disciple, Skillet, etc.) They did play some older things, but they were few and far between. I understand that you need to play new stuff, but not everyone likes the new stuff (raises hand.) I think they should mix it up a few days a week with older stuff. (When I say older stuff, I mean Disciple's Back Again, By God, etc., and Skillet's Collide, etc.)
Overall, I give this app three stars. Too limited.
Developer Response ,
Metalhead for Christ: Thank you for your feedback. We have added back some of the vintage music from bands like Disciple and Skillet into our regular rotation. We also have a show called The Blastozoic Era...which has been running for years...and it has expanded from 3 hours to 6 hours weekly. It airs Saturday nights from 6 to Midnight USA/Canadian Central Time. As to newer songs coming every few hours, we are a hit music rock station, not a randomizing jukebox. That repeat is going to happen...it is not going to change. But hopefully you will like the influx of 1-3 older tunes per hour.
UI could use some help
I really like Blast Blender and this app is better than TuneIn because you can see what is playing. It also doesn’t have the resume issue, pressing play starts from the current song. That said, it could use some improvement.
First, I wish the Lock Screen would show what is playing. I don’t like having to open the app to see what song is playing.
Second, the play/pause button and the rest of the menu is too low on the screen and too small. It sits over the bar at the bottom and I usually end up selecting a song instead of playing. Some menu items don’t work.
I would love for there to be an Apple Watch app that shows Now Playing, especially if it could play without my phone nearby.
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- 18.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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