Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
Audl aggregates audio from sites like YouTube, SoundCloud, and rdio. This gives it a much larger selection than any one of those sources alone. Audl is actually a browser with a music player built on top of it. The music player runs alongside the app and plays any audio files that it finds within the browser.
Is Audl legal?
Audl gets all of its content from legal websites using APIs from those websites. All of these websites adhere to DMCA laws and disallow the uploading of infringing content.
Do the content owners get paid?
Yes. Since Audl is just a browser on the back end, any advertising on the page will still load. Audl never just downloads an audio file. It streams it from a website's fully loaded page.
So Audl plays ads before songs?
Audl will do its best to identify the high quality recordings that have text/images ads rather than audio/video ads. But if it can't do that, it will play the ad first. So users may sometimes hear ads.
Does it support existing music libraries?
Not yet, but that is in the works! Subscribe to the mailing list for updates.
Can I share playlists between multiple devices?
Not yet, but eventually. We are trying to find the best way to go about doing this.
Can I import my playlists from Spotify, Pandora, etc.?
This will be integrated in the official release. Subscribe to the mailing list for updates.
Will Audl ever cost money?
No. There are no plans to monetize Audl and it will always remain free.
Any plans to support mobile devices?
Yes! We will be looking into mobile options once Audl is out of beta. Subscribe to stay updated.
What websites does Audl collect content from?
Last.fm, SoundCloud, and YouTube currently. We are about to add Google and rdio as well. This list will grow as we investigate new websites and confirm their legal status.
I am an artist/content owner. How do I remove my content from Audl?
Audl does not save or collect any music on any server. Audl only plays content directly from these websites and we have no control over the content they choose to display. You can get your content removed from these websites by sending them a DMCA request. If it doesn't exist on those sites, Audl cannot access it.