January 20, 2014

Solayo – Centralized Multimedia Content

The internet has changed the way people collect and consume music and nearly obliterated neighborhood record stores around the country. Solayo is a web-based platform that understands the way young people search, play, and collect music in today’s multimedia environment and provides its users with ways to consume content from multiple sources inside a centralized application.

Change the way you collect and listen to music and videos online by signing in to Solayo with your Facebook or Twitter account and searching for content by keyword. Type the name of an artist, genre, or a song into the search box on Solayo’s main page, or paste a YouTube URL to bring up a video directly. Because Solayo is connected to YouTube, SoundCloud, and Dailymotion, it’s easy to search for content on those platforms and filter the results by duration or source. When you find music or videos worth watching, Solayo lets you consume that content from inside its platform. Or, if you don’t have time to watch a video right away, you can always save it in your Solayo account for later.

Playlists are another important component of the Solayo application. Users can collect music and videos and add them to custom playlists, which are organized by category, artist, or genre. Solayo also offers a social component. Users can find and follow other users and post about what they’re currently listening to or watching, a process that’s made easier thanks to Solayo’s integration with Facebook.

Practical Uses:

  • Discover new videos from your favorite artists
  • Create playlists with different genres of music
  • Consume content from YouTube, SoundCloud, and Dailymotion
  • Save your favorite songs to listen to later

Insider Tips:

  • Paste URLs from YouTube directly into the Solayo search box
  • Find and follow your friends who use Solayo
  • Solayo has digital rights agreements with most content providers

What we liked:

  • Solayo will recommend videos based on your likes and dislikes
  • Users can discover new music by clicking on Solayo’s top 100 playlists
  • Facebook and Twitter integrations make it easy to share what you’re currently listening to with friends
  • Solayo offers a radio feature that people can use to listen to randomized content

What we didn’t like:

  • Solayo could benefit from having more station options available through its radio feature


Company Info:

  • Launched: July 2013 (Beta)
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: London, England
  • Founded by: Dayo Balogun and Giedrius Drulia
  • Web site:


  • Free

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