MySpace music video player debuts

By Associated Press
August 13, 2010

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LOS ANGELES — MySpace is further defining itself as a place to find music rather than a catchall social-networking site. Yesterday, it launched a player that plays random music videos to match the user’s mood.

The MySpace Music Romeo application lets users select from 15 genres, such as pop or hip-hop, and 13 moods including “chill,’’ “naughty,’’ and “studying.’’

Videos play automatically, interspersed with images of the artists and an advertisement every 15 minutes or so.

Users can “love’’ videos (thus, the name Romeo), and then get more videos like the ones they choose. But they won’t be able to search for specific songs.

The Romeo application launches both as a free app for Apple Inc.’s iPad and as an application that can be played from computer Web browsers.