The Internet Explorer team has partnered with Nokia Music to bring Mix Party music experience to users. It’s a companion web experience, where multiple people at your party can sync their smartphone to the party playlist and vote on the tracks they want to hear next.
Here’s how it work?
Step 1. You need an Xbox. Turn it on, fire up Internet Explorer in the apps, and type in this web address: mixparty.nokia.com
Step 2. Pick three artists and start your party playlist.
Step 3. Anyone at your party with a smartphone can scan the QR code and sync with the playlist Vote on the artist you want to hear next and the track with the most votes wins. That’s it!
This is not a full time consumer app/service from Nokia and Microsoft, instead they are experimenting with modern web tools and their APIs to show their potential.
You know all those devices around you? Things like televisions, smartphones, laptops, tablets? Well the web today is built for one device at a time, but soon – our favorite websites will be smart enough to know we have these devices around us, and will begin to offer opportunities that bring our different ’screens” together as a seamless connected experience. We call that the Companion Web. And that’s what we’re trying to show with Mix Party! Regardless of whether you’re using a Windows Phone, iPhone, or Android phone, all you need is a modern web browser on your phone and you can connect to a Mix Party playlist. Well, that and an Xbox.