The Grooveshark Bluetooth Car Kit Adapter for Android based phones by Livio Radio (Model LVC03G) is a device that allows you to play streaming audio via GrooveShark through your vehicle’s radio. This is by no means its only function, and we will expand on those a bit later, but at its core this is the primary role for which it was designed. For those of you unfamiliar with Grooveshark and the service they provide, here is an excerpt from Wikipedia:
“Grooveshark is an international online music search engine, music streaming service and music recommendation web software application, allowing users to search for, stream, and upload music that can be played immediately or added to a playlist. An optional paid subscription provides additional functionality and removes advertisements from the user interface.”
Having never used Grooveshark before this, both Grooveshark and Livio Radio’s Bluetooth Car Kit Adapter were new to me, and so this review is from a complete newbie perspective. I don’t intend to review the Grooveshark service itself, but merely the integration level and support that this Livio Radio product offers for the Grooveshark service. So let’s get things going, starting with unpacking of the unit.