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A New App Automatically Plays Your Song As Soon As You Enter a Bar or Restaurant

·Technology Editor
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I want my own personal entrance music. A killer anthem that kicks on whenever I walk into a room. Something that lets people know I’ve arrived.

Sadly, my corner deli doesn’t share my dream, and has officially banned me from blasting Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” on my boom box every time I walk in to buy a gallon of milk. Fascists.

Thankfully, according to TechCrunch, the folks behind the Rockbot smartphone app seem to share my enthusiasm for personal theme songs. The company has added a new feature called Anthem to the service that automatically adds your favorite songs to a bar or restaurant’s jukebox playlist as soon as you walk in. Step into the club, the DJ’s playing your song (if there are no songs queued ahead of you, I guess). 

Currently available in bars and restaurants around the country, the Anthem feature works with Bluetooth beacons, small low-powered devices that can interact with your smartphone and accomplish simple automated tasks. Once you’ve given the app permission to interact with the beacons, they can automatically detect whenever you walk into the building and instantly add your preselected favorite songs to the jukebox’s playlist.

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The only caveat to the service is that you have to have your phone’s Bluetooth enabled in order for Anthem’s beacons to detect your phone. 

Beyond that, the feature is free to use, though other songs you want to play while at your favorite bar will cost a few bucks. This isn’t a charity after all.

Anthem is available in bars, cafes, restaurants, and other participating Rockbot locations across the U.S.

via: TechCrunch

Email Daniel at dhowley@yahoo-inc.com; follow him on Twitter at @DanielHowley or on Google+ here.