Facebook is launching a new app known as AUX, which gives users the chance to take over and pass the figurative AUX cord.
As Facebook looks to tap into the music streaming game, this particular app describes itself as a “DJ for your school.” Users add songs to a playlist through the app and selections are voted up and down using “claps,” which ultimately determine which track plays next.
Facebook’s experimental NPE team describes the app like so:
The app is aimed at school-aged kids and teens who join a party in the app every day at 9 PM. They then choose the songs they want to play and compete for the ‘AUX’ to get theirs played first. At the end of the night, a winner is chosen based on how many claps are received.
We’re not going to lie, we’d rather just pick our own music to listen to.
The app is currently in beta and only available in Canada for the time being.