[Updated 26/3/2012: Kuwo 2012 version is available for PC, iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile Smartphones. Download links are provided in the end of the post.]
I love to listen to music no matter it’s chinese songs or english songs, as long as the song suits my taste. However, I always find difficulty to find MP3 songs and it wastes my time to search from internet as well. However, I found this piece of free cool music player called “Kuwo Music Box” or “??”. “Kuwo” is a nice tool to find songs especially MP3 or WMA format songs. ?? contains hundred thousands songs in its database and with Kuwo Music Box, you always have new songs to hear or download. Yeah! You got me right, you can listen to the songs and also download the songs in MP3 or WMA format for FREE.
As far as I know, Kuwo contains most of the chinese songs and also some English songs. The main reason why Kuwo contains more chinese songs compare to english songs is because ?? is made in China. 🙂
How To Use Kuwo Music Box ?
1) Please wait for a second. I think the first thing to do is to download the Kuwo installer first. Get a copy of kuwo (??)2010 installer from Kuwo official site – http://www.kuwo.cn or click here to download it.
4) Now I believe you are opening the Kuwo player and ready to experience the features in it. Let us browse to the top third tab menu (????-means “Internet Song Database”. Type either the song’s title or singer’s name in the search box as shown in the screen shot above. Soon, the whole related search results will display and you can select the songs that you want to hear or download.
5) Just right-click the song that you decided to play and you will see the right-click menu pop-up. Choose the second option if you only want to play and hear the song, otherwise you can choose the fourth option to download the song. (refer to the screen shot above)
6) When you select to download the song, another download pop-up will appear to ask for your decision where to save the song and the format of song you want to save. There are MP3 format and WMA format for you to choose. You will notice that MP3 size is much bigger than WMA because MP3 format is high quality format. After that, press confirm button to download the song and the task is complete. Enjoy the songs.
Although the songs quality are not the best but I still find it a good method to hear the new songs before purchasing the original CD songs. Please comment and suggest if there are other similar software out there like Kuwo.