Update – If you’re using Chrome, there’s an even easier way to create a free Grooveshark player in one step
How to create a free Groove Shark desktop player in 2 easy steps
Groove Shark is a free streaming audio service that allows you to play music in a browser window. The company also offers a paid VIP service that offers an Adobe Air desktop application so that you can play music outside of your browser. Follow the steps below to save yourself $3 a month (especially useful considering how temperamental Groove Shark can be)
Here’s how to build your own Groove Shark desktop player in just a few minutes with Mozilla Prism.
1. Download & install Mozilla Prism from Mozilla Labs
Prism is an application that lets you split web applications out of your browser and run them directly on your desktop
2. Set your URL
Set http://listen.grooveshark.com/ as the URL you would like to use for your new desktop application.
That’s it – you now have a free desktop Groove Shark player
- I have set my Groove shark application to display in my Quicklaunch menu for easy access.
- You can also change the icon that you see in the quick launch menu to a Groove Shark icon. You can download the Groove Shark icon here:http://tinylab.tumblr.com/post/325152905/just-a-grooveshark-icon-for-your-mac-pc-icns. To change the icon, simply right click the icon, select Properties and click on Change icon. Now you can select your new GS icon.