Fizy.org is an index of music and music videos located on the web. The site describes itself as an “online jukebox that was designed with the express aim of being simple and easy to use”. The site contains billions of MP3s and video files in its database. The site can be viewed in any of 30 languages by clicking on the International button on the home page. Fizy is easy to use – the home page features a prominent search bar and almost nothing else. Simply type in the name of a song you wish to locate and press the search button. The site returns a list of 50 of the closest matches in just a few seconds. Clicking on a link in the list takes you to a page with a small player, and the song begins playing automatically.
If there is a video associated with the song, there is a button to click to view the video, and the player expands into a video player. The player features convenient controls for play/pause, volume, and full-screen view. There is also a slider bar which allows the user to move around within the song or video, and the total time and current time within the song are shown. There is also a Share button on the player page, which opens a dialog box that allows the user to email a link to the song to someone, or to post a link to any of 20 social networking sites such as Digg or Facebook.Show more screenshots »
Fizy.org was launched in December 2008 by Cyberia Corporation, based in Los Angeles. The company is headed by CEO Imad Ayoub and President Richard Goode. The site gained popularity quickly, and currently has hundreds of thousands of unique monthly visitors. The site has an Alexa page rank well below 50,000.
The main competitors to Fizy are Rhapsody and MP3.com. Both of these sites are paid services which offer legal access to download MP3s and videos. The main difference to Fizy is that Fizy is designed primarily for listening, not downloading of songs. In addition, Fizy is entirely free. Also, the Fizy interface is very basic when compared to Rhapsody or MP3.com.
The look and feel of the Fizy site could not be more clean and uncluttered. As mentioned previously, the home page is dominated by a search bar. The only other links on the page are to an About page, the site’s Blog, and the International button. Page loads are instantaneous, and the player loads and begins playing songs very quickly. Fizy does not actually host any of the songs, so response time or interruptions while playing songs are due to the hosting site, not Fizy.
There is no registration available or required at Fizy. The only time a user is asked for any personal information is if they choose to email a link to a song to someone, in which case the user is asked for their name so the person receiving the email will know who sent it.
Fizy is completely free, and there is no premium membership offered or available.
Fizy is recommended to anyone who likes to listen to music or watch music videos while online. The user interface is easy to use and intuitive, and the site makes it easy to bookmark or share your favorite songs. Searches are lightning fast, and the search results are of a consistently high quality. The site is very basic, with no ratings or list of favorites to maintain, but it does what it was intended to do – find and play songs or music videos.