Last week, music streaming site Grooveshark found itself in a new bit of controversy — its Android app was reinstated to the Google Play Store for just a few days before being unceremoniously yanked from the store yet again. While Grooveshark said that it was still hoping to have its app back in the Play Store soon, the company just announced a major HTML 5 redesign to its mobile site that eliminates the need for a dedicated app — so users of Android, iOS, or any other modern mobile OS can take advantage of the site. Unlike the beta version that Grooveshark released way back in January, the new release allows users to sign in to their existing accounts and access their saved playlists and favorited tracks.
Unsurprisingly, the service contains a lot of ads, but since we don't spend much time staring at our phones while songs play, it doesn't really affect usability in any significant way. Of course, there's no offline mode to speak of — but since the service is free (and still dealing with legality questions), we can't really complain. If you're interested, users in the US can navigate to Grooveshark's site in your mobile browser and start listening. The company says that the new mobile site should be available internationally in the "coming months."