Let your guests help pick your playlist with Internet Explorer, Nokia and Xbox

Throwing a summer party? Music is a great way to liven things up, but it can be dicey trying to keep your song selection in tune with what people want to hear. A new way to stay ahead of that is by letting your guests have a hand in deciding your playlist.

That’s the thinking behind Mix Party, the result of a partnership between the Internet Explorer team and Nokia Music. Mix Party is a companion Web experience, where people at your party can sync their smartphones to the playlist and vote on the tracks they want to hear next.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1. You need an Xbox. Turn it on, fire up Internet Explorer in the apps, and type in this Web address: mixparty.nokia.com

Step 2. Pick three artists and start your party playlist.

Step 3. Anyone at your party with a smartphone can scan the QR code and sync with the playlist, then vote on the artist they want to hear next. The track with the most votes wins.

Read the Internet Explorer blog post to find out more, including thoughts about the companion Web experience that Mix Party demonstrates.

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Steve Clarke
Microsoft News Center Staff