Facebook want to take control of the Aux cord with new app

News 15/11/2019

Ol' Fb wants to control everything else in our lives, so it was only a matter of time before it tried to get it's dirty mitts on the Aux as well. 

Facebook has launched a new app called 'Aux', the first creation of Facebook's new experimental NPE team. The app is only available in beta in Canada at the moment, but we're sure it'll go worldwide pretty soon.

'Aux' works by users adding songs to the app, which are then up-voted in Reddit-style to determine what songs are played. This particular app is aimed at teens, so we don't have to worry about it taking over just yet, but as we know Facebook Music is always threatening to launch - so this could be a peek into what we can expect when it eventually arrives. 

"The app is aimed at school-aged kids and teens who join a party in the app every day at 9 PM. They then choose the songs they want to play and compete for the 'AUX' to get theirs played first. At the end of the night, a winner is chosen based on how many claps are received," says the NPE team. 

We don't know if we'd trust Zuck with the Aux to be honest...