Qello is What MTV and VH1 Used to Be

screen480x480There was once a time when “I want my MTV” indicated a desire to watch music on the television. VH1 did the music thing pretty well, too. Then they stopped doing that. The MTV made MTV2 to make up for it, and to bring back music all day. Except then MTV 2 became just like MTV. But you can forget about all that now, because there’s an app bringing back the spirit of old MTV, but in on-demand form. It’s called Qello.

Qello is especially big on live music. The app will bring you full concerts from all the way back to the early 20th century, over the full spectrum of genres. Those concerts are all available on demand, and can be streamed right to your device, including Apple TV. You can also access musical documentaries that go behind the scenes of the concerts you’re watching.

The app also has a custom option, called setlists. The idea is that you can mix and match different songs from different shows and artists, resulting in something like your own dream Coachella streaming onto your television.

The free version of Qello will more or less give you one free song per show. Trying the seven-day free trial will open up those shows in their entirety, along with all of those documentaries. After the free trial, the full version of Qello will run you $4.99 per month. You can get the app now for iOS devices.