While social media apps are, without doubt, the most popular, music streaming apps are not far behind. With mobile devices in use more now than ever before, this shouldn’t come as a surprise, and a quick check through the official app stores shows that there are thousands of streaming apps to choose from. And that’s where it gets difficult, choosing the right one for you. You could download hundreds of apps, just to try them out to see if they suit you but that would be time-consuming.
Top 5 Music Streaming Apps:
Instead, we’ve examined a whole host of apps for you and have come up with the five that we think to offer the best options. Some offer a choice between a free app and a subscription option too.
Everybody has heard of Spotify, one of the most popular music streaming apps in the world with over 75 million active subscribers. Spotify offers a whole host of features, including more than 30 million tracks to choose from and uses have the option of a desktop and a mobile app. You can stream individual tracks, and you can make up playlists out of albums and many more features. The free option is ad-supported and offers limited features while the subscription version, at $10 a month, opens all the features to you. You can download Spotify Plus app from vShare AppStore.
The first-ever streaming service from the Cupertino Company, Apple Music provides users with access to more than 45 million songs, as well as a choice of radio stations, the ability to build your own custom playlists, ready-made playlists, and lots more. It has a user-friendly interface, and it works on Android as well as iOS users. It isn’t free, with subscriptions starting at $10 a month, $5 for students of accredited schools or universities, and all users can upload 100,000 songs to the Apple servers for free.
Another very popular offering, SoundCloud offers everything you would expect from a music streaming app. Offering both a web and mobile app, there are over 125 million tracks to download from, including over 100 million uploaded by app users. You can search out your favorite artists, listen to music from within your feed, upload your own audio tracks and more. SoundCloud is free to use, but there is the option of a paid subscription called SoundCloud Go, with prices starting at $9.99 per month.
Another well-known music streaming service, Pandora, offers users a huge choice of custom radio stations, built using algorithms that suggest artists or tracks based on your listening preferences. The more you use the app, the better it will get at making those predictions. This ensures that Pandora is the ideal personalized app, tailored to your own personal listening preferences. A limited free version can be used, and subscriptions start at just $5 per month.
Our final choice is an app called Deezer, another streaming service that offers a personalized service. With over 40 million tracks on offer, it is one of the largest, and it offers users the option of customizing their music. A feature called Flow will build a playlist of music based on your preferences and the more you Like songs selected for you, the better it will get at choosing music. A built-in lyrics feature provides lyrics to all your favorites, and you also have the option of sharing tracks with friends and family. A limited free version is on offer, along with subscriptions starting at just $9.99 per month.
Music streaming is incredibly popular these days, and the more people use their mobile devices, the more these services will grow in popularity. Listening to music on the go used to mean you had to upload your favorite tracks to your device; now, with one of these apps on your Android or iOS device, you have all the music you could possibly want at your fingertips. While most offer a free streaming service, they also offer subscriptions that give you many more features and more freedom.
Give these apps a go; try them for free and see which one offers what you want from your music listening experience. There are thousands of these apps on the app stores, but these ones are the cream of the crop and offer the best streaming service.