Stream Music for Free or for a Small Subscription Fee with These Great Apps !

Music is really important in our lives, and on-the-go listening from a smartphone or iPod is something that’s easy to quickly get hooked on. Whether you’re working, partying, relaxing or exercising – it’s nice to have something to listen to for some added motivation.

But while most music listeners admit to purchasing music for download can get pricey. And that’s where the magic of cloud streaming comes to save the day.

So here I am posting the top 10 great music apps you should consider checking out. None of them require you to download music or take up precious storage space on your device. Some of them are even free. 

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1. Spotify

In the U.S. (and parts of Europe as well), Spotify is arguably the most popular subscription-based music streaming service that offers you unlimited access and streaming limits to an extremely wide variety of audio tracks, artists, genres, albums and playlists. It’s not free, but it can save you a lot of money if you want to enjoy lots of music whenever you want without needing to purchase every album or song individually. More »

Download the Spotify app for Android »

2. Rdio  

Rdio is competitive to Spotify and offers most of the same features. Like Spotify, you can get Rdio on your mobile device (iPad, iPhone, Android) or enjoy music from the desktop applications available for Mac or Windows. As far as its selection of tracks goes, it’s pretty comparable to what Spotify offers. If you’re not sure which one to go for, both offer free trial periods before you need to start paying for a subscription. More »

Rdio was an online music streaming service that offered ad-supported free streaming and ad-free subscription streaming services in 85 countries. On November 16, 2015, Rdio filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in which they had to pay $200 million and announced the sale of certain intellectual property to Pandora Radio. The purchase price is $75 million in cash.

 3. MixRadio

MixRadio, the radio music service that was transferred from Nokia to Microsoft and then bought by messaging app company Line last year, is finally available for iOS and Android. The service is an internet radio, similar in style to Pandora. It’s free to use, and it monetizes with advertising, which appears in an ad unit at the bottom of the tab. More »

MixRadio was an online music streaming service owned by Line Corporation. On 16 February 2016, Line announced that MixRadio would be discontinued, citing "a careful assessment of the subsidiary's overall performance" and "the financial challenges posed by the music streaming market".

4. Songza  

Songza is comparable to Pandora, but I’ve heard from a lot of people that they prefer Songza to Pandora. Like Pandora, Songza is free to use and is sort of classified as an Internet radio service – offering a variety of playlists or channels to listen to via the web or through any of its mobile apps. Songza tries to learn what you like by taking into account the “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” you give on any particular song so it can play songs that match your taste. It’s most remarkable feature is its music concierge, which looks at the time of day and weekday to recommend playlists. For example, on a Tuesday afternoon, Songza might recommend music for working, for an energy boost, for taking the day off or for working out at the gym. More »

Songza was a free music streaming and recommendation service for Internet users in the United States and Canada. On December 2, 2015, Google announced Songza will merge into Google Play Music on January 31, 2016.

5. Deezer

Deezer’s roots in the streaming industry go right back to the very beginning. Although Spotify is often credited with being one of the first streaming services, Deezer was on the scene as much as a year earlier. However, a very limited catalogue initially held it back from making a huge impression. But now available in 182 countries, its reach is huge, and its platform range is similarly extensive – you’ll struggle to find a device for which it isn’t available. More»

Download the Deezer app for Android »

6. Rhapsody  

Rhapsody is another popular music streaming services available in the U.S. only. It works a lot like Spotify and the prices are comparable to most others – hovering around $10 per month, but there are quarterly or yearly options as well if you want to save some money by pay for a longer term. The selection of tracks is decent and you can get a free trial for 14 days before you commit to paying for a subscription. More »

7. Slacker Radio

U.S. and Canadian users can get access to Slacker Radio, which offers the ability to create and share custom-made playlists or music stations with friends through the web or through any of its mobile apps. There are about 8.5 million songs in the Slacker Radio library, and even though that’s less than some of the services listed above, it still offers quite an extensive selection. More »

Download the Slacker Radio app for Android »

8. SoundCloud  

SoundCloud is a bit different from the rest of the music streaming services listed above. Instead of being able to listen to songs from major artists and record labels, like the stuff you hear on the radio, SoundCloud gives you the opportunity to listen to tracks from musicians, producers and podcasters that are looking to promote and share their stuff. The SoundCloud apps are built for discovering and connecting with new artists, and you can even do the same with any music or audio you’ve created – completely free of charge. More »

Download the SoundCloud app for Android »

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