What Are The Best Free Music Apps For Your Android and iOS?

What Are The Best Free Music Apps For Your Android and iOS?

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What are the best free music apps for your Android and iOS mobile device?

So, you’ve got a brand-new smartphone or tablet. You want to know what free music apps you’ll need to try out. Or maybe you want to check out something new for your device that you’ve had for a while. What should you download?

Digital Music News has compiled a recent list of the world’s best free music apps for you to check out.

Pandora Radio

Pandora Radio brings personalized radio stations straight to your smartphone and tablet. To get started, simply login with your e-mail address. If you don’t have an account, use your e-mail to sign up. Then, Pandora will provide you with a radio station for you to listen you based on your tastes. You can preview the station songs beforehand or create your own station by typing in your favorite artists, genres, or tracks.

Download it here for your iOS from the App Store.

Download it here for your Android device from the Play Store.

iHeartRadio

Right after login in to your iHeartRadio account, or signing up via e-mail, Facebook, or Google+, iHeartRadio will generate a radio station based on your personal tastes, your exact GPS location, or zip code. If that doesn’t satisfy you, you can also use the search function to type in your favorite genre, artist, or track. Once you’ve found a station you like, tap on it to start listening to the music. You’ll also have access to some live local radio stations and for those who love listening to podcasts, a quick podcast browser. Just don’t expect to download podcasts, as this app limits podcasts to streaming.

Download it here for your iOS from the App Store.

Download it here for your Android device from the Play Store.

Apple Music

Apple Music provides users with music streaming right on your iOS or Android device. For iOS users, Apple Music comes integrated into your standard music player, which will honestly cause some confusion, forcing users (like myself) to only select tracks downloaded on their iPhones or iPads. Android users won’t have it any easier, making it hard to navigate through new music to stream thanks to its confusing UI. Nevertheless, expect to stream music from one of the world’s music catalogs in the world, thanks in part to a strong brand name.

Download it here for your iOS from the App Store.

Download it here for your Android device from the Play Store.

Spotify

Right after connecting with your Spotify account or signing up for a new one via your e-mail or Facebook, the Spotify home screen will provide personalized recommendations and artists worth checking out. Using the tabs at the bottom, you can browse for new music by tracks, charts, new released, podcasts, and several videos as well as listen to recommendations stations similar to Pandora and iHeartRadio. Spotify for your mobile also comes with a customized library, allowing you to see what playlists you’ve recently listened to as well as your favorite songs, albums, artists, podcasts, and more.

Download it here for your iOS from the App Store.

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Download it here for your Android device from the Play Store.

TIDAL

Unlike most music streamers, TIDAL aims to provide high-fidelity music straight to your device. Right after signing up for a free account with your Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail account, and unlike most streamers that ask you to select your favorite genres, tracks, or artists before, you’ll have to manually search for songs. However, you may have trouble registering with your Twitter. The TIDAL home screen provides playlists from top charts so you can start listening to songs right away.

Download it here for your iOS from the App Store.

Download it here for your Android device from the Play Store.

Google Play Music

Right after signing up (only) through your Google account, Google Play Music provides curated radio stations for you that you can listen to instantly. Like most free music apps, you can also search for songs, artists, genres as well as add songs from your computer to stream on devices compatible with the app. Google Play Music also lets you browse music based on your location and choose from playlists to boost your energy, top albums, playlists to focus, TGIF, and more. As with other streaming apps, you will have to watch or listen to ads, however.

Download it here for your iOS from the App Store.

Download it here for your Android device from the Play Store.

YouTube Music

After signing in to your Google account, YouTube Music will use you YouTube data to populate music videos you’ve already listened to as well as other videos you may have watched. To get started, simply type in the music video you want to play. However, unlike the music apps in this list, don’t expect YouTube Music to run in the background. To get your music going, you will have to keep the app open.

Download it here for your iOS from the App Store.

Download it here for your Android device from the Play Store.

TuneIn Radio

TuneIn Radio provides you featured news stories from top names like CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, or sports talk, like MLB, NBA, ESPN Radio, and more. Unlike the rest of the streamers in this list, however, you will have to forcibly start a 7-day free trial or a 30-day one just to listen. Then, you’ll have to sign in with Facebook or Google, or your e-mail. Besides top news stories, TuneIn Radio lets you check out top music stations and the top 10 podcasts. Using the browse section, you can check out local radio, and more. Don’t expect a full-fledged music streamer, as this app is geared more towards news, podcasts, and radio stations fanatics.

Download it here for your iOS from the App Store.

Download it here for your Android device from the Play Store.

Slacker Radio

Despite some recent turbulence within the company, Slacker Radio aims at providing music lovers with high-quality music tracks. As with several other streaming accounts, you can login through your Facebook or Google accounts, or simply with an e-mail. However, unlike other streamers, you can preview 20 seconds of the app prior to logging in. Slacker Radio won’t ask you to personalize a radio station, however, as you’ll have to manually search for artists and check out playlists to get started.

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Download it here for your iOS from the App Store.

Download it here for your Android device from the Play Store.

SoundCloud

SoundCloud sports a full music catalog over 150 million tracks to listen to on your Android or iOS. Right after signing in through your Facebook, Google, or your e-mail address, SoundCloud will let you check out what tracks you’ve uploaded as well as search through suggested stations. SoundCloud also provides you with quick access to top charts and suggested stations. Yet, unlike most other music apps, you’ll have to do some work to actually get the music going. However, unlike the rest, you will discover a lot of new and exclusive music from indie artists and DJs that love uploading their tracks on the service.

Download it here for your iOS from the App Store.

Download it here for your Android device from the Play Store.

Jango Music

Jango Radio wants to get you listening to your favorite music via personalized radio stations. Before playing a track on this music app, however, you’ll have to select your favorite musical genres and your station. Jango Radio provides you with the option to login with your Facebook. You can also sign-up for a new account using your e-mail address. You’ll find a picture preview of your station as well as a quick description prior to playback. At the home screen, you can select other stations under My Stations and also navigate between your recently listened stations.

Download it here for your iOS from the App Store.

Download it here for your Android device from the Play Store.

Deezer

Deezer aims to get you listening right away to your favorite artists. How? After telling Deezer what genres you absolutely love listening to, from Metal to Films and Games, Kids, Country, Blues, and more, you’ll preview several musical artists and tell Deezer which sound good and which are just bad. Deezer also lets you check out popular channels and playlists chosen just for you by the app’s editors. One disadvantage however is that it could be easier to just select the playlist and have it auto-play. Instead, Deezer forces you to browse through different playlists. Yet, you’ll still find a strong collection here.

Download it here for your iOS from the App Store.

Download it here for your Android device from the Play Store.

Qello Concerts

What if there was a way you could revisit classic concerts by Queen, Pink Floyd, and Santana? With Qello Concerts, you can. At the home screen, you can preview several concerts, ranging from top watched concerts, tracks, classic rock, EuroArts, and more. You’ll find video details, tracks from the concert, related vids, and an in-app store. However, to have full access, you’ll have to sign up for a 7-day free trial prior to paying for an All-Access Pass.

Download it here for your iOS from the App Store.

Download it here for your Android device from the Play Store.

31 Responses

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    Joana

    Hi guys! there’s an app that have deeper, Spotify and youtube all at once! It’s called Sopranosapp. Do you Know it?

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    Mike

    For live music on iOS devices try TubiFun. It’s much like YouTube, can play your YT library as well as its own AND can be played in the background!

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    Michelle McCown

    I use Google Play for Android. But sometimes I also take advantage of hd video converter factory to download music online on PC that I can’t find with the former and transfer the files to my phone.

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    Mancilla

    Pandora Music is good. It’s popular and gets pretty many positive reviews. You can download it from chplay, apknite, etc.

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    Woodworker

    How do I find a music player that will plays just the music I have on my phone, not go looking for download site or want to have permissions for everything on my phone. I have a huge music library of music I have purchased over the years. I own it and it is mine, and I want to listen to it while I work.

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