What are the best Music downloaders for Android?

asked by Robert Barnett
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    #1Google Play Music

    Google Play Music
    Google Play Music is a music and podcast streaming service that allows users to find, listen, store, and share music on the web. A paid subscription lets users access millions of songs and download music on their device for offline listening. 
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Free trial available

    Howard Tran
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "pretty good, reviews are not bad"
  2. 9

    #2Spotify

    Spotify

    Spotify is a music streaming platform that features plenty of functions to help users discover new music. It comes with curated and shared playlists, suggested radio stations, and related artists - all based on your likes and listens.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Laura Alvarado
    Written on December 2, 2017
    "They offer downloads on some stuff now, but the majority is by pay."
  3. 9

    #3Free Mp3 Downloads

    Free Mp3 Downloads
    Free Mp3 Downloads is an app that lets you search, download and listen to music licensed as free to use. The songs are downloaded to your SD card and can be played from your music player library.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Alexander Weaver
    Written on December 1, 2017
    "I don't know many people in the market for free songs from groups they never heard of. in languages they don't know. What a crapshoot! The App isn't the best of anything, and seems to me to be a large waste of time."
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    #4Gaana Music

    Gaana Music

    Gaana Music is a streaming service app available for Android and iOS devices. It also has a platform for web browsers and can be accessed in different languages like English, Hindi, Punjabi, and more.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Joan Banks
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "Gaana Music is an app I've been using for some time and I really loved it. Lately though the updates and fixes have made this app not as enjoyable as before. Songs from my playlist keep disappearing and other random songs are played. Hopefully this will be fixed soon. "
  2. 4

    #5Napster

    Napster

    Napster is a music-streaming website. It gives an ad-free access to millions of songs and is available on different platforms. Users can create and share original content like videos and playlists and play available radio stations.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Ethan Smith
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "Napster has been at the forefront of music downloading for ages. Beginning with their legally questionable beginnings, Napster has proven that it is still a viable option for music today."
  3. 3

    #6SoundCloud

    SoundCloud

    Soundcloud is a platform where artists can post their latest music, and people can follow musicians and receive alerts when they upload new tracks. When you like a song you can check out similar tracks using the Related Tracks function.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Ayaan Rathore
    Written on December 5, 2017
    "Soundcloud is a lot of fun for finding new music. However, if you are looking for a way to download music on Android, this is not it."
  4. 2

    #7MIUI

    MIUI

    MIUI is a website where a ROM with the same name could be downloaded and installed by users to their Xiaomi devices for free. The operating system is based on the Android open source system developed by Google.

    Websites

    Free

    Ajay Bhatnagar
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "The link takes me to a different website than a music downloader app. Moreover MIUI is a whole operating system, basically a ROM developer. I am not sure how it is related to download music."
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    #8FrostWire

    FrostWire

    Frostwire is a torrent client, a media player and cloud downloader usable in different platforms like iOS, Android, Windows and Linux.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Tiffany Richardson
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "Great option for getting torrents as well as playing them. I enjoy that it works on multiple platforms."

Summary

Best What are the best Music downloaders for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google Play MusicApps 10 Free
2SpotifyApps 9 Free
3Free Mp3 DownloadsApps 9 Free
4Gaana MusicApps 6 Free
5NapsterWebsites 4 Free
6SoundCloudApps 3 Free
7MIUIWebsites 2 Free
8FrostWireApps 1 Free
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