What are the best online music apps?

asked by Mohamed Abd Elwahab
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10 solutions
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    #1Spotify

    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

    Keith Alexander
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Spotify is one of the best online music apps. It has a huge amount of downloads, and also has a website player. It is free, and they often advertise $0.99 price for premium. Even so, you can still use it for free, and there's unlimited streaming. Although there's ads playing it helps keep spotify free for other users. "
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    #2Pandora

    Pandora

    Pandora is powered by the Music Genome Project, which is the most comprehensive music analysis ever undertaken. It offers personalized radio that is constantly evolving alongside your music tastes.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Susan Banks
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I love Pandora. For a free streaming service it's probably the best one there is. So much music to choose from and different channels, I absolutely love the selection available. My only complaint is the adds, but without the adds there would be no Pandora, so you just need to put up with them, unless you pay to not have them. "
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    #3Google 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

    Andrea Valdez
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "My husband uses Google Play for music and really liked it and wanted me to try it. I was not thrilled with the app as it ran my battery down with all the downloads and sometimes really slowed down my speed when I was trying to use my phone for other things. Some times Google Play would download the most awful music that I really did not want. Not sure if it was user error but my experience with Google Play was totally different from my husband's. Guess you just have to try it to see but I can tell you it is not for me!"
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    #4YouTube Music

    YouTube Music
    YouTube Music is a music streaming app developed by YouTube that allows for downloading music to both iOS and Android devices. It features music streaming based on genres, playlists, and recommendations.
    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Donna Contreras
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "YouTube music is the most convenient way to listen to music. I can find everything I am looking for--search is fast and their catalog is comprehensive. The recommendations are just about perfect: I'm so happy to have found so many new artists to enjoy!"
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    #5Apple Music

    Apple Music

    Apple Music is a subscription-based music streaming service offered by Apple. It is available for download on Android and iOS. It lets you stream songs, download tracks for offline play, and access exclusive content. A free trial is available. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Marina Ramírez
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Streaming music services are a must nowadays. Apple music is a great option."
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    Free Trial

    #6Amazon Music

    Amazon Music

    Amazon Music is a music streaming platform and online music store operated by Amazon.com. Streaming is free with a Prime membership, it can be operated hands-free via Alexa, and Amazon Music Unlimited gives you access to millions of songs. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brandon Hamilton
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Amazon Music is one of the more popular music apps. Unfortunately, Amazon makes it very difficult to find curated playlists and there are often times when new music is last to hit Amazin versus its competitors."
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    #7Tidal

    Tidal
    Tidal is a music service with high fidelity sound quality, high definition music videos, and a curated editorial by music journalists, artists, and experts, making for a highly enjoyable experience.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sara Duncan
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This app is one of the best I've used for streaming music. The video and audio is high quality and consistent. There's a ton of music to choose from and I like that it caters to my music preferences. The offline mode is great too for when you don't have access to wifi."
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    #8Soundcloud App

    Soundcloud App

    Soundcloud is an app that offers you the possibility to listen to offline music from their catalog by paying a monthly subscription. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Albert Munoz
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I am extremely happy with Soundcloud for my music app. It is very convenient and easy to use with a great design."
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    #9Microsoft Groove

    Microsoft Groove
    Play ad-free music from one of the biggest catalogs on the planet. Create playlists and custom radio stations based on artists you love. It also allows you to add the music you have in clouds like one drive, the cloud service from Microsoft and listening to it via streaming.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Doris Evans
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The app works pretty well.. sometimes slow to sync. App is serviceable and looks ok asthetically. The song integration with one drive works well."
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    #10Jalso

    Jalso

    Jalso is a free app for mobile devices which offers free and unlimited access to Gujarati songs. It has a user-friendly interface for an easy music streaming experience, with a huge selection of songs and a radio too.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Melissa Nichols
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I love the variety of songs that this app provides. I like that it is unlimited and I can listen to as many songs as I desire. "

Summary

Best What are the best online music apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SpotifyApps 24 Free
2PandoraWebsites 20 Free
3Google Play MusicApps 18 Free
4YouTube MusicApps 17 Free
5Apple MusicApps 14 Free
6Amazon MusicApps 13 Free
7TidalApps 10 Free
8Soundcloud AppApps 8 Free
9Microsoft GrooveApps 7 Paid
10JalsoApps 1 Free
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