What are the best streaming apps?

asked by Karen Hellriegel
158 contributors
23 solutions
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    #1YouTube

    YouTube

    YouTube is an online video sharing and streaming website that enables content creators to share their work across the platform's large user base and network. It's also available as an app for Android and iOS mobile devices. 

    Websites

    Free

    Jerry Stewart
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "I've been using YouTube for years and have always enjoyed the experience. You simply can't beat it when it comes to getting free music. I've also found loads of obscure music that I simply couldn't find anywhere else. The only downside is that producers are constantly issuing take down notices so you'll suddenly lose your music and all you can do is hope someone else puts it back up."
  2. 16

    #2nowlive

    nowlive
    The nowlive app is a video platform that allows you to stream your content in real time and interact with your followers in social channels. It supports high definition quality and multiple features.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Debra Johnson
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "Me and my boyfriend have really enjoyed the nowlive lately. We have been able to really connect with a lot of people which has been a lot of fun for us. This is a great platform."
  3. 15

    #3The Cube - Stream Live Video

    The Cube - Stream Live Video
    The Cube is an app to stream events live to the cloud and share them at the moment. You can record your events to the cloud and share it in real time with friends, family, and fans. 
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Amy Hanson
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "This app is okay, nothing special. There are other apps that basically do the same thing. It is easy to use, and does what it is supposed to, but it is just nothing special or original. "
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    #4Livestream

    Livestream

    Livestream is a live broadcasting app developed by Livestream Inc. It lets users watch and stream live events through their smartphones. Interestingly, it also enables them to broadcast their own content through Facebook, Twitter, and more.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Randy Nelson
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "LiveStream is great if you want to stream your own content. You can broadcast concerts, sports events, or any other event you want to. I love LiveStream because I can follow my favorite streamers and broadcasters. "
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    #5iHeartRadio

    iHeartRadio
    iHeartRadio is a broadcast and internet radio platform that offers music streaming, live radio stations, podcasts, and playlists. It broadcasts AM and FM radio stations both local and international. It has a Premium upgrade that is ad-free.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Jonathan Simmons
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "iHeartRadio owns many radio stations nationwide now. The monthly subscription spares you of commercial content, though I'm not sure it can compete with Spotify Premium or the paid version of Google Music. "
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    #6sport TV Live

    sport TV Live
    sport TV Live is an app where you can watch over 60 sports channels for free. It offers you all Europe country leagues, USA and Asian sport, Champions League and the World Cup Championship, among other contents.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Roy Williamson
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "Awesome way to watch all the sports you want. Download this app now for your iOS device"
  4. 10

    #7VK Live

    VK Live
    VK Live is an app for live streaming on VK. It lets you tell about yourself to thousands of people in real time and become popular.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Paul Kelly
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "Russian streaming app which is good for chatting. Some issues with lag. Hard to know, most reviews are in the russian language."
  5. 7

    #8Tidal

    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

    Ann Lucas
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "lots of good music and i enjoy it very much"
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    #9YouTube 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

    Harold Garrett
    Written on January 7, 2018
    "I prefer just going to YouTube myself and searching for music, but this is fine as well. It gives you a bit more about the artist and their works and it's easy to find playlists and radio stations built to your genre."
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    #10TuneIn

    TuneIn

    TuneIn is a free streamer for Android and iOS device. Stream AM/FM channels from all over the world, listen to podcast and audiobooks offline and vibe with live coverage of your favorite sport's matches of NCAA, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and more.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Justin Aguilar
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "First and major reason I'm giving this a zero is because it's an Android app. However, to review the app itself? It's not bad for what it does. It's basic, you'll only get a handful of things to stream but if these intrigue you then go for it. It's free."
  8. 5
    Free Trial

    #11Amazon 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

    Maria Bishop
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "This is a popular, well-regarded streaming music app for iPhone. However, in-app purchases begin at $10.99, and there are complaints of a very limited selection unless you pay for an upgrade. You can request music by voice, using Alexa. This app also provides lyrics for songs! You can start your own station based on a customized category. And, naturally, Apple will follow everything you do on this app, and then recommend more music based on "your listening preferences". Right."
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    #12Pandora

    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

    Arjun Tambe
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "What can I say that hasn't already been said about Pandora? Its a good app. It might not be the best in terms of design, but as far as library goes, its far and away the best choice. If you stream music you NEED Pandora."
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    #13Google 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

    Cheshta Lobo
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "Not only do they have a massive library but I also have all my personal files stored here. They are the only ones who let you upload that much for free."
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    #14Live:Air Solo

    Live:Air Solo
    Live:Air Solo is a video switcher and live streaming app. It lets you stream to any online platform in HD resolution. 
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Pamela Bell
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "A friend told me that I should check out Live:Air Solo as they were having a lot of fun connecting with people through this streaming app. I gave it a try and did not really have a nice experience. I would not say that this is one of the best streaming apps."
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    #15Spotify

    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

    Bryan Miller
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "This is a great app for listening to all your favorite music. You can listen to stations, and even discover new songs."
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    #16HBO Max

    HBO Max

    HBO Max is a service linked to official HBO that you can use for watching movies and TV shows offline from United States, Portugal, and Latin America.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Abhinav Lobo
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "HBO Max is a nice streaming service provided by HBO. If you watch HBO shows this is a must for you."
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    Free Trial

    #17Pure Flix

    Pure Flix

    PureFlix is a streaming platform that offers wholesome and Christian content. There is a one-month free trial available so you can test it and see if you like it before purchasing a membership. Faith and Family Entertainment. Anytime. Anywhere.

    Websites

    $10.99- 1 month

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    Free Trial

    #18Sling TV

    Sling TV

    Sling TV is the most popular service for TV channels online because of its high-quality content and reliability. Plus, it supports Xbox, Roku, Smart TVs, desktop; iPhones. It also provides sports like NBA and much more.

    Websites

    $15- 1 month

    Cynthia Reed
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "SLing TV is great!! Cutting the cord has been so much easier since this was created. You can create your own packages very easily. They have every channel you can think of. It's so affordable. Way more cheaper than your current cable bill. Not only that, but you are able to stream Sling TV on so many devices. "
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    Free Trial

    #19Netflix

    Netflix

    Netflix is a video-on-demand platform where you can watch movies and TV shows and start streaming from your Windows or Mac computer, smart devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as on your home gaming consoles.

    Websites

    Varies by Plan

    Coco Jin
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "Netflix is an affordable way to stream "
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    #20Hulu

    Hulu

    Hulu is a video-on-demand service offering a huge catalog of exclusive programs, Hulu originals, and many more. It launched its live television streaming service in 2017, but currently, it is only available in the United States and Japan.

    Websites

    $5.99- Varies by plan

    Ishan Sen
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "This is a great app for television and movies. You can have it all on the go whenever you like this this."
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    #21SoundCloud

    SoundCloud

    SoundCloud is an app that allows you to stream and download music. It has over 120 million soundtracks available in different genres. It also allows you to create playlists and interact with music artists. 

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Betty Lawson
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is a great app for streaming music and has a large collection of music from established artists and also provides excellent suggestions based on the songs already in your collection. Also, with a bit of extra money, you can listen to music ad free and take your collection offline. "
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    #22Movies Anywhere

    Movies Anywhere

    Movies Anywhere is an online store where you can find your favorite movies and watch them when and where you want. Available on mobile devices and Television.

    Websites

    Free

    Kevin Pena
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "I love movies and do have they spread out through diffrent platforms. It is nice having the ability to bring them all together and make it easier to find what I am looking for depending on what I want to watch. Great service and worth a try!"
  20. 0
    Free Trial

    #23HBO

    HBO

    Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network specializing in movies, original TV shows, along with made-for-cable movies and documentaries, boxing matches, and occasional comedy and concert specials.

    Websites

    $14.99- /month - Varies by plan

    Frank Phillips
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "I wanted to stream GoT, so I downloaded HBOs app. Great quality."

Summary

Best What are the best streaming apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1YouTubeWebsites 24 Free
2nowliveApps 16 Free
3The Cube - Stream Live VideoApps 15 Free
4LivestreamApps 14 Free
5iHeartRadioApps 13 Free
6sport TV LiveApps 11 Free
7VK LiveApps 10 Free
8TidalApps 7 Free
9YouTube MusicApps 7 Free
10TuneInApps 5 Free
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