Everything in life has a soundtrack. Some of us can tune in to it and some can’t. Find your musical muse with these great apps. Your mobile device can become an escape, an entertainment system, or a live music venue for you and your friends. What do you want to hear? Rock? Country? Hip Hop? Get your fill of all of the above and more by simply installing an amazing music app from Google Play or the App Store. Here’s our top choices:
Google Play Music
Let’s start with Google Play music. You can store up to 50,000 songs from your personal music collection or simply listen to free radio and let Google decide what tunes to feed you. Don’t worry. You can pick the style of music. You’ll also have access to downloads so you can build your own playlists. If you want to go all out, subscribe to Google’s premium music service and get YouTube music and a family plan. You can listen on IOS, Android, or your desktop.
Discover the best albums and podcasts with one of the most popular music apps in the world. Installed on over 500 million devices, Spotify is the clear-cut leader in the music app space. Find mood music for any occasion. Build playlists and share them with your friends. Search for your favorite artist and songs or discover new artists you never heard of. This app is good for any device, including mobile phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, and gaming systems. It’s all free if you don’t mind a few ads. Premium ad-free service starts at $9.99 a month.
Not just another music app, Soundcloud is a musical community. You can listen to free music anytime and you can upload your own tunes to share with everyone else. That’s what keeps this app free. You’ll find the most diverse list of songs, albums, and podcasts here. You can even connect directly with the artists and share your feedback. Soundcloud has the world’s largest music library with over two hundred thousand songs, so you’ll never get bored. Join the community today and connect with 100 million others enjoying Soundcloud.
Here’s a different take on music. How about, instead of creating lists of your favorite artists, you select just one and have the music app put a playlist together for you? That’s what Pandora does. Their advanced technology analyzes the music and puts playlists together that share melody, tone, and lyrical commonalities. You’ll be amazed at how much their selections match your personal musical tastes. Installed on over one hundred million devices, Pandora isn’t just a better alternative. It’s different. It’s also free, so check it out.
You can listen to Amazon Music for free without entering any credit card information, but to get unlimited access to over sixty million songs you’ll need a Prime Membership ($99 a year). The free version gives you music streaming, thousands of stations, and access from any device. Premium adds offline listening and eliminates ads. Either way, you just get more with Amazon. More songs. More Ultra HD. More bitrate. Go to Amazon.com to learn more.