Tag Archives: music streaming apps

13 Best Music Streaming Apps For Android and iOS

After social media apps, perhaps music streaming apps are the second most used apps, which sound true when we cast a glace at thousands of music streaming apps flooding the iOS and Android store. From internet radio stations and live videos and DJ events to music streaming of their favorite artists, mobile users now have widest variety of options to choose from.

However, it is not easy to choose the best one from the plethora of music apps. Plus, you don’t want to consume all of your phone memory just for downloading all of them. Hence, to help you pare down your choices, here are 13 best music streaming apps for iOS and Android handpicked by us.

1. Google Play Music

Since Google Play Music will soon be mixed into the YouTube Music app, it is likely to think that it is futile to use the app. However, Google supports Play music users will ensure their playlists will be transferred at the time of transition into YouTube Music app. At present, the app gives you the perfect access to music collection on cloud and from the website and podcasts.

It has slick design and custom radio stations. Its paid subscription ($10/month) opens up massive song collections, unlimited skips, radio stations plus YouTube Red that enables background listening, ad-free music and offline downloads and uploading of songs to Cloud.

Download : Android, iOS

2. Spotify

Almost every music streaming fan is familiar with this name since Spotify is one of the most famous players in the business. In fact, the app has inspired many working in the similar niche. With more than 75 million subscribers, Spotify has achieved top spot and offers over 30 million tracks.

Quite similar to its desktop version, the mobile app allows users to stream single tracks and put together selected albums to build custom playlists. Its free account provides only Shuffle Play while its paid subscription ($10 a month) enables you to play any song, listen offline, and go ad-free.

Download : Android, iOS

3. Apple Music

Apple’s first ever music streaming service, Apple music offers a complete access to any song stored in its music library. The app is elegant and cleverly designed and accessible for both Android and iOS users.

Not only does it gift a generous catalog of 45 million songs, but Apple music also contains features of custom playlists, radio shows, and more surprises. This is a paid app that costs $5 a month for a student sub and its regular subscription starts from $10 a month, with family option being available at $15. Users are also free to upload 100,000 songs to Apple’s servers.

Download : Android, iOS

4. Shazam

Shazam is an agile music streaming app that appreciated especially for its unique music detection ability. The app quickly recognizes songs and television shows and shows you purchasing options and supporting lyrics.

Users find it convenient to stream the tracks once the app recognizes it although it is not really a standalone music app. Shazam works in synchronicity with another music app and also enables real-time music chart. It allows you to the song in Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, and others.

Download : Android, iOS

5. YouTube Music

YouTube Music is about to be merged with Google to become a premier Google Music app in near future. After that, users can buy subscription of YouTube music for $10. It includes background listening, offline downloads, and ad-free experience.

It will also allow users to stream music videos under a premium membership. At the moment, YouTube Music allows you to listen to YouTube music with ads and screen off. Current active users can also opt for a YouTube Red subscription at $10 a month to relishad-free listening experience. YouTube Red account also gives users free access to the full catalog of Google Play Music.

Download : Android, iOS

6. Amazon Music

Amazon entered the market of music streaming services a little late though it is admitted that the app delivers admirable experience. Users get to enjoy a few free songs and get access to its Cloud Player Library that contains uploaded as well as d songs. The full library can be accessed only with Amazon Music Unlimited at $10 a month.

But Amazon prime members will pay $8 a month for unlimited access. Prime members can also choose a compact free version of full membership which gives them an access to 2 million songs. This is a great deal for prime members though not as delightful as Apple Music, Spotify or Google Play music.

Download : Android, iOS

7. SoundCloud

SoundCloud hosts a diverse community of musicians, bands, podcasters, and others. The app has all the normal features and style as delivered by its web counterpart. The app allows you to search for new artists, listen to songs in the feed and store or upload your own audio.

Music listening is not charged on SoundCloud; however, SoundCloud pro, which is a paid service, is quite handy for those who have true passion for music creation.

Download : Android, iOS

8. Vevo

Vevo might not be your quintessentially full-fledged music streaming app, but the app offers an impressive selection of music videos. You can create your own playlists based on genre, stream live videos or enjoy Vevo’s recommended HD videos.

Upon signing up, the app asks you to select your favorite genres and artists so that you will be informed whenever there is a new music video available from chosen artists. This app is the best choice for typical music video lovers.

Download : Android, iOS

9. Pandora

Pandora is also ruling the mainstream of streaming music. Its services include custom radio stations that rely on its in-built algorithm to suggest specific tracks or artists. The tailor-made options deliver brilliant experience for users and keep on improving consistently based on feedback.

Read also : 13 Best News Apps For iOS and Android

The phenomenal app also has subscription-based features that provide you with ad-free service and unlimited skips and offline play mode. Its premium version has more advanced features like choosing single tracks.

Download : Android, iOS

10. Tidal

For those keen on great audio experience, Tidal is a boon and boastfully claims having about 25 million high-quality tracks. It is also equipped with features like offline mode, quick access to music videos, customized suggestions, and cool interviews with trending artists such as Jack White, Jay-Z and more.

The app has flexible subscription options in place to cover everyone’s preferences, including premium service, standard service, HiFi.

Download : Android, iOS

11. TuneIn Radio

Internet Radio has still not faded in 2018, and thanks a bunch to apps like Tunein Radio that has kept the online Radio trend alive. The app gives you access to more than 120,000 live radio stations available globally. Apart from music, it provides local content and on-demand streaming of news, sports, music, latest events and talk shows.

The app proves stellar if you are a sports fanatic as Premium TuneIn Radio brings you live NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL games with its ad-free experience costing $10 a month. Otherwise, the app is free to listen to live radio stations.

Download : Android, iOS

12. Deezer

Deezer is another popular among pop-fanatic youth that yearns for personalized music listening experience. The app contains a catalog of more than 40 million songs and allows users to customize their own music.

The feature called “Flow” displays the playlist of songs selected by the app based on your favorite musicand it improves to meet your predilection in music the more you Like. Its stunning lyrics feature makes it possible for you to read song lyrics and impress your friends with your knowledge of great songs.

Additionally, this app lets you send amazing tracks to your friends.

Download : Android, iOS

13. iHeartRadio

iHearRadio has live streaming of AM/FM stations that cover most genres of country, hip-hop and pop music along with news. Its simplified interface makes it easy for users to select music that appeals to their taste and make a custom list of stations. Another feature is that it allows users to explore more than 450,000 various artists, which is staggering.

Read also : 13 Best Live Streaming Apps For Android and iOS

For users expecting more control, there is an iHeartRadio plus with paid subscription (that usually costs $5 a month) that lets users save favorite tracks, replay and skip music tracks and personalize their music choices.

Download : Android, iOS

Conclusion

Nowadays music streaming services dominate the world of music lovers especially young folks. These apps are among the most used and sought after iOS and Android apps. Some offer free listening experience whereas others charge subscription fee for premium service.

Hopefully, this list will help you choose the one whose content suits your tastes.

13 Best Free Live Streaming Apps For 2019

Who doesn’t love binge watching? Whether it is a TV show or a movie, people love binge watching through live streaming apps. There are some very familiar independent services such as Amazon Prime and Netflix that took the online world by storm. The services you choose are mostly based on the kind of streaming devices they are available, movies and TV shows they provide, and the annual or monthly subscription fees.

With the high demand for unique and original content among millennials, more and more independent online live streaming apps are created. The vast demand for such apps is due to the surge for independent content and also because of the popularity of YouTuber’s and bloggers.

In this post, we will check out some of the most interesting and top-rated live streaming apps for Android and iOS:

1) Netflix

Netflix is one such independent online streaming platform that needs absolutely no introduction. It is known for “Netflix original shows” and other famous TV series like Sherlock and Breaking bad. Users can easily watch unlimited TV shows and movies with a monthly subscription fee.

The app regularly adds a pile of new episodes of TV shows and movies of almost all known languages. The feature that sets Netflix apart from its competitors is that when users rate their favorite shows and films, the app helps suggest the best shows based on history and recent show ratings.

netflix

Download : Android, iOS

2) Amazon Prime

With the recent launch, Amazon Prime has more than 50 million plus downloads. Prime has made it much easier to stream and download popular TV shows and movies which include Amazon exclusives such as Emmy award winner Tumble Leaf.

In addition to that, you can check IMDb ratings and other information about the actors, whole crew, and trivia that is related to the TV shows or movies you are watching. Amazon Prime offers both monthly and annual subscription which makes it easier to choose whatever users like.

amazon prime

Download : Android, iOS

3) Hulu

Hulu is a shortcut route to get all exclusive seasons of TV shows, movies, originals, and much more. Not just that, users can also get to watch live TV channels with an option to watch binge-friendly streaming selection. Users can either choose Hulu’s whole streaming library or the other one which has the whole library along with the other 50+ best live and on-demand channels, TV shows, animations, etc.

hulu

Download : Android, iOS

4) IMDb

IMDb is one of the most known apps for celebrity content, movies, and TV shows. With a catalog of more than 4 million content, users can watch Hollywood and Indian movies and TV shows, and much more in-app and rate movies and TV shows that they have seen to improve recommendations.

Its considered to be the app with world’s largest collection of movie and other than just movies and shows, one can watch trailers, find show timings, browse photos and also track your favorite browse list on your phone, tablet or any smart device.

imdb

Download : Android, iOS

5) Tubi TV

This app offers various popular movies and best TV shows in full HD for free. There is absolutely no need to spend a single penny or register credit/debit cards for future purposes. All the videos come with commercials but certainly fewer than what we get in the cable. Free TV series and movies will be added once in a week.

tubi

Download : Android, iOS

6) Youtube TV

Youtube TV is available now and cable TV operators really need to be aware of this because this is going to be a cable TV replacement totally. This app would allow users to watch programs on their smartphone or tablets or any streaming device anytime, anywhere with no cost of cable TV subscription.

At the first time, you can register for a free sign up and later either log in to the website to watch programs or download the corresponding app for Android or iOS as per your choice.

youtube tv

Download : Android, iOS

7) PlayStation Vue

This is Sony’s live streaming service that was launched to compete with other online streaming apps like Hulu, Amazon Prime etc. and also get rid of the cable TV cord. Users can not only watch shows but also save their favorite shows to their playlists in and this will be available for 28 days from date.

playstation

Download : Android, iOS

8) Viewster

This is a 100% free online streaming app that can be used to watch your favorite shows at any time. Everytime you connect to this app, videos are listed in as horizontal reel and to make things easier, each video has a related description of the video just below as in a condensed format.

Another feature of viewster is that it lets you categorize show like most popular, recently added, most recently watched etc. Within the app, users have 15 genres to choose from to watch your favorite movie. This includes romantic, sentimental, comedy, family entertainer, crime and thriller, sarcastic, realistic and technology-driven movies.

viewster

Download : Android, iOS

9) Snagfilms

This is a free service that offers a wide range of full-length films. The service not only offers hit movies but also provide something different that you wouldn’t find on Netflix. They provide a long list of hard-to-find indie films, as well as classic and silent movies, documentaries etc.

snagfilms

Download : Android, iOS

10) Direct TV now

This is a new standalone streaming service that is creating a revolution for on-demand entertainment and live TV. Users can quickly get into the app and watch your favorite movies and shows just at your fingertips. One can enjoy news, events, sports etc as they happen live and also binge on their favorite shows, TV series anytime, anywhere. On the whole, this is an instant app to access to top entertainment with basically no hassle like annual contract or fee.

directv

Download : Android, iOS

11) HBO Now

With HBO Now, users can watch world-class premiers as they are aired on to the app and see the episodes of HBO’s addictive series such as Ballers, Insecure, Game of Thrones etc. In addition to watching movies and series, you also get access to see comedy shows, smart talk shows, news, innovative documentaries, and special events if any.

If you are subscribed to this app, then you can watch your favorite shows on the screens of your smartphone, tablet, connected TV or also on the computer at the website HBONOW.com

HBO NOW

Download : Android, iOS

12) Philo

This is an upcoming live streaming TV service which aims at competing with other online streaming services like Sling TV, Vue, Pluto, Hulu etc. As a starter, this doesn’t let you replace your cable completely but provides access to a minimum number of channels at a lower monthly subscription rate of $16/month.

philo

Download : Android, iOS

13) Sling

Sling TV was the first multichannel live TV streaming service that allows subscribers to watch a collection of live and on-demand channels on phone, tablet, computer or even TV.

Just like the cable TV, this is a live TV which works over using the internet. At present, its available at various places including everywhere in the US. Compared to other live TV streaming services, this app is probably cheaper as it operates fewer channels and requires a broadband internet connection to work.

sling

Download : Android, iOS

Wrapping up

Independent online streaming applications (iOS and Android) cut down the boredom while even if you are alone or travelling all alone. Thanks to technology that lets us watch TV shows, movies, live events, etc. in our smart aphones while we are on the move, as it completely eliminates the requirement of sitting in front of the screen or TV to watch our favorite shows and movies.