Finding the right music app can be a bit of a pain. While the days of buying CDs and playing them in bulky handheld players are over, the huge selection of online music sources doesn’t always make things easier. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to pick the right option. Below are some of our favorites.
Though Deezer has a free version as well, paying the monthly subscription for the additional paid features is well worth it. The app has lyric fetching, unlimited playlists, it can create mixes based on your favourite artists and more. The premium version gives access to higher quality and offline listening – it’s also compatible with Android Auto if you want to use that.
While most Google services are free to use, this one has both a free and premium version. Of course, the paid version has more perks than the free one, but the real selling point of both is that this app allows you to upload up to 50.000 of your own songs into your library to listen to along with the ones you like from the online service. This is perfect if you are looking to merge your own local library with a streaming service.
Not without reason, Spotify is one of the most downloaded music apps in the Google Play Store. The free service allows online listening to music and playlists, shuffle play and plenty of great functions. At its core, Spotify and Deezer provide relatively similar services, but Spotify does have a slightly more polished app!
SoundCloud is ideal if you want to listen to more than just what’s at the top of the charts. Absolutely anyone can upload their own music to SoundCloud and have others listen to it. It has over 125 million different tracks, podcasts, shows and more – the free service mostly features independent artists. The paid service gives you access to more well-known stuff… but, if you are looking to discover the next big thing, this is definitely the app for you.
Our Favorite: Google Play Music
Being able to combine the local music library most of us still have with an online service is a great way to move over to a newer way of listening music – it also means we don’t have to lose our favorite tracks if they aren’t included in the service!