Want to be able to stream your favorite music on the go from your smartphone? Whilst Spotify is probably the most well-known streaming service both on mobile and desktop, there are many others you may be missing out on.
Here are the top four mobile music streaming apps-
What’s the greatest thing about Pandora? It’s free! Apart from the expected adverts, users do not need to pay for a subscription to make the most out of the mobile app. With Pandora, users can search for an artist’s ‘radio’ and music will automatically be generated into a playlist. This radio will then include tracks from that particular artist, artists related to them, and many other artists that are similar.
This is a great way to listen to the music you love whilst learning about more brand new music that may take your fancy.
With Pandora you can also create your own playlists, manage your favorites, and learn more about the artists you are listening to.
To use Spotify’s mobile app, you will have to pay a subscription. However, unlike many other mobile streaming apps out there. Spotify’s has already had a great success with their desktop app. Because of that, there are millions of songs to choose from, and all your favorite artists will be available to listen to.
Spotify’s user interface is strongly integrated into the operating system you’re using it on. If you’re using it on Android, the menus and navigation options feel very similar to Android and the Google Play store, and if you’re using it on iOS the menus and navigation options feel similar to iOS. Because of this it’s super easy to navigate and feels very smooth to use.
iTunes Radio comes preinstalled with iOS7
iTunes is most known for being one the first and most successful online digital music retailers, and Apple is taking it one step further with iTunes Radio. With iTunes Radio, iOS users can have free access to music streaming straight from their mobile. The app is built straight into iOS so it’s easy to buy and download songs you like and then listen to them without ads and offline as well.
Itunes Radio also has features to recommend songs to you when listening to the songs you like. Similar to Pandora, this feature works all by itself without any input needed from the user. If you aren’t one for adverts in between your songs, you can also subscribe and the adverts will stop.
Songza is the most original music streaming apps out there. Sometimes when you want to listen to music, you know what kind of music you want to listen to but you just can’t put your finger on any artist names or songs. What Songza does is ask you what kind of music you want to listen to depending on your mood at the time and it will compile a playlist for you. Songza can create playlists for parties, driving in the car, music for relaxation before bedtime, or loud music to wake you up. I absolutely love Songza for being able to do this and it really helps for when you’re stumped and just don’t know what to listen to.
The user interface is also super neat and tidy and incredibly easy to navigate and have access to. You can also listen to music for free with advertisements or listen to music without adverts and subscribe.