Streaming has become increasingly popular over the last five years. Thus, it is only natural that today, we get countless options of apps and software to listen to music. But, which are indeed the best ones?
Below we will share a list of the best music apps for iPhone users.
March 17th, 2021
The most popular name in music streaming, Spotify has more users around the world than any other service. It recently added podcasts to its collection, including many exclusive to Spotify.
Spotify now lets you shuffle music and playlists FREE and without a subscription. However, there’s a catch! The free version includes ads every 30 minutes.
There’s also a Premium subscription available ($10 per month). Here, you can bypass the ads, save music for offline listening, and enjoy music in a higher-quality audio format.
Pandora is also one of the most downloaded music apps on the App Store. Not only because it has been around the longest, but also because it’s very simple to use.
Pandora uses a radio-style approach, where you enter a song or artist, and it creates a station with songs you’ll like based on that choice. However, the free version of Pandora comes with ads and limits the number of times you can skip a song in an hour.
You can opt for:
– Pandora Plus ($4.99 per month) removes ads, allows offline streaming, removes all limits on skips and replays, and offers higher-quality audio.
-Pandora Premium ($9.99 a month) includes all features with the added advantage of being able to search for and listen to any song of your choice.
iHeartRadio live streams radio stations from across the United States. If you like the traditional radio experience, you’ll love this app. But that’s not all it does!
Besides music stations, you can also tune in to the news, talk, sports, comedy stations, and various podcasts.
The platform also offers paid subscription plans:
– iHeartRadio Plus ($4.99 per month) lets you search songs, allows unlimited song skips, and lets you replay songs.
– iHeartRadio All Access ($9.99 per month) includes all the above-mentioned features plus lets you create unlimited playlists.
Most people think of YouTube as a video site. However, the platform is also one of the most popular places for music streaming.
YouTube Music starts once you select a song, and from there, the algorithm creates stations and playlists that you might like based on that choice.
There’s a premium version (for $12.99 per month) that removes ads from the app and allows you to download songs and videos for offline playback and play music when your phone’s screen is locked.
You might have heard about Amazon Prime, but the Amazon Music service is less known. Amazon Music allows you to stream a catalog of more than 2 million songs, playlists, and radio stations. The service is ad-free and included with any Amazon Prime subscription.
Upgrade to a full-fledged streaming service with Amazon Music Unlimited ($9.99 a month service) that includes more streaming options and lets you download songs for offline listening.