Five Best Music Streaming Services

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Internet dominates a major part of our day to day lives, be it working, reading, staying connected with ur loved ones or listening to music etc. Unlike early 90’s we are no longer dependable on walkman’s and radios for listening and connected to therapeutic music 24×7, thanks to the Internet!

With time, numerous applications have been introduced to listen to free or paid music anytime anywhere. In this article, we will explore the best music streaming applications and services which are available for free downloads on both Android and iOS devices.

  1. Spotify

On the top of the list, we have Spotify which has managed to lead the music streaming battle with a massive global subscriber market share of 32%. Despite strong growth of its competitors, Spotify has retained the same global music subscriber market share as it was in Q1 2020 and Q1 2019.

Spotify offers a convenient desktop and mobile platform and a huge library of songs from traditional pop-culture tracks to original movie soundtracks as well as exclusive content like videos, podcasts, and live streams.

Features and Specifications:

  • Library Size of more than 60 Million
  • User friendly interface
  • Lossless quality music
  • Create playlist and filter content
  • Supports MP3, M4P, MP4
  • Supports Android, iOS, Desktop, Web, Smart TV App

You can subscribe to Spotify premium just for ₹179/month (6 accounts)

2. Apple Music

Tech Giant Apple Inc. has also entered the music streaming world just a few years ago. Apple music has become the most used music application all over the world in just a short span of time.

Apple offers more than 70 million songs available for download on Apple devices. It helps curate playlists and allows the user to create personalized list of music as well.

The USP of Apple is its Spatial Audio and Dynamic Head Tracking which renders a surround sound effect that lets you enjoy every aspect of music and its beats.

Features and Specifications:

  • Library Size of more than 70 Million
  • Lyrics along with music
  • Access three live radio stations.
  • Supports AAC file type and is compatible with iOS devices

You can access Apple premium music library at just ₹149/month

3. Amazon Music

Amazon has evolved dramatically after first beginning as online store to buy physical copies of music albums like CDs and vinyl. Similar to Apple, Amazon offers huge library of audio content which include both music and podcast along with Amazon’s own original tracks.

Features and Specifications:

  • Access free music without signing in.
  • Autoplay for continuous music streaming.
  • Playlists curated according to music preference.
  • Sleek and minimalistic UI.
  • Library of more than 70 million songs
  • Compatible with iOS, Desktop, Web, Connected Speaker, Automative.

4. Youtube Music

Youtube is a huge brand when it comes to video streaming, but slowly it is growing its platform as a music streaming service. With its own dedicated mobile and desktop app tailored to stream music exclusively, Youtube offers easy interface and helps the user to search any music on random keywords.

Features and Specifications:

  • Library of more than 40 million songs
  • Supports AAC file type
  • Compatible with iOS and Android

You can access AD free music on Youtube for ₹1290/month

5. Gaana

Gaana is one of the most popular music streaming app available in India, it offers multiple user friendly features like creating playlists, download music, offline access to huge media library. The USP of the app is affordable subscription rates.

Features and Specifications:

  • More than 20 million songs
  • Download and listen to music offline
  • Compatible with both iOS and Android devices

Access all music at an affordable rate of ₹249 for six months.

Also Read: Spotify has new podcast and music discovery feeds on its home page

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