Listening to music on the go has never been easier with plenty of free streaming options, music locker services, music discovery apps or old fashioned digital purchases available on even the most basic smartphones. Here are some apps (available for both android and iOS) that you must have on your phone if you are a music lover.
This is the app you turn to when you hear a new tune and want to know what it is or figure out that song in your head that you cannot remember for the life of you. The beauty about the app is it’s easy to use interface and the fact that it helps users instantly discover new music and purchase it on the spot if they so wish. There is no such thing as magic, but this app comes close!
There is no way that you can keep all the music ever made on your phone right? Well, thats exactly what Spotify is trying to do. The company is largely responsible for the growth in streaming music, so much so that even Apple had to sit up and take notice. You can listen for free with advertisements in between or go premium for 10$ a month. Listen to what you want, when you want at the click of a button.
This app provides you access to over a 100,000 live radio stations from around the world. There is a handy search feature that allows you to search by country, station name, music genre, sport or talk show to find out what best matches your interests.
This app is a must have for people who are looking for a more eclectic selection of music or want to discover what is popular in a particular region.
Any upcoming musician that you can think of and most established musicians that you know are on SoundCloud. Think of this as twitter but for music. You can follow new and upcoming artists, discover musicians who are gaining traction among the community and maybe even record your own music if you feel inspired enough.
FettyWap, the latest music sensation across the globe? Started out on SoundCloud.
This is one app that has struggled to maintain its user base in recent times but that does not mean that you should ignore it. Sometimes you just want the music to play without ever having to work for it and that’s when Pandora really comes into its own. The company has done a stellar job with its prediction algorithms that try and figure out what you want to listen to. The company takes into account previous listening habits, asks you the mood or genre you are interested in and then does the rest.
Sit back and let the music play.