10 Free Music Apps for Android

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Most smartphone users rely on their device to double up as a premium music player.  Phone Manufacturers have capitalized on this need and have designed smartphones that deliver superior audio quality. Even on the software side, developers and programmers have been busy developing apps that give smartphone users the luxury of accessing streaming music of their choice, often for free.

Below, you will find a roundup of 10 such smart apps, apps that will allow you to enjoy unlimited music on your Android smartphone.

  1. Spotify

Spotify offers more than 20 million songs and is one of the leading music apps. You can listen to various artists and albums on Spotify. You can create your own playlists and choose songs of your liking. The app is available for free.

A premium version of Spotify is available at a cost of $9.99 per month.  You can enjoy ad-free streaming and unlimited offline listening, courtesy of downloadable audio, by purchasing the premium version. The audio quality of music on Spotify is brilliant. With Spotify on your mobile, you can enjoy music anywhere, anytime.

  1. Pandora

Pandora is famous among internet users for live music streaming. The mobile app is equally popular. The app provides access to Pandora’s custom radio stations.  The app also has certain cool features such as sleep timer and alarm function. You can wake up to your favorite music with this app installed on your phone.

Recently, Pandora also removed the limitation on the number of hours/month listening time on its mobile app. Now, you can listen to your favorite music anytime for free.

  1. Milk Music (for Samsung Smartphone Users)

If you own a Samsung smartphone then, Milk Music is the music app you must try out. The app is managed by Samsung and is only available on Samsung phones. It offers some interesting features such as a dial to choose the genre of music.

The app also boasts of an eclectic range of music and is quite popular among Samsung users. You can also create your own music stations to play music of your choice.

  1. Rdio Music

Rdio is a simple music streaming service available on Android phones. It features over 30 million tracks from various genres. Like most other apps, it allows users to create artist stations and music genre stations.

The beauty of the app lies in its simplicity. It has a neat user interface that is easy to use.  Rdio has undergone several enhancements in the last few months and has come a long way since its humble beginning. Give it a try; you may love it.

  1. Songza

Songza is a brilliant music app with no limit on listening time. It is absolutely free and offers ‘Music Concierge’ service.  The app helps you find the music according to your preference. You can browse through curated music playlist. The music is organized by genre, artist, mood and activity.

Songza is currently enjoying the “Editor’s Choice” label by Google Play. You can share your playlists on social media. The app also allows you to stream original tracks from music experts.

Songza is true music lover’s delight!

  1. SoundHound

SoundHoud is a dream music app that recognizes the music playing around you. It is a music search engine that looks up a song when you sing or even just hum into SoundHound. Of course, it can look up a song even if you just hold your phone up to a speaker at a club, at your music system in at home or just about anywhere you can listen to good audio.

Once it has located the song, you can view the lyrics in real time karaoke style, video or explore more music related from the artist.

The instant music recognition feature of SoundHound is truly unique. You can also receive real-time updates from your favorite artists by linking your social media accounts. It is a must have music app for music enthusiasts.

  1. Rhapsody

It has a rich library of millions songs that get streamed to your phone directly for free. There is no interference from ads while streaming.  At a premium of $9.99 per month, you can download the music and listen to them offline.

Rhapsody works across multiple devices including Smart TV, XBOX 360 and smart phones. It offers a simple interface that is easy to navigate. You can enjoy high-quality music on your mobile.

You can also create endless radio stations of your favorite artist and album.

  1. SoundCloud

If you are a musician and looking for some raw music from budding artists then, SoundCloud is the perfect app.  The app might not have many popular songs but it hosts a rich set of podcasts. So, if you are looking for some inspiration or random and very original and artisan music, then it is an interesting app to browse through.

SoundCloud provides the right atmosphere for fledgling musicians. You can upload your own sound bytes through the app.

  1. TuneIn Radio

TuneIn Radio is an app of a different kind that is a talk radio with podcast support. The focus on music takes a back seat as the app is designed for users who love music tossed in between talks. It is like a typical radio station. The hardcore music lovers might find it a little boring.

  1. Slacker Radio

It offers hundreds of radio stations of different genres for free. You can even create your own station by choosing songs from a huge selection list. The app also allows you to skip up to six songs per hour.  At a small price of $3.99 per month, you can get rid of the ads while tuning in.  You can also avail offline listening and unlimited skips with the upgrade.

Now, you can enjoy your favorite music on the go. Download a music app that suits your needs and unleash the music player in your smartphone today!

About the Author
Michelle, author at Mach Machines. A tech lover and an insatiable latte drinker. Michelle blogs about improving the personal computing experience.
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