With music being such a huge part of our everyday lives, listening from our phones while we’re on the go has become very important. However, the price of buying song after song can really add up. With technology evolving, the beauty of music streaming has become a major lifesaver to many. Here are the top five music streaming apps we recommend you check out.
Number Five: Pandora. Pandora is a classic, albeit polarizing, music app that everyone either loves or hates. With the option to have unlimited stations of your choice, including artists and genres, this app is perfect for activities like working out or studying. There is a free version of this app, but it has many annoying ads; the paid version is available for $4.99 a month and has no ads.
Number Four: Music Streaming via Songza
Songza is an awesome alternative for people who dislike Pandora. It has a huge variety of playlists matched to your taste in music, and, just like Pandora, it has the thumbs up and thumbs down option to try and match your tastes. The best feature on this app has to be the music concierge section, which makes special playlists for all sorts of activities, such as working out, boosting your energy, or even for doing the dirty.
Number Three: Tidal. This music service isn’t for the faint of heart. Created by Jay Z, this is not your typical streaming app. This is meant for people with extremely good speakers who want the most crisp sound quality coming from their music. With 25 million tracks and 75,000 music videos offered, for the average customer this might not be worth it – the price tag is 19.99 a month. For a true audiophile, though, Tidal is a nirvana of phenomenal listening.
Number Two: Rdio. This app is major competition for bigger streaming apps, since its versatility is a major part of Rdio’s success. Featured in 85 different countries, Rdio has not only an iPhone and Android app, but it also has apps for Windows and Blackberry as well. Rdio also has a web-based service and is included as part of the Roku Box streaming options. Launched by the founders of Skype, this company is a great startup and has amazing potential for the future.
Number One: Spotify. Arguably the most talked-about music service for smartphone users, Spotify launched in 2010, and it has since expanded to having 75 million beloved listeners. Spotify has a free option, which works nearly everywhere and with few advertisements. However, their premium version is well worth the ten dollars a month with services such as higher quality audio, offline listening, and uninterrupted listening.