These days we want to listen to music in every day situation: upon waking, during meals, during meditation sessions on the ceramic throne, and so on. Our trusted player? The smartphone (together with the PC) of course! Let’s find out together the best music streaming apps available and how to get them almost for free!
Let’s start by saying that in terms of interface and use, these apps (all available for Android, iOS, Windows and MacOS) are very similar to each other, and in many cases the costs of the subscriptions are identical.
In 90% of cases the basic monthly rate is €9.99 (10) per month for the single plan and €15.99 per month for the family plan. Although the Family plan seems more expensive, it’s actually the cheapest because allows you to split the cost of the subscription for the number of users. So €15.99 thus becomes €2.50 per month each because the most popular Family plans therefore Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Music and so on allow listening to music with 6 accounts at the same time.
Exist some services that allow you to share your account with other people, like GamsGo. Thanks to GamsGo it is possible to buy, at a negligible pricea Spotify, Tidal or Deezer subscription shared with other users of the platform easily, quickly and safely.
Finally there are also some apps that we can use for free with some limitations.
Best music streaming apps
So let’s put the playlist of hits by Gianni Morandiand let’s start distilling this top 5 best music streaming apps.
6) Deezer (free) – Best music streaming apps
Deezer is a music service from the Blogmusik SA media player that offers on-demand streaming of about 56 million songs of numerous record companies and independent labels.
It’s possible select up to 5 favorite music genres to give an idea of what we like to hear on Deezer. Subsequently, the app will offer us a series of artists to choose from and swipe left or right depending on our tastes. Rejecting or approving a proposal will lead to the end of the mini-test with the app ready to be used, with the highlighted songs selected according to our tastes.
They are also present many lyrics to sing the most famous songs without fear of making a mistake in the words of the text and in the paid version there is the possibility of listening to songs offline even without wifi through the practical download system.
5) Spotify (free) – Best music streaming apps
Let’s get this tooth out now: the free version of Spotify for smartphones (and I don’t mean the modified apk) it’s for you only you are one of those who listen to playlists or songs in no particular order, who use music only as company during housework or want to keep their ears busy while reading and working. This is because although the free version of Spotify doesn’t deny you listening to anything, you won’t be able to select the song you want, but only the reference playlist/album.
Also given that the Spotify software is based on deep learning, from your choices in the music field it will learn how to suggest songs to you, effectively placing them between one song and another from time to time, and you only have 4/5 skips before you are blocked and remain at the mercy of the software’s musical preferences for eternity. After all:
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4) Napster – Best music streaming apps
Napster (formerly Rhapsody) was the first music streaming service to take the field. It has a respectable music catalog and a software that catalogs and organizes artists and genres very well in a system of radios. The app is available on smartphones, PCs, cars, and for Home Entertainment Systems.
This music streaming service has a particular partnership with the houses Warner Music Group, Sony Music e Universal Music, which cover a huge chunk of all the music available in the world. Simple interface, ability to listen to great quality audio online and offline. The streaming is of good quality and there are no particular flaws to report. Family passes are also available to save a little money.
3) Tidal – Best music streaming apps
If you are a fan of rap and hip hop especially of an American style, this streaming service (owned by Jay-Z) is to be taken into serious consideration, since its music catalog is almost entirely made up of hip hop, drum ‘n bass, electronic music e dance and so on. Some albums premiere exclusively on Tidal, such as the upcoming album by Deadmau5. As far as these genres are concerned, on Tidal you can really find everything, and in some cases this service acts as a launching pad for the rappers of the future.
2) Apple Music / Spotify (paid) – Best music streaming apps
Let’s not kid ourselves: these two apps are basically identical. They are two music streaming apps that have a respectable catalogue, online and offline music (do I get tired of repeating it?), and let’s move on to the reasons for preferring one or the other. Maybe it will seem silly to think like this, but Apple Music pays more own artists compared to Spotify. So one motivation might be to make sure you’re helping your favorite artist earn a little more money.
The only reason to sincerely prefer Spotify is the possibility of subscribing, withdrawing and resubscribing whenever the platform makes the classic offer available, pay 0.99 (1) euros for three months. It may be a bit of a chore, but it is certainly the way that allows you to save more money in the long run.
1) Amazon Music Unlimited – Best music streaming apps
Again, same story: well-stocked music catalog, personalized radio and playlists, online and offline music, and so on. Amazon Music Unlimited is interesting (in addition to the quality of the streaming and the playlists specially created by Italian music experts, as was the case on TimMusic) for the subscription methods: 10 euros per month for the single and 15 euros per month for the family subscription which allows up to six different accounts to use the service simultaneously. Here is the link for the 90 day free trial.
However, if you have Amazon Prime (find out how to get Amazon Prime for free), you can avoid paying two months a year, which is not bad at all. And then with the family subscription, which we recall is also available on Napster, you can play the Netflix or Disney Plus game and pay less by paying all together.
Bonus: Spotify for tablet and PC, YouTube and other friends – Best music streaming apps
Do you want a free app that allows you to listen to almost any music out there? Use YouTube. Obviously this involves keeping the smartphone on all the time and consuming an excessive amount of data. But as they say, in times of war every hole is a trench. A second free option is Spotify for tablets and PCs, which places the only limitation on advertising: you can select the music you want in any order you want, so as not to use skips and listen to all the songs suggested by the magnificent algorithm.
As a last app I would recommend you Qobuz. I didn’t put it in the charts only because, especially in Italy, emerging artists prefer to throw themselves on Spotify, and there you may have a better chance of discovering new local independent music. But trying the Free version costs nothing.
In short, all good but there is a black sheep
In conclusion, as you have read, all these apps are equivalent in almost everything. Tidal can be said to be the only music streaming app that is unique. Let us know in the comments which app you use, and which one you are more comfortable with.
Ah, obviously for your mental health I personally advise you not to download the one that forces you to put up with the advertisement in the advertisement, telling you to listen to an advertisement to avoid advertisements for thirty minutes of music thus making disco nights fantastic when the owners are stingy cheapskates. True experience.
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