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Physical music albums have become a thing of the past. In the modern era of smartphones and the internet, you can have access to as many songs as you want right on your smartphone. Yes, music listening is that simple today.
However, like every other industry, there’s a lot of competition in the music streaming industry as well. A quick look at the Google Play Store will tell you that there are way too many music streaming apps for your Android smartphone and you don’t know which one is the best suitable for you. Each app has its own pros and cons that they don’t openly tell you.
But we are here to help you out of this situation. We used several music streaming apps for Android and selected the top 10 best apps that you should consider subscribing to. The apps that we have listed below are not in any specific order, so you might want to read through all the details before deciding.
We have provided a description, Google Play rating and size, cost of in-app purchases, and screenshots or promo videos, as well as a Google Play Store download link, for each app below.
Below is a quick overview of the top 10 best music streaming Android apps for 2022, including any download and in-app purchase costs.
Below is a little more information on each app, including a direct link for easy downloading.
All download links go to the app’s Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.
Spotify is one of the best music streaming apps available today, if not the very best. It boasts a massive collection of songs from every corner of the world. You get curated playlists for every mood, song type, artist, genre, and more. Additionally, Spotify offers podcasts as well. This app has a clean interface and is very easy to navigate around.
Spotify is available in both paid and free versions in most regions around the world, including those that its competitors don’t operate in. Of course, non-paying users will have to listen to ads every often and will also miss out on some features such as downloads for offline listening, unlimited skips, shuffle playlist, and others. But if that’s fine with you, then Spotify will not prevent you from listening to your favorite songs.
As for the paid version, you can choose from an individual, duo, family (six accounts), and student plans. They cost $9.99, $12.99, $15.99, and $4.99 per month respectively. However, do note that Spotify lacks HiFi (High Fidelity or lossless) streaming, though the company is working on it. So if that’s a dealbreaker for you, scroll down for alternatives.
With a collection of over 73 million songs, Deezer is also one of the largest music streaming apps for Android. Its podcast collection isn’t as big as Spotify’s, but it makes up for that with HiFi streaming and live radio support.
Deezer has its own specialties too. Its SongCatcher feature identifies songs playing around you, while Deezer Flow creates the perfect playlist for you based on your music tastes. This app also lets you upload MP3 files, though the feature is limited to the desktop version.
While Deezer offers an ad-supported free version of its mobile app, the desktop version requires you to subscribe to a premium plan to play full songs. Plans are priced identical to Spotify but you will have to pay more for HiFi streaming. An individual Deezer HiFi plan costs as much as a premium family plan for six persons ($14.99 per month).
If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, then Amazon Music might bet the best music streaming app for you since it comes at a discounted rate. But the e-commerce giant’s music streaming service isn’t a bad option for non-Prime users as well.
Amazon Music brings over 75 million songs and ten million podcast episodes at an identical price of $9.99 per month ($7.99 per month for Prime subscribers). At that price, you are getting lossless, CD-quality music. The company also offers select tracks in an immersive 3D Music format.
Other notable features include the ability to upload your own audio files. You can then stream them via the app. Amazon Music is also available in a family plan for six users at $14.99 per month. Depending on where you reside, you could be eligible for up to 30 days free trial as well.
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TIDAL also boasts a massive music library of over 80 million songs and 350,000 music videos. But that’s not the best thing about this app. It is more about the music of the highest quality. You can find tracks with up to 9,216 Kbps bitrate here. That’s way more than what most other streaming services offer.
Along with HiFi and MQA (master quality audio) streaming, TIDAL also offers 360 Reality Audio and Dolby Atmos support. You get personalized mixes for both audio and video as well.
But this app isn’t available in a free version. You’ll have to subscribe to one of the premium plans to stream music on TIDAL. Prices start at $9.99 per month for an individual plan and go up to $29.99 per month for a family plan for six members, with HiFi and MQA streaming.
YouTube Music is Google’s replacement for Google Play Music as the default music player on Android smartphones. But the company is also developing it as a full-fledged music streaming service. It isn’t as feature-rich as many other apps in this list but its music collection isn’t any poorer thanks to YouTube’s huge library of music videos.
Like Amazon Music, YouTube Music also lets you upload your own music files. Other features include recommendations based on taste, location, time of day, and weather, as well as easy search options.
Google offers YouTube Music free with a YouTube Premium subscription that costs $11.99 per month for an individual plan or $17.99 per month for a family plan. But if you want Music alone, you’ll have to shell out $9.99 or $14.99 per month for the two plans, respectively. YouTube Music is also available for free with ads, as well as in a discounted student plan.
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If classical music is your thing, then look no beyond IDAGIO. This app boasts a collection of over two million modern and traditional classical tracks of high quality. So there’s a good chance that your favorite classical track is available here. You can search with a keyword and filter the results by composer, work, orchestra, soloist, and more. It also offers exclusive releases and personalized Weekly Mix as well as access to live concerts.
IDAGIO lets you download tracks for offline listening. The app is compatible with third-party speakers like Sonos, Chromecast, Bluesound, or Burmester. IDAGIO is available in over 190 countries worldwide and offers a free trial of varying periods. The free version doesn’t let you play music on-demand. Paid plans start at $9.99 per month with lossless, CD-quality music. If you want to watch live concerts, you’ll have to shell out $29.99 per month, $114.99 for six months, or $199.99 per year.
SoundCloud is not your ordinary music streaming app. It has a unique feature that lets you upload any audio file to the platform. The catch is that those files are visible to all other users. So if you have sung a cover for some hit song, you can share it with other users on SoundCloud. It is due to this approach that the app boasts a massive collection of over 275 million audio tracks. You can find music here that exists nowhere else. The company says over 20 million artists share their music on SoundCloud.
This app is available to use for free with ads, with access to the vast majority of tracks. If you want to get rid of those disturbances, you can subscribe to the SoundCloud Go plan for a $5.99 a month subscription. You also get offline listening with this subscription, though some tracks aren’t accessible. You will need to upgrade to the $9.99 per month SoundCloud Go+ plan to access those tracks as well as listen to the music of a higher quality. This plan is available at just $4.99 per month to students.
Like SoundCloud, TuneIn Radio also takes a slightly different approach to music streaming. It combines music, podcasts, and radio with live news and sports. The app features curated music stations for every music taste, mood, and activity. Simultaneously, you have 24/7 access to live news and sports coverage from all over the world. You will also find over 100,000 AM, FM, and internet radio stations on TuneIn Radio.
TuneIn Radio is compatible with pretty much popular connected devices, including Google Home, Amazon Echo, CarPlay, Sonos, Roku, and Chromecast. It costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 annually. You also get a free trial of up to 30 days.
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iHeartRadio specializes in podcasts, though it also boasts a sizeable collection of music and radio. It offers various customization features so you can find podcasts that you like to listen to very easily. Ad with offline listening, you can tune in to your favorite podcasts anytime, anywhere. You can also control playback speed on this app.
As far as music listening is concerned, iHeartRadio boasts a collection of millions of tracks that you can listen to on-demand. You can search tracks as well as artists, albums, and playlists. It offers offline listening for songs as well. iHeartRadio costs $9.99 per month.
Originally a radio streaming service, Pandora has grown into a music streaming app lately. It’s like a combination of the two and is best suitable for people who occasionally like to tune in to a radio station. Additionally, you’ll find a few good podcasts here as well. Pandora’s Music Genome Project feature classifies individual songs by over 450 different musical traits to recommend songs based on your taste.
You can access Pandora’s radio service for free with ads. If you want the full music streaming experience, Pandora Plus costs $4.99 per month. It removes ads and offers high-quality audio, unlimited skips and replays, and offline access to four stations.
Additionally, Pandora Premium brings offline access to the full collection at $9.99 per month. It is also available in a family plan for six members at $14.99 per month. The plan is discounted to $4.99 and $7.99 per month for students and military personnel respectively.
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Sumit is passionate about technology and has been professionally writing on tech since 2017. He’s a mathematics graduate by education and enjoys teaching basic mathematics tricks to school kids in his spare time. Sumit believes in artificial intelligence and dreams of a fully open, intelligent and connected world.
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