10 Best Music Apps For Android and iOS

10 Best Music Apps For Android and iOS


The power of music doesn’t need explaining, all of us have experienced it at one point. Be it to get over a bad break-up or to celebrate an achievement, music is always there for us. But then, the problem now is, how do you stream music on a phone? On a laptop, you can just tune into YouTube and put up your favorite song, not so much with phones though. Unless you have a really convenient multi-task feature, YouTube isn’t an option. How do you stream music on phones?

Well, short answer: apps. But it can be tiring to try each and every music app out there. So to make things easier for you, we have complied our picks for the top apps to stream music today.

10. Songily

Features

  • Library size: not available
  • Platforms: Android, Web

Reasons to Download

  • Completely free to listen and download
  • Find underrated artists
  • Offline listening available for free
  • Original track available for free
  • Great to download music from web too

Reasons to Avoid

  • Original album versions not usually available
  • Comparatively Small library size
  • Limited sound quality
10 Best Music Apps For Android and iOS

Songily is a free, but kind of a limited app that you can stream music with. You can download music for free too, but generally, spin-offs and covers of original songs are only available for download. The user interface is nice though, and it can be a great way to support new and uprising artists, which makes it such a great app. There are some original tracks available in this music app too, so it is not just all remixes either

Download: Android

9. Hungama: Stream music in Hindi!

Features

  • Library size: Not available
  • Platforms: Android, iOS

Reasons to Download

  • Completely free to listen and download
  • Find Hindi Bollywood songs
  • Offline listening available for free
  • Original track available for free

Reasons to Avoid

  • Only Hindi music is available
  • Comparatively Small library size
  • No premium level sound quality
10 Best Music Apps For Android and iOS

Hungama is a special mention because it hosts a variety of Indian music. Since we all have grown up watching Bollywood and most of us are addicted to Hindi songs, this is an overall great app for Nepali people. This music app has an integrated player and you can download videos through the app too. Song download is obviously available for free also. Hindi songs are hard to find in most streaming services so this is a great app for Bollywood junkies.

Download: Android/iOS

8. Jamendo Music

Features

  • Library size: 500,000+
  • Platforms: Android, iOS

Reasons to Download

  • Completely free to listen and download
  • Find underrated artists
  • Offline listening available for free
  • Original track available for free

Reasons to Avoid

  • Original album versions not available
  • Very Small library size
  • Limited sound quality
10 Best Music Apps For Android and iOS

Jamendo is a free music app that allows you to listen to over 500,000 tracks at absolutely no cost. An account is necessary, and you will get instant access without any hassle to all available songs. You will also have the option of downloading your music. This may sound too good to be true, but it is not. That is probably the reason this app has attracted more than 3 million users.

Download: Android/iOS

7. Deezer

Features

  • Library size: 56 million+
  • Platforms: Android, iOS, Web

Reasons to Download

  • Plenty of ways to find new music
  • 56 million+ songs
  • Lyrics fetching and unlimited playlists available
  • Original tracks available for free
  • Great free version compared to other counterparts
  • Ad free streaming

Reasons to Avoid

  • Premium subscription required to download songs
  • Not the best sound quality
  • Comparatively less feature heavy for premium version
10 Best Music Apps For Android and iOS

Deezer shines best in its free version. Among all the apps here, I would personally recommend Deezer is your pocket is feeling a little light. The premium version has better counterparts like Spotify and Apple music or even YouTube music but as a free music app, deezer really provides the best combination of services.

Download: Android/iOS

6. Youtube Music

Features

  • Library size: 40 million+
  • Platforms: Android, iOS, Web

Reasons to Download

  • Plenty of ways to find new music
  • 40 million+ songs
  • Offline listening (for paid version)
  • Original tracks available for free

Reasons to Avoid

  • Premium subscription required to download songs
  • Premium subscription required to play songs in background
  • Smaller library size than other counterparts
10 Best Music Apps For Android and iOS

YouTube music app is an extension of the video sharing platform you tube we all are fans of. Since streaming music from YouTube itself can be battery consuming and pretty tiring too, this music app combines the best of YouTube and lets you stream mp3s instead. Offline streaming and background streaming is also available in the music app if you can afford the premium version.

Download: Android/iOS

5. Amazon Prime Music

Features

  • Library size: 60 million+
  • Platforms: Android, iOS, Web

Reasons to Download

  • Plenty of ways to find new music
  • 60 million+ songs
  • Hindi music is also available
  • Offline listening (for paid version)
  • Original track available for free

Reasons to Avoid

  • Ads will pop up in free version
  • Free version is limited and you can’t download songs
10 Best Music Apps For Android and iOS

Amazon Prime Music is amazon’s music app which lets you stream one of the biggest music libraries, topped only be a sound cloud. This music app shines through in providing variety. Hindi/Arabic music is hard to find in other music apps, but Amazon music hosts all genres of music. Plus, if you have an amazon prime subscription, this app is free for you to use so that’s certainly handy.

Download: Android/iOS

4. Google Play Music

Features

  • Library size: 40 million+
  • Platforms: Android

Reasons to Download

  • Plenty of ways to find new music
  • 40 million+ songs
  • Offline listening (for paid version)
  • Original track available for free

Reasons to Avoid

  • Premium subscription required to download songs
  • Smaller library size
  • Doesn’t work on iOS
10 Best Music Apps For Android and iOS

Google Play is another free music app you can use to stream music. If you have an android phone, the app is probably already installed on your phone too. Most people use this app to play their downloaded music here in Nepal anyway. You will need a premium subscription to download music, but streaming is 100% free. This probably the best-inbuilt music streaming app for android users, much like apple music for iPhone users.

Download: Android/iOS

3. Soundcloud

Features

  • Library size: 200 million+
  • Platforms: iOS and Android apps, desktop app, web player

Reasons to Download

  • Plenty of ways to find new music
  • Whooping 200 million songs
  • Offline listening
  • Lots of underrated content and artists
  • Available on mostplatforms

Reasons to Avoid

  • Not much original tracks
  • No lossless audio
  • Sound quality isn’t very great
10 Best Music Apps For Android and iOS

Soundcloud is much like Songily but with a wider genre of music as well as a higher number of tracks. This music app is completely free to stream music or download music and you will find some great underrated artists here if you look close enough. Soundcloud is a must-have supplement app even if you have a premium music subscription like apple music or Spotify. I say that because if you are a fan of music, this app will transport you into a world of underrated music you have no idea exists.

Download: Android/iOS

2. Apple Music

Features

  • Library size: 60 million+
  • Platforms: iOS and MacOS

Reasons to Download

  • Plenty of ways to find new music
  • Over 50 million songs
  • Offline listening
  • Bags of podcast
  • Easy to use

Reasons to Avoid

  • Only available on Mac
  • No lossless audio
  • Not free
  • Less underrated songs and artists
10 Best Music Apps For Android and iOS

This music app isn’t free, as you probably know, but hosts pretty much every mainstream song you can think of. You will find authentic album versions of any song as well as independent covers if artists have put it up. The sound quality is amazing, and you get what you pay for. You might think apple music is too expensive for you but if you can tweak your settings a little and change your region to India, it only costs around Rs 300 per month. That is not expensive at all!

Download: Android/iOS

1.  Spotify

Features

  • Quality of free tier: Up to 160kbps
  • Library size: 50 million+
  • Platforms: iOS and Android apps, desktop app, web player, smart TV apps, connected speaker support, cars

Reasons to Download

  • Plenty of ways to find new music
  • Over 50 million songs
  • Offline listening
  • Bags of podcast
  • Easy to use
  • Works on many platforms

Reasons to Avoid

  • Not the best sounding
  • No lossless audio
  • While you will have to put up with ads if you don’t want to pay
  •  You’ll have to listen to playlists on shuffle mode (except for certain playlists)
music app

You probably saw it coming, but the best is the best. Spotify is without question the best music app to stream music and download music. The mobile music app version is severely restricted but can still be used free if you want to explore more music. I personally think Spotify’s suggestions are absolutely genius and simple putting song son shuffle will lead to great music discovery.

Spotify combines the sound quality, user interface, and track availability of apple music with Sound-cloud’s specialty of underrated music. You can find various sellers in Nepal that will provide you with a yearly subscription for just Rs 2000-2500 so Spotify Premium is actually pretty cheap too. In any case, if you have Rs 200 extra every month and want to stream music very conveniently, I definitely recommend you get the premium!

Download: Android/iOS

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