There is an insurmountable number of apps available today and thousands of them are free. One of the most popular categories, next to games, is music. There are apps for music listening to stations, those for streaming stations, and some that store your favorites. There are programs for learning music such as reference types to search for tabs and writing you own melodies as well as tuning apps designed for instruments including your voice.
Some of this software is offered for free, while others range from $.99 to several dollars, monthly, or annual fees. Beware of apps that have a recurring charge because as you probably know the monthly service fee is deducted from you financial institution every month. It is difficult to weed out the awesome from the crap regardless of which genre type you want. Some popular apps stores to look into:
The no cost version offers shuffle options for the artist catalogue and any play list. It also allows you to create your own preference list. Spotify’s apps for your tablet and desktop provide song play on demand. There is a premium upgrade which gives you a few more options at a recurring fee for about $10 each month.
The upgrade extras are higher quality audio, no interruptions play, and downloads for offline enjoyment. The premium version of Spotify also lets you invite 4 people to your circle. Each member of your household who is in your circle receives a 50% discount. Spotify provides a music cloud library to choose your tunes from, premade playlists from others, and new music from the up-to-date charts. The search, browse and discover offers users plenty of music options.
- Spotify is available for all devices at the official website and at app stores.
The Amazon Music App is offered for Music Prime members and is commonly preinstalled on smartphones. It may seem that this app would be available on Amazon, but that is not the case. You must download it from the Google Play or iTunes stores.
Amazon Prime Music offers advert free listening and a database consisting of millions of tunes to choose from. The app itself is absolutely free, but an Amazon Prime Membership is a recurring $99 annual fee. Of course, Prime offers really cool perks beyond those for digital music. There is no added cost for this music to those who are enrolled in Amazon Prime. You can search the music cloud, upload your favorite tunes to your personal library, and design your own personally tailored playlists. Another great feature for Amazon Music Prime Members is unlimited skips and provides music recommendations based upon your personal listening habits.
- The Amazon Music App is available for Android and iOS.
The Google Play Music App can be found at the Play Store free. The no charge version provides a decent amount of song storage space. The program allows users to enjoy music on iOS, Android, and the web driven devices. Google Play music sends your device choice selections and enables you to curate your playlist. They also offer a premium upgrade which provides quite a few more perks depending upon your needs.
The tune database is 35,000,000 strong and growing. Google Play Music Unlimited offers endless skips and no-ad listening. You may build your library of favorites via downloads and listen whenever you want offline. YouTube ad-free and YouTube Red memberships are perks with subscriptions to the Google Play Music subscription. You can try the program out for 30 days at no charge and upgrade to unlimited for $9.99 per month.
- You can find the Google Play Music Free or Unlimited at the Google Play Store.
VEVO is a free download and does not just offer music, but music videos on the go. It provides premieres on a daily basis as well as provides live music concert snippets and unique shows. The VEVO App allows you to create genre based playlists and sends your device video recommendations based upon the one you are watching at the moment. The program offers 3 different channels for music video viewing. These include Nashville Country, Pop Hits, and Hip Hop & Rap Flow. The videos are a live streaming HD experience.
- The VEVO App is available for no cost in a few places including the Google Play Store and Microsoft App Store.
While many people are familiar with the music software described above most all music enthusiasts know about Pandora. It has been around quite a while and is continuing to evolve. They promote their mission statement as “To play only the music that you love”. The program allows users to curate up to 100 different awesome music channels and you can listen to channels created by other users as well. The Music Genome project is still dedicated to serving music lovers and musicians from around the world even after 16 years.
Pandora is available for free and you can listen to its streaming tunes on most any device. The free version allows for 12 skips each day, however, Pandora One provides 6 per hour. The software requires you to click and let it know you are still listening rather often with the no-cost program, but the premium app only requires this confirmation every 5 hours. There is no more silly commercials that repeat over and over with the upgraded version. Pandora offers you the option of a free trial for 1 week and then it is a recurring monthly debit of $4.99 or you may choose to rip the band aid off quick and pay $54.89 for the annual plan.
- Free Pandora or Pandora One is on the web is simple just sign up with an email and password. You can download the Pandora App from Google Play or iTunes for your mobile.
Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/music?hl=en
Microsoft App Store: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps-and-games
Amazon Music App: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201379540
Google Play Music: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.music&hl=en