From Spotify, Apple Music to YouTube Music, check out 5 best music streaming apps

Looking for a music app that can play songs as per your mood. Spotify, Apple Music to YouTube Music, check out the list here

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 13:08 IST
Check out the 5 best music streaming apps for iOS and Android. (REUTERS)
Check out the 5 best music streaming apps for iOS and Android. (REUTERS)

Music is our constant companion for any type of mood. It helps us to relax and re-energise ourselves as we go from one exhausting day to another. With the advancement in technology, we can now listen to our favorite music anytime, anywhere. Mobile phones have become the most preferred medium to listen to our favorite music, and hence there are so many music streaming apps that offer unlimited free music. We have curated a list of 5 best music sreaming apps that bring a unique litsening experience and ensure that you get to keep your favorite music with you everywhere. From Spotify, Apple Music to YouTube Music, check out 5 best music streaming apps here


Spotify has been consistently on top of the music app lists. It offers around 30 million tracks to listen to or add to playlists for free. But what makes Spotify everyone's favorite is its ability to allow users to find new music with Discover Weekly- a playlist specifically curated for them every Monday and a library of other pre-made playlists perfect for every life event. Though it offers free unlimited streaming but it has ads, however, if you opt for the premium version the app that costs $9.99 or $12.99 if purchased on the App Store, you can enjoy listening to music ad-free. Also Read: Spotify boosts accessibility with podcast transcription, bigger text support 

Apple Music

The second most loved music app is Apple Music. Its easy-to-navigate design makes it one of the top choice in the streaming wars. Apple Music's current version comes with some great features, including playlists made by people instead of algorithms. Additionally, only Apple Music offers ad star Taylor Swift's entire catalog. Gwen Stefani and Pharrell also gave Apple Music exclusives on their latest releases before they put them on other streaming platforms. Its subscription comes at $9.99 per month. 

YouTube Music

YouTube is popularly known as a video streaming platform, but the tech giant also has its own YouTube Music app launched last October to appeal to music lovers. Here you can turn on an "audio" only setting, and listen to music and explore other apps. It's free, however if you want an ad-free version, it will cost you $9.99 for Android or $12.99 for iOS. Also Read: YouTube Music for Android TV gets new features, Apple Watch app introduced 

Google Play Music

Google Play Music might not be the best music streaming service, but it's quietly become a great app. It uses technology from the late popular music curation service Songza giving users an excellent song and playlist recommendations curated specifically for their mood or activities. The premium version of the app that costs $9.99 per month comes with the ability to store 50,000 songs on the Cloud and a free subscription of YouTube Red.


Pandora is a good tool for discovering new music based on other artists or songs you like and is quite simple to use. Pandora has even rolled out some new features like Thumbprint Radio, a personalized radio station that plays songs based on what songs you've liked on Pandora in the past like Spotify's Discover Weekly.

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First Published Date: 21 Jun, 16:06 IST