March 21st, 2019 | Updated on April 8th, 2020
The best music apps to help you listen to and find new music on your Android tablet or smartphone.
Simple, solid, stable and reliable; this music player is a must have. Features include easy installation, clean UI, and good sound quality.
Gaana gives you access to a massive library of music in various languages and from various genres. You can stream these songs directly to your tablet or smartphone for free.
Love Indian music? Can’t find an old favorite song? Then, Saavn is a must have app for you! Create playlists with no hassle of downloading and enjoy your favorite Indian songs in all languages!
DJ Studio 5 lets you mix, remix and loop through your playlist for parties. In other words, let this app help you become the DJ you’ve always dreamt of being!
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The Google Play Music app for India may not have all the features of its American counterpart, but it still remains a solid music player for your Android device.
Listen to original music by new upcoming artists, follow upcoming global trends, create playlists and record your own music. Soundcloud is not just an app, it’s a platform for every musician.
Share your favorite music with the world using this app. Don’t remember a tune? Shazam finds it for you and saves your search too!
SoundHound not only recognises any song that may be playing around you but also anything you hum or whistle!
doubleTwist is one of the best third-party music players available for your Android phone or tablet.
Cubed is one of the most gorgeous looking music players you’ll find on the Play Store.
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Shazam is a very cool free music app that listens to a song that’s being played and then tells you the name of the song and the artist. You then have the option of sharing your discovery, watching a music video of it on YouTube, playing it in Spotify, finding tour information, viewing a discography, reading album reviews, and creating a Pandora station based on that artist.
Spotify is an awesome music app that lets you follow artists and sync music from your desktop. Similar to Pandora, you can create a radio station so Spotify will play recommended music based on your initial interest. The app allows several different push notifications like for when a new album has been released for an artist that you’re following and when a playlist has been updated.
If you just need a radio app for your mobile device, iHeartRadio has you covered, as it supports tons of devices, has awesome features, zero commercials, and finds nearby radio stations with ease. You can also listen to podcasts and create your own music stations based on your favorite songs, search for stations, and look in categories like 80s and 90s hits, alternative, holiday, classical, rock, oldies, and more to find the music you’ll like the most.
14. Slacker Radio
Slacker Radio is a free music app that has pre-programmed streaming radio stations for just about every genre you can think of. While listening to these stations you can fine tune them to play more of the songs that you like. You can also create new stations and playlists as well as keep track of your favorite songs and recently played songs.
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15. TuneIn Radio
If you love radio but want the convenience of it on your smartphone then you’ll want to check out the free music app TuneIn Radio. TuneIn Radio lets you find and listen to local radio stations wherever you are and save them as presets. I love to use this feature while I’m traveling. If you really like TuneIn Radio you may want to buy their pro app which allows you to record what you’re hearing on the radio. TuneIn Radio also works for several smart TVs.
SoundCloud contains tons of audio uploaded by other users, so it includes both homemade audio and music from up-and-coming artists. You can search for music, artists, and audio as well as follow other users to keep track of their new uploads. A combined 10+ hours of audio is posted every minute from the users, which means you can surely find something interesting to listen to. Some devices even let you record and upload your own audio right through the app.
17. Amazon Music
Amazon Music is similar to the Google Play Music app in that you can load up to 250 of your own songs to your Amazon account to have access to it from a mobile device. You also have the ability to download your music offline so you can listen to it from the app even without an internet connection. Amazon Music is really easy to use, looks great, and also works on Samsung TV, Roku, Sonos, and the web.
Musi is a simple app that lets you add videos from YouTube and SoundCloud to your own custom playlists. The app will stream the music through iOS so you can use the regular volume and playback controls without having to keep the app open. You can manually search for music or browse through the popular and trending songs, as well as look through the videos by genre. An unlimited number of playlists can be built with Musi, but the app is ad-supported.
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8tracks is another radio app for mobile devices that let you listen to ad-free music through mixes that each contain 8 tracks. You can browse through staff picked mixes, featured, popular, and trending ones as well as share mixes, comment on them with other users, and like the mixes for recommendations of similar music. In addition to the below, 8tracks can be used in Windows 8, any mobile browser, Xbox, WordPress and Joomla via a plugin, and several other places.
Free Music for iPhone Plus (previously called Musicbox) is a very simple music app for iOS devices that lets you search for artists and songs like a regular search engine as well as by hashtags like #pop, #top100, #trend, and #rock. A link to the video that’s currently playing can be shared with others via text, email, or Twitter.
21. Apple Music
Rock out while you’re at work. Kick back and relax at home. Create playlists for your next party. Or tune in free to Beats 1 radio and let real live DJs take care of the mix. iTunes is sure to have something to fit your every mood. Or something to change it.
22. Pandora Radio
Pandora is a leading music and podcast discovery platform, providing a highly-personalized listening experience to approximately 70 million users each month with its proprietary Music Genome Project® and Podcast Genome Project® technology – whether at home or on the go – through its mobile app, the web, and integrations with more than 2,000 connected products.
As the largest streaming music provider in the U.S., with an industry-leading digital audio advertising platform, Pandora connects listeners with the audio entertainment they love. Pandora is a subsidiary of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI). Together, Pandora and SiriusXM have created the world’s largest audio entertainment company.
23. Red Bull Radio
You need to hear this: Red Bull Radio is the place to tune in, sit back and trust you will discover great music that is new to you.
Red Bull Radio is an unequalled source for music that inspires and surprises you. The schedule revolves around over 50 regular programmes featuring the brightest minds in music journalism, original shows created by the artists changing music today, as well as recordings and live streams from the top clubs and festivals.
Red Bull Radio is a truly global station providing the music that needs to be heard. We search the world to find the greatest music and seek out the stories that will challenge, entertain and inspire you. Tune in and join us on our quest through the past, present and future of sound.
Spinrilla, the 800-lb gorilla of hip-hop mixtapes. Spinrilla is the world’s first mixtape music app, giving you all hip-hop, all the time. Discover independent and emerging hip-hop artists and hear the next big track before anyone else. Spinrilla puts one of the world’s largest catalogs of independent hip-hop in the palm of your hand, with new music added daily from your favorite underground artists.
25. YouTube Music
YouTube Music is a new music app that allows you to easily find what you’re looking for and discover new music. Get playlists and recommendations served to you based on your context, tastes, and what’s trending around you.
A new music streaming service from YouTube. This is a completely reimagined music service with official releases from your favorite artists.