Top 20 Music Streaming Services


1. Spotify
Create a playlist from individual artists to bands and albums.

The Best Music Streaming Service

Spotify comes with a monthly subscription of nearly $16 and provides a streaming quality of 320 kbps. Available on IOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows, Spotify has more than 20 million options in its playlist catalogue.

Company site: spotify.com

2. Google Play
Save your file without uploading with scan and match feature.

The Best Music Streaming Service

Users can get access not only to the available streaming music but to their entire music on Google Play. Like Spotify, Google Play also provides a streaming quality of 320 kbps. 

Company site: googleplay.com

3.Pandora
Get your personalized free streaming radio station.

The Best Music Streaming Service

With a 192kbps streaming quality, Pandora is offers free streaming of the radio stations instead of playing on- demand tracks. Pandora has a proper programming algorithm and is best suitable for people who want to customize everything. 

Company site: pandora.com

4. Xbox Music
Provides free music streaming services with advertisements.

The Best Music Streaming Service

Xbox has a simple interface and a good sound quality. As compared to other music streaming sites, Xbox has no browse genres and no music discovery features.

Company site: xbox.com

5. Sound Cloud
Share your own music with the world.

The Best Music Streaming Service

Users at Sound Cloud can not only download their favorite tracks but also upload their own creations. Sound Cloud also offers clear access to few statistics and unlimited playlist. This music streaming service also helps you to follow your friends and your favorite artists. 

Company site: soundcloud.com

6. MySpace
Music streaming site acting as a social networking site too.

The Best Music Streaming Service

MySpace has a proper design and structure and users can play videos on a full screen mode too. What makes MySpace different from other music streaming sites is the fact that it is also a social networking site. 

Company site: myspace.com

7. iHeart Radio
Access all the music tracks for free.

The Best Music Streaming Service

iHeart Radio lets the users select, customize as well as personalize their music demands. Compatible with IOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows and Xbox, this music streaming site is equipped with more than 18 million songs, 1,500 live radio stations and 4,500 artists.

Company site: iheart.com

8. Mixcloud
Provides a catalog of 3 million mixes.

The Best Music Streaming Service

This free of cost music streaming site provides an access to radio shows, music mixes, long length audios. Though Mixcloud has more than 3 million mixes in its catalog, it does not provide any single music or album.

Company site: mixcloud.com

9. Grooveshark
Keep track of your friend’s music list too.

The Best Music Streaming Service

Grooveshark users are allowed to upload their digital audio files that can later be organized and streamed in playlists. Users can thus receive music recommendations as well as indulge in social networking too.

Company site: grooveshark.com

10. 8 tracks
Mix minimum of 8 tracks and create your own playlist.

The Best Music Streaming Service

8 tracks is a radio style format music streaming service which is actually a blend of an Internet radio and social networking site. Share other people or artist’s creations with the world and also make your own playlist. 

Company site: 8tracks.com

11. The Sixty One
Access undiscovered and unpopular tracks too.

The Best Music Streaming Service

The Sixty One lets you play and download all the songs online for free. Independent musicians can organize, promote and sell their music too on this music streaming site. The most unique feature of this site is its ability to locate unpopular tracks.

Company site: thesixtyone.com

12. RDIO
Listen to your favorite tracks without any advertisement interruption.

The Best Music Streaming Service

A RDIO user can listen to music offline if he subscribes to the unlimited plan. RDIO comes with an amazing social networking support to Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm. This music streaming site provides an app for PC and MAC thus enabling the user to access the service without a browser.

Company site: rdio.com

13. Tidal
Tidal offers high fidelity music streaming.

The Best Music Streaming Service

Jay Z's Tidal music streaming service is offering a high fidelity option. The paid streaming service is supposed to be more artist friendly than others in terms of royalty payments. 

Company site: tidal.com

14. TuneIn Radio
Acts as a hub for commercially available radio shows.

The Best Music Streaming Service

With more than 2 million podcasts and 100,000 radio stations, TuneIn Radio can be filtered by genre or location. Users can record live audio with a subscription on $6.99 per month. TuneIn radio is compatible with Blackberry, windows Phone, few Roku players as well as directly in some cars. 

Company site: tunein.com

15. Songza
Find playlist based on your activity, mood, situation, genre and era

The Best Music Streaming Service

Songza does not allow its users to search for a particular artist or songs; it is strictly about playlists. Users can find songs intertwined with interview clips as well as retro photographs.

Company site: songza.com

16. Beats Music
Beats Music offers only paid services. It is still live despite Apple's acquisition and planned relaunch.

The Best Music Streaming Service

Beats music provides spot on recommendations as well as extensive playlists which enables user to find his favorite music easily. Beats is said to have a human element instead of algorithms when it comes to making recommendations. Beats will be relaunched as the Apple Streaming service. The announcement is rumored to come at the WWDC 2015 in June.

Company site: beatsmusic.com

17. Sony Music Unlimited
Provides high quality music streaming.

The Best Music Streaming Service
Sony Music Unlimited has more than 30 million tracks and provides music streaming services to your PlayStation 3 or 4 and your PC or Mac. Its high quality music is best suitable with 3G services. The Music Unlimited App is also user friendly and easily accessible.

Company site: sonymusic.com

18. Deezer
Access unlimited free music for 2 hours every day,

The Best Music Streaming Service

With more than 30 million music options, Deezer is compatible to IOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows and PC. Users can access free music 24/7 for the first month and 2 hours per day thereafter. Higher quality tracks can be accessed by paying for upgrades.

Company site: deezer.com

19. Last.Fm
Get personalized recommendations based on your playlist.

 

The Best Music Streaming Service

Last.Fm comes with a variety of social networking features. It also has a wiki system which helps users to collaborate on hyperlinked information about music tracks. It provides live music track recommendations and free downloadable music tracks as well. 

Company site: last.fm

20. Slacker Radio
Apart from live music streaming, get news and weather updates too.

The Best Music Streaming Service

With more than 200 organized stations, Slacker Radio is said to offer Pandora like radio services. A paid subscription offers on demand listing for the users. Slacker radio also offers news, weather updates, and lifestyle streaming channels as well as ESPN live radio.

Company site: slacker.com

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