Today, smartphones are extremely popular because of the features it offers and also the functionality it brings in the form of apps. Further, they also bring good internet connectivity so that you stay connected all the time. Online music streaming and radio services are now becoming very popular with good internet connectivity on phone with 3G and 4G LTE. These services also have mobile apps which allows you to stream music directly from your phone.
Android also has apps for streaming music and radio. You can listen to 1000s of popular radio stations from across the world. Here is a list of best music streaming apps for your Android phone. Some of these services/apps might have country based restrictions, so please check if these services are available in your country.
Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians, or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. Pandora features hundreds of music and comedy genre stations ranging from Dubstep to Smooth Jazz to Power Workout. Pandora is not available in all countries, check the Google Play store to find out if it is available in your country.
TuneIn lets you listen to the world’s radio with music, sports, news, talk, and comedy streaming from every continent. Enjoy 70,000 live radio stations and 2 million podcasts, concerts or shows on your Android phone or tablet, all for free. TuneIn is available across multiple mobile platforms making it a very popular app.
3. Slacker Radio:
With millions of songs, hundreds of expert-programmed stations and endless personalization, Slacker gives listeners anytime, anywhere access to the world’s best music and entertainment. Create your own stations or let Slacker’s team of music experts entertain you with more than 200 expert-programmed stations. There is also a pro version which does not have ads. Slacker Radio has region wise restrictions.
iHeartRadio is yet another free app which offers free music in an all-in-one, digital internet radio service that lets you find more than 1,500 live radio stations. The service comes with a catalog of over 15 million songs and 400,000 artists. You can use iHeartRadio’s exclusive Discovery Tuner to control how much variety you want in your music.
5. Google Play Music:
The Google Play Music app lets you listen to your music collection anywhere. All your music is stored online, so no need to worry about syncing or storage space. You can buy music from Google Play and the music purchases from Google Play automatically appear in the app. You can add up to 20,000 more songs from your personal music collection on your computer for free.
6. Amazon MP3:
With Amazon MP3, you can play your music stored in Amazon Cloud Player, and shop for music on your Android phone or tablet. You can also download your music and listen offline. The free Amazon MP3 app for Android includes both the Amazon MP3 Store and Amazon Cloud Player. Shop over 20 million songs and over a million albums in MP3 format, and save your MP3 purchases directly to Cloud Player for free. See new releases, bestsellers, and free music from rising artists.
There are other services like Spotify and few others as well. We have covered only the best ones here.