The 18 best apps for music on mobile Android, iPhone

Music streaming services have become increasingly popular in recent years, offering a convenient and affordable way to listen to your favorite tunes. With so many different services available, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. To help you make a decision, we've compiled a list of the 18 best music apps for mobile Android and iPhone, including popular options like YouTube Music, Spotify, and Samsung Music.

App Logo Available On Reviews Downloads Features
1. YouTube Music YouTube Music Icon Android, iOS 4.5/5 4B+ Personalized music recommendations, Vast music library
2. Spotify Spotify Icon Android, iOS 4.7/5 2B+ Access to millions of songs, Personalized music recommendations
3. Samsung Music Samsung Music Icon Android 4.1/5 1B+ Optimized for Samsung devices, Powerful music playback
4. Shazam Shazam Icon Android, iOS 4.8/5 726M+ Instant song identification, Time-synced lyrics, Concert listings
5. StarMaker StarMaker Icon Android, iOS 4.5/5 458M+ Sing karaoke songs, Duet with top artists, Edit recordings with filters
6. SoundCloud SoundCloud Icon Android, iOS 4.8/5 395M+ Exclusive music discovery, Personalized music mixes
7. Lark Player Lark Player Icon Android 4.5/5 385M+ Powerful Equalizer, Lyrics Support, File Management
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1. YouTube Music

YouTube Music Icon

Personalized music recommendations, Vast music library


Cost: Free, Premium (9.99)

YouTube Music is a music streaming app that allows users to listen to a wide variety of music, including songs, albums, playlists, and music videos. It offers a personalized experience, with recommendations based on users' listening history and preferences. The app also allows users to create and share playlists, and to listen to music offline. It is available for free with ads, or for a monthly subscription fee.

Download: Android, iOS

YouTube Music - Personalized music recommendations, Vast music library
  • Tags:
  • Massive music library
  • Personalized recommendations
  • Offline Listening

Application information:

Downloads 4,116,538,332
Features YouTube Music combines personalized music recommendations, official music videos, live performances, covers, and remixes all in one place.
Pros Vast library of music and videos, personalized recommendations, offline listening, ad-free listening with premium subscription.
Cons Some features only available with premium subscription, may require a lot of data usage, limited control over music discovery algorithms.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Derek Breski: “This app is still simple to use for music, and is great for those that have YouTube Premium. However, the recent migration of Podcasts to this app is infuriating. It will sometimes rewind 5 minutes for seemingly no reason. When you reach the end of a podcast, it will start playing something else. It might be something you subscribed to, it might be something completely random. This is particularly frustrating because it won't choose the next episode in a channel, but something truly random.” – 2/5 in Play Store

Armando Gonzalez: “Good but with problems. I prefer this app over others. The algorithm for finding new music is great. And the user interface makes the most sense of any other music streaming app. My big issue is with the app loading. I regularly have issues with the app loading, but noticed there isn't that same issue if I tried opening the regular youtube app. The other problem is downloaded songs. It makes no sense that you can't see your downloads without wifi or mobile data.” – 3/5 in Play Store

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2. Spotify

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Access to millions of songs, Personalized music recommendations


Cost: Spotify Free, Spotify Premium (9.99)

Spotify is a music streaming app that allows users to listen to millions of songs, podcasts, and audiobooks. It offers a personalized experience with curated playlists and recommendations based on your listening history and preferences. Spotify also enables users to create their own playlists, share music with others, and discover new artists. With its user-friendly interface and vast library, Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming apps on mobile devices.

Download: Android, iOS

Spotify - Access to millions of songs, Personalized music recommendations
  • Tags:
  • Millions of songs
  • Free music and podcasts
  • Personalized playlists

Application information:

Downloads 2,081,653,903
Features Listen to millions of songs, create playlists, discover new music, and more
Pros Vast music library, personalized recommendations, easy-to-use interface
Cons Limited free tier, occasional audio quality issues, some features only available with premium subscription

Comments and Reviews from users:

Dino Jedi: “The same ad tends to play during every single ad break, despite me hitting the thumbs down button. Opening the app will randomly send me backwards multiple minutes on podcasts, sometimes even forcing me to go through an ad break I already went through. Notifications also do this. I signed up for Spotify premium for free for three months, but I never got the premium. So now I'm stuck trying to figure out how to cancel before it charges me again. I am considering deleting the app.” – 2/5 in Play Store

Caitlin Renee: “Used to be top notch, but lately it's been lacking. I've noticed sometimes my music won't play (on and off wifi) until I make sure that smart shuffle/ shuffle is off. Also noticed when I have a jam going with someone that it will take way too long for the music to play when it's chosen by someone who isn't host. it also sucks that if you aren't the one casting the jam than you won't be able to control the volume. as well as the shuffle algorithm SUCKS. it keeps playing the same cluster of songs” – 4/5 in Play Store

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3. Samsung Music

Samsung Music Icon

Optimized for Samsung devices, Powerful music playback

Samsung Music is a powerful and easy-to-use music player app designed exclusively for Samsung Galaxy devices. It comes pre-installed on all Samsung phones and tablets and offers a wide range of features to enhance your music listening experience.

With Samsung Music, you can organize and manage your music library effortlessly, create playlists, and discover new music through personalized recommendations. The app also boasts a high-quality audio player with support for various audio formats, including MP3, WAV, and FLAC. Additionally, it integrates seamlessly with other Samsung services such as Bixby and Samsung Cloud, allowing you to control your music hands-free and sync your music library across devices.

Download: Android

Samsung Music - Optimized for Samsung devices, Powerful music playback
  • Tags:
  • Hi-res audio playback
  • Intuitive User Interface
  • Extensive music library

Application information:

Downloads 1,075,431,244
Features Samsung Music provides a wide range of features, including support for various audio formats, playlist creation and management, lyrics search, and integration with other Samsung services.
Pros User-friendly interface, extensive music library, and seamless integration with other Samsung devices.
Cons Limited customization options compared to some third-party music apps, and occasional bugs or glitches reported by users.

Comments and Reviews from users:

David Graham: “Ran into the same problems as others; some songs will play while others won't. After going through the songs that won't play, they all have one thing in common...they are all .wma files! This player works well with most other music formats except any Windows formatted files. Soooooo, I have to update those files to another format. Or maybe, the app could be updated to play Windows format files? Just saying.” – 2/5 in Play Store

stan toelle: “Unfortunately, it won't play all my music whereas two other players I've used play everything. Think I figured out the problem. It doesn't play wma format . I converted all my music from wma to mp3 which is about 25% less efficient. So what's so good. At least in my Nissan, this player displays all the music on my dashboard as opposed to only on my cell phone like the other players. I recall Google music player doing the same, but it was removed.” – 5/5 in Play Store

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4. Shazam

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Instant song identification, Time-synced lyrics, Concert listings


Cost: Shazam: Discover & Identify Music (Free), Shazam Encore ($4.99)

Shazam is a popular music recognition app that allows users to identify songs by listening to a short sample. It uses a built-in microphone to capture the audio and then compares it to a database of millions of songs. If there is a match, Shazam displays the song title, artist, album, and other relevant information. Users can also view lyrics, watch music videos, and purchase or stream the song. Shazam is available for free on iOS and Android devices and has been downloaded over 1 billion times worldwide.

Download: Android, iOS

Shazam - Instant song identification, Time-synced lyrics, Concert listings
  • Tags:
  • Instant song identification
  • Saved song history
  • Time-synced lyrics

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

Angelica Tompkins: “I dont usually do reviews, but I love the Shazam app. I use it almost every day. Since music is a huge part of everyday life, it's great having a tool to find the one song you hear at the supermarket/restaurant. Or settling a little debate between friends on which song is playing at the bar. One thing that is annoying me is that I have to continuously turn on my settings for the notification bar. When I came to make the review, I noticed I needed to update the app. Hopefully, it helps.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Jonathan Newburg: “I really like this new update for WearOS, but there is a major problem with it. Apparently, Shazam cannot connect to the internet to identify the song when it's connected to Bluetooth. The moment I connect to WiFi on my Watch, Shazam instantly starts to recognize songs. I reconnected back to my phone's Bluetooth and the issue came back. Please get this fixed since it's almost useless with Bluetooth-Only models.” – 2/5 in Play Store

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5. StarMaker

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Sing karaoke songs, Duet with top artists, Edit recordings with filters


Cost: Unlimited Music ($9.99/Month), Karaoke Subscription ($4.99/Month)

StarMaker is a popular mobile karaoke app that allows users to sing along to their favorite songs with real-time lyrics and professional audio effects. With a vast library of songs spanning multiple languages and genres, StarMaker caters to a global audience of music enthusiasts. Users can record and share their performances, collaborate with others in virtual duets, and connect with a community of fellow singers. The app also offers vocal training exercises and feedback to help users improve their singing skills. StarMaker is available for both iOS and Android devices.

Download: Android, iOS

StarMaker - Sing karaoke songs, Duet with top artists, Edit recordings with filters
  • Tags:
  • Karaoke with Millions of Songs
  • Sing with Top Artists and Friends
  • Professional Audio and Video Editing

Application information:

Downloads 457,757,386
Features Sing karaoke songs with lyrics and audio editor, listen to covers, and download music.
Pros Massive song library, user-friendly interface, professional audio editing tools.
Cons Some features require a subscription, occasional bugs and crashes reported.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Thanks for the bug fixes and enhancements... sound quality has improved now but still not like earlier version. Also, the draft functionality is still not complete. We don't see the .m4a or .mp4 file on our phone after the song has been posted. It would be awesome if we can save and listen to the audio file that gets uploaded in advance. Also, we can't join the collab from someone's cover unlike earlier. Now, when we click mic icon on duet cover, it starts fresh recording instead of the duet.” – 4/5 in Play Store

Anastasia Auna VanderSluys: “Best karaoke app I've found so far! There are a bunch of these I can't seem to understand, like the events. But they have a great song selection and songs that are graded or not. Some songs are poorly timed or have typos, but there are generally enough versions of the same song that you can just select another. Rooms are a great way to get that social karaoke feel, and there are so many that you're bound to find your crowd. Duets allow you to tag people to sing with. Love this app!” – 4/5 in Play Store

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6. SoundCloud

SoundCloud Icon

Exclusive music discovery, Personalized music mixes

SoundCloud is a popular music streaming platform that allows users to discover new music, create playlists, and share their own tracks. The SoundCloud app for mobile provides an easy and convenient way to access all of the platform's features on the go. With the app, users can browse through a vast library of music, create and share playlists, follow other users, and discover new artists. The app also allows users to upload their own music and share it with the SoundCloud community.

Download: Android, iOS

SoundCloud - Exclusive music discovery, Personalized music mixes
  • Tags:
  • Music discovery
  • Exclusive music
  • Personalized mixes

Application information:

Downloads 394,837,757
Features Listen to songs, create playlists, find new music, follow artists, and more.
Pros Vast music library, easy to use interface, great for discovering new music.
Cons Can be buggy at times, limited offline listening options, some features are only available with a premium subscription.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Somebody YouDon'tKnow: “I am thanking you so much for updating the app! I was about to review it poorly due to the songs not playing properly after being downloaded offline, and the app not loading, but you fixed that and I'm forever grateful (highschool student here who cannot survive without music on the bus). Only nitpick I have is that the ads forcibly play over your screen as you're scrolling and looking for music. I feel like they should play the ad but not force you to watch it (just stay down on the bar below)” – 4/5 in Play Store

Isaiah kinchen (Soul Evans): “2024 edit: app doesn't let me customize notifications, so I guess I have to just disable them altogether. The buffering on this app is significantly worse than I remember (The results are the same on wifi or on 4g full bars). It's worse than youtube, which makes no sense because its just playing audio, no video. Often times it will just stop playing a song at around 18 seconds in and then buffer for a whole minute. This happens about every third or fourth song. It's driving me nuts.” – 3/5 in Play Store

7. Lark Player

Lark Player Icon

Powerful Equalizer, Lyrics Support, File Management


Cost: Lark Player - Free Music & MP3 Player (Free), Lark Player Pro - Offline Music & MP3 Player ($2.99)

Lark Player is a powerful and feature-rich offline music player for mobile devices. With over 384 million downloads, it's one of the most popular music apps on the market. Lark Player offers a wide range of features, including support for a variety of audio formats, customizable themes, a built-in equalizer, lyrics, and multiple music play modes. It also has a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to find and play your favorite songs. Whether you're a casual listener or a music enthusiast, Lark Player is a great choice for your mobile music needs.

Download: Android

Lark Player - Powerful Equalizer, Lyrics Support, File Management
  • Tags:
  • Offline music player
  • Powerful equalizer
  • Stylish user interface

Application information:

Downloads 384,544,646
Features Offline music player, MP3 player, themes, equalizer, lyrics, music play mode.
Pros Excellent offline music player, beautiful UI, packed with features.
Cons The free version has ads, some features are only available in the premium version.

Comments and Reviews from users:

E Martinez: “Great app. I especially like the option to shuffle playlists and to gather lyrics. As far as sorting music, you offer listing by albums and artists. Could you also list by genre? Many other music apps offer that. Also, when playing music, eventually the screen will go dark. Can you add an option that would keep the screen on so we could continue to see album artwork and controls? Keep up the great work!” – 4/5 in Play Store

Sylvester Smith: “This app is really good. The way the album artwork disappears to display a silent ad for a second and then reappears is worth mentioning. It's so clean, much better than if the ad was superimposed on the artwork. When you added the feature to change album artwork I was elated. I hate to have that space blank. You also made it easier to minimize the now playing screen. There isn't much more to ask for besides crossfade; the lyrics are never correct and the share and lyrics button are ugly.” – 5/5 in Play Store

8. Deezer

Deezer Icon

Personalized music recommendations, Offline music listening


Cost: Deezer Free (Free), Deezer Premium ($9.99/month)

Deezer is a popular music streaming app available for mobile devices. It offers a vast library of over 90 million songs, from the latest hits to classic favorites. Deezer's intuitive interface makes it easy to find and organize your music, and its powerful search engine helps you discover new artists and genres. With Deezer, you can create personalized playlists, listen to curated radio stations, and share your favorite tracks with friends. Whether you're commuting to work or relaxing at home, Deezer has the perfect soundtrack for every moment.

Download: Android, iOS

Deezer - Personalized music recommendations, Offline music listening
  • Tags:
  • Massive music catalog
  • Personalized recommendations
  • Offline Listening

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

Tammie Cox: “I have tried Deezer off and on over the years and will admit I didn't give it good chance. My mistake for sure. Working from home I just want to hear music. New music, old favorites. I also like order and simplicity. I don't want choas and confusion. Both the web and app version are user friendly, allow for me to organize my music in any order I want. Also let my move 8,000+ songs from Spotify in about 1 minute. Give Deezer a try. It has everything I love in a music app.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Eli G: “some UI issues stopping me from downloading podcasts, individual songs, and generated playlists. I like the ability to import favorite artists from other services. Internet inconsistency causing an error popup that must be acknowledged to continue playing is very dumb and needs fixed.” – 2/5 in Play Store

9. Amazon Music

Amazon Music Icon

Unlimited ad-free music, 100 million songs on-demand


Cost: Amazon Music Free, Amazon Music Unlimited (9.99)

Amazon Music is a popular music streaming app for mobile devices. It offers a vast library of songs, podcasts, and playlists, including exclusive content from Amazon Originals. With Amazon Music, you can listen to your favorite artists, discover new music, and create personalized playlists. The app features high-quality audio, offline listening, and personalized recommendations based on your listening history. Whether you're commuting, working out, or just relaxing, Amazon Music provides a seamless and enjoyable music experience on your mobile device.

Download: Android, iOS

Amazon Music - Unlimited ad-free music, 100 million songs on-demand
  • Tags:
  • Massive music library
  • Ad-free listening
  • Personalized recommendations

Application information:

Downloads 314,864,327
Features Amazon Music offers a wide range of features, including personalized recommendations, offline listening, and access to millions of songs and podcasts.
Pros Easy to use, great selection of music and podcasts, personalized recommendations.
Cons Can be buggy at times, not all features are available in all countries.

Comments and Reviews from users:

B Smith: “This app used to be great, But now it has really turned into garbage. Bugs are rampant, it gets stuck in loops, constant issues, won't allow you to view your artists saying "None of your music matches the filters you've applied" when I haven't done anything. Seems like it requires a full data reset about once a quarter, which requires me to re download all the music I had on my phone. Once my current yearly unlimited subscription is up, I'm switching to a different app like Spotify.” – 2/5 in Play Store

Daniel Swart: “Good so far. Now not so much. Been having difficulty with it shutting down and not playing. Might be the phone as many problems have come up due to the new series coming out soon, but might be amazon. Been a few years now, 2024, and mostly works okay. Problems I have had are searching to buy a song. Goes into shuffle mode with songs I don't like or want. Can't find out if that is the version of my song. Also, if the internet goes out, can't play downloaded songs through the app. Amazon prime.” – 4/5 in Play Store

10. Pandora

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Personalized Listening Experience, Recommended Stations for Mood


Cost: Pandora Plus (4.99), Pandora Premium (9.99)

Pandora is a personalized music streaming service that allows users to create custom radio stations based on their favorite artists, songs, or genres. The app offers a wide variety of music, including popular hits, deep cuts, and exclusive content. Pandora also features personalized recommendations and curated playlists, making it easy for users to discover new music they'll love. The app is available for free on iOS and Android devices, and it offers a premium subscription service with additional features such as ad-free listening and higher quality audio.

Download: Android, iOS

Pandora - Personalized Listening Experience, Recommended Stations for Mood
  • Tags:
  • Personalized music experience
  • Endless discovery of new music
  • Create custom radio stations

Application information:

Downloads 298,734,426
Features Pandora is an app that offers instant access to a variety of audio content, including music, podcasts, and personalized recommendations.
Pros Great selection of music and podcasts, personalized recommendations, easy to use interface.
Cons Can be data-intensive, may not have all the music you're looking for, some features require a premium subscription.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Elizabeth Black: “Edit: bugs fixed :) and I wanted to add that I love the playlist function in addition to the radio. I also appreciate that I can use the "I'm tired of this song" feature without having to thumbs down a song I like Pandora because it introduces me to new music. But the app keeps crashing every couple songs which is very annoying. I'll change my review when it's fixed” – 5/5 in Play Store

Megan Widger: “I have been loyal to Pandora, but the lack of bug fixes is really starting to get to me. I have to open the app twice every time I first open for the day. The queue continued from my previous sessions doesn't load until I add something new to it. Additionally, I have frequent app crashes during normal use. I keep expecting these basic features to be fixed with every update, but instead the only change to my account that I see is a price increase. After years of use, I am no longer impressed.” – 2/5 in Play Store

11. Music Player & MP3 Player

Music Player & MP3 Player Icon

Gorgeous equalizer, All formats supported, Stylish UI


Cost: Music Player & MP3 Player: Free Offline Music (Free), Music Player & MP3 Player Pro: No Ads ($0.99)

Music Player & MP3 Player is a powerful and versatile music app for Android devices. It offers a wide range of features, including offline music playback, a customizable equalizer, lyrics support, and a tag editor. The app's intuitive interface makes it easy to browse and organize your music library, and its powerful search function helps you quickly find the songs you're looking for. Whether you're a casual listener or a music enthusiast, Music Player & MP3 Player is a great choice for managing and enjoying your music collection on the go.

Download: Android

Music Player & MP3 Player - Gorgeous equalizer, All formats supported, Stylish UI
  • Tags:
  • Offline playback
  • Equalizer presets
  • Stylish UI

Application information:

Downloads 193,458,049
Features Offline Music Player, MP3 Player, Powerful equalizer, Lyrics, Themes, Tag Editor
Pros Free, customizable, easy to use.
Cons Contains Ads, May have bugs or glitches.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Bruce Willden: “I needed an app that could play my local files. YouTube (Free Version) took way too long, just to load my files. Then it has a ton of adds, and will interrupt the playing of a file for an add. Also, you can't do anything else or it stops playing. Music Player (Free Version) is quick to load. Only gives a very quick add at the beginning, then will play a complete playlist without further interruptions. You can even switch to other apps and continues to play! This app is awesome!” – 5/5 in Play Store

Paul Mag Jr: “It's great app, but for some reason the audio will lower without me touching it so say if my volume was at 100 out of nowhere it will start to sound like it's at 50 and I can't turn it up because I'm already at 100 and the only was to solve it is to force stop the app. It's very annoying when your doing something while listening to music and it happens 1-2 times a day. Update 4/26/2024 The issue was fixed so I fixed my rating.” – 5/5 in Play Store

12. Apple Music

Apple Music Icon

Unlimited ad-free music, Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos


Cost: Apple Music Free, Apple Music Individual (9.99)

Apple Music is a music streaming service developed by Apple Inc. It offers over 100 million songs, ad-free listening, personalized recommendations, and access to exclusive content. The mobile app allows users to stream music online or download it for offline listening. It also includes features like lyrics, music videos, and curated playlists. With its vast music library, intuitive interface, and seamless integration with Apple devices, Apple Music provides a comprehensive and enjoyable music experience on mobile.

Download: Android, iOS

Apple Music - Unlimited ad-free music, Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos
  • Tags:
  • Unlimited Music
  • Spatial Audio
  • Personalized playlists

Application information:

Downloads 129262737
Features Stream over 100 million songs, all ad-free. Enjoy personalized recommendations, discover new music, and listen to your favorite artists.
Pros Massive library, high-quality audio, personalized recommendations
Cons Can be expensive, not all features available in all regions, some users have reported issues with the app's stability.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Lisa Lisa Loo: “(2024 Update) previously 1 star. I use Apple music on my android and have for the past 5 years. After Google bought YouTube and ditched play music I jumped ship and went to this. The music recommendations are great. The sound quality is fantastic. I really enjoy the playlists that are generated every month and I especially love the playlist for the songs that I played the most from the previous year (replay). The cost is a bit steep but they all are. Glad I tried this platform again. 5 out of 5*” – 5/5 in Play Store

Nathan Mays: “Can't go wrong with this one. I've found Apple's music archives to be much more extensive than that of an Amazon or Play Music. However...on Android the "Search" feature takes some tweaking and its irritating. I go to search for an artist and the app goes stupid. That maddening spinning circle which indicates it's thinking. And it never finishes thinking until I close and reopen the app. Why is that?” – 4/5 in Play Store

13. Music Player

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All Formats Support, Powerful Equaliser, Stylish User Interface


Cost: Music Player - MP3 Player (Free), Music Player Pro - Hi-Res Audio Player ($3.99)

Music Player is an Android and iOS app that allows users to play music from their device or from streaming services. It has a variety of features, including a customizable interface, a powerful equalizer, and support for multiple audio formats. Music Player is also one of the most popular music apps on the market, with over 100 million downloads.

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Download: Android, iOS

Music Player - All Formats Support, Powerful Equaliser, Stylish User Interface
  • Tags:
  • All Formats Support
  • Powerful equalizer
  • Stylish user interface

Application information:

Downloads 115,931,967
Features Play music, manage playlists, create and edit playlists, equalizers, bass boost, virtualizer, sleep timer, crossfade, gapless playback, scrobbling, widgets, skins, themes, lyrics, tag editor, id3 tag editor, mp3 tag editor, flac tag editor, ogg tag editor, wav tag editor, aac tag editor, m4a tag editor.
Pros Powerful, feature-rich, customizable, easy to use.
Cons Can be complex for some users, may not be compatible with all devices.

Comments and Reviews from users:

ronny plaster: “I've just got it and it seems to be pretty good app. Time will tell.😉 Update on this music player. I have to say that I love this player and it does everything thing I want and need. I had 1 problem with it the other day were I couldn't get it to shuffle songs. Totally my fault, I had one of the settings off. I wrote them and they had me fixed in a minute. Great support team they have. Buy it,I did, love it.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Francisco Mendoza: “You guys should add the repeat & shuffle button on the lock screen, and an option to remove videos from our searches would be nice :) Otherwise, I love your app. Every update brings massive quality of life changes. Sadly, literally just now, too. I've been receiving more crashes than usual, so that's a little disappointing :( I own a Galaxy S20 FE 5G if that helps. Whether I have music playing in the background or if I'm on the literal app, the music just stops. It happens frequently. :/” – 4/5 in Play Store

14. Audiomack

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Stream trending music, Download songs offline, Play local MP3s


Cost: Audiomack Free, Audiomack Premium (4.99)

Audiomack is a music streaming and discovery platform that allows users to download full tracks, listen to music offline, and make unlimited playlists. It features a vast library of music from emerging and established artists across various genres, including hip-hop, rap, electronic, reggae, and Afrobeat. The app also includes a discovery engine that helps users find new music based on their listening history and preferences. Additionally, Audiomack allows users to share music with friends and followers, and connect with artists directly through its social media features.

Download: Android, iOS

Audiomack - Stream trending music, Download songs offline, Play local MP3s
  • Tags:
  • Offline music streaming
  • Unlimited music downloads
  • Local music playback

Application information:

Downloads 100,000,000+
Features Download full tracks, listen to music offline, make unlimited playlists.
Pros Extensive library of music, user-friendly interface, offline listening.
Cons Occasional ads, limited customization options, some users report buffering issues.

Comments and Reviews from users:

《CøLd_Phø3niX》 2: “Updated Review! As of 1/6/2024, the issue isn't as frequent or severe. I am able to access the offline playlist when i am indeed... offline (which is fair since it's still doing its primary job). There are little things i wish could be fixed, like when im playing a game on my phone while listening to music, sometimes the game with lag and cause audiomack to stop playing music. But it audiomack usually pops back up in the drop-down menu after about 30 seconds. So, everything is fine now. 5🌟 now” – 5/5 in Play Store

Sandy Beaches: “i found this way back when ads did not disrupt the music, and there were somehow also way more results in search. there are great updates too tho such as audiomod?? i absolutely love it. realistically, this music app really is a Godsend, a hidden gem. many years later and I still use it especially for offline music. i can't complain really.” – 4/5 in Play Store

15. iHeart

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Thousands of live radio stations, Unlimited music playlists


Cost: Free (0.00), iHeartRadio Plus (4.99)

iHeart is a popular music streaming app that offers a wide variety of content, including trending songs, podcasts, live sports, and news. It has a user-friendly interface and allows users to create custom stations based on their favorite artists and genres. iHeart also offers a premium subscription service that provides ad-free listening and additional features. With over 90 million downloads, iHeart is one of the most popular music streaming apps available.

Download: Android, iOS

iHeart - Thousands of live radio stations, Unlimited music playlists
  • Tags:
  • Live Radio Stations
  • Podcasts and Music
  • Free and ad-free

Application information:

Downloads 92,986,107
Features Listen to trending podcasts and songs, stream live sports and news across local stations
Pros User-friendly interface, vast content library, personalized recommendations
Cons Occasional ads, limited offline listening options, some features require premium subscription

Comments and Reviews from users:

Brandon Yohn: “I downloaded this as a podcast app because that's what it was sold as on podcasts that I listen to. I'm very disappointed to find that the podcast portion of the app feels slapped on. The speed options are limited. It puts new podcasts at the top of the queue so you listen to the most recent podcast by default. The UI is hard to navigate and I had to look on the Internet what different symbols mean. Overall a bad experience. I've tried it for a couple of weeks and will be moving on” – 2/5 in Play Store

THS JohnP: “I use the free edition and have done so for years. It satisfied my listening requirements with very little hassle. There are times when I let it go and it gets way off the genres of my musical tastes but that is far and few between. Very happy with it's unobtrusive nature user friendly interface. Also ... and this means a lot to me, it plays the version of songs I expect to hear. Not, some rare live version or cover by someone else. 1st rate official releases by the artists I have come to hear.” – 5/5 in Play Store

16. BandLab

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Multi-track recording, Built-in effects, Royalty-free samples


Cost: BandLab Free (0 USD), BandLab Pro (4.99 USD/month)

BandLab is a mobile music creation app that allows users to create, record, edit, and share their music with others. The app features a variety of instruments, effects, and loops that users can use to create their own unique songs. BandLab also has a social media component that allows users to connect with other musicians and collaborate on projects. The app is available for free on iOS and Android devices.

Download: Android, iOS

BandLab - Multi-track recording, Built-in effects, Royalty-free samples
  • Tags:
  • Multi-track Recording
  • Built-in Effects
  • Royalty-free Loops

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

Jeremy Travers: “The perfect app; all the features are really in-depth, including a vast library for endless song creation (audio editing, digital instruments with multiple interfaces [depending on user preference], a library full of pre-made loops and effects and the ability to sample your own noises/beats without any additional complexity). Best part is everything I mentioned is free, and from what I can tell without a limit. If you enjoy making music you will love this app.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Jacob Brown: “I use Bandlab consistently when I come up with an idea for a song. The virtual instruments are a great area to get some inspiration, also the social media they have implemented within the app. But a suggestion I would like them adding is the ability to see the entire studio while recording vocals and such, it would be easier to see what and when to put things instead of guesstimating. Recording guitar with this idea would be a lot easier for a ton of people including me.” – 4/5 in Play Store

17. TIDAL Music

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High-fidelity audio streaming, Extensive music library

TIDAL Music is a mobile app that offers a wide variety of music streaming services. It allows users to access millions of songs, albums, and playlists from a variety of genres and artists. The app features high-quality audio, exclusive content, and personalized recommendations. Users can create their own playlists or listen to curated playlists created by experts. TIDAL Music also offers offline listening, so users can enjoy their music without an internet connection. With its vast music library, high-quality audio, and personalized features, TIDAL Music is a great choice for music lovers who want the best possible listening experience.

Download: Android, iOS

TIDAL Music - High-fidelity audio streaming, Extensive music library
  • Tags:
  • High-quality audio
  • Extensive music library
  • Offline Listening

Application information:

Downloads 30,640,472
Features Stream music and videos offline and ad-free in the highest quality available, with access to exclusive content and curated playlists.
Pros High-quality streaming, extensive music library, exclusive content.
Cons Can be expensive, limited free trial, some users report issues with the app's stability.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Adam Schraedel: “I want to love it, I really do. The quality is real great and the app has a good design overall. First complaint is the music player notification doesn't close when the app is closed. The extra step of closing the app, then swiping the notification, is very annoying. If something else is playing, it's unswipeable! The other mind-boggling issue is if you are playing something, then add a song to the queue, after that song plays it disappears from the queue! Like you can't go back to it! Why?? 😭” – 3/5 in Play Store

Jordan Albert: “I've used this app for years, and it is slowly getting less stable, I swear. It's not only on my phone.. it crashes at least 4 times a day on both my work phone, and my phone. I've been having issues with songs refusing to load, giving me errors upon clicking.. and requiring me to legit restart the phone just to listen to that song. Your app is great but could you please fix the crashing issues? It's been going on for so long that I am sure a fix could've been located by this time.” – 4/5 in Play Store

18. SiriusXM

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Ad-free music streaming, Live sports, news, talk, Exclusive videos and podcasts

Immerse yourself in a world of entertainment with the SiriusXM app for mobile! Enjoy an unparalleled selection of sports radio, podcasts, and music curated by renowned stars. Stay up-to-date with live play-by-play commentary, captivating storytelling, and exclusive interviews. Explore a vast library of on-demand content, including original shows, comedy specials, and music channels spanning every genre. Personalize your experience with custom recommendations and create your own custom stations. With SiriusXM, the ultimate audio entertainment experience is at your fingertips, wherever you go.

Download: Android, iOS

SiriusXM - Ad-free music streaming, Live sports, news, talk, Exclusive videos and podcasts
  • Tags:
  • Curated music
  • Live sports
  • Exclusive podcasts

Application information:

Downloads 29,533,518
Features Listen to live sports, news, talk, and music on-demand, as well as podcasts and exclusive content.
Pros Great for listening to live sports and music, easy to use, lots of content.
Cons Can be expensive, some features are only available with a subscription, not all content is available on-demand.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Robert Tuohy: “2024 update needs work. - Doesn't always remember pause. If I pause talk radio, run into store and return to my car it plays live not paused spot - Android Auto needs a rewind X seconds button. The app has it but its missing from Antroid Auto. - Need to display the time on the app screen when scrub time back and forth. - Would be nice if could scrub by clock time instead of -9:34 for example. When I want to restart a talk show I have to do the math in my head to figure when show started.” – 2/5 in Play Store