Tired of the music you’ve got in your iTunes? It’s time to shake things up a bit. Discover new music, make friends, and do more with music with these amazing music services.
Listed here are apps for the iPhone but all of these websites also offer apps for Android, apart from desktop and web access.
1. Pandora Radio
A free Internet radio service is one what your iPhone is missing and Pandora Radio completes it with its app. You can create your own personalized stations on Pandora Radio. With a simple interface which doesn’t take much effort to navigate, this app offers you a library filled with more than 500,000 songs.
This app tries to understand your preferences when it comes to listening music and plays songs that are similar to the ones that you’ve liked. This is a free app, but if you wish to get access to more advanced features, the monthly subscription is for just $3.99.
15 million track library. If that doesn’t sound any bells in your ears, nothing would. Spotify is a new app that has taken everybody by storm. It has an interface that looks like a distant cousin to the iTunes’ interface. You can save songs or even albums on your playlists if you want to listen to them later. If you have a premium level account, you can listen to music anywhere and everywhere, provided you have a 3G or a Wi-Fi connection.
If you are already using the desktop version of this app, you can sync your devices and play music. With a library like that, a $9.99 subscription is not a bad deal.
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The features, options, and interface make it the most advanced music app in the market. The details of the album and its artwork are presented in a great way. This app has been improved a lot when compared to its initial release, which is a good news to people who are about to download the app. Works much similar to other apps in the genre, through which you can stream music that you like and create your personalized music channels.
However, the best feature of this app is information that is provided regarding the local music events. You can keep a tab of the local events that are about to happen with this app.
4. AOL Radio
The big old daddy of Internet has a music app too! AOL Radio, which is powered by CBS Radio, gives you access to over 200 music stations with over 25 genres. The interface of the app is pretty much easy to use and the streaming would impress you too. This app finds the songs that you might have listened on AOL Music and iTunes, and plays music according to that.
You can tag your favorite stations to listen to them again and it integrates with your iTunes. You can buy the songs that you like from iTunes with its “Find on iTunes” option. Completely free app, which is worth a try.
With Rhapsody, you can listen to songs even when you are not connected to Internet. All you have to do is buy a subscription worth $9.99. You are allowed to download songs on your iPhone and listen to them even when you are not connected via Wi-Fi or 3G. You can create music stations, which revolve around your favorite artist or even a genre. With more than 11 million songs in its library, this should be the best deal you can get. You can also download the trial version first and check if you like the app before actually buying it. What are you waiting for?
With one or more of these music applications your iPhone will become the ultimate music player in the world. Go on; try them the next time you want to listen to something.
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