There are a bevy of music streaming apps out there, all offering
different features; personalized radio, cloud storage, traditional radio
station access, and social media sharing. In this sea of apps I’ve
rounded up the top 5 Android music apps that the Google Play Store can
offer. So grab your device, strap on those bedazzled headphones and rock
The Google Play Music app offers pretty much everything you could
want from a music app. With a clean interface and intuitive browsing
system, this app makes it easy to find your favorite jams. Google also
allows users to upload up to 20,000 to Google’s servers via a desktop
app, allowing users access to uploaded and purchased online music
library for free. The app also allows users to keep music offline, and
makes instant mixes with ease.
The Amazon MP3 app offers pretty much the same features of the Google
Play Music app, but with some differences. This app allows access to
any music content previously purchased through Amazon, and allows access
to uploaded music as well. As far as storage space goes, Amazon allows
users to upload 250 songs for free, and up to 250,000 if users subscribe
to Cloud Player Premium.
Tune-In Radio is the best radio app I have found thus far. It
provides quick access to 70,000 live radio stations and 2 million
podcasts, concerts and shows. The interface is easy to use, allowing
users to easily add their stations to a favorites list for later access.
TuneIn Radio is fully integrated with tunein.com, so if you’re already a
user of that service, your favorites will be instantly be accessible on
your Android device.
Spotify has definitely changed the landscape of online music
streaming by combining many elements of other services into one app.
Spotify allows users to stream music from it’s comprehensive online
library, and can also create stations based off of any selected track.
Much like Pandora, the stations feature plays songs that are similar to
the one chosen. With it’s Facebook integration, Spotify also lets
Facebook friends check out what you’re listening to. Spotify offers a
premium service, which removes those pesky audio ads and allows users to
sync playlists and tracks to their devices.
Pandora has been around for awhile, but it’s still a solid choice for
free, personalized streaming music listening. Just type in a song or
artist into Pandora and it will create a personalized radio station for
your listening enjoyment. Pandora has partnered with The Music Genome
Project in an effort to “capture the essence of music at the fundamental level” using almost 400 attributes to describe songs and a complex mathematical algorithm
to organize them. The algorithms do a good job of matching songs, but
every once in a while you may still have to skip a Coldplay song or two.
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