Five Best Music Streaming Apps
Listening to music has evolved from using mp3 players, CDs and even iPods to accessing millions of songs using streaming apps for a small fee or nothing at all. This helps the industry by paying artists for their music as well as diving into the world of the many songs the world has to offer.
Spotify features over 30 million songs, handmade and curated playlists, decent discovery tools, video content, and podcasts. These tools have made it one of the most well-rounded streaming services out there. With a free Spotify account, you can play any artist, album or playlist for free. The catch? For you to have the wholesome experience, like create a complex playlist, listen offline and more you’ll have to upgrade to a paid account, an individual’s fee cost of N3605 or a family plan of N5500 that includes six people per month.
Google Play Music
Google Play Music boasts over 35 million songs, with music from every genre, artist, and bands that ever existed. Subscribers also get a YouTube Red membership and it also suggests pre-built playlist based on date, time and events. On the downside, it has an absurd amount of playlists which are limited to radio-style unless you are a paid subscriber as well as ads between songs. For single subscribers the fee is N3605 and there’s a family plan for N5500.
There are certainly mixed feelings adding Apple Music to the limitation on naira cards on the platform. Regardless, some people have found a way to stay connected to the platform which features 30 million songs, playlists, a 24/7 live radio, as well as the option to upload music and stream to your device. It has an individual plan of N3650 and a family plan N5500. It also features as a social platform where you can follow the artist and see what they are up to. It is a strong contender when it comes to streaming and what it lacks in features, it makes up in availability globally.
Slowly weaving its ways into our phones and ears is the Amazon Music feature on their Prime platform which boasts millions of songs which include music that you can purchase and download. Subscribers have unlimited access to over a million ad-free songs, curated playlist, option to upload your own music and stream it anywhere. You can also use your Prime membership for other things around the site, such as free two-day shipping (selected items) and additional features which depend on location. The monthly fee for Amazon Prime cost N4000.
Soundcloud is slightly different from the rest of the music streaming services listed. As opposed to listening to songs from major artists, it gives you the opportunity to listen to tracks from independent musicians, producers, and podcasters looking to promote and share their stuff. It has become the spot for discovering and connecting with new artists as well as with music you’ve created. The best part is that it is free of charge. You can also customise your own experience by selecting favorite audio tracks, following artists, building your own playlists, and even downloading tracks.