Five FREE music apps
Listen to your favourite music, discover new artists, tune in to the radio...experience a whole new way of following music with these free music apps.
Music streaming apps are a great way to revisit albums you had on vinyl if your old record player had passed its prime. Search Spotify’s vast database of more than 20 million songs for free (the Premium service lets you download and listen to choices offline, too). Free, iOS, Android
Ever heard music playing in a shop or on TV and wondered what it is? With Shazam, just point your phone at the source and – as long as there isn’t too much background noise – it tells you what the music is in a second or two. Brilliant – and British to boot. ‘Tag’ the songs, then buy them straight from the app. Free, iOS, Android
You can listen to more than 100,000 radio stations and four million podcasts from around the world with this excellent app. There is so much for you to choose from, so dive in and find the perfect station for you. Free, iOS, Android
Discover a new favourite band or one that you never even knew existed with SoundCloud. This app is made for those who want to find out about and share new music. The SoundCloud community is filled with brand new artists that collectively upload hours of new music all the time. Free, iOS, Android
Pandora streams songs for all your listening needs. Enter your favourite artist and Pandora will play songs by them along with similar artists that the app recommends. You can even rate the songs and bookmark favourite artists that you've discovered as you listen. Free, iOS, Android
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