Download Music Playlists - Best Software & Apps

  • Spotify

    1.0.74.380

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    7
    3225 votes
    • PROS: New iPod sync and MP3 download features, Organize your music in customizable playlists, Share collaborative playlists with friends, Streaming radio with filters, Social features: friend list, Facebook connect, Import your MP3 files into the program
    • CONS: You'll have to put up with ads in the Free version, Individual songs can only be paid with credit card, Some songs are not available for download
  • Sharepod

    3.9.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Copy music to and from your iPod

    7
    404 votes
    • PROS: No installation required, Easy to use, Support for ratings and playlists, Includes search tool and built-in player
    • CONS: Some features don't work with iPhone 4
  • Senuti

    1.2.7

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Transfer songs from your iPod and iPhone to Mac

    6
    147 votes
    • PROS: Search and sort songs, Transfer playlists, Add songs to iTunes or any other folder
    • CONS: Demo limited to 1000 songs
  • J. River Media Jukebox

    12.07.17

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free, full featured music jukebox with loads of extra tools

    8
    130 votes
    • PROS: Intuitive interface, very easy to use, Great management tools for your music collection, Embedded player, search tool, ripping tool and burning tool, Support for portable music devices, Smart playlists
    • CONS: Could this be iTunes plagiarism?
  • Beats Music

    2.3.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone
    Android
    Windows Phone

    Lots of visual flair, but standard usability

    9
    8 votes
    • PROS: Great selection of music, Quick to jump into playlists, Offiline playback
    • CONS: Broken in-app sign up , Random freezing during playback, Random crashes when navigating app, Premium subcription only, Too much focus on visual interface makes navigating frustrating
  • Napster

    3.8.1.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Discover and purchase millions of songs with the new Napster

    6
    293 votes
    • PROS: Huge selection of music, Economical if you choose monthly subscription, Smart interface which includes easy access to burning, radio etc.
    • CONS: Files are protected by DRM, Limitation on file copying
  • Banshee

    2.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Simple Linux inspired music player

    9
    26 votes
    • PROS: Easy to edit playlists, Easy to edit playlists, Support for last.fm and podcasts, Extend with plugins, Displays YouTube videos
    • CONS: Limited codecs for video playback
  • Senuti Free

    0.52

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Open source version of Senuti

    5
    37 votes
    • PROS: Search and sort songs, Transfer playlists, Add songs to iTunes or any other folder
    • CONS: May be unstable, No support in this open source version
  • All Music Unlimited

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows Phone

    Search, listen and download (is you want)

    5
    7 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, You can download songs, Allows you to create playlists, Good quality reproduction, Works in the background
    • CONS: Limited catalog sometimes, Many low quality songs, No setup menu, Poor quality of thumbnails
  • Musi

    3.08.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    A free program for android

    -
    No votes yet
    • Grooveshark

      2.7.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Web Apps
      iPhone
      BlackBerry

      The next big thing in music steaming apps

      7
      21 votes
      • PROS: Great look and feel, Easy to use, Intuitive, Powerful search
      • CONS: Needs better recommendations, No ability to add friends or follow people
    • Rdio

      1.9.1.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      iPhone
      Windows Phone
      BlackBerry

      Faithful desktop reproduction of music service website

      6
      43 votes
      • PROS: Social network integration, Collaborative playlists, Sync music to your mobile devices, Great music discovery tools
      • CONS: Initial iTunes scan is slow, Requires Rdio subscription to just stream
    • Kanto Karaoke Player for Mac

      1.0.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Play music, record songs and create playlists easily

      5
      17 votes
      • Style Jukebox

        2.0.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Keep your music and playlists in sync between your computers and mobile devices

        9
        6 votes
        • Periscope Player

          Lite 1.0.2.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Stream music from your Subsonic server

          7
          35 votes
          • PROS: Lots of skins, Integration with Last.fm and Twitter, Play your existing Subsonic playlists
          • CONS: Slightly dated looking interface
        • Music+

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows Phone

          Stream and download free music from SoundCloud

          8
          21 votes
          • PROS: Easy-to-use interface, Allows you to cache songs to play offline, Lets you create playlists, Gives simple access to your SoundCloud account
          • CONS: No music discovery/radio features, Doesn't take advantage of Live Tiles, Track name formatting isn't standardized
        • Default Music Player

          1.5

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          Instant access to their favourite tracks and playlists

          -
          No votes yet
          • Audion

            3.0.2

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Mac

            Excellent Winamp-style music player for Macs

            8
            9 votes
            • PROS: Developers have now made it completely free, Not bloated at all, Easy to use, Drag and drop items into playlists, Lots of different skins
            • CONS: Interface is a bit small to see everything , Playlist is not easily accessible from interaface
          • Xbox Music

            2.0.40929

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android
            Windows Phone
            iPhone

            Listen to your favorite music on the move

            5
            4 votes
            • PROS: Huge database of music to choose from, Well designed and easy to use, Supports playlists, which can be synced across devices, 'Collection' feature for storing all your favorite music
            • CONS: Doesn't support offline listening, Limited radio feature, Not great for music discovery
          • Mojo

            2.2.2

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Music sharing done right

            6
            31 votes
            • PROS: Browse through libraries, Share iTunes with other Mojo users, Subscribe to playlists
            • CONS: Limited number of features, Can be difficult finding other users
          Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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          112.07.171307.7215384615384615Windows
          21.0.74.38032257.465550387596893Windows, Mac, iPhone, Windows Phone
          33.9.94046.631683168316835Windows
          41.2.71476.404761904761905Mac
          53.8.1.42935.900682593856655Windows, Android, iPhone, Windows Phone