Download Music Playlists - Best Software & Apps

  • Spotify

    1.0.13

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    7
    373 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
  • Beats Music

    2.3.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone
    Android

    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
  • Sharepod

    3.9.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Copy music to and from your iPod

    4
    105 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
  • Spotify Mobile

    Blackberry 0.5.1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    BlackBerry

    Listen to a world of music on your BlackBerry

    4
    28 votes
    • PROS: Searches are very quick, Syncs with your existing Spotify account, Save playlists for offline viewing, Attractive user interface
    • CONS: Requires a premium account, Streaming consumes lots of battery
  • Banshee

    2.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Simple Linux inspired music player

    9
    6 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
  • 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
    67 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,
  • Senuti

    1.2.7

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Transfer songs from your iPod and iPhone to Mac

    6
    69 votes
    • PROS: Search and sort songs, Transfer playlists, Add songs to iTunes or any other folder
    • CONS: Demo limited to 1000 songs
  • All Music Unlimited

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows Phone

    Search, listen and download (is you want)

    4
    5 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

    5.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone

    Listen to streamed music from YouTube

    5
    3 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Integrated search, List of your most listened to songs, Playlists, Link to purchase on iTunes
    • CONS: You always have to be online
  • Senuti Free

    0.52

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Open source version of Senuti

    4
    34 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
  • Rdio

    2.8.13

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    BlackBerry
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Streaming music for Android

    10
    2 votes
    • PROS: Unlimited streaming, Lots of songs, Offline syncing
    • CONS: Subscriptions with mobile devices is more expensive
  • J. River Media Jukebox

    12.07.17

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free, full featured music jukebox with loads of extra tools

    7
    55 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?
  • Music+

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows Phone

    Stream and download free music from SoundCloud

    6
    10 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
  • Kanto Karaoke Player for Mac

    1.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Play music, record songs and create playlists easily

    7
    2 votes
    • Periscope Player

      Lite 1.0.2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Stream music from your Subsonic server

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

      3.0.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Excellent Winamp-style music player for Macs

      7
      6 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
      iPhone

      Listen to your favorite music on the move

      5
      2 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
    • Phonograph Music Player

      0.15.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Streamlined and user-friendly music player for smartphones

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: A very easy-to-use and customizable user interface guarantees superior functionality., One-touch controls provide immediate access to songs, playlists and folders.
      • CONS: There could still be some bugs present within this beta testing version., Will not work well with older mobile phone operating systems.
    • Mojo

      2.2.2

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Music sharing done right

      7
      32 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
    • 22tracks

      License
      free
      Platform
      Web Apps
      Android

      Free App for Music Lovers

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Large collection of free songs, Easy to create playlists
      • CONS: Not all genres covered, Heavy emphasis on purchasing tracks
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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    112.07.17557Windows
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    33.8.1.4676Windows, Android, iPhone, Windows Phone
    41.2.7695.6Mac
    53.9.91054.1Windows