Download Music Streaming - Best Software & Apps

  • VLC media player

    3.0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android
    iPhone

    Simply the best free multi-format media player

    8
    44770 votes
    • PROS: Supports a wide range of formats, Good hotkey support, Easy to use, Very flexible and lightweight, Integration with web channel streaming services, Improved interface in version 3, More format support in version 3, Plays BluRay and HD, Completely free!
    • CONS: User interface is quite basic, User interface slicker in Mac version
  • iTunes

    12.9.2.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    15970 votes
    • PROS: Simplified interface, Apple Music streaming service, Improved playlist creation, Curated and automatic radio stations
    • CONS: Limited file formats supported, Amost overwhelming number of features!
  • iTunes 64 bit

    12.9.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    2705 votes
    • PROS: Simplified interface, Improved playlist creation, Curated and automatic radio stations, Apple Music streaming service
    • CONS: Limited file formats supported, Amost overwhelming number of features!
  • Spotify

    1.1.6.113

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    8
    3509 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
  • YTD Music Downloader Pro

    1.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Save Youtube Videos and Songs for Free

    8
    96 votes
    • PROS: Free to Use and No Ad Inserts, Saves Any Video from Youtube, Built-In Converter, Allows Multiple Download
    • CONS: Dated User Interface, Unable to Save MP3 Files Directly from a Video, Can Only Download Youtube Videos
  • Spotify Music

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    The music you want, when you want it

    7
    246 votes
    • PROS: Large music library, Great sound quality, Excellent music discovery options, Slick interface, Offline mode (for premium subscribers)
    • CONS: Battery killer, Not great with weaker data connections
  • Google Play Music

    5.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Free Software for Music Lovers

    9
    162 votes
    • PROS: Great audio quality, Integrated with YouTube and other tools
    • CONS: Takes a while to set up, Limited non-musical content
  • Gaana Music Bollywood Songs  Radio

    8.0.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Free Music Streaming Service That Gets Its Tunes Right

    7
    30 votes
    • PROS: Plethora of songs, Free and available across multiple platforms
    • CONS: Streaming could stutter at times despite a solid connection, Regional music collection can be expanded
  • CherryPlayer

    2.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Unlimited streaming audio, playlists, and YouTube downloads

    8
    437 votes
    • PROS: Huge library, Good audio quality, YouTube and Last.fm integration, Opens Amazon.com MP3 store to purchase tracks, Trending tracks
    • CONS: Messy interface, Some videos require you to register to watch, No video/audio converter
  • VEVO

    2.0.20

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Browse your favourite music videos and content

    8
    33 votes
    • PROS: Thousands of videos, Receive artist notifications
    • CONS: Contains ads, Can’t play content offline
  • TVexe TV 5.0

    tvexe-tv-hd

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Watch TV directly on your PC with TVexe

    8
    50 votes
    • PROS: Supports a lot of channels from other countries, Can search by genre, Has over 1255 stations, Has a video tutorial available
    • CONS: Awful design and interface, Media player is too simple, Slow response, Channels may not be available
  • Wynk Music

    2.0.7.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Listen to Hindi and international hits on your smartphone

    7
    56 votes
    • PROS: Streaming millions of songs, Curated playlists for song discovery
    • CONS: Contains ads, Requires paid subscription to access all content
  • AllCast

    2.0.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Accessing Media Across Platforms

    5
    9 votes
    • PROS: Watch media from devices to TV, Supports most DLNA renderers, Share media contents
    • CONS: Requires a TV Player connected with the device first, Only 5 minute viewing limit, Media played depends on devices’ contents
  • GTA Radio

    1.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Listen to all the radio stations from Grand Theft Auto

    8
    175 votes
    • PROS: Includes stations from six GTAs, Lots of great music and chat radio, Generally smooth streaming
    • CONS: Poor audio quality, Station navigation could be better
  • YMusic

    3.1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Now You Can Turn Your Phone’s Screen Off and Still Listen to YouTube

    10
    17 votes
    • PROS: A horde of useful features, Free service
    • CONS: Not a real YouTube Red substitute, Isn’t integrated into YouTube
  • TuneIn Radio

    21.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    The app of 100,000 radios

    7
    175 votes
    • PROS: Lots of stations , Good design, Multiple sorting options , Allows you to save your favorites
    • CONS: Classification isn't always accurate
  • TuneIn Radio

    1.0.1.587

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Streaming music, news, podcasts and more

    6
    335 votes
    • PROS: Tons of radio stations, Local broadcasts from major cities, Well organized interface, Intelligent search, Podcast support
    • CONS: Radio station icons are hard to read, No skipping, No recording features
  • Pandora One Desktop App

    2.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Discover new music from your desktop

    6
    87 votes
    • PROS: Better music quality, No ads or commercials, Customized music discovery experience, Great music inventory
    • CONS: Only available with paid subscription, App is very small
  • SoundCloud

    2019.03.04-release

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Record your sounds on the go - then share them!

    9
    38 votes
    • PROS: Quick to record and share audio, Thriving community of users, Facebook integration
    • CONS: Activity and Stream feeds were temperamental in our tests
  • SAM Broadcaster

    2016.4

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create your very own online radio station

    7
    839 votes
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