Download Music for Windows - Best Software & Apps

  • iTunes

    (32-Bit) 12.2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    6077 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!
  • Winamp

    Full 5.666

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    A hugely popular and versatile audio and media player

    8
    4400 votes
    • PROS: Fully customizable, Small installation, Runs quickly
    • CONS: No MOV support, Rip only on full version
  • iTunes 64 bit

    12.7.1.14

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    823 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!
  • FL Studio

    12.5

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A complete virtual studio to create your music

    7
    9695 votes
    • PROS: Supports multiple midi-ins, Loads of plugins, Intuitive interface, Smart search, Multiple editing possibilities, Mixer is filled with presets
    • CONS: Beginners may get lost in browser view
  • WavePad Audio Editing Software

    7.13

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Pocket PC

    WavePad Free Audio Editor and Music Editing Software

    7
    1163 votes
    • PROS: Lots of features, Accessible, Supports most formats, It's free
    • CONS: Some features are only available in Master or Standard editions
  • 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
  • MAGIX Music Maker

    2016

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    MAGIX Music Maker Lets You Simply Create Music

    6
    536 votes
    • PROS: 6 customisable virtual instruments., Use drum tracks and more from their library., Apply audio effects.
    • CONS: May have to upgrade to get the most out of it
  • Scratch 2 Offline Editor

    450

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Combine graphics, photos, music and sound into interactive creations

    7
    4038 votes
    • PROS: Lots of different options, Easy to learn, Share on Scratch's website
    • CONS: Takes times to learn all the features
  • Free Music Downloader

    1.82

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Alternative to Napster: Free Music Downloader

    5
    471 votes
    • PROS: Ability to download up to 10 tracks at once., Ability to download and embed album cover art., Simple easy to use interface.
    • CONS: Some searches produce irrelevant results.
  • Shazam for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A music identifier for Windows 8

    6
    82 votes
    • PROS: Identify songs by sound, Includes album reviews and artist biographies, Share tags across social networks
    • CONS: Can't identify all songs
  • FrostWire

    6.3.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Search Download and Listen to Music in one for Free

    7
    686 votes
    • PROS: Thanks to their history of developing hugely popular BitTorrent clients like LimeWire the developers have managed to create an app that mixes powerful downloading and a new focus on the user experience. FrostWire is the one-stop shop for all music and vi, Simple to use
    • CONS: Fast downloading, Nice additional features
  • MixPad Free Music Mixer

    4.36

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free multitrack music mixer and recording studio

    6
    51 votes
    • PROS: Free and easy to use, even for a beginner., Has a wide range of mixing tools.
    • CONS: Experienced users may prefer industry standard mixing software., Full version requires payment.
  • Virtual Piano

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Piano Programme for Music Lovers

    7
    365 votes
    • PROS: Full MIDI keyboard to use, Able to connect to other instruments, Detailed and stable graphics,
    • CONS: Cannot record compositions,
  • Music Player

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    Software to view basic information about a graphics renderer

    5
    16 votes
    • PROS: An excellent way to troubleshoot an existing graphics renderer., All pertinent information is displayed with the click of a button.
    • CONS: This system will likely require some previous technical knowledge., Older operating systems are not supported by this analytical package.
  • JetAudio

    Basic 8.1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Much more than just a music player

    8
    1255 votes
    • PROS: Nice customizable interface, Works with all popular formats, Includes interesting extra features
    • CONS: Doesn't have many skins or visual effects
  • Sleep Timer

    2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Programme for Music Lovers

    6
    150 votes
    • PROS: Fully portable application, Easy to use, Well designed interface,
    • CONS: Rather limited in its scope,
  • Musixmatch Lyrics & Music Player

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Quickly and easily harness the power of online lyrics with the MusiXmatch

    7
    123 votes
    • PROS: Huge database of lyrics, Sing-along lyrics are great, Easy to use
    • CONS: Remove vocals option is weak, Ads are intrusive
  • Music Manager

    by Google 1.0.65.1341

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Upload music to the cloud with Music Manager

    5
    124 votes
    • PROS: Easy-to-use interface, Option to upload automatically, Option to upload individual songs manually, iTunes compatible
    • CONS: Doesn't provide solutions to upload errors
  • YTD Music Downloader Pro

    1.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Save your favorite streaming videos or audio music from youtube onto your computer with this software

    4
    4 votes
    • LMMS

      1.1.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Compose and produce music with your computer

      7
      186 votes
      • PROS: MIDI-compatible, Support for plug-ins, Loads of ready-made material, Thoroughly documented
      • CONS: Overwhelming interface
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    1Basic 8.1.312557.6Windows
    2Full 5.66644007.5Windows, Android
    345040386.7Windows
    412.596956.7Windows, Mac
    5(32-Bit) 12.2.260776.6Windows, Mac