Download Streaming Audio - Best Software & Apps

  • iTunes

    12.7.4.76.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    14354 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

    12.7.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    2264 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

    1.0.74.380

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    7
    3298 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
  • CherryPlayer

    2.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Unlimited streaming audio, playlists, and YouTube downloads

    8
    383 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
  • Open Broadcaster Software

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

    8
    81 votes
    • PROS: Great free software with all the bells and whistles of a paid program, Support for Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox and other popular services, Huge library of plugins all available for free, along with the source code, on GitHub
    • CONS: Open source usually means slower releases for newer operating systems and hardware. Expect to have less up to date support
  • WO Mic

    2.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Turn your smartphone into a microphone

    7
    121 votes
    • PROS: Save on microphone cost, Multiple connection methods
    • CONS: Not compatible with iPhone, Only for use with Android OS
  • 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

    7
    31 votes
    • MPlayer

      RC 2 1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Pocket PC
      Windows Mobile

      A great free player with support for hundreds of formats

      7
      403 votes
      • PROS: Support for hundreds of formats, Very fast response, Light on system resources, Extensive support for keyboard shortcuts
      • CONS: Dull interface
    • Google Play Music

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      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      iPhone
      Web Apps

      Free Software for Music Lovers

      9
      64 votes
      • PROS: Great audio quality, Integrated with YouTube and other tools
      • CONS: Takes a while to set up, Limited non-musical content
    • Cricbuzz

      1.0.0.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Get the latest cricket news from India with Cricbuzz

      8
      83 votes
      • PROS: Live streaming scores and commentary, Audio commentary of matches in different languages
      • CONS: Lacks video streaming of matches, Content-heavy interface slows down live features
    • Voicemeeter Banana

      2.0.4.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Software for Audio Streaming

      8
      52 votes
      • PROS: Free to download and use, Huge number of useful features
      • CONS: Can be tricky to get to grips with, Several hours of required to learn
    • Wynk Music

      1.3.2.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      Listen to Hindi and international hits on your smartphone

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

      1.2.4

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Digitally Change your Voice

      3
      87 votes
      • PROS: Change your voice with a variety of filters, Add background sounds and special effects for great audio clips, Available for Mac OS and Windows PC
      • CONS: Not a free program you must purchase a license in order to use this software
    • XSplit Broadcaster

      2.8.1607.1936

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An amazing video and audio streaming tool

      7
      31 votes
      • PROS: Simple, easy-to-understand interface, Effective combination of video sources, Good value for money
      • CONS: Doesn't work well with all capture cards
    • TuneIn Radio

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      The app of 100,000 radios

      7
      161 votes
      • PROS: Lots of stations , Good design, Multiple sorting options , Allows you to save your favorites
      • CONS: Classification isn't always accurate
    • iWisoft Free Video Downloader

      2.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Download manager for streaming audio and video

      7
      86 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, Monitors browsing for media, Keeps a capture history, Can download multiple videos simultaneously, Works with all popular media formats
      • CONS: Doesn't allow you to select multiple files, Doesn't include a format converter
    • Tixati

      2.34

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Streamlined, effective BitTorrent client

      8
      148 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, IP filter, Supports DHT, PEX and Magnetic Link, RSS management, Good advanced options
      • CONS: None so far
    • RarmaRadio

      2.65

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Tune in to thousands of streaming radio and TV stations

      8
      60 votes
      • PROS: Thousands of stations to choose from, Neat, convenient station structure, You can record up to 10 stations at the same time, Also includes TV channels
      • CONS: Interface is quite basic, Recording functionality only works with radio
    • GTA Radio

      1.9

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Listen to all the radio stations from Grand Theft Auto

      8
      122 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
    • Plex

      3.0.80

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac
      Android
      iPhone
      Windows Phone

      A free streaming app for the modern world

      9
      9 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, Tons of features, New features are frequently added
      • CONS: Online TV is limited to free broadcasts
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    12.4.13837.6Windows
    2RC 2 1.04037.5Windows, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile
    31.0.74.38032987.5Windows, iPhone, Mac, Windows Phone
    412.7.4.76.0143546.8Windows, Mac
    512.7.322646.7Windows