Download Streaming Audio - Best Software & Apps

  • iTunes

    12.9.2.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    15776 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
    2661 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

    1.1.4.197

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    8
    3498 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

    A free program for Windows, by Bytewise Computer Solutions.

    8
    95 votes
    • Cricbuzz

      1.0.0.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Get the latest cricket news from India with Cricbuzz

      8
      200 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
    • WO Mic

      2.9

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      iPhone

      Turn your smartphone into a microphone

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

      8.18.7847-1.L

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows
      iPhone
      Web Apps

      Access music offline or streaming online

      8
      320 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, Simple setup, Offline and online usability
      • CONS: Requires data connection for best use, Will import artist even if already on device
    • Open Broadcaster Software

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

      8
      101 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
    • CherryPlayer

      2.4.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Unlimited streaming audio, playlists, and YouTube downloads

      8
      434 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
    • Wynk Music

      2.0.7.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      Listen to Hindi and international hits on your smartphone

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

      RC 2 1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A great free player with support for hundreds of formats

      8
      429 votes
      • PROS: Support for hundreds of formats, Very fast response, Light on system resources, Extensive support for keyboard shortcuts
      • CONS: Dull interface
    • GTA Radio

      1.9

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Listen to all the radio stations from Grand Theft Auto

      8
      174 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
    • Voicemeeter Banana

      2.0.4.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Software for Audio Streaming

      8
      64 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
    • TuneIn Radio

      21.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      The app of 100,000 radios

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

      3.0.80

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac
      Android
      iPhone

      A free streaming app for the modern world

      9
      16 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, Tons of features, New features are frequently added
      • CONS: Online TV is limited to free broadcasts
    • XSplit Broadcaster

      2.8.1607.1936

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An amazing video and audio streaming tool

      7
      52 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
    • iWisoft Free Video Downloader

      2.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Download manager for streaming audio and video

      7
      93 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
      152 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, IP filter, Supports DHT, PEX and Magnetic Link, RSS management, Good advanced options
      • CONS: None so far
    • Streaming Audio Recorder

      4.1.8.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Streaming Audio Recorder

      6
      208 votes
      • PROS: Records system sounds with ease, Tons of options and settings to adjust, Easy to use interface
      • CONS: Limited trial, Search feature buggy
    • Torch Browser

      25.0.0.3666

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      A Chrome-based browser with many surprises

      7
      265 votes
      • PROS: Audio & video download via streaming, Includes a BitTorrent manager, Very convenient download manager, Social functions, All the advantages of Google Chrome
      • CONS: Can't select format for media download, Resource consumption of the BitTorrent client
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