Download Streaming Audio - Best Software & Apps

  • iTunes

    12.8.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    14586 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
    2368 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

    1.0.85.257

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    7
    3356 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
    410 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
  • WO Mic

    2.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Turn your smartphone into a microphone

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

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Access music offline or streaming online

    7
    184 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
    85 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
  • 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

    8
    45 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

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

      1.0.0.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Get the latest cricket news from India with Cricbuzz

      8
      100 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
    • 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
    • Voicemeeter Banana

      2.0.4.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Software for Audio Streaming

      8
      54 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
    • XSplit Broadcaster

      2.8.1607.1936

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An amazing video and audio streaming tool

      7
      50 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
      164 votes
      • PROS: Lots of stations , Good design, Multiple sorting options , Allows you to save your favorites
      • CONS: Classification isn't always accurate
    • 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
    • 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
    • Live.ly

      2.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone
      Android

      Does Live.ly hit the right mark?

      9
      3 votes
      • PROS: High quality streaming, Share your ideas visually at an instant's notice, Find and make a network of fans
      • CONS: Requires you to enter a phone number, Some latency issues depending on location
    • Octoshape

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Peer to peer streaming media server plugin

      5
      48 votes
      • Plex

        3.0.80

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Android
        Mac
        Windows Phone
        iPhone

        A free streaming app for the modern world

        9
        13 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use, Tons of features, New features are frequently added
        • CONS: Online TV is limited to free broadcasts
      • iWisoft Free Video Downloader

        2.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Download manager for streaming audio and video

        7
        88 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
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
      #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
      12.4.14107.7Windows
      2RC 2 1.04107.5Windows, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile
      31.0.85.25733567.5Windows, iPhone, Mac, Windows Phone
      412.8.0145866.8Windows, Mac
      512.7.323686.7Windows
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