Download Streaming Music - Best Software & Apps

  • iTunes

    12.9.2.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    15664 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
    2634 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

    1.1.2.285

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    8
    3492 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
    96 votes
    • Google Play Music

      8.18.7847-1.L

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows
      iPhone
      Web Apps

      Access music offline or streaming online

      7
      311 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
    • 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
    • GTA Radio

      1.9

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Listen to all the radio stations from Grand Theft Auto

      8
      170 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
    • TVexe TV 5.0

      tvexe-tv-hd

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Watch TV directly on your PC with TVexe

      8
      46 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
    • TuneIn Radio

      1.0.1.587

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Streaming music, news, podcasts and more

      6
      332 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
    • Pluto TV: 100+ Free Channels

      0.1.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Watch hundreds of shows for free

      8
      26 votes
      • PROS: Has cross-platform support, Good quality streaming, Easy set-up, Has a variety of categories
      • CONS: Cannot choose the available programs, Cluttered interface, TV devices are limited, Available programs and channels are limited
    • Deezer

      6.0.6.79

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows Phone

      Alternative to Spotify for Streaming Music

      6
      27 votes
      • PROS: Huge number of licensed tracks, audiobooks and podcasts., 'Flow' feature creates personalised playlists.
      • CONS: Free version contains ads and skipping restrictions., Lossless audio only available for Sonos users.
    • iHeartRADIO

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Personalized internet radio

      6
      22 votes
      • PROS: Local radiostations from major cities, Personalized and smart streaming radio, Useful Windows 8 multitasking, Integrated lyrics
      • CONS: Mediocre quality music, Takes some time to learn your musical tastes
    • Miro

      5.0.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Watch internet videos like you watch TV

      6
      280 votes
      • PROS: Thousands of free video channels available, An easier, faster way to watch videos online, Support for many video formats and video playlists, Resumes playback right where you stopped, You can keep on browsing while watching videos on a separate window
      • CONS: Some video services may not be available in your country, Video quality may vary
    • MP3 Music Download

      1.13

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows

      Download MP3 music, wallpapers and ringtones for your Android device

      6
      7 votes
      • PROS: Free MP3 downloads, Preview via streaming, Integrated player, Wallpaper gallery and download function, Find and download ringtones
      • CONS: Too many ads, Design could be improved, Avoid the option 'Get Ringtone' [ad], Basic player
    • PlutoTV: TV for the Internet

      0.1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      More than 100 free sports, music, news channels and much more

      7
      20 votes
      • PROS: Image and sound quality , Varied channel offering, Save your favorites, Very clear interface
      • CONS: Channels only in English
    • TIDAL

      2.7.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone
      Android
      Windows
      Mac

      A free Music app for iOS

      -
      No votes yet
      • Apple Music

        2.7.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        iPhone

        Apple's streaming service for Android

        8
        21 votes
        • Audio Recorder for Windows

          1.0.2

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Record sound, voice, music or other audio streaming in real time!

          10
          2 votes
          • mSpot

            1.5.10.97820

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android
            Windows
            Mac

            Listen to the music on your PC from anywhere

            8
            19 votes
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