What are the best music streaming services?

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    Hulu

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    Shirley Gonzalez
    Written on October 16, 2018
    "OMG i just love Hulu, just finished watching The handmaids tale. Hulu has better tv shows that they have created than all of the major networks combined. Cut the cord and buy Hulu."
    1. 29
      Pandora

      Pandora is powered by the Music Genome Project, which is the most comprehensive music analysis ever undertaken. It offers personalized radio that is constantly evolving alongside your music tastes.

      Apps

      Android, iOS, Roku, Web

      Free - with in-app purchases

      JV
      Jimmi Vedsegaard Pedersen
      Written on July 23, 2017
      "Its completely useless outside of the US. So its of little interest for the 7.000.000.000 people who live outside the US. I dont get why this is #1."
      JV
      Jimmi Vedsegaard Pedersen
      Written on July 23, 2017
      "Its completely useless outside of the US. So its of little interest for the 7.000.000.000 people who live outside the US. I dont get why this is #1."
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      Rebecca Robinson
      Written on June 22, 2017
      "Pandora is the first streaming site I ever used, and it's still one of my favourites. If you have a song you like and you want more of it, Pandora is fantastic at shaping a station exactly tailored to your style--plus, the thumbs up/thumbs down system makes it even easier to customize. I especially like the option to add multiple songs to the same station so it gets a better grasp of what you're looking for."
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      Philip Gardner
      Written on June 20, 2017
      "If you are looking for a way to stream some music this will work well enough. While a lot of people have moved onto new things this still works fairly well."
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      Brian Troy
      Written on June 6, 2018
      "Useless because it is no longer available"
    2. 27
      Spotify

      Spotify has plenty of functions to help you discover new music. Curated and shared playlists, suggested radio stations and related artists based on your likes and listens.

      Apps

      Android, iOS, Web

      Free

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      Aaryan Rathore
      Written on April 23, 2017
      "I used to love Spotify. I still like it but the ads have gotten a lot more intrusive over the past few years. You can't even avoid them on the desktop platform any more. I..."
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      Aaryan Rathore
      Written on April 23, 2017
      "I used to love Spotify. I still like it but the ads have gotten a lot more intrusive over the past few years. You can't even avoid them on the desktop platform any more. I wouldn't recommend this unless you have a spare ten bucks a month to get the premium version."
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      Chao Yang
      Written on July 20, 2017
      "Spotify is one of my favorite music streaming services. For a low monthly subscription you'll have access to all your favorite music on your phone, tablet, PC or even TV!"
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      Johnny Freeman
      Written on June 14, 2017
      "Lot of people use this for their music streaming. If you need an app to stream some music check it out."
    3. 25
      Apple Music

      Apple Music is a subscription-based music streaming service offered by Apple. It is available for download to devices with Android, iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, and Windows operating system. Apple Music also offers a free trial for new users.

      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Olivia Wheeler
      Written on March 15, 2017
      "Apple Music is a great music streaming service. It has practically unlimited selection-- any song you've heard, you can find it here."
      OW
      Olivia Wheeler
      Written on March 15, 2017
      "Apple Music is a great music streaming service. It has practically unlimited selection-- any song you've heard, you can find it here."
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      Randy Gibson
      Written on May 20, 2017
      "If you need to stream some music I'm not sure if this is the best option but it should work. While it is mostly used for offline music it does seem to have an option for online now."
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      Google Play Music
      Google Play Music allows you to find, listen, store, and easily share your favorite music on the web. The subscription version lets you download music to your device and listen when you’re not connected.
      Apps

      Android, iOS, Web

      Free

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      Jack Hunt
      Written on February 5, 2017
      "There are so many music streaming services out there but not many are any better than google play music. You can store your own music which is better than most other streaming..."
      JH
      Jack Hunt
      Written on February 5, 2017
      "There are so many music streaming services out there but not many are any better than google play music. You can store your own music which is better than most other streaming companies. Plus its google so you figure you're getting the most of any music that is available."
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      Israel Zamora
      Written on March 21, 2017
      "Good audio quality as would be expected from Google. There is a lot of music but there is some annoying non-music content as well. The YouTube integration is nice but there are better services out there."
      JH
      Juan Hayes
      Written on February 9, 2017
      "Google play has every genre and band I would ever want to hear. From obscure indie folk, to mainstream top forty hits, it's all here for me anytime I want."
    2. 21
      Amazon Music

      Amazon Music is a cloud streaming service that allows you to listen to a wide music catalog on the cloud. It comes with a player that lets you listen to music on the cloud without using iTunes.  

      Apps

      iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Wayne Santos
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "Among music streaming services Amazon Music is not as good as others in my opinion. They lack some of the features that I look for as when I am using a music streaming service..."
      WS
      Wayne Santos
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "Among music streaming services Amazon Music is not as good as others in my opinion. They lack some of the features that I look for as when I am using a music streaming service it is usually during a time that I want to be able to let my selected music play and continue doing my work. Amazon Music requires too much constant user interaction to keep the music playing. Other that that their library is very extensive and impressive."
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      Yuan Cao
      Written on June 10, 2017
      "Amazon music is a streaming service that allows you to listen to stuff. If you are looking for one to try out you should check it out."
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      Lisa Ortega
      Written on March 8, 2017
      "Much better than itunes. I love how easy it is to upload my songs and listen to them anywhere."
    3. 18
      Deezer

      Deezer is an online streaming music platform that offers offline listening through Premium and Family plans with a monthly subscription. It's free to listen online, with some restrictions.

      Apps

      Android, iOS, Web

      Free - With in-app purchases

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      Christopher Mason
      Written on January 20, 2017
      "As most of the streaming services only offer online listening, it would be nice that Deezer offer offline listening and allow to import my own mp3 to create a unique sound..."
      CM
      Christopher Mason
      Written on January 20, 2017
      "As most of the streaming services only offer online listening, it would be nice that Deezer offer offline listening and allow to import my own mp3 to create a unique sound track. And they have a feature called "flow" to play non-stop tunes. As I travel a lot, I would like to have something to keep me entertained on the trip. That's definitely a plus."
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      Joy Wang
      Written on August 2, 2017
      "Deezer is definitely the worst streaming option. It has a smaller catalogue than some of the other options and I'm constantly dealing with bugs. Do yourself a favor and don't pay for this sub-standard service."
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      Samuel Martin
      Written on May 26, 2017
      "To understand what this app offered in more detail, I went ahead and installed the app. I loved that the app allows you to download the music I like so when I am out and about or just taking my daily walks around the track. Keeping my data low and still listening to the music I like offline is a plus in my book. I loved that this streaming service has literally millions of millions of tracks."
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      Brian Rose
      Written on May 22, 2017
      "This should work well if you need a way to stream some music. It is a monthly subscription service but it should work."
    4. 18
      Last.fm

      Last.fm is a music website based in the United Kingdom. Founded in 2002 by Felix Miller, Martin Stiksel, etc., this website's parent company was CBS Interactive. Users can discover new music, podcasts, and other audio materials in this website.

      Websites

      Free

      FB
      Frank Barnett
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "Last.fm is one of the more interesting music streaming services out there. It will make recommendations based on what you like which lets you discover all sorts of new music...."
      FB
      Frank Barnett
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "Last.fm is one of the more interesting music streaming services out there. It will make recommendations based on what you like which lets you discover all sorts of new music. It is really good for listening to radio stations from across the county too."
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      Charles Gibson
      Written on June 22, 2017
      "I use lots of streaming apps. I usually use Spotify. I recently tried Last.fm. Last.fm is an OK way to get your favorite music in one place. It would not be my first option but others may feel different. I am sticking with my Spotify for now."
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      Bruce Turner
      Written on January 16, 2018
      "First off, the webpage is very annoying to look at. It is hard to go around and hard to understand."
      JR
      Jason Richards
      Written on June 20, 2017
      "Last.fm is great for anyone that loves music. Has much variety and great recommendations."
    5. 17
      iHeartRadio

      Online radio that allows listening to offline music with a monthly subscription system. Using this app you will be able to listen to your favorite radio stations and discover new ones by using the genre searcher. 

      Apps

      Android, iOS, Web

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      Ann Tang
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "I did not like the additional step of having to create an account. That is my only drawback with this application. The install itself was easy. The app is easy to use. There..."
      AT
      Ann Tang
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "I did not like the additional step of having to create an account. That is my only drawback with this application. The install itself was easy. The app is easy to use. There are many stations to choose from and i can save songs as i listen as well."
      JR
      Jose Richardson
      Written on March 7, 2017
      "A friend of mine had recommended to me to try IHeartRadio App to listen for music. I was in market for an app to listen to music on my phone and the service is wonderful."
      CH
      Crystal Hudson
      Written on April 28, 2017
      "Been using this app for years. It has never failed me and keeps me up to date with the latest hits."
    6. 14
      Bandcamp App
      The Bandcamp app allows bands to reach to their listeners and offers them the possibility to download for free or for a variable price their records and songs for offline listening.
      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free

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      Christopher Morales
      Written on January 24, 2017
      "I like Bandcamp App because it allows you to hear bands that you might not hear anywhere else. Its a music streaming service for the little guys which I like. You can buy..."
      CM
      Christopher Morales
      Written on January 24, 2017
      "I like Bandcamp App because it allows you to hear bands that you might not hear anywhere else. Its a music streaming service for the little guys which I like. You can buy their stuff if you like it and download their songs."
      CY
      Cheryl Young
      Written on April 3, 2017
      "This was a great App for me use. I have gotten so many different songs that I wouldn't of gotten otherwise. I mean it is just the coolest thing they have now days and you can get such great deals on music that you want."
      DW
      Daisy Wu
      Written on January 21, 2018
      "The search doesn't work. Has glitches when downloading a song. Won't play a full song."
    7. 13
      Tidal
      Tidal is a music service with high fidelity sound quality, high definition music videos, and a curated editorial by music journalists, artists, and experts, making for a highly enjoyable experience.

      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

      JM
      Justin Morris
      Written on May 15, 2017
      "If you haven't checked out Tital, you absolutely should. There is a ton of music on there you can't find anywhere else. Plus, its designed by Jay Z, need I say more? The audio..."
      JM
      Justin Morris
      Written on May 15, 2017
      "If you haven't checked out Tital, you absolutely should. There is a ton of music on there you can't find anywhere else. Plus, its designed by Jay Z, need I say more? The audio quality is also higher than a lot of other music streaming services."
      CH
      Christopher Harper
      Written on June 16, 2017
      "So I have tried this service through my phone provider sprint and its very similar to spotify with playlists and downloads for a new service its pretty good."
    8. 12
      Slacker Radio

      Slacker Radio will give you access to millions of hours of your favorite music, providing customized song selections just for you. You will be able to discover new songs of your favorite music genre, as this app will provide songs similar to the ones you like. 

      Websites

      Free

      AA
      Adam Andrews
      Written on May 1, 2017
      "I was looking for a way to listen to my music without burning through data when I'm on the go and this may be it. I'm hesitant to commit to a pay subscription service, but the..."
      AA
      Adam Andrews
      Written on May 1, 2017
      "I was looking for a way to listen to my music without burning through data when I'm on the go and this may be it. I'm hesitant to commit to a pay subscription service, but the reviews I read were mostly positive. I'm willing to give it a shot but I'd be interested in a free trial first. I wish the site contained information about how to try the app out risk-free."
      RD
      Roy Day
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "Very clear channels and little to no buffering needed on this radio streaming app. Low cost subscriptions as well make this an attractive option for those radio stations that are out of range of your vehicle."
      RB
      Raymond Brown
      Written on March 10, 2017
      "If you are looking for a music streaming app this app will work well for you. It is able to stream lots of music."
    9. 12
      Staimusic

      In a few words, Staimusic is exactly what you are looking for when you want to listen to some music but you can't decide any song, artist or album. The initial test of Staimusic is easy and stimulating, and the playlist is just exactly what you need. 

      Websites

      Free

      EC
      Eric Carroll
      Written on February 27, 2018
      "This site seems like it is fairly well designed and offers a variety of different features. It is not a site I have heard of before, so I don't know if it is as good as better..."
      EC
      Eric Carroll
      Written on February 27, 2018
      "This site seems like it is fairly well designed and offers a variety of different features. It is not a site I have heard of before, so I don't know if it is as good as better known streaming services, but it might offer something I haven't seen before in those services as well."
    10. 11
      SoundCloud

      Soundcloud is a place where artists can post their latest music, and people can follow musicians and receive notifications when they upload new tracks. When you like a song you can check out similar tracks using the Related Tracks function.

      Websites

      Free

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      Bryan Williams
      Written on May 15, 2017
      "This site did not solve my problems with finding streaming music as well as I hoped it would have. One issue was that many tracks had quality issues - the default quality was..."
      BW
      Bryan Williams
      Written on May 15, 2017
      "This site did not solve my problems with finding streaming music as well as I hoped it would have. One issue was that many tracks had quality issues - the default quality was low, and no other versions were available. Another was that it was not that easy to find new music on this site compared to other locations. I feel like other sites in this category perform better."
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      Alejandro Blanco
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "Great site for finding new and interesting music. Artists can upload free complete tracks for their fans, or provide samples that link to other music stores. I follow several independent artists on SoundCloud and get notifications when new tracks are available to download. The Chart (most played tracks) feature makes it easy to find new music to listen to."
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      Patricia Crawford
      Written on May 2, 2017
      "Soundcloud is absolutely amazing. I love having the ability to find new artists and to also upload my own music."
      Va
      Vic aracne_@hotmail.com
      Written on October 27, 2017
      "Pretty good site but seems a little abandon lately"
    11. 9
      Bandcamp
      Bandcamp offers a platform where musicians can release their music. Accordingly, it is chock full of great new music for you to discover in its aptly named Discover section.
      Websites

      Free

      VS
      Vihaan Subramanium
      Written on June 12, 2017
      "I was looking for a place to stream music which is different than Pandora or Spotify. I went to Bandcamp and was instantly surprised by the huge selection of artists..."
      VS
      Vihaan Subramanium
      Written on June 12, 2017
      "I was looking for a place to stream music which is different than Pandora or Spotify. I went to Bandcamp and was instantly surprised by the huge selection of artists available. That said I was dissapointed there wasn't an option available for subscription streaming so i don't have to purchase a song to be able to stream it. I would hoping for a bit more of an open platform for on demand streaming on Bandcamp is not that unfortunately."
      AT
      Abhinav Trivedi
      Written on January 8, 2017
      "There are a lot of music streaming services out there but a lot of the time you just get the same old stuff. Bandcamp is neat and original in that it allows musicians to release their own music so you get to hear bands that you might not otherwise hear. It is a great way to learn about new groups and expand your music world."
      RH
      Richard Hicks
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "The perfect solution. It is now where most artists put their music so I can discover new artists and it also allows me to buy music or download for free depending on how the artist has it set up. The quality is also flawless."
      SR
      Steven Ramos
      Written on January 13, 2017
      "Bandcamp might have good music on it, if you can figure out where to find it. The navigation is terrible and a lot of the music is too. Hard to sift through the crap and find the good things."
      ST
      Sofía Trujillo
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "Bandcamp is a nice platform for streaming music. Easy to understand layout, with nice short descriptions. The discover section for finding new music is good too."
    12. 9
      Mixshake

      Mixshake is a personalized internet radio in which you can choose from different music styles to create a customized radio playlist. 

      Websites

      IC
      Itay Cohen
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "Mixshake is set to change the way music lovers listen to and experience music. Mixshake is completely free of ads or interruptions and offers an easy to use, yet, powerful..."
      IC
      Itay Cohen
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "Mixshake is set to change the way music lovers listen to and experience music. Mixshake is completely free of ads or interruptions and offers an easy to use, yet, powerful streaming music player that puts the user in control of their experience. Mixshake is built with preset genres that the user can fine tune, then generate a custom playlist that will play continuously, and the user can choose to adjust the tuning of genres and watch the playlist change dynamically in real time. Music is played using a video, which is rare among other similar platforms. The player is functional across users’ devices so no loss of functionality occurs. This simple, yet efficient and fun way to listen to music is something that will get music lovers smiling with joy. There are more genres to fine tune and other features forthcoming to make this free player even more irresistible."
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      Cali Dean
      Written on June 6, 2018
      "The music player has an ability to customize your playlist by fine-tuning music genres, while your music never stops playing or gets interrupted."
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      Adam Ben
      Written on June 6, 2018
      "You don't have to register for an account. You can stream music immediately."
    13. 8
      Microsoft Groove
      Play ad-free music from one of the biggest catalogs on the planet. Create playlists and custom radio stations based on artists you love. It also allows you to add the music you have in clouds like one drive, the cloud service from Microsoft and listening to it via streaming.

      *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

      Apps

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      Christian Price
      Written on March 14, 2017
      "I found the interface to be well thought out and intuitive but the streaming quality and performance were lacking. Often it took too long for streams to start and they had a..."
      CP
      Christian Price
      Written on March 14, 2017
      "I found the interface to be well thought out and intuitive but the streaming quality and performance were lacking. Often it took too long for streams to start and they had a habit of cutting out unexpectedly. The app shows promise but the bugs need to be worked out."
      BF
      Benjamin Flores
      Written on March 29, 2017
      "So. Many. Music. Streaming. Services. Do I really need one from Microsoft? Even if it has a cool name like Groove? I don't think so. The reviews on the Play Store aren't that great, and I'm not planning to spend me time or money making Microsoft even richer."
      Erika Álvarez
      Written on June 21, 2017
      "A little bit lacking, but it isn't too bad. It has a very simple interface."
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      Napster

      Napster is a music-streaming website. It gives an ad-free access to millions of songs and is available on different platforms. Users can create and share original content like videos and playlists and play available radio stations.

      Online Tools

      Free - Varies by plan

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      Bertha Córdova
      Written on January 5, 2017
      "Spotify really went down on their services and I started shopping around for a new music streaming service. I was sick of them bringing features, then getting rid of the..."
      BC
      Bertha Córdova
      Written on January 5, 2017
      "Spotify really went down on their services and I started shopping around for a new music streaming service. I was sick of them bringing features, then getting rid of the features, then bringing them back, then taking them away. There also seemed to be updates every day that didn't really help any of the app. I came across Napster, now I am an "old timer" and remember the internet just starting to be a thing. I also remember Napster being a file sharing service and not a music streaming site, HOW THE TIMES HAVE CHANGED! Nostalgic thoughts flooded my mind, Metallica trying to shut it down. Made me wonder if Metallica was a part of their music catalog. Curiosity bite and I downloaded it and I have to say, it's a great service!"
      JM
      Joseph Medina
      Written on March 19, 2017
      "Zombie TV shows are still hot, and Napster is still streaming music. Some things never change, though I'm gonnna have to pay to listen past the first 14 days or month, depending on the plan I sign up for. I guess it's not the old old Napster, but a rebranded product of Rhapsody International Inc. Whatevs."
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      Henry Walsh
      Written on March 19, 2017
      "I like that it gives you recommendations based on music you listen to. Seems like a good alternative to other music apps"
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      Mary Estrada
      Written on March 1, 2017
      "Napster is one of the best music streaming services. You can create a playlists and listen to music anywhere!"
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      Open Broadcaster Software
      Open Broadcaster Software, also known as OBS, is a free and open-source program for video recording and live streaming which is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.
      Software

      Windows, Mac

      Free

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      TECH TRENDS
      Written on June 6, 2018
      "OBS IS A GOOD SOFTWARE WHICH ALLOWS THE USER TO STREAM LIKE A PRO"
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      TECH TRENDS
      Written on June 6, 2018
      "OBS IS A GOOD SOFTWARE WHICH ALLOWS THE USER TO STREAM LIKE A PRO"
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      Jalso

      Jalso is a free app for mobile devices which offers free and unlimited access to Gujarati songs. It has a user-friendly interface for an easy music streaming experience, with a huge selection of songs and a radio too.

      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free

      RR
      Ryan Riley
      Written on June 18, 2018
      "I decided to give this music service a try after being frustrated by other streaming services. For a unknown service it's very easy to use and I had few problems. I can see..."
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      Ryan Riley
      Written on June 18, 2018
      "I decided to give this music service a try after being frustrated by other streaming services. For a unknown service it's very easy to use and I had few problems. I can see things getting better but it does have some problems with latency."

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    Summary

    Best music streaming services
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Pandora Apps 29 Free
    2 Spotify Apps 27 Free
    3 Apple Music Apps 25 Free
    4 Google Play Music Apps 24 Free
    5 Amazon Music Apps 21 Free
    6 Deezer Apps 18 Free
    7 Last.fm Websites 18 Free
    8 iHeartRadio Apps 17 Free
    9 Bandcamp App Apps 14 Free
    10 Tidal Apps 13 Free
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