There is nothing more fab than the knockout union between your phone and music. Revamp those century-old playlists by getting your ears on new albums through your mobile device. Take a look at these swipe-friendly apps that have been consistently ranked in the tops:
Please, don’t just settle for local radio channels. Explore international music, stations, sports, news, and podcasts by downloading TuneIn Radio for free. Navigate through more than 100,000 stations and four million podcasts on your iPhone or android. Like a true cosmopolitan, stay atop of the latest trends in their country as well as the other side of the world.
Discovr has Twitter-like design in that you get newsfeeds of your favorite artists, videos, and releases. Based on an artist you like, the app generates a brainstorm called “Music Map” which gives music suggestions similar to your taste. Discovr has one of the most thorough and complete music databases including those from Spotify, Soundcloud, Rdio, YouTube, and Deezer. You can download it for $3.99 in iTunes.
Beat Music Player
Customization and cloud storage is what makes Beat a unique player. Ditch the conventional look and personalize it to your gusto with some of the trendy backgrounds that Beat offers. Tired of switching back and forth to your music player from another app? Take advantage of the Floating Controls, where the music controls floats above other apps and you can close or open it at anytime. Bonus: it’s free, for both iPhone and android users.
Whether you’re in the mood for binge listening or need to pamper your ears, Beats knows how to deliver the right music to match your mood. Aside from streaming and sharing features, its “Right Now” service creates an infinite playlist that matches the mood and activity you input. Check out their picks and download albums to listen to them later offline. Get it for free from the App Store or Google Play.
At one point we’ve all been caught singing the wrong lyrics – and it was embarrassing. Avoid this scenario with musiXmatch, an app containing over seven million lyrics from 32 different languages. This app scans all of your songs and provides lyrics for each of them in addition to recognizing the song that is being played on the radio or TV. Know the words by getting it for free from App Store or Google Play.
Whether you’re driving to work on Monday morning or partying with your friends on Friday night, Songza finds the perfect playlist built by music experts that fits the activity and atmosphere you are in at that moment. It is free and has unlimited streaming. Let the pros build your playlists and share them via social media from your android or iPhone.
There’s no other way to describe this than a library containing 22 million songs that you can borrow and play offline. If you get tired of a song, just return it and swap out a new one. It also features Top 40 chart hits and free streaming radio that covers every genre. Although the app is free to download, both android and iPhone users need to subscribe for the borrowing service, which charges a small monthly fee.
This is not merely another radio app. Aside from its free streaming feature, it has hundreds of stations hosted by live DJs that one can listen to. As a Slacker, you’ll get exclusive access to countdowns, artist specials, and more. In addition, it is customize-able so you’ll get the songs, sports, news, and talk stations that meets your latest obsessions. Rather than letting the radio bombard you with overplayed popular songs, you get to control the type of music that suits your preferred genre and gives newness. Get it for free from App Store or Google Play.
Ever heard of people saying “Shazam it” when a song comes up? If you don’t, go to the App Store or Google Play and download Shazam for free. Now. This app can detect tracks and even TV shows within a few seconds and gives you the options to purchase. Do not let any ballad to slip away just because you couldn’t remember the right lyrics or title. Shazam it and safely store it in your phone forever.