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Top Free Music Apps for iPhone

Best Free Music Apps

Music is around us. Just let it into your iPhone. Yes, we know that you already have some, but shouldn't there be new exciting ways to enhance your audio experience? There are so many and today we will check seven of them. We'll get through several great options for online music streaming and review a couple of apps to have some music fun with. So here is our chart for the most interesting and engaging music apps available on the App Store.

#1

Pandora

95/100
Discovering new music has never been easier. Pandora is an online music streaming service which suggests you songs that you may like.
Category:
Music Player
Price:
Free
theBestForiOS Rating:
95

You create a so-called radio station with the music that appeals to you as a basis. The app analyzes the preferences and adds songs and artists alike to the list. If you feel that a song is good, press the ‘like’ button. You can tell Pandora that you don't like a song in the same manner, by pressing the ‘dislike’ button. That's the way you can fine-tune your playlist and get more songs to resonate the vibes of your soul.

Sounds good and basically it is good, yet not faultless. First of all, you need to be in the ‘right’ country to use the app. And there are only three of them right now: the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Sorry, the rest of the world! And sorry if you have the app but happen to travel outside of the three countries. Copyright restrictions, you know. Be ready to hear and see ads, sometimes many annoying ads of up to 30 seconds long, unless you are ready to pay for the subscription. You can't listen to your favorite music via the app offline. And you are not in the full control of what you are listening to: you have the right to skip songs but it's limited. The songs catalogue could have been bigger given that Pandora is one of the oldest and most popular music streaming services on the App Store.

Despite the fact that Pandora has cons, it can be used for free and has a really great algorithm to discover new music. 

#2

Spotify Music

90/100
Spotify can do pretty much the same what Pandora offers to you. You get radio-like experience. Choose a genre and get recommendations on what may sound good for you.
Category:
Music
Price:
Free
theBestForiOS Rating:
90

The app is certainly a leader when it comes to the music library size. It's huge. More than 30 million songs, which is 20 times bigger that Pandora's library. Impressive, isn't it? There are 20+ ‘right’ countries for Spotify. Clean UI and great sound quality are also the aspects worth mentioning here.

What will you suffer from to get all that was mentioned? One more time, it's ads. If you want to get free listening time, you will have to tolerate them. Otherwise subscribe and pay (around $10 per month, which is more than twice as much as Pandora wants). Good news is, if you have a subscription you are allowed to choose the exact songs you want to hear (no more mere shuffle) and you will be able to download songs and enjoy them offline.

#3

Musical.ly

88/100
Musical.ly app was designed for fun. Music-video lip sync fun. It is more than just an app, it is a whole community of people fond of creating, sharing and watching short music videos.
Category:
Music
Price:
Free
theBestForiOS Rating:
88

You can discover videos of other people or easily become a creator and be discovered. Better give both options a try.

The app claims to offer you millions of tracks to deal with. That means there is a great chance to find somebody expressing his/her/their creativity using your favorite song as audio background. How will it look like? Check it out, it can be really fun.

After getting inspired by others, allow yourself to become a music video guru. Choose a song, cut it and start filming your epic lip sync motions. There are free effects and filters available to help you enhance the result. When your masterpiece is finished you are free to determine its fate: let it fly global and be discovered by many or keep it private and available only to the closest friends.

There is no sense to speak about minuses of Musical.ly (happen there to be any), the app is for fun, so you either like it and use it or don't like it and don't use it.

#4

SoundCloud

85/100
SoundCloud is an online platform for distribution of digital audio information. Sounds too cerebral, isn't it?
Category:
Music Finder
Price:
Free
theBestForiOS Rating:
85

Let's put it really simple and valuable: somebody uploads music (it may be your favorite band) and you can listen to it for free. You can also upload audio files if you are part of your favorite band. Just kidding.. Of course, if you have something to say to the world.

SoundCloud has social network functions (you can follow bands and people, be followed, like and comment), thus it's pretty good to keep in touch with multiple parts of modern day audio reality. What concerns comments you can choose exact part of audio file and leave a comment to it. Isn't it really nice to have an opportunity to precisely point out that you like this very solo that much?

As a resume, SoundCloud is great to keep your finger on the audio pulse of multiple music creators and to distribute your own songs, if you are writing some.

#5

iHeartRadio

80/100
iHeartRadio is another app that allows you to get radio experience using your iPhone.
Category:
Music (Radio)
Price:
Free
theBestForiOS Rating:
80

This time real radio experience, because along with creating your own virtual radio station, you can stream hundreds of actual radio stations to your device. That's really cool if you like to listen to real radio. Especially if you had lived in, let's say, Chicago for 10 years and had a favorite station there and now you have moved to New York and miss it. You see, no need to say bye-bye to it. iHeartRadio solves the problem by bringing beloved sounds back.

Listening experience is not limited to frankly huge amount of real radio stations, you can create your own stations (pretty much the same thing as in Pandora or Spotify). You can choose from different categories or get a playlist based on chosen song or artist. There are likes and dislikes to adjust your playlist.

If you like to fall asleep with radio playing as a background there is an option called sleep timer in the app. You can set the timer to turn off the music after a certain period of time.

And now about annoying things: be ready to tolerate ads time and again. You are also supposed to register to use the app’s functionality and they will try to push you to connect your account to Facebook every now and then.

#6

Free Music Mp3 Player

75/100
The app is designed to allow you to stream music to your iPhone.
Category:
Music
Price:
F
theBestForiOS Rating:
75

You can choose genres from multiple variants offered or search for your favorite artists/songs and listen to the music for as long as you wish and have Internet connection.

There are plenty of covers and remixes of famous songs in the app, if you are interested in stuff like that. But not all of them are professional. Not even the majority of them. Frequently you will bump into poor attempts of guys and girls trying to sing over the actual song. And there will be ads popping up. Even for having a chance to hear poor attempts mentioned above.

#7

SongPop

75/100
Let's finish our music chart with a game. With a nice guess the tune type game called SongPop.
Category:
Music
Price:
Free
theBestForiOS Rating:
75

Here you are to dive into intense stream of music. Actually into many streams divided into multiple subgenres arranged into distinct periods of time. You will find yourself trying to guess artists and song names for Classic Rock and Modern Hip-Hop, for Pop Hits of winter 2014 and 80's Dance Party. There are hundreds of options. A kind of social interaction is what makes the game really addictive. You are playing with real people and receiving virtual money to unlock new genres. There is an option to play with built-in AI, but why would you use it if you have an opportunity for real human brains challenge? Train your recognition skills and learn to stay focused.

Here is the sad point about SongPop, finally you will have to sign up to enjoy the game. At least the game will keep persisting that you need to do that. The interface of SongPop seems to be outdated, but developers have recently released a SongPop 2, so if you want to keep up to the trend, you might want to check it.

Most of the apps reviewed today are great to delight your music taste whether you already are a huge music fan or you just want to be surrounded by pleasant sounds from time to time. Apps like Pandora and Spotify will definitely help you to explore the vast world of songs and to find something really new and sweet to your ears. Musical.ly and SongPop will bring more interactive fun to the stage and will give you a chance to prove yourself as an active listener. Love music, live it!

Do you use any of the apps mentioned? What is your favorite one in the music category? Let us know in the comments below.