Best Sites/Apps to Listen to Music

By Leigh Anne


Here are my favorite sites to listen to music on! These are only the ones that I have used before, but I have also included some links to other sites.



A popular platform to listen to music on! With an account, you can listen to whichever song you want. You can make or search for playlists or use autoplay and listen to whatever it recommends. However, Youtube does have ads and you cannot leave the app if you are on mobile. If you don’t want ads and you want access to special videos and mini-series, you can get a subscription to Youtube Red, which is $9.99 a month, with a one month free trial. Youtube Red also gives you access to Google Music, which allows you to stream music and store it offline.



Spotify is a great way to listen to music, and it has a huge library. If you are on mobile, you can listen to its entire library, but you can’t choose specific songs. You can listen to an album on shuffle and you have a limited amount of skips. If you are on a computer or tablet, you can choose your song but you also have a limited amounts of skips. There are also advertisements. However, if you get Spotify Premium, You can choose whichever song you want at any time, and there are no ads. You can also download songs to listen to offline. Premium costs $9.99 a month with a one month free trial. Or you can get Spotify family, which is $14.99 a month, but you can add up to 6 separate accounts.



Apple Music is similar to Spotify, except there is no free option. Apple music is $9.99 a month for an individual, $14.99 for a family (up to six people), and $4.99 for students. There is a three-month free trial. With Apple Music, you have access to a lot of music, which you can also download offline. You also get radio stations (ad free) of music of different genres and moods.



Amazon Music comes with Amazon Prime, along with Amazon Instant video. Amazon Prime includes hundreds of thousands of songs, all ad-free. You can create your own playlists and listen to stations, and you can even listen to podcasts! Amazon Prime Costs $10.99 a month, with a one month free trial. Amazon Prime gives you fast, free shipping, access to Amazon Instant video, which includes many tv shows and movies, Amazon Music, and more!



It has been a long time since I’ve used Pandora, but I remember liking it. Pandora is a website/app where you can create stations based on the music that you like. It has ads and limited skips. If you subscribe to Pandora One, which is $4.99 a month, you can have unlimited skips and no ads.



iHeartRadio is similar to Pandora, except you can listen to real radio stations as well. You can also listen to custom stations based on what you like, with a limited amount of skips. iHeartRadio is completely free with no paid option.


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Of course, you could always buy music on iTunes or buy a cd!


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