Best music Apps for iPhone
Picking a music streaming app on your iPhone isn't an easy job, and there isn't a one size fits all option.
Since most music streaming apps all require a paid subscription, it makes the choice even more stressful. What music streaming service you ultimately choose depends on what your musical tastes are, whether you prefer radio style streaming or on-demand, and lots of other factors. While we can't tell you what service is best for you, we can help you narrow down your choices. These are currently the music streaming services that we think offer a superior listening experience on the iPhone!
Radio style listening with great curation
I keep Pandora around because I can type in an artist, hit play, and be done. If I thumbs down a track, Pandora is the best at weeding out artists from that playlist. I wish there weren't as many repeats but I'll deal with them for the expert curation Pandora offers. Pandora is completely free with ads or you can opt for a premium subscription of $4.99 per month or a little over $40 per year to eliminate ads.
Over 30 million songs, beautifully packaged, on demand
Rdio has one of the most beautiful interfaces you'll find when it comes to music streaming apps. Rdio features over 32 million songs, offline playback options, lots of ways to discover new music and edit stations, and more. Rdio may not have all the exclusive content Spotify has, but if you don't care about that, Rdio still offers up a better overall experience. You can Rdio for free as a radio service, premium starts at .99 a month and offers unlimited listening and zero ads.
For exclusive content, reliability, and decent free options
Spotify has more exclusive deals with different music artists than any other service around. It also offers over 30 million songs, offline playback options, and more. It may not be as pretty but Spotify typically has new music before any other service. When it comes to free, Spotify offers a little more flexibility and lets you play albums, artists, and playlists on shuffle on demand, something Rdio and others don't. Spotify premium subscriptions currently run $9.99 per month.