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Apple Music is becoming popular day-by-day because iOS 8 onwards Apple Music is included by default on your iPhone and iPad. But if you are music junkie, then always double check before you buy, there are always better alternatives. Music is something that relates to every moment and every emotion, so don't overlook the alternatives.

We have listed some of the “old players” of this industry to make your decision much easier. You can compare features that fit your need. Some of the music apps given below can be good streaming alternatives to Apple Music, for sure.

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Best Apple Music Alternatives for iPhone and iPad

#1. Google Play Music

Google Play Music iPhone and iPad App IconGoogle Play Music is free, but ad-supported. Free features include: Radio channel made by experts (US only) and facility to upload your personal collection of up to 50,000 songs on Google server. You can listen to your uploaded songs across all your devices for free. If you are a music addict, you can subscribe to the paid service which gives you access to a database of 30 million songs along with other features like, ad-free, unlimited skips and a feature to download your favorite songs for offline listening.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Price: Free (Optional subscription)
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#2. Amazon Music

Amazon Music iPhone App IconAmazon Music is a worthy contender not just to challenge the supremacy of Apple Music but also be the best in the business. Featuring millions of songs, it's the one-stop platform where you would be able to find all of your special songs and albums. Explore the curated contents to find the tracks that interest you the most easily. With weekly new releases, the already-gigantic library continues to get richer. There is also an option to download songs and playlists to catch up with them offline.

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Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Price: Free
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#3. Slacker Radio

Slacker Radio iPhone App IconSlacker Radio has been specifically readied to liven up your music time. With smartly curated music programming, it perfectly takes care of your particular interest. And just in case, you aren't quite happy with the offerings; you have the option to customize it to suit your particular taste. It features several highly interactive music stations which would never let you run out of options. Better still; the exclusively hosted music shows weekly are exactly what you would want to remain upbeat.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Price: Free
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#4. TIDAL

TIDAL iPhone App IconTIDAL is pure fun and the ideal choice for those who love listening to music with high fidelity sound quality. The unlimited access to more than 40 million tracks is more than good enough to keep your music time thrilled. The high definition music videos with superb sound quality are ideal for enjoying music at its very best. The curated editorial by experts and artists ideally take care of your specific penchant. Moreover, the integrated music articles and offline mode help you discover the spectacle of your favorite music at your pace.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Price: Free
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#5. Napster

Napster iPhone App IconNapster may not be as feature-rich and elegant as some of these rivals, but it has what it takes to spice up your music experience. It allows you to stream music on demand. If you don't want to burn the data of your device, you can download your all time favorite music to listen to it offline. Boasting of more than 30 million songs, the music streaming app can carry out the job of entertaining your music time with aplomb.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Price: Free
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#6. Deezer

Deezer iPhone App IconDeezer is one of the finest music apps that have been primed to enhance your music experience. With it, you can quickly discover music and stream on your iPhone. It provides you unlimited access to millions of tracks. If you like to sing along with songs, the on-screen lyrics will help match the rhythm. To let you quickly discover the songs that win your heart, it features curated playlists. The premium version allows you to skip an unlimited number of songs and listen to music offline.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple Watch
Price: Free
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#7. Spotify Music

Spotify Music iPhone and iPad App IconSpotify offers millions of soundtracks divided into different genres. If you are not annoyed by ads, you can continue listening for free (only in shuffle mode). You can make and share your own playlist, or listen from “readymade” playlists. But premium service has its own advantage: Play any song, anytime on any device – let it be mobile, tablet or computer. Enjoy ad-free music, listen offline and get better sound quality. With 4.5 stars from over 5 million ratings, Spotify is a great alternative for Apple Music.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Price: Free (Optional subscription)
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#8. Pandora

Pandora Radio iPhone and iPad App IconPandora is like a smart search engine for music. Just feed in the name of artist, song, genre or composer and rest is taken care of automatically. Create the personalized playlist and listen to them from anywhere. Best part, no ads on Pandora. You can also subscribe to Pandora One to get extra features. Subscription has auto-renewal; you can disable that under the settings menu.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple Watch
Price: Free (Optional subscription)
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#9. SoundCloud

SoundCloud iPhone and iPad App IconWith SoundCloud, you can follow your friends and favorite artists, discover podcasts and news. A separate segment for most trending music, so now follow the trend and be part of it. Search is simple and effective; you can search by track name or by the artist. You can access basic play, pause and skip options from your lock screen itself.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple Watch
Price: Free
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#10. Shazam

Shazam iPhone and iPad App IconShazam has one of the largest user bases across the globe. Get lyrics and music at a single spot. You can even follow top artists like Calvin Harris, Pitbull, Meghan Trainor, Avicii, Jason Derulo, Wiz Khalifa and others, so now see what they see or listen what they listen. The interesting part is that even if you are a Spotify user you can move to Shazam without losing your soundtrack. Connect with Facebook and check what your friends are listening to. In my opinion, Shazam is a much better alternative than Apple Music.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple Watch
Price: Free
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Wrapping Up

Have I forgotten to include any of your favorite music apps in this list? Do let us know that in the comments.

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