Best Music Streaming Apps for iPhone and iPad in 2020

Music makes life so much better. And thanks to your iPhone, you never have to be without your favorite tracks. There are tons of apps that allow you to discover and listen to awesome sounds from around the world, often for free or for a small price. Moreover, they boast tons of additional features, like creating custom playlists and saving for offline listening. From the calm and soothing to the groovy and experimental, there’s something for everyone in these best music streaming apps for iPhone.

  1. Spotify
  2. Apple Music
  3. Pandora
  4. Amazon Music
  5. Google Play
  6. TuneIn Radio
  7. SoundCloud
  8. LiveXLive
  9. iHeartRadio
  10. Deezer

1. Spotify

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When you talk about the finest music-streaming app for iOS, “Spotify Music” is the one name that instantly strikes the mind. Not for nothing, it’s rated as the number one music app in the world.

You can search for any tracks, artists and start listening to them. You will also create special playlists to access all of your favorite tracks with ease.

Oh yeah, it also offers personalized recommendations to liven up your music experience. Additionally, you can upgrade to the premium version of the app to download your favorite songs and enjoy ad-free music.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $3.99)

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2. Apple Music

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Though Spotify remains the most popular music app by a long distance, Apple Music is catching up with it pretty fast. Moreover, it has even surpassed Spotify to become the most loved music app in the US.

The app has got plenty to boost your music time. For instance, you can create your radio stations, view the lyrics of any song, and even listen to your favorite music offline. Plus, you will also create your Apple Music profile to share your playlists with friends. Jump over to this post to discover some cool hacks to rev up music experience.

Apple Music offers three months of free trial. Afterward, you have to upgrade to the premium version ($9.99/monthly individual or $14.99/monthly family plan.)

Price: Free

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3. Pandora

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Ranked as the number two in the music category, “Pandora Music” is undoubtedly one of the very best in the business. One of my favorite features in this music app is the ability to create personalized radio stations.

The app also recommends songs based on what charms you the most. Therefore, you won’t have to spend much time to find out the tracks you like a lot.

You can upgrade to Pandora Plus/Premium to unlock several features like ad-free music, unlimited replays, skips and more. And yes, the Plus version of the app also allows you to make the unlimited number of personalized stations.

Price: Free (Pandora Plus – $3.99)

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4. Amazon Music

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No list of top music streaming apps can be complete without Amazon Music. What makes this music app a fantastic pick for music lovers is the enormous collection of millions of songs. That means, your music time will never hit a bumpy ride, and you will always have something really exciting to try out.

The app keeps on adding the new releases to its massive library to ensure your cup is filled with all the options. Furthermore, you can use Alexa Amazon’s famous virtual assistant) to instantly start your favorite music. Plus, it also lets you download tracks for offline listening.

Price: Free (Amazon Music Unlimited – $10.99)

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5. Google Play

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Agreed, “Google Play Music” isn’t ruling the roost and may not be as hot as the ones mentioned above. However, you should always keep this music app under your radar as it’s got everything you would want to enrich your music time.

Packed in with more than 40 million tracks, Google Play Music is the one-stop heaven for a variety of music. Plus, the app also offers recommendations as per your taste.

However, what stands out for this app is the option to let you upload a massive 50, 000 songs. So, if you wish to have a huge cloud for your music, this one has to be your top bet. Besides, you can subscribe to the premium version of the app to listen to music offline and get YouTube premium membership.

Price: Free

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#6. TuneIn Radio

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If you never want your library of great radio stations to run out of steam, “TuneIn Radio” has to be right on top of your priority list. So, what makes this music app so entertaining?

It’s the more than 100,000 radio stations that make TuneIn Radio a standout option. Whether you want to listen to news, sports, music or famous talk shows, the app can keep live up to your high demand.

Enjoy listening to an audiobook? Don’t fail to check out the large library with over 40, 000 audiobooks! Besides, it also has around 600 music stations to keep you thoroughly engrossed.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $4.99)

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#7. SoundCloud

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The feature that makes “SoundCloud” a worthy contender is the library of up to 150 million tracks. As someone who enjoys catching up unique tracks, you would love to have it at your disposal.

You can craft playlists for your workouts, parties and even relax. It also offers suggestions as per what interests you the most.

Another notable feature of this music discovery app is the ever-growing community of music artists. So, you can interact with like-minded people and share your thoughts.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $5.99)

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#8. LiveXLive

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The quality that I adore most in “Slacker Radio” is the ability to provide a more personalized music experience. With hundreds of music stations on offer, you have got many options to experiment and choose the ones that look well-timed for your specific taste.

Don’t like the predefined options? No problem, you can also create your music stations. You will enjoy listening to music shows that are hosted every week. Besides, it also offers news and sports programs to keep you in sync with the latest happenings.

Price: Free (LiveXLive Plus – $3.99)

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#9. iHeartRadio

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Deservedly ranked at number five in the music category, iHeartRadio can effortlessly become your favorite music streaming app. The best thing that I like about this app is that it lets you discover radio stations near you or from any city across the world. So, if you have a penchant for exploring radio stations to catch up with unique programs, you should keep this app in mind.

Even better, the app lets you make exclusive stations based on artists. Besides, you get tons of curated playlists based on genre, mood, activity and more so that you can quickly access the songs that appeal you a lot.

What’s more, you can subscribe to the iHeartRadio premium to unlock several exciting features like saving and replaying songs, creating unlimited playlists and more to boost your music time.

Price: Free (iHeartRadio Plus – $5.99)

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#10. Deezer

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Though “Deezer” has never charmed me, I have always found it more than just a good option. With a library of 43 million tracks, it’s loaded with all the ingredients to keep your music time charged up.

The app keeps a tab on your music preference and lets you quickly access the type of songs that attract you. Explore channels to listen to particular genres or based on mood.

With on-screen lyrics, you can also sing along with the songs. And with the Deezer subscription, you will enjoy tracks without ads and even download songs for offline listening.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $4.99)

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That’s pretty much it!

Your pick?

I guess you have found the perfect music app for your iOS device. Would you mind telling us something about your pick down below in the comments?

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