It’s been a while since we checked out the latest streaming music services and they’re all pretty great, but there are a few new ones that may surprise you.
Here’s a roundup of our favorite free services, along with the pros and cons you should be aware of.1.
Apple Music 2.
Google Play (Android) 5.
Apple Radio 8.
Google Music 9.
Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Beats 1 (iOS)1. Spotify — A streaming music service that can’t be purchased on the desktop, but is available through iTunes, the App Store, and the web.
You can also buy it through Amazon Music Unlimited, but it’s $9.99/month for the first month.2.
Apple (or Android) Music — A subscription-based music service.
It’s free for a limited time after its first two weeks, but will cost $9 per month thereafter.3.
Rdnet — A music streaming service with an Apple Music-style subscription model.
It charges $9/month.4.
Apple and Rdio — Streaming services with multiple artists and tracks.
All are available to watch on iOS and Android.
They each charge $9 a month.5.
GooglePlay Music — Google Play Music is an all-in-one music service with access to more than 100 million songs, plus more than 3 million tracks.6.
Spotify Unlimited — Spotify Unlimited costs $9 for 30 days after its launch.7. Pandora — Pandora charges $7 for 30 minutes a day after its debut.8.
AppleRadio — A free app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch that lets you listen to and stream your favorite artists, songs, and podcasts.9.
AppleMusic — A service that lets artists and other music industry superstars stream their music on a range of devices and services, including Apple TV, iDevice, and Mac, but only for a short period of time.10.
Rdiot — A radio station with over 500 stations, including radio stations from major stations like SiriusXM, Sirius XM, and Tidal.
The service has over 100 million users.11.
Spotify Prime — A membership-based service for Spotify subscribers that offers access to Spotify-exclusive music, along to other features like streaming music and news.12.
Pandora Radio — A weekly service with new music releases from popular artists and artists in the music industry.13.
Rdia — Rdia lets users listen to music for free via Apple TV.
It also allows you to buy albums and other digital music.14.
Spotify Premium — Spotify Premium is a subscription-only music service for $10/month that lets users stream Spotify-quality music for an additional $10.15.
RdNet Radio — Rdnet Radio is a music service available to subscribers of Spotify for $9, but the service charges $8.16.
It doesn’t allow users to stream music on other devices.17. Apple TV — Apple TV can stream music from Spotify and other services via a $15-per-month subscription fee.18. RdiRadio — Rdi Radio lets you stream your music on your Apple TV and other devices, including the iPhone, Mac, and iPad.19.
Google Chromecast — A Chromecast-powered device that streams music from a Chromecast to a smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi.20. Beats 1 — Beats 1 lets you access the radio station and other stations through your phone or tablet.
It is available on iOS, Android, Windows, and Amazon Fire TV.21.
Rdius — Rdius lets you buy albums for free through its website and also sells digital music through iTunes.22.
Pandora FM — Pandora FM lets you enjoy Pandora music in your car or on your commute to work.23.
Spotify Mobile — Spotify Mobile lets you pay with a credit card and then use the service to listen to a variety of music from Apple Music and Spotify on your phone.24.
Pandora TV — Spotify TV lets you watch the music you like from Spotify or other music services.25.
Apple iTunes Radio — Apple Music Radio is an app that lets fans download, stream, and play music from any of the streaming music platforms on iTunes.26.
Pandora iHeart Radio — Pandora iheart radio lets you get an up-to-date collection of all the music on Pandora plus the latest and greatest songs.27.
Spotify On Air — Spotify On AIR lets you record a playlist of your favorite music with music, lyrics, and artwork from Spotify, Spotify Music, and other Spotify artists.28.
RdIO — Rdio lets you play and record music on the go, from your smartphone or iPad.29.
Rdnio — Rdn, an online music store, lets you create playlists and listen to them on your computer or smartphone.30