It's hard to imagine a world without music. Whether you're a small child or an old age pensioner, we all love music.
The Internet has drastically changed the way we listen to and buy music. However, with so many options out there, a popular question is: just what are the best sites to stream and download music online?
On this page you can find a variety of online services that allows you to listen to music via the Internet.
Spotify is a service that has been offering music online since 2006. Spotify provides access to over 30 million tracks and has over 60 million users (15 million paying users) in January 2015, according to Wikipedia.
Spotify has several options:
- Free - free music for promotional purposes. This has a number of limitations in addition to being advertised based. You can not use the service on iPhone, iPad or other mobile devices.
- Premium - listen to unlimited music with better sound quality. You can use the service on mobile devices.
- Family - a premium account that can be shared with family members.
For more details and up-to-date prices on Spotify, please visit their official website.
This music service was originally named WIMP (launched in 2010) and was a Norwegian developed music service from Platekompaniet and WiMP Music in cooperation with Telenor.
The service was sold to the United States in 2014, and changed its name to TIDAL. It is therefore no longer possible to create new WiMP accounts. If you have an existing WIMP account, you can now log into both WiMP and TIDAL with this. TIDAL offers streaming of over 30 million tracks and had over 580,000 paying users in March 2015, according to Wikipedia.
TIDAL has several options:
- TIDAL Premium gives you access to millions of songs, but sound quality is slightly lower than the HIFI subscription.
- TIDAL HiFi gives you access to millions of songs in lossless quality.
You can try TIDAL for free.
Google Play Music
Google Play Music is Google's music service which was launched in 2011. The cost is £9.99 per month, but you can try the service free for 30 days. The service offers more than 30 million songs that can be streamed or purchased.
You can listen to music directly via your browser.
Deezer is a service offering music online. It costs £9.99 per month, but you can try it free for 30 days.
The service provides access to over 35 million songs, over 30,000 radio stations, It had about 16 million active users and 5 million paying users in 2013, according to Wikipedia.
Jango is a online radio station, but plays music from various artists. You can search for your favorite artists and play music directly in your browser.
Music is also divided into different genres, so you can find what you're looking for more easily.
SoundCloud is an online service where artists, distributors and promoters can post their own songs and share them with others online. The service had 175 million unique listeners per month in 2014, according to Wikipedia.
YouTube! Known primarily as a service for sharing videos, but it can also be used to share and listen to music.
There are both apps and services that allows you to use YouTube as a music service.