Gone are the days when we use to carry music on our smartphones. Today though native storage on our phones has substantially hiked, we do not carry music on the go. For user ease and to stop piracy various companies in India have got online music streaming apps which does give access to millions of songs and albums for free. Also, these apps are subscription-based where you can also download the music and keep it ready for use when there is no internet connection available. To fight piracy and counterfeiting the downloaded songs can only be played through the related app on which you have downloaded the songs. Plus a free subscription-based music app comes with lots of ad intervals in between.
Here is a curated list of the best online music streaming apps available on Android and iOS.
Spotify lets you enjoy music in different languages like Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, and many more. It consists of millions of songs and podcasts which are free with inclusions of ads here and there. With Spotify premium, you can play music add free until your subscription exists, the capability to download and save music for offline access, listen on your speakers, TV, and other favorite devices.
The initial 30 days are free for usage post making a billing through your debit or credit card. You can also cancel your subscription before 30 days trial to avoid payments. The premium subscription can be bought by paying Rs.13 per day or weekly for Rs. 39 or monthly for Rs. 129 etc.
Very popular music streaming app from Jio. Available with premium features for prime members for 90 days. It lets you listen to music anytime and anywhere. The app has a collection of over 50 million songs across Bollywood, English, Hindi, independent artists, and Indian regional languages like Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, and more. The app automatically logs you in if you are accessing the app using Jio data. You can also use the app post the trail expires but may have to face ads at equal intervals.
The app can be subscribed for Rs. 99 per month post expiry of the 90 days trial. Jio Saavn Pro can
Gaana is the one-stop music streaming app for all your Music needs. Gaana offers you free, unlimited online access to all your favorite Hindi Songs, Bollywood Music, Regional Music & Radio. Enjoy millions of Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Odia, Rajasthani, Bengali, Assamese & Bhojpuri Songs from a plethora of collection ranging from New Songs to Old Classics, Bollywood songs, Indian Regional songs, for free.
Gaana Music is free for listening to with ads. Gaana plus can be subscribed for 1 year for Rs. 399 or 1-year student pack (KYC needed) for Rs. 149 or for three months for Rs. 199.
SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform and music sharing website based in Berlin, Germany that enables its users to upload, promote, and share audio. SoundCloud is the world’s largest music and audio streaming platform – 150 million tracks and growing. With a buzzing community of artists and musicians constantly uploading new music, SoundCloud is where you can find the next big artists alongside chart-topping albums, live sets, and mixes for every occasion.
Though the service is totally free for users with registration, the sound cloud also offers a Pro Unlimited and Pro subscription which comes for $12 per month billed yearly and $6 per month billed yearly respectively.
Hungama.com is your one-stop entertainment shop. Here you can sample, select and download your favorite Music Tracks & Videos. Stream your favorite Movies, TV Shows, Kids Shows/Films, Short Films, Documentaries, and Live Shows. The app also lets you listen to music for free with ads. For downloading the songs and making a playlist using the same shall need a subscription-based plan. The app also lets you browse through various videos of our choice or as per the selected genre. With the pro version, you can download and save millions of songs and videos of your choice for offline access.
You can check plans for Hungama Pro Music here.
The easiest and the cheapest means of getting music on the go. If you have already subscribed to Amazon Prime then you can easily use Amazon Music. With Amazon Prime, you can have an Ad-free listening, Offline listening, Unlimited Skips, Hands-free Listening on your Favorite Devices. We have earlier covered a post which lets you get free 1 year Amazon membership without paying anything.
Wynk is music online music streaming app from Airtel. Gives you the same features as any of the others on the list above. Primarily the apps let you stream high-quality music even on low internet speeds. As per your likes and dislikes the app curates a personalized recommendation of music for you. The app also lets you create playlists and share the same with friends and family. The app also supports chrome cast and lets you purchase a single song or a complete album.
Wynk Plus @ Rs 29 (Android)
Wynk Plus @ Rs 60 (iOS)
Non-Airtel Subscriber (Wi-Fi users)
Wynk Plus @ Rs 99 (Android)
Wynk Plus @ Rs 120 (iOS)
Get unlimited access to millions of songs and your entire music library—totally ad-free. Apple Music works seamlessly with your iTunes library to give your personal music collection a major upgrade. Users select music to stream to their device on-demand, or they can listen to existing, curated playlists. The service also includes the Internet radio station Beats 1, which broadcasts live to over 100 countries 24 hours a day.
The revised plans offer Apple Music monthly subscription to students for Rs 49 a month, to individuals for Rs 99 a month and a family for Rs 149 a month.