Top 5 Apps for Streaming (2021)

The music industry revolves around artists creating great music and you streaming those songs! When it comes to streaming music, there are countless apps out there. However, each app has its benefits and its drawbacks. We have compiled a list of the top 5 apps for streaming music.

1. LiveXLive:

This app truly stands out in the music industry since it allows you to live-stream performances from around the world!

Through LiveXLive powered by Slacker, you gain access to countless personalized music recommendations that will allow creating the perfect playlists.

Another feature of LiveXLive is that it’s free! However, to unlock unique features, you must have a subscription. The available subscriptions are the LiveXLive Plus for $3.99 a month and LiveXLive Premium for $9.99 a month.

Subscription to LiveXLive Premium comes with many unique features including offline listening, ad-free listening, unlimited skips, and maximum audio quality. In addition, the subscription allows you to create your own playlists and stations, taking the streaming experience to a whole new level.

2. Apple Music:

Apple Music provides over 60 million songs from the Apple Music Catalog. In addition, the app includes a feature that allows you to follow along with your favourite music through time-synced lyrics.

The app includes an offline streaming feature that allows you to enjoy your music anywhere!

Although the app is not free, new members get the first three months for free! The subscription costs $9.99 and can be cancelled at any time.

Another unique feature of Apple Music is allowing you to follow your friends’ accounts and share your playlists with them.

Live shows are available on the app allowing you to follow along with your favourite artists. Even if you miss your lives, you can watch them on demand!

3. Spotify:

Spotify is a rather adaptable music app in contrast to the other apps on this list. Not only does it provide playlists for each mood, but it also creates unique daily mixes made just for you!

Spotify is free! There is a Spotify premium subscription that allows you to download your favourite music for data-free streaming. Also, you benefit from this subscription as it allows you to listen to ad-free music with amazing sound quality.  

The price of Spotify premium is $9.99 per month with the first month free of charge.  You can easily cancel your subscription at any time, so no commitment!

Spotify offers several types of premium subscriptions: Individual subscription, Duo subscription, and the Family subscription. Each type of premium subscription provides a different number of accounts.

4. Deezer:

Deezer is well-rounded music streaming app that is compatible with many devices. The app has a unique feature called Deezer Flow which will create the perfect music mix for you based on your preferences.

There are numerous premium subscriptions on Deezer which are Deezer Family, Deezer Student, and Deezer Hi-Fi.

Deezer Family allows up to 6 users for one account. Deezer Student provides all the benefits of a premium subscription but for half the price. Lastly, Deezer Hi-Fi offers a completely different form of high-quality music.

Deezer premium provides several features including an offline mode for data-free listening, unlimited skips, and superior sound quality (320 kBps).

Deezer premium costs $9.99 per month while Deezer elite costs $14.99 per month. As a new user, you’re offered a month of subscription for free!

Deezer is compatible with Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and Sonos sound systems.

Most importantly, there are over 55 million songs to choose from!

5. YouTube Music:

YouTube Music is a reimagined music service that customizes your music according to your taste, preferences, and what’s trending around you.

In order to keep up with the trends, you can use “The Hotlist” on YouTube Music!

A unique feature of the app is that if you forget a song’s name. We’ve all been there before! With YouTube Music, you can simply search for the lyrics or describe them and you’ll find the song you were looking for.

With Music Premium you can enable the Offline Mixtape, listen to ad-free music, with your device locked!

As with most of the other apps on this list, the premium subscription costs $9.99 per month. There are other plans available for families and students.

There are countless more apps out there that you can stream music on. Finding the right app for you depends on what you want. Learning whether you need offline music or how important personalized recommendations are could lead you to find the right app for you.

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