These free music apps will help you listen to music in just about every different way imaginable. These are the best free music apps to help you listen to your personal music library, discover new artists, identify songs, listen to streaming music, and find radio stations near you.
All of these music apps are completely free and are compatible with both Androids and iPhones. Use the link to download or find them in the online store on your phone. You'll be up and running in no time with a free music app that you won't be able to remember how you lived without.
TuneWiki is one of my favorite free music apps and is a great alternative to the default music player on your phone. Besides playing the music on your phone, TuneWiki also have some added features that really make it stand out from the rest of the free music apps out there.
While you play a song, the lyrics scroll across the screen in time with the music. It's a fun feature that doesn't work perfect all the time, and sometimes the publisher has removed the lyrics, but it does a heck of a job.
Streaming radio is another added feature to the TuneWiki free music app. With TuneWiki on the Android you can dedicate songs to your friends through Facebook or Twitter.
TuneWiki is also available as a desktop application for PCs and MACs.
App Available for: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Nokia, Windows Phone
Pandora is a free music app that streams songs for you to listen to. Enter your favorite artist and Pandora will play songs by them along with similar artists that Pandora recommends. You can rate the songs and bookmark favorite artists that you've discovered as you listen.
The Pandora app really works best when you're connected to Wi-Fi so you can stream the songs with little to no buffering.
Register for free with Pandora and you'll be able to save your stations and ratings across the phone app and their website if you also listen on your computer.
App Available for: Android, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Kindle Fire, NOOK, Palm Pixi, Palm Pre, Windows Phone
Shazam is a very cool free music app that listens to a song you are playing and then tells you the name of the song and the artist. You then have the option of sharing your discovery, watching a music video of it on YouTube, playing it in Spotify, finding tour information, viewing a discography, reading album reviews, and creating a Pandora station based on that artist.
Each song that's identified through Shazam will then be shared as a tag. You can share these tags with your friends and view their discoveries as well.
App Available for: Android, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Nokia, Windows 8 tablet, Windows Phone
Slacker Radio is a free music app that has pre-programmed streaming radio stations for just about every genre you can think of. While listening to these stations you can fine tune them to play more of the songs that you like.
You can also create new stations and playlists as well as keep track of your favorite songs and recently played songs.
App Available for: Android, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Nokia, Palm, Windows Phone
5. TuneIn Radio
If you love radio but want the convenience of it on your smartphone then you'll want to check out the free music app TuneIn Radio.
TuneIn Radio lets you find and listen to local radio stations wherever you are and save them as presets. I love to use this feature while I'm traveling.
You can also enter a song or artist and you'll instantly have a list of all the radio stations around the country that play that song or artist. With a push of a button you can then listen to that radio station from your phone.
If you really like TuneIn Radio you may want to buy their pro app which allows you to record what you're hearing on the radio.
App Available for: Android, Bada, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Kindle Fire, Palm, Windows Phone