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Spotify offers streaming music from major and independent record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal. Users download Spotify... Learn More


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Pandora Radio is an internet radio service, recommendation service, and the custodian of the Music Genome Project. Users enter a song or artist that t... Learn More


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The Rhapsody digital music service gives subscribers unlimited on-demand access to more than eleven million songs, whether they’re listening on a PC... Learn More


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SoundCloud is the world's leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. Recording and uploading sounds to So... Learn More

Pricing Starting From

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Spotify

Music & Radio

Free Plan

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Pandora One

Music & Radio

$ 3.99
For 1 Year / 1 user(s)

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Rhapsody

Music & Radio

$ 4.99
For 1 Month / 1 user(s)

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SoundCloud

Music & Radio

Free Plan

Available Features

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Spotify

Music & Radio

Millions of tracks available instantly

Play and organise your own MP3s

Spotify social

Play local files on your mobile

Take your music abroad/14 days

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Pandora One

Music & Radio

No Ads

Desktop Application

Fewer Interruptions

Higher Quality Audio

Custom Skins

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Rhapsody

Music & Radio

Unlimited access to over 30 million songs

Download any song, album, or playlist

Get all the features of unRadio

Play on mobile, web, and home audio devices

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SoundCloud

Music & Radio

Upload unlimited tracks

Count plays, likes, comments, and downloads

See who's playing your tracks and in which countries and cities you're most popular

Know from which pages, apps, and social networks your tracks are being played

Post in Quiet Mode

Spotlight your tracks and playlists on your profile

Free Trial Availability

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Spotify

Music & Radio

No Free Trial Available.

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Pandora One

Music & Radio
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Rhapsody

Music & Radio
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SoundCloud

Music & Radio

No Free Trial Available.

Most Favorable User Review

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Spotify

Music & Radio
User review from
10
Christina Alvarez
Oct 8, 2015

Spotify is the ultimate tool for listening to and discovering new music (unless you’re looking for Taylor Swift). It’s easy to use and has an abundance of well-known and yet-to-be-discovered artists. Apple Music simply can’t compare. The premium version is recommended if you’re going to be streaming music in an office setting to avoid commercials.

Pros :

The user interface is simple to use and clean. Even without the premium version, you can play specific songs and skip an unlimited amount of times on the desktop version. You also have access to endless curated playlists, new releases and a library with every genre of music known to man. You can also create and share your own playlists easily. You can even make your playlists collaborative so that your friends can add songs as well. However, you also have the option to make a playlist private. You can build your own or use the numerous Spotify playlists for inspiration when building your own. It also has a new feature that recommends songs and artists for you based on what you’ve listened to. It really does everything for you. You can even find a playlist based on the day of the week, time of day and your mood. It also has a radio feature that doesn’t tie you down to a specific playlist. I use it every day in the office. Spotify makes it quick and easy to find the perfect song to complement the task I’m working on.

Cons :

When compared to other platforms, Spotify does have an extensive library of artists. However, there are some who have pulled their music. Obviously, the ads can be quite annoying when you’re using the free version. On the mobile version, you don’t have the option of choosing a particular song to listen to, which isn’t ideal. There are also sometimes weird glitches where a song doesn't play, but you just have to restart the program.

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Pandora One

Music & Radio
User review from
9
Ethan Swift
Nov 21, 2015

The way Pandora works is amazing. It can literally (might not actually be literal) read our minds and thoughts with its advanced intelligence. It picks up surprisingly fast our taste in music and presents us songs we generally would like to add to our playlist. Paired with the strong sharing features, we can let others have a taste of the song of our kindred. We can skip songs and cut ads with Pandora one which is under 5 bucks a month, and it is a great bargain too. Pandora has recently released a new feature of waking us up through an alarm clock. The ringtone is set accordingly to our 'taste' and is generally acceptable. The ads will be irritating for a free user as they cover the whole page. Pandora is definitely the app to go if in search of a new song or a playlist as a whole.

Pros :

  • Highly Intelligent at finding suitable songs.

Cons :

  • Annoying ads.

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Rhapsody

Music & Radio

No favorable user review available yet for Rhapsody.

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SoundCloud

Music & Radio
User review from
10
angelina olsin
Nov 7, 2015

SoundCloud is a  great web app that allows its users to move, share and listen to music. We can receive music easily with minimal effort and time. There is no need for audio files to download one can just play and hear them. SoundCloud is an amazing social sound platform where anyone can create his own sounds and share them. It is also a legal music sharing website. We can drag and drop files into DropBoxes to send files to anyone with a SoundCloud account. If you are Searching for soundscapes? Underground recordings? Live sounds from distant sands? Electro to blow your mind? Latest in trending musical forms? You'll find the good, best, bad, and ugly. Navigate the social network of active listeners and you'll discover your next obsession. SoundCloud also allows the access through apps on iPhone and Android.

Pros :

  • We can upload your audio and embed a pretty player on your website. We can save tracks, follow artists and build playlists.
  • All for free.
  • A music or sound inbox is provided where users can listen to file.

Cons :

  • No offline mode available.

Most Favorable Critic Review

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Spotify

Music & Radio
75
Mark Harris , About.com

Wednesday 31 December 1969

If you're looking for a flexible online music service for streaming content rather than purchasing songs to keep, then Spotify is a well-balanced service that has enough options to probably suite most people's needs.

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Pandora One

Music & Radio
100
Jaymar Cabebe , Cnet

Thursday 20 February 2014

Pandora is a great service to listen to music without needing to hand-pick songs for a playlist. The way it gets to "know" your musical taste is impressive, and it even helps introduce you to artists you never knew you'd like. Overall, the Pandora Android app offers a phenomenal listening experience. Its user interface is slick, despite the pesky advertisements. What's more, it features robust sharing features, control to edit your stations, and a nifty new way to wake up to your favorite tunes. If you like listening to music on your Android phone or tablet, Pandora is well worth the free download.

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Rhapsody

Music & Radio
90
Anonymous contribution , TopTenReviews

Sunday 15 December 2013

In spite of the fact that Rhapsody is a veteran Internet music provider, they realize they are up against some heavy competition. It is obvious they are really pushing for their MP3 store to take off and start competing with contenders like iTunes; unfortunately, it seems services like Napster and Amazon MP3 are beating them to the punch. However, if you are used to using Rhapsody and comfortable with their services, it is a great place to start your music hunt.

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SoundCloud

Music & Radio
75
Jeff Knutson , Graphite

Wednesday 31 December 1969

Teachers looking to have students share digital audio creations may find SoundCloud very useful, but not all content on the site is school-appropriate.

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Demo Video

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Spotify Demo Video

Music & Radio
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Pandora One Demo Video

Music & Radio
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Rhapsody Demo Video

Music & Radio
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SoundCloud Demo Video

Music & Radio

Screenshots

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Pandora One

Music & Radio
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SoundCloud

Music & Radio
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Typical Customer

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Spotify

Music & Radio
  • Personal Use
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Pandora One

Music & Radio
  • Personal Use
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Rhapsody

Music & Radio
  • Personal Use
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SoundCloud

Music & Radio
  • Business
  • Personal Use

Supported Devices

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Spotify

Music & Radio
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Pandora One

Music & Radio
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Rhapsody

Music & Radio
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SoundCloud

Music & Radio

Supported Languages

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Spotify

Music & Radio
  • English
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Pandora One

Music & Radio
  • English
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Rhapsody

Music & Radio
  • English
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SoundCloud

Music & Radio

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