There is no doubt that Spotify is one of the best streaming music services that we can find. However, it does not mean that it is the only good there is. In the Google app store, many other options have nothing to envy Spotify. Although, if what you are looking for is something cheaper, you could see our article on how to have Spotify Premium cheaper.
On the contrary, if you want to leave Spotify behind and try something new, in this article, we will show you the nine best streaming music alternatives that you can find for Android.
Top de apps alternativas a Spotify
No matter what style of music you like, or if what you are looking for are podcasts, with these nine apps, you can listen to everything you want without the need to have Spotify on your mobile.
- YouTube Music
- Amazon Music
- Apple Music
We start this list with an excellent application. Tidal is an app that has more than 70 million songs, unlimited skips, offline playback, and much more. Although these features are paid, Tidal offers you a free 30-day trial.
What makes Tidal different is that its owners are true musical artists, making it one of the apps with the best sound quality. Another characteristic that identifies it is that apart from having music, it also has more than 250,000 videos.
As for the price, Tidal has a normal Premium version at 9.99 and another with HiFi quality at 19.99 euros per month. It also has much more accessible family and student plans.
Deezer is another excellent option since, besides having millions of songs and podcasts available that have nothing to envy other catalogs, it also has a function similar to the Shazam app called SongCatcher to identify the name of songs that are playing.
Deezer, like Spotify, can be used free with advertising or with Premium plans that go from 9.99 euros for the normal plan and 14.99 for the family plan that allows up to 6 accounts.
SoundHound does not have its catalog of songs; that is, it is not a streaming service like Spotify or the rest of the apps on this list, but it is an application that allows you to identify songs just by humming them and also shows you the lyrics thanks to a function called LiveLyrics.
We decided to include it in this list because, with SoundHound, you can search for songs and connect to your Spotify account as long as your account is Premium and to YouTube to see all the music videos that this platform has. It’s like having the best of YouTube and Spotify in one place and with a very simple interface. It has a free version with advertising, or you can make a single payment of 5.99 for the SoundHound∞ app.
If you are looking for a free alternative, SongFlip is one of the best options you can find. It is a very easy-to-use app; you just have to press on the song you want to hear or press the plus sign to add it to a playlist. The app has advertising. However, it is not as invasive as in other similar apps. The only detail is that you must always have an Internet connection to listen to your favorite music.
Another of the most popular music streaming apps is Pandora, with more than 100 million downloads; Pandora is very similar to Spotify, with a very extensive catalog of songs and podcasts. Pandora allows you to search, play, skip pause, and adjust the volume through simple voice commands, greatly improving user experience.
Pandora’s plans are Pandora Plus at 4.99 euros per month or 54.89 for the full year and Pandora Premium at 9.99 per month or 108.89 per year. It also has a family plan and discounts for students and the military.
If what you are looking for is the greatest variety of songs, SoundCloud is the streaming platform with the most music and audio in the world. We talk about more than 200 million audios, between songs and podcasts.
That little-known artist that you can’t find on Spotify, surely SoundCloud has it since many emerging artists use this platform to share their content.
Apart from its free version, it has two subscriptions, SoundCloud Go and SoundCloud Go +, with 5.99 and 9.99 euros per month. You can try both subscriptions free of charge, although the period of SoundCloud Go is only seven days, while that of SoundCloud Go + is up to 30 days.
Of course, we couldn’t leave out the giant YouTube Music. This app has the best and most intelligent search engine; just say a word that identifies a song or a part of the lyrics, and you will surely find it. It has more than 70 million songs and videos exclusive to the platform.
The YouTube Music Premium subscription costs 9.99 euros per month and for students 5.99, in addition to their family plan for 11.99 euros that allows up to 5 different profiles. If you do not want to pay for this app, it is best to decide on another app from the list since you will not be able to hear your music with the screen off or outside the app, that is, without the annoying reminder that you must switch to Premium.
The best thing about Amazon Music is that it is included with the Amazon Prime subscription, a great advantage over the rest of the apps. The only detail is that its catalog is quite limited; it only has about 2 million songs.
Suppose you want a much more extensive repertoire. In that case, you should opt for the other option they offer, Amazon Music Unlimited, which has a greater variety of songs (70 million songs) and access to exclusive releases. You can try it free for 30 days. However, you will have to pay 9.99 euros per month.
Finally, we have Apple Music, an app that many are unaware of available for Android users. Apple Music has more than 60 million songs to choose from. Its functions are similar to the rest, but unlike the other apps, Apple Music offers free three months instead of just one month, as long as you are using it for the first time. The subscription is priced at 9.99 euros for the basic plan, 4.99 for students, or 14.99 per month for a family group of up to 6 people.
And if you are in a hurry, you can also try Apple Music for free for five months before deciding if it is worth starting to pay or go to another of the alternatives for Spotify.
Sharlene Meriel is an avid gamer with a knack for technology. He has been writing about the latest technologies for the past 5 years. His contribution in technology journalism has been noteworthy. He is also a day trader with interest in the Forex market.