The Best Music Apps for iPhones and Androids

There are possibly over a jillion various music apps on the App Store and on Google Play.

These aren’t precise figures, but we know we’re not far off. With all these options, you have access to any sort of music program possible, from streaming apps and internet radio, to portable DJ stations and guitar tuners. Plenty are free, but many also have monthly subscription fees and in-app purchases.

Spotify (Free and Subscription)

One of the most noticeable and well-liked music apps ever invented, Spotify is big in music streaming, having over 90 million subscribers and access to over 40 million songs. The app has identical functionality as the desktop version, letting you stream whole albums or single songs with which you can create custom playlists.

Amazon Music (Free and Subscription)

Amazon might have been late to the party, but its streaming app is on point. It lets you get a hold of numerous free songs and your whole cloud library, not to mention uploading songs including the ones you bought. Access to the whole library is only included with an Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

Music Unlimited is reduced for Amazon Prime subscribers. If you don’t want to pay that, Amazon Prime members get a reduced version of full membership with access to over three million songs for free.

Ultimate Guitar Tabs (Free)

You don’t have to be able to read sheet music so you can play the guitar. Ultimate Guitar Tabs has interactive lessons and a big catalog of over 750,000 guitar tabs letting you see chord diagrams and the placement of different notes on the fretboard. While the app is free, you’ll need to pay to get certain features. However, it comes with a lot of stuff that makes learning the guitar simple.