Comparison of on-demand streaming music services

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The following is a list of on-demand music streaming services. The services offer streaming of full-length content via the Internet as a part of their service,[1] without the listener necessarily purchasing a file for download.[2] This type of service is comparable to internet radio. Many of these sites have advertising and offer non-free options in the style of an online music store. For a list of online music stores that provide a means of purchasing and downloading music as files of some sort, see Comparison of online music stores. Many of both types of sites offer browsing by attributes such as song title or artist that is, an online music database. See also Comparison of online music lockers.

Current[edit]

Service # of tracks (millions) License Regional availability Web Android iOS BlackBerry Windows Phone Desktop Other platforms
8tracks 6.5[3] Freemium Global Yes Yes Yes No No No
Prime Music 1[4] Subscription US Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac
Anghami 4[5] Freemium Partial[r 1] No Yes Yes Yes No No
Aupeo! 0.9[6] Freemium Global Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Beats Music 20[7] Subscription US No Yes Yes No Yes Windows
Deezer 35[8] Freemium Partial[r 2] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Sonos, Chromecast, Symbian
Dhingana 1[9] Freemium Global Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Nokia, Windows 8
Earbits 0.02[10] Free Global Yes Yes Yes No No No
fizy 10[citation needed] Freemium Turkey Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Vestel Smart TV
Google Play Music 30[11] Subscription Partial[r 3] Yes Yes Yes No No No Sonos, Chromecast, Google Chrome App
Guvera 12[12] Freemium Partial[r 4] Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Hype Machine Free Global Yes No No No No No
iTunes Radio Free US, Australia No Yes Yes No No Windows, Mac
Jango Free Global Yes Yes Yes No No No
MOG 15[13] Subscription Australia Yes Yes Yes No No No Roku
Musicovery Freemium Global Yes No Yes No No No
Napster 32[14] Subscription/free trial UK, Germany Yes Yes Yes No Yes Windows Sonos
NetEase cloud music[n 1] 2[15] Free Global Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac
Pandora 0.8[16] Freemium US, Australia, New Zealand Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac[n 2]
Radical.fm 25[17] Free US No Yes Yes No No No
rara.com 22[18] Subscription Partial[r 5] Yes Yes Yes No No Windows
Rdio 32[19] Freemium Partial[r 6] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac Sonos, Roku, Chromecast
Rhapsody 32[20] Subscription/free trial USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows Sonos, Xbox, Samsung TV, Ford, BMW, MetroPCS
Saavn 2[21] Freemium Global Yes Yes Yes No No No
Simfy 25[22] Freemium Partial[r 7] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Adobe Air
Slacker 10[23] Freemium US, Canada Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Songza Freemium US, Canada Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
SoundCloud 16[24] Freemium Global Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Spotify 30[25] Freemium Partial[r 8] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac, Linux Palm, Sonos, Symbian, Boxee,[26] Telia Digital-TV, Virgin TiVo, webOS, Linux[27]
Streamus Free Global Google Chrome extension No No No No No
Tomahawk Free Global Yes Yes Yes No No Windows, Mac, Linux
we7 11[28] Freemium[n 3] UK Yes Yes Yes No No No
WiMP 25[29] Subscription Partial[r 9] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Adobe Air
Xbox Music 38[n 4] Subscription/free trial Partial[r 10] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Service # of tracks (millions) License Regional availability Web Android iOS BlackBerry Windows Phone Desktop Other platforms

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Chinese with no official translation
  2. ^ Desktop clients only available with Pandora One subscription
  3. ^ Now a personal DJ service. Music on demand is still available to premium users
  4. ^ Only 18 in the US[30]

Regional availability[edit]

  1. ^ Full access in Middle East and North Africa, Arabic Music only elsewhere
  2. ^ United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Burundi, Benin, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Bhutan, Botswana, Belarus, Canada, Cocos Islands, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Switzerland, The Ivory Coast, Cook Islands, Chile, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cape Verde, Christmas Island, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Djibouti, Denmark, Algeria, Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt, Western Sahara, Eritrea, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, Fiji, the Falkland Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, France, Gabon, United Kingdom, Georgia, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Croatia, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, British Indian Ocean Territory, Iraq, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kiribati, The Comoros, South Korea, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Moldova, Montenegro, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Macedonia, Mali, Mongolia, Mauritania, Malta, Mauritius, the Maldives, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Norfolk Island, Nigeria, Nicaragua, the Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, Nauru, Niue, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, the Pitcairn Islands, Portugal, Palau, Paraguay, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, the Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Sweden, Singapore, Slovenia, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Somalia, São Tomé and Príncipe, El Salvador, Swaziland, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Tokelau, East Timor, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Samoa, Yemen, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe[31]
  3. ^ Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
  4. ^ Australia, USA, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Ukraine, UAE, Venezuela, Vietnam
  5. ^ US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and South Africa
  6. ^ Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
  7. ^ Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Africa[22]
  8. ^ Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA
  9. ^ Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Poland
  10. ^ Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, UK, USA

By feature[edit]

Service Ad-free streaming[f 1] Non-radio style play[f 2] Downloading Other
8tracks Yes No No
Prime Music
Anghami
Aupeo!
Beats Music
Deezer Yes Yes No
Dhingana
Earbits
fizy
Google Play Music
Guvera
Hype Machine
iTunes Radio Yes No No
Jango
MOG
Musicovery
Napster (pay service) No
NetEase cloud music Yes Yes No
Pandora No No Premium
Radical.fm
rara.com
Rdio
Rhapsody
Saavn
Simfy
Slacker
Songza
SoundCloud Yes Yes No
Spotify Yes No
Streamus Yes No Streams from YouTunbe video audio
Tomahawk Yes Yes Yes Sources tracks from other services
we7
WiMP
Xbox Music
Service Ad-free streaming[f 1] Non-radio style play[f 2] Downloading Other

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ads do not play while streaming e.g. in between songs
  2. ^ a b A given song can be chosen to be played at any time, rather than radio style play where the listener gets limited or no choice of what they listen to and when

Discontinued services[edit]

Service Fate Discontinued
Grooveshark Shut down[32] 30 April 2015
Last.fm Discontinued[33] 28 April 2014
Mflow Succeeded by Bloom.fm January 2012
Thumbplay Acquired by Clear Channel Radio[d 1] 1 March 2011
Ubuntu One Music Discontinued[34] 2 April 2014
Zune Marketplace Succeeded by Xbox Music October 2012
Service Fate Discontinued
  1. ^ Technology used to enhance their digital radio service iHeartRadio[35]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  27. ^ http://news.spotify.com/us/2010/07/12/linux/
  28. ^ We7 moves beyond UK with Irish launch
  29. ^ "WiMP FAQ". Retrieved 2013-02-04. 
  30. ^ Xbox Music Hands On: The Perfect Music Service—If You Use Nothing But Microsoft Stuff, Gizmodo, 15 October 2012
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  32. ^ http://grooveshark.com/
  33. ^ http://www.last.fm/announcements/subscriptions2014
  34. ^ http://blog.canonical.com/2014/04/02/shutting-down-ubuntu-one-file-services/
  35. ^ http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110228007392/en/Clear-Channel-Radio-Announces-Acquisition-Thumbplay%E2%80%99s-Cloud-Based