Comparison of on-demand streaming music services

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The following is a list of online services that currently offer some on-demand music streaming of full-length content over the Internet as a part of their service[1] without the listener necessarily purchasing a file for download.[2] One might compare this type of service 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 song title, artist, etc. that amounts to a form of online music database. See also Comparison of online music lockers.

Database # of tracks (millions) Available in Pricing PC Android iOS BlackBerry Windows Phone Notes
8tracks 7 Everywhere Free/Subscription Web Yes Yes No No Commercial free
Anghami 3 Arab World (full catalogue)/Everywhere else (Arab tracks only) Free/Subscription Mobile Yes Yes Yes No All the Arabic & International Music in Middle East and North Africa. Arabic Music only everywhere else. Free and unlimited streaming.
Aupeo! 0.9 [3] Everywhere Free/Subscription Web Yes Yes No Yes
Deezer 35 [4] Almost worldwide (list of countries) Free/Subscription Web Yes Yes Yes Yes Also available on Symbian.
Dhingana 1[5] Everywhere Free/Subscription Web Yes Yes Yes Yes Available on Nokia and Windows 8, No account required
Earbits 0.02 [6] Everywhere Free Web Yes Yes No No
fizy ~10 Turkey Free/Subscription Web/Mobile Yes Yes No Yes Available on Vestel Smart TV
Grooveshark 15 Everywhere but Denmark and Germany Free/Subscription Web/Desktop Application Yes, nonmarket Partial, Jailbroken Yes No
Google Play Music 22 Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India,Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela. Subscription Web Yes Yes No No
Guvera 3+ Australia/US Free/Subscription Web/Mobile Yes Yes No No
Jango Everywhere Free Web Yes Yes No No
Last.fm 12[7] USA/UK/Germany Free/Subscription Web/Desktop Application Yes Yes Yes Yes Closed down April 28, 2014[8]
Mflow 5 UK Free Web
MOG 15+[9] Australia Subscription Web Yes Yes No No Available on Roku
Sony Music Unlimited 23+[10] Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United States, United Kingdom Subscription/Free Trial Web Yes Yes No No Available on PS4/PS3/PSVita/PSP/Bravia TVs
Musicovery Everywhere Free/Subscription Web No Yes No No
Napster 32[11] UK, Germany Subscription/Free Trial Desktop Application/Web Yes Yes No Yes Available on Sonos
Pandora 0.8[12] USA/Australia/New Zealand Free/Subscription Desktop Application/Web Yes Yes Yes Yes
rara.com 18 USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Belgium, 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. Subscription Web/Windows 8 Desktop Application Yes Yes No No Ad-free
Rdio 20[13][14] 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, 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. Subscription Web/Desktop Application Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rhapsody 32[15] USA Subscription/Free Trial Web/Desktop Application Yes Yes Yes Yes Available on Sonos, Xbox, Samsung TV, Ford, BMW, MetroPCS
Saavn 2 Everywhere Free Web Yes Yes No No
Simfy 25[16] Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Africa[16] Free/Subscription Web/Desktop Application Yes Yes Yes No
Slacker 10+[17] USA, Canada Free/Subscription Web Yes Yes Yes Yes
Songza USA, Canada Free/Subscription Web Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spotify 20[18] Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, 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 Free/Subscription Desktop Application/Web Access Yes Yes Yes Yes Available on Android, iOS, Palm, Sonos, Symbian, Boxee,[19] Telia Digital-TV, Virgin TiVo, webOS, Windows Mobile 6.x, Linux[20]
SoundCloud 16[21] Everywhere Free/Subscription Web/Mobile Yes Yes No Yes Ad Free
Thumbplay 8[22] Subscription
we7 11[23] UK, Ireland & Belgium Free/Subscription Web Yes Yes No No Now a personal DJ service. Music on demand is still available to premium users.
Ubuntu One Music Everywhere Subscription Web/Desktop Application Yes Yes No No Closed down June 1, 2014[24]
WiMP 25[25] Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Poland Subscription Desktop Application Yes Yes No Yes WiMP HiFi offers lossless streaming music service comparable to CD quality. Also available for Sonos, Bluesound, Squeezebox and Symbian/Meego
Xbox Music 18 in US; 30 globally[26] Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, UK, USA. Subscription/Free Trial Desktop Application/Web Yes[27] Yes[27] No Yes Xbox Music replaced Zune in October 2012.
Zune Marketplace 14[28] USA, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Canada, Australia Subscription Desktop Application/Web No No No Discontinued Was available on Xbox 360, Zune HD, was replaced by Xbox Music in October 2012.
Database # of tracks (millions) Available in Pricing PC Android iOS BlackBerry Windows Phone Notes

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References[edit]

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  5. ^ Dhingana Enriches Catalogue with International Music and surpasses 1-Million Songs, 1 April 2012
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  28. ^ Zune expands to Canada, drops Zune Pass price in US, Windows Phone Blog