Comparison of on-demand music streaming 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 services similar to an online music database.

Current services[edit]

Service Free access available Selective streaming Lossless (hi-fi) Track downloads # of tracks (millions) # of users (millions) Global availability Web Android iOS Windows Phone Desktop Other platforms First launched
8tracks Partial Yes No No 6.5[3] US, Canada Yes Yes Yes No No
akazoo Partial Yes No Yes 3.5 4.1 Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Amazon Prime Music & Amazon Music Unlimited No Yes No Yes[4] 40 (Unlimited), 2 (Prime Music)[5] <10[6] US, UK, Germany, Japan Yes Yes Yes No Windows, Mac Sonos, Blackberry
Anghami Partial Yes[7] No Yes 4[8] Partial[r 1] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Blackberry November 2012
Apple Music Partial Yes No Yes 40[9] 27[10] Partial[r 2] No Yes Yes No Windows and Mac with iTunes Sonos, AirPlay, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Apple HomePod
Arena.com Yes No No Yes US Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AWA Yes Yes No Yes 30[11] Japan No Yes Yes No Yes Android Auto, CarPlay, ChromeCast
Batanga Radio Yes No No No 0.3 US, Latin America Yes Yes Yes No Windows,Mac Sonos
Bandcamp Yes N/A No Yes TBD TBD Yes Yes Yes Yes [to be determined] Windows
Deezer Partial Yes Partial Yes[12] 40[13] 6[14] Global Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Sonos, Chromecast, Symbian, Blackberry
Electric Jukebox No Yes No No 29[15] UK No No No No No Electric Jukebox November 2016
Earbits Yes No No No 0.02[16] Global Yes Yes Yes No No
Service Free access available Selective streaming Lossless (hi-fi) Track downloads # of tracks (millions) # of users (millions) Regional availability Web Android iOS Windows Phone Desktop Other platforms First launched
Google Play Music Partial Yes No Yes[17] 40[18] Partial[r 3] Partial[r 4] Yes Yes No Yes Sonos, Chromecast, Android TV, Google Home, Google Chrome App, Android Wear
Groove Music No Yes Partial Yes 40[19][n 1] Partial[r 5] Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows Xbox 360, Xbox One, Sonos, Android, iOS
Guvera Yes Yes[21] No Yes 26[22] 17[23] Partial[r 6] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Sonos, Blackberry
hoopla Yes Yes No Yes 5 2.5 US and Canada Yes Yes Yes No Yes Chrome OS, AirPlay, Chromecast,
iHeartRadio Yes No No No 15[24] 48[24] US, Australia, New Zealand Yes Yes Yes Yes Mac
Jango Yes No No No Global Yes Yes Yes No No
Joox Partial Yes Partial Yes Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand[25] Yes Yes Yes No No
Line Music No Yes No Yes 1.5[26] Japan, Thailand Yes Yes Yes No No
Musicovery Partial No No Global Yes No Yes No No
Service Free access available Selective streaming Lossless (hi-fi) Track downloads # of tracks (millions) # of users (millions) Regional availability Web Android iOS Windows Phone Desktop Other platforms First launched
Napster No Yes[27] No Yes 32[28] 2.5[29] UK, Germany Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows Sonos
NetEase cloud music[n 2] Yes Yes No Yes 36[30] 55[30] Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac Blackberry
Pandora Yes Yes No Yes[citation needed] 1.5[31][32] 77.9[6] US, Australia, New Zealand Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac[n 3] Amazon Echo, Blackberry, Chromecast, Android TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos, Amazon Echo, Google Home, TiVo, Xbox One[33]
Patari.pk Yes Yes Yes Global Yes Yes Yes No No
Qobuz No Yes Yes Sublime plan 30 France, UK, Netherlands, Germany Yes Yes Yes No Yes Sonos
Radical.fm Yes No No No 25[34] US No Yes Yes No No
Rhapsody No Yes No Yes 32[35] 2.5 US Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows Sonos, Xbox, Wii U, Samsung TV, Ford, BMW, MetroPCS, Blackberry
RockRaptor Yes Yes Partial No Global Yes Web Web Web Web
Saavn Partial Yes No Yes 30 [36] 20[36] Global Global Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sirius XM Holdings Partial Yes Yes No >4 US, Canada Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Slacker Partial No No Yes 13[37] 26[37] US, Canada Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Sonos
Service Free access available Selective streaming Lossless (hi-fi) Track downloads # of tracks (millions) # of users (millions) Regional availability Web Android iOS Windows Phone Desktop Other platforms First launched
SoundCloud Yes Yes Partial Limited 100[38] 175[39] Global Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Sonos
Spotify Partial Yes No Yes 30[40] 140[41] Partial[r 7] Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac, Linux Palm, Sonos, Symbian, Android TV, Boxee,[42] Telia Digital-TV, Virgin TiVo, webOS, Linux,[43] PlayStation,[44] Blackberry, Chromecast, Amazon Echo, Google Home
Tidal No Yes Yes Yes 40[45] 4.2[46] Partial Yes Yes Yes No Windows, Mac
Yandex.Music (ru) No Yes Yes 20[47] 9[47] Partial[r 8] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yandex.Radio (ru) Yes Yes No 20[47] 1.7[47] Russia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
YouTube Red Partial Yes No Yes[48] US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, South Korea[49] Yes Yes Yes No No
Service Free access available Selective streaming Lossless (hi-fi) Track downloads # of tracks (millions) # of users (millions) Regional availability Web Android iOS Windows Phone Desktop Other platforms First launched

Discontinued services[edit]

Service Fate Discontinued
Xbox Music Succeeded by Groove[19] 6 July 2015
iTunes Radio Integrated into Apple Music[44] 30 June 2015
Beats Music Succeeded by Apple Music[50] 30 June 2015
Blinkbox Music Under administration[51] 11 June 2015
Grooveshark Shut down[52] 30 April 2015
Rara Shut down 29 March 2015
Last.fm Discontinued radio streaming service[53] 28 April 2014
MixRadio Shut down[54] 21 March 2016
Music Unlimited Replaced by PlayStation Music powered Spotify.[55] 29 March 2015
WiMP Integrated into Tidal[56] 23 March 2015
Simfy Shut down. Temporarily, the website referred users to Deezer.[57] 1 March 2015
MOG Succeeded by Beats Music and subsequently Apple Music[50][58] 21 January 2015
Songza Merged into Google Play Music[59] 21 October 2014
Ubuntu One Music Discontinued[60] 2 April 2014
Dhingana Acquired by Rdio[61][62] 14 March 2014
Zune Marketplace Succeeded by Xbox Music[63] 15 October 2012
Mflow Succeeded by Bloom.fm January 2012
Thumbplay Acquired by iHeartRadio[64] 1 March 2011
Rdio Shut down / Assets purchased by Pandora 22 December 2015[65]
Beatport Shut down 10 May 2016

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Only 18 in the US[20]
  2. ^ Chinese with no official translation
  3. ^ Desktop clients only available with Pandora One subscription

Regional availability[edit]

  1. ^ Full access in Middle East and North Africa, Arabic Music only elsewhere
  2. ^ Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts & Nevis, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
  3. ^ Australia, Argentina, 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, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
  4. ^ Requires Plugin
  5. ^ Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
  6. ^ Australia, USA, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Ukraine, UAE, Venezuela, Vietnam
  7. ^ 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, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, 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
  8. ^ Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan

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