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 services similar to an online music database.

Current services[edit]

Service Free subscription available Selective streaming Track downloads # of tracks (millions) # of users (millions) Global availability Web Android iOS Windows Phone Desktop Other platforms
8tracks Partial Yes No 6.5[3] Global Yes Yes Yes No No
Amazon Prime Music No Yes Yes[4] 1[5] <10[6] US, UK Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac Blackberry
Anghami Partial Yes[7] Yes[7] 4[8] Partial[r 1] No Yes Yes No No Blackberry
Apple Music No Yes Yes 37[9] 11[10] Global No Fall 2015 Yes No Windows and Mac with iTunes Sonos, Apple TV (Fall 2015)
Aupeo! Partial No No 0.9[11] Global Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Batanga Radio Yes No No 0.3 US, Latin America Yes Yes Yes No Windows,Mac Sonos
Beatport Partial Yes Yes Global Yes Yes Yes No Windows, Mac
Deezer Partial Yes Yes[12] 35[13] 6[14] Global Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Sonos, Chromecast, Symbian, Blackberry
Earbits Yes No No 0.02[15] Global Yes Yes Yes No No
Google Play Music Yes Yes Yes[16] 30[17] Partial[r 2] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Sonos, Chromecast, Google Chrome App
Groove Music No Yes Yes 40[18][n 1] Partial[r 3] Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows Xbox 360, Xbox One
Guvera Yes Yes[20] Yes[20] 12[21] 10[22] Partial[r 4] Yes Yes Yes No No Blackberry
iHeartRadio Yes No No 15[20] 48[20] US Yes Yes Yes Yes Mac
Jango Yes No No Global Yes Yes Yes No No
Line Music No Yes Yes 1.5[23] Japan, Thailand Yes Yes Yes No No
MixRadio Yes No Yes 36[24] Global Yes Yes Yes Yes No Blackberry
Musicovery Partial No No Global Yes No Yes No No
Napster No Yes[25] Yes[25] 32[26] 2.5[27] UK, Germany Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows Sonos
NetEase cloud music[n 2] Yes Yes No 2[28] Global Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac Blackberry
Pandora Yes No Yes 1.5[29][30] 77[6] US, Australia, New Zealand Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac[n 3] Blackberry
Radical.fm Yes No No 25[31] US No Yes Yes No No
rara.com No Yes Yes 22[32] Partial[r 5] Yes Yes Yes No Windows
Rdio Partial Yes Yes 32[33] Partial[r 6] Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac Sonos, Roku, Chromecast, Blackberry
Rhapsody No Yes Yes 32[34] 2.5[27] USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows Sonos, Xbox, Samsung TV, Ford, BMW, MetroPCS, Blackberry
Saavn Partial Yes No 3[25] 11[25] Global Yes Yes Yes No No
Slacker Partial No No 13[35] 26[35] US, Canada Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Blackberry
SoundCloud Yes Yes Limited 16[36] 175[37] Global Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Spotify Partial Yes Yes 30[38] 75[39] Partial[r 7] Yes Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac, Linux Palm, Sonos, Symbian, Boxee,[40] Telia Digital-TV, Virgin TiVo, webOS, Linux,[41] Playstation 4,[42] Blackberry
Tidal No Yes Yes 25[9] 0.5[7] Global Yes Yes Yes No Windows, Mac
Service Free subscription available Selective streaming Track downloads # of tracks (millions) # of users (millions) Regional availability Web Android iOS Windows Phone Desktop Other platforms

Discontinued services[edit]

Service Fate Discontinued
Xbox Music Succeeded by Groove[43] 6 July 2015
iTunes Radio Integrated into Apple Music[42] 30 June 2015
Beats Music Succeeded by Apple Music[44] 30 June 2015
Blinkbox Music Under administration[45] 11 June 2015
Grooveshark Shut down[46] 30 April 2015
Last.fm Discontinued radio streaming service[47] 28 April 2014
Music Unlimited Replaced by Playstation Music powered Spotify.[48] 29 March 2015
WiMP Integrated into Tidal[7] 23 March 2015
Simfy Told users to use Deezer instead.[49] 1 March 2015
MOG Succeed by Beats Music and subsequently Apple Music[50][44] 21 January 2015
Songza Merged into Google Play Music[51] 21 October 2014
Ubuntu One Music Discontinued[52] 2 April 2014
Dhingana Acquired by Rdio[53][54] 14 March 2014
Zune Marketplace Succeeded by Xbox Music[55] 15 October 2012
Mflow Succeeded by Bloom.fm January 2012
Thumbplay Acquired by Clear Channel Radio and used to enhance their service iHeartRadio[56] 1 March 2011

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Only 18 in the US[19]
  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. ^ 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, 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
  3. ^ Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, UK, USA
  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. ^ 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

See also[edit]

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