There are several application options for downloading and listening to music on your Android phone. Popular apps, such as Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and Napster, allow you to transfer songs to your smartphone and then you can listen to music offline, that is, without spending the Internet package or accessing a Wi-Fi network. Most of the platforms offers the service through premium subscriptions, which are paid. However, it is possible to reduce costs with different types of subscriptions.
Want to know what are the best apps to download music on Android? Below is a list prepared by the TechTudo with ten apps to listen to songs offline on your phone.
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One of the most popular streaming services, Spotify offers a catalog with more than 30 million tracks. With the app, you can promote your own playlists and get to know those of other users.
Interested parties can choose to use Spotify for free or subscribe to any of the plans offered. The biggest highlight is the Family plan, which allows the use of different accounts linked to a main subscription. Thus, the user can divide the monthly fee of R $ 26.90 among the five participants. Another plan offers a different price for students.
Spotify is one of the most popular music apps – Photo: Playback / Daniel Dutra
In addition to an extensive catalog, Tidal bets on high quality audio to differentiate itself in the streaming market. The application, created by Jay-Z, Beyoncé’s husband, offers varying prices, according to the sound quality. The app also features exclusive content and the possibility to import playlists from other streaming services. The platform has two subscription plans: Premium and Hi-Fi. After a period of 60 days of free use, the user must choose between one of these two plans.
Tidal differs in audio quality. – Photo: Reproduction / Daniel Dutra
Based in Paris, Deezer is one of the leading streaming services on the market. Its features include the creation of playlists, the suggestion of songs based on the most heard artists, and the interaction with social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook. The application offers a free trial period of the Premium version. After 30 days, it is necessary to sign the package for R $ 16.90 per month. Like Spotify, Deezer also offers a Family Plan, for R $ 26.90, through which you can have accounts associated with a main subscription.
Deezer, of French origin, is one of the main competitors of Spotify – Photo: Reproduction / Daniel Dutra
The highlight of the MP3 Stage is the focus on Brazilian independent music. Created in 2003, the service is suitable both for listeners who want to know what’s new in national music, as well as for artists who wish to register their activities and publicize them. The functionality is similar to that of other applications. On the MP3 Stage, it is possible to create playlists, follow the most accessed artists and the highlights of streaming. Another advantage is that the application is free.
Stage MP3 is highlighted in the national market – Photo: Reproduction / Daniel Dutra
SoundCloud is another platform on which artists can make their music available. The service, which is based in Germany, allows users to download the singers’ files, if they have given permission to do so. Among its features, you can follow bands, create playlists and listen to the most popular tracks in the SoundCloud community.
SoundCloud allows artists to make their recordings, mashups remixes available. – Photo: Reproduction / Daniel Dutra
YouTube Music is a platform created by Google that highlights the combination of music and video. Thanks to the rare videos available on YouTube, the service is betting on offering an increasingly broad catalog. The free version has some restrictions. In addition to the advertisements, the free application only works with the connected mobile screen. However, you can subscribe to YouTube Music for R $ 16.90 per month.
YouTube Music is the streaming platform created by Google – Photo: Disclosure / Google
The great difference of Audiomack is its catalog. The app features songs in rhythms such as reggae, Latin, pop and electronic. Artists can register on the app and share the songs for free. Its features are similar to those of other apps: there are automatic playlists with the trends and artists most heard, for example. The platform’s highlights are the regional playlists, based on the cities or countries of the registered groups. Listeners can also use it free of charge, although there is a premium option, which removes ads and advertisements.
Audiomack catalog is focused on specific rhythms – Photo: Reproduction / Daniel Dutra
A protagonist in the controversies involving downloads in the early 2000s, Napster returned through the streaming market. In addition to accessing the songs, the app suggests playlists and allows interaction with other listeners. The service has a one month free period. After that time, you must pay R $ 17.90 monthly. The amount is automatically charged using the credit card offered when registering the account. Therefore, if you do not wish to subscribe, you must cancel the registration within the first month.
Napster has adapted to the streaming market – Photo: Reproduction / Daniel Dutra
Apple also offers its streaming app for Android. Like the iPhone version (iOS), Apple Music for the Google operating system has 30 million songs and a simple and intuitive interface. In addition to streaming music, you can download it to listen to it offline by subscription. To do this, just click on the «+» sign next to the chosen title. Remember that the app can be tested for free over a month. Next, you need to choose a subscription plan. As with other services, there is the possibility to choose a collective package, in addition to having a modality for university students, at a reduced price.
Apple, in addition to having an Android application, also offers different plans. – Photo: Reproduction / Daniel Dutra
Another means offered by Google to download and listen to music is Google Play Music. Through it, you can access songs by streaming and also store them in the cloud. To access, you need a Google account. The subscription can occur through two plans: an individual and a collective, for up to six people. One advantage is that the subscription can also be used for YouTube Music.