Comparison of music streaming services

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The following is a list of on-demand music streaming services. These services offer streaming of full-length content via the Internet as a part of their service,[1] without the listener necessarily having to purchase a file for download.[2] This type of service is somewhat similar 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 sites from both of these categories, 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 active users (millions) # of paying users (millions) Global availability Web Android iOS Desktop Other platforms First launched Login required
AccuRadio Yes No No 1.5[3] Yes Yes Yes Yes Roku, Sonos 2000 Limited[n 1]
Amazon Music
  • Unlimited
  • Prime music
Partial[n 2] Yes Yes[4] Yes[5] 75 (Unlimited)[6]
2 (Prime Music)
55[6] 55[6] Partial[r 1] Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac 7 other[p 1] 25 September 2007 Yes
Anghami Yes
(radio mode)
Yes[7] No Yes 30[8] 70[8] Partial[r 2] Yes Yes Yes Yes 11 other[p 2] November 2012 Limited[n 3]
Apple Music No Yes Yes Yes 75+[9] 72[10] 72[10] Partial[r 3] Yes Yes Yes Windows and Mac with iTunes 6 other[p 3] 2015-06-30 Yes
Bandcamp Yes N/A No[12] (Download Only) Yes TBD TBD Yes Yes Yes Windows 16 September 2008 No
Deezer Yes
(radio mode)
Yes Yes Yes[13] 73[14] 16[15] 7[16] Partial [r 4] Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 other[p 4] 2007 Yes
Gaana Yes Yes No Yes 45 201[18] Never disclosed[18] Global Yes Yes Yes Yes April 2010 Limited[n 4]
hoopla Yes Yes No Yes 5 2.5 US, Canada Yes Yes Yes Yes Chrome OS, Roku, AirPlay, Chromecast, 2010 Yes
iHeartRadio Yes
(radio mode)
No No No 30[19] 120[19] US, Australia, New Zealand Yes Yes Yes Mac Bose, Sonos 1 August 2008 No
Jango Yes No No No 30[20] Global Yes Yes Yes No November 2007 No
JOOX Yes
(radio mode)
Yes Partial Yes Partial[r 5] Yes Yes Yes Yes[22] 2015
KKBOX Yes Yes Yes Yes 70[23] Partial[r 6] Yes Yes Yes Yes Chromecast, Android TV, Android Auto, Apple TV October 2004 Yes
Line Music No Yes No Yes 1.5[24] Japan, Thailand, Taiwan Yes Yes Yes No 22 May 2015 Yes
LiveXLive Yes
(radio mode)
Yes No Yes 13[25] 26[25] US, Canada Yes Yes Yes Yes Sonos, Tesla, Roku 15 March 2007 No
Melon Yes Yes No Yes 4-5 South Korea Yes Yes Yes No November 2004 Yes
MOOV No Yes Yes Yes 1.5[26] Hong Kong, China, Vietnam Yes Yes Yes No Chromecast, Apple Watch 24 April 2006 Yes
Music Choice Yes No No 55[27] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[n 5]
MyTuner Radio Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes 6 other[p 5] April 2012 No
Napster No Yes[28] No Yes 60+[29] 1.2[30] US, Canada, most of Europe[31] Yes Yes Yes Windows Sonos, WebOS 3 December 2001 Yes
NetEase Cloud Music Yes Yes No Yes 36[32] 55[32] Partial Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac, Linux BlackBerry 2013
Pandora Yes
(radio mode)
Yes No Yes[33] 30[34] 58[35] 6.3[35] US Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac[n 6] 12 other[p 6] September 2005 No
Patari.pk Yes Yes Yes 0.02 Global Yes Yes Yes No February 2015 No
Qobuz No Yes Yes Yes 70+ 0.2[37] 0.2[37] Partial[r 7] Yes Yes Yes Yes Linn, Sonos, BubbleUPnP 2007 Yes
QQ Music[n 7] Yes Yes Partial Yes 17 57 42.7[38] Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Bose 2016
ROXI No Yes No No 40[39] UK, US No No No No ROXI 2016 Yes
JioSaavn Yes Yes Partial
(Premium)
Yes 55+ 100[18] Global Global Yes Yes Yes Amazon Echo, Google Nest, Sonos One, Shazam 2007 Limited[n 1]
SiriusXM Yes
(radio mode)
Yes No 34.9[40] Canada, US Yes Yes Yes Yes Bose, Sonos, Roku 29 July 2008
SoundCloud Yes Yes Partial Limited 200+[41] 175[42] 1.7[43] Global Yes Yes Yes Yes Sonos, Xbox One[44] October 2008 No
Spotify Yes Yes No Yes 70+[45] 356[46] 158[47] Partial[r 8] Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac, Linux 21 other[p 7] October 2008 Yes
Stingray Music Yes
(radio mode)
No Partial
(Premium)
25+[53] Global Yes Yes Yes Yes Sonos 2014 Partial[n 8]
Tidal No Yes Yes Yes 70+[54] 4.2[55] 3[56] Partial Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac Sonos, Chromecast, Android TV, Roku 28 October 2014 Limited[n 9]
TuneIn Yes
(radio mode)
Partial No Partial
(Premium)
75[57] Global Yes Yes Yes Yes (Windows Store) 8 other[p 8] January 2002 No
Boomplay Yes Yes No Yes 58+ Yes Yes Yes Yes No Android TV 2015 Limited
Tunezeal Yes Yes No No 60+ 1.3 Global Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac November 2020 No
Wolfgang's Yes Yes No Yes 0.2 Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Sonos 2006 Yes
YouTube Music Yes Yes No Yes 80[61] 30[62] Partial[r 9] Yes Yes Yes Yes (PWA)[64] 6 other[p 9] November 2015 No

Discontinued services[edit]

Service Reason Discontinued
8tracks.com Shut down[65] 31 December 2019
Radical.fm Shut down[66] 29 June 2018
Xbox Music Succeeded by Groove Music[67] 6 July 2015
iTunes Radio Integrated into Apple Music[51] 30 June 2015
Beats Music Succeeded by Apple Music[68] 30 June 2015
Blinkbox Music Under administration[69] 11 June 2015
Groove Music Shut down[70] 31 December 2017
Grooveshark Shut down[71] 30 April 2015
Google Play Music Merged with YouTube Music[72] 31 December 2020
Guvera Shut down[73] 12 May 2017
Rara Shut down 29 March 2015
Last.fm Discontinued radio streaming service; now a database for tracking listening histories[74] 28 April 2014
Batanga Radio Shut down[75] 25 December 2017
MixRadio Shut down[76] 21 March 2016
Music Unlimited Replaced by PlayStation Music powered Spotify.[77] 29 March 2015
Musicovery Shut down the interactive radio service and now a music playlist supplier. 2 January 2017
Electric Jukebox Succeeded by ROXI 1 August 2017
WiMP Integrated into Tidal[78] 23 March 2015
Simfy Shut down. Temporarily, the website referred users to Deezer.[79] 1 March 2015
MOG Succeeded by Beats Music and subsequently Apple Music[68][80] 21 January 2015
Songza Merged into Google Play Music[81] and subsequently into YouTube Music 21 October 2014
Ubuntu One Music Discontinued[82] 2 April 2014
Zune Marketplace Succeeded by Xbox Music and subsequently by Groove[83] 15 October 2012
Mflow Succeeded by Bloom.fm 1 January 2012
Thumbplay Acquired by iHeartRadio[84] 1 March 2011
Rdio Shut down / Assets purchased by Pandora 22 December 2015[85]
Rhapsody Succeeded by Napster[86] 14 June 2016
thesixtyone Shut down 1 May 2017
Yahoo! Music Unlimited Shut down (users offered option to transfer account to Rhapsody) 30 September 2008
Slacker Radio Succeeded by LiveXLive[87] 25 April 2019

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Can listen, but liking songs requires login
  2. ^ Free access currently on Alexa devices only
  3. ^ Can listen, but playing songs requires login
  4. ^ Can listen, but liking songs requires login
  5. ^ Cable subscribers only
  6. ^ Desktop clients only available with Pandora One subscription
  7. ^ User totals include users of Tencent Music's other music streaming services, Kugou Music and Kuwo Music.
  8. ^ Free in Canada and US, TV subscription required in other countries)
  9. ^ Preview only

Regional availability[edit]

  1. ^ Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, US, UK
  2. ^ Full access in Middle East and North Africa, Arabic music only elsewhere
  3. ^ 167 countries[11]
  4. ^ 180+ countries [17]
  5. ^ Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand[21]
  6. ^ Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan.
  7. ^ France, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, US
  8. ^ 178 countries[48]
  9. ^ 100 countries[63]

Platforms[edit]

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