Thanks to the proliferation of music streaming apps, it’s never been easier to listen to all your favorite artists on the go. We take a look at three of the best music apps out there and what they have to offer.
By Jane Hosking
Anghami is one of the most popular streaming apps for music lovers in MENA. This Arabic music app is the first to have been developed specifically for the region and has a library of millions of songs to choose from, featuring licensed content from leading Arabic labels such as Rotana, Platinum Records, Mazzika, and more. Anghami allows you to stream songs, discover new music through recommendations, and listen to curated playlists that suit your taste. You can also build your own music library, share your favorite songs with friends, and subscribe to Anghami Plus to download tracks to listen offline without ads.
Price: Free for limited access, and plans from $0.99 to $4.99 a month
Available on: iOS, Android
Spotify is one of the world’s most popular music streaming apps and was the first real player in the game that can be credited with revolutionizing the way we listen to music. While not available in the Middle East, there are apparently ways around this, and it seems to work for those who have first downloaded the app overseas in a country where it’s available. Spotify is probably the sleekest and easiest to use app out there for streaming your favorite bands and discovering new music. By learning what music you like, the app will tailor its radio playlist to your taste, and by signing up for the premium service, you can download tracks for offline listening. Spotify also offers new users a limited free trial of its premium plan.
Price: Free for limited access and $9.99 a month for the premium plan
Available on: Mac OS X, Windows, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone
Apple came late to the music streaming game, only launching their music app in June. But the tech giant has unsurprisingly taken its competitors head on by offering a free three-month trial to access its 30 million-plus songs. This, along with being available in over 100 countries (almost double that of Spotify) has made the new streaming app a real contender. Apple Music works much the same way as its competitors, allowing you to stream and discover new music, which you can save for offline listening if you have a membership. The app also allows you to tune into Apple’s very own live global radio station, Beats 1, as well as a number of other stations.
Price: Free for limited access and $9.99 a month for a single membership
Available on: Apple products, PC, and coming to Android soon