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Picking the best music streaming app on Android/iOS isn't an easy job. Since most apps require a paid subscription, it can be quite stressful. What app you ultimately go for relies on your musical tastes, be it radio style streaming or on-demand. While we can't predict your taste, we can definitely narrow down some of the best ones out there. Below are the picks for best music apps for Android/iOS that are similar to iTunes Radio on Android.

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1# TuneIn Radio

For several years now, TuneIn Radio has been a pretty good app for listening to live radio broadcasts on your Android phone. It is quite rich in features, making it hard to know where to start. The app, at an average, amasses fifty million active users every month. And now it has become much more than that as TuneIn has transformed from being a usual directory of radio stations to a social network which supports both live and on-demand radio. TuneIn Radio functions a lot like a DVR, letting you to pause live broadcasts, or even rewind if you've missed out on something. You could even record and listen to your favorite programme later on.

What is the drawback?

  • The recent inclusion of advertisement to TuneIn Pro can get slightly annoying when accidentally clicked on.
  • The broadcasters on TuneIn Radio restrict some content due to regional rights, similar TuneIn Radio is free.
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2# Milk Music

Samsung's Milk Music application is a freenium style service that is an exclusive to Samsung devices and very well optimized in that respect. In many cases, it's pre-installed on the phones and tablet. It is kind of radio style where you have to switch through various genres to determine what sort of radio station you will listen to. The app is flexible enough to let you adjust favorite songs, save favorite stations, or by how popular/new. On the free version, you are limited to six songs per hour (with advertisements) and it requires a network connection to stream each music. For $3.99, you can remove all the advertisements and can listen to music unlimited.

What is the drawback?

  • As previously mentioned, it is a Samsung exclusive, so not every Android device has access to it.
  • The Samsung exclusive service has not received enough attention so it is in the talks of completely being shut down.
  • It is available only in America.
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3# Beats Music

On the paper, Beats Music checks all the boxes -- unlimited streaming music, seven day free trial on sign up, a compliment of phone apps and web interface. Beats Music also brings to the table that other music apps do not -- curators who are knowledgeable and helpful to choose what music you would like to listen to. And that is how Beats sells -- a human component rather than algorithms. The interface of the app is very simple. Its style and colors distinctly set it apart from all the other apps. Primarily, the app is black and white with occasional pop-ups to make it seem lively. The layout of the app is divided into four panels -- The Sentence, Highlights, Find It and Just For You.

What is the drawback?

  • The app regularly forgets your logic credentials requiring you to log back in each time.
  • The app chooses to launch every single time you end a phone call, so it is apparent that the app has issues with interacting with RAM.
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4# FratMusic Key

FratMusic has a playlist for literally every genre. The application is not very popular, but for its time, it has received mostly positive reviews from the users. It is definitely one of the best streaming radio service that features stations for -- HANGOVER, MERICA, BROIN OUT, HOIN OUT, RAGE, PREGAME, DAY DRINKING, CHILLIN, STUDYING and then some. Every station has a bunch of curated playlists covering all the genres. The interface is fashiony and very handy, and choosing a desired station is very easy. The app was designed keeping teens in mind.

What is the drawback?

  • Many users have complained that the app does not load half the time.
  • It has a lot of bugs, like you can't see your own playlist at times.

If you put lump all the apps together, there are most probably a zillion different music apps out there between the App store and Google Play. The figures aren't exactly the same, but based on research, it is relatively similar. So as a smartphone user, you have access to about any sort of music service imaginable, that could vary from streaming apps to internet radio to portable DJ stations and much more. However, your smartphone cannot handle all of those due to limited space, so the above were some of the best Android and iOS apps you should check out. If you put lump all the apps together, there are most probably a zillion different music apps out there between the App store and Google Play. The figures aren't exactly the same, but based on research, it is relatively similar. So as a smartphone user, you have access to about any sort of music service imaginable, that could vary from streaming apps to internet radio to portable DJ stations and much more. However, your smartphone cannot handle all of those due to limited space, so the above were some of the best Android and iOS apps you should check out. A number of music apps available vary greatly from store to another. Apple store has easily the most, closely followed by Google Play. Most of them are free, while some require you to pay. Nonetheless, the above were the best apps.

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