Music apps
June 24, 2015

Top 5 Music Apps

Written By Jessica Lail

Whether you’re at work, off to do a workout or just taking a break, we know how listening to music can make some of these tasks more enjoyable. We have noted some music apps that are available across different devices and here is Rollers’ Top 5 Music Apps:

1) Spotify 

Available on: Mac OS X, Windows, Android, iOS, Windows Phone

Cost: Free/Subscription Available

Spotify is a music app that allows you to follow artists, stream music and even create a personal radio station that is catered to you and your music interests. The app allows you to add music to your own playlist which if you’re a premium user then you can play these offline. Finding music is simple using the Spotify app as it allows you to view top lists and new releases as well as searching for your favourite artists and albums.

A majority of the team chose Spotify without any hesitation. Adam said he likes how he can use his phone as a remote to control the songs he listens to on his stereo etc. and Rebecca added that she uses Spotify because Vodafone gave her the premium package for free!

2) SongFlip

Available on: iOS

Cost: Free

SongFlip allows you to search and listen to millions of songs free of charge. You are only required to listen to a song once and then SongFlip saves the song so that you can listen to it whilst you’re not connected to wifi. Searching is made a lot easier as the app allows you to either search through genres, type an artists name or the app even has playlists such as “iTunes Top 100” which you can listen to.

My favourite is SongFlip because I think it is great that there an app that allows you to listen to music for free without wifi. I also like listening to the “iTunes Top 100” playlist as it has all the current music that are my favourites!

3) Shazam 

Available on: Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows Phone

Cost: Free

Shazam is a music identification app that listens to clips of music and then can provide you with the artist, title and album of the song. You can also download the app onto Apple Watch which makes the app more accessible whilst you’re on the go.

Gemma and Gishan both prefer Shazam because they love how quickly the app can identify a song.

4) Vevo

Available on: iOS, Android, Windows Phone

Cost: Free

The Vevo app allows you to create playlists as well as listen to the songs as part of their preset playlists. You can search through different genres that you’re interested. There is also an option that matches music based on your libraries and also you can view and listen to premieres of songs.

5) SoundCloud

Available on: iOS, Android

Cost: Free

SoundCloud allows users to upload, record, promote and share their masterpieces. The app includes both homemade audios and music from up-and-coming artists. Using SoundCloud, you can search for music, artists and audios and create your own playlists based on these.

Martin personally prefers SoundCloud because he enjoys listening to house mixes that aren’t available on Spotify or iTunes. Have a listen to his favourite mix at the moment by clicking here.

We asked our Roller staff which apps were their favourites… and here’s what we found:

Here are the stats for Roller’s Favourites