Your smartphone already doubles as a dependable music player right out of the box, and the bevy of audio apps out there make it even better. Whether you want unlimited access to tens of millions of songs or want to turn your device into a dynamic FM radio, there’s no shortage of mobile apps that will get the job done. From Spotify to Shazam, here are our 15 favorite music apps for your smartphone or tablet.
Think of Soundwave as your cross-platform, no-boundaries playlist builder. Armed with a Soundwave account and the requisite apps (Android or iOS, and via a plug-in on the Chrome browser), the service can track what you play through other services: YouTube, Pandora, iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, 8Tracks or Rdio on iOS and Android, and plus more via the Chrome extension. Soundwave is also a social platform for music lovers who want to share and discover music.