10 Best Music Apps

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.

Michael Andronico
Michael Andronico
A devout gamer and tech enthusiast, Mike Andronico joined the Laptop team in July 2013. With a B.A. in Journalism from Purchase College and experience at GameNGuide, Examiner and 2D-X, Mike tackles everything from iPhone rumors to in-depth hardware reviews.
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  1. Bob Says:

    I’m partial to using iJukeBox while at AppleBee’s. Get to chose the song that I want to hear at my table.

  2. Mark Says:

    LiveTunes is my favorite new music app. Works just like a normal music player but makes everything sound like it’s an actual live show with crowd effects. Has large venues like arenas and small bars. Music actually sounds better through it. Worth checking out.

  3. Ocbug Says:

    this is a great list! my fav one is Hothits app, it is like instagram of top music videos.

  4. hamna hayaat Says:

    i need to work on more music

  5. David Says:

    Awesome! BackingTracks by Ingo Wandschneider…great….

  6. Myosat Says:


  7. john Says:

    New adroid tablet owner here, glad I found this site…
    Question for everyone, including the author.
    What are some of the best music apps. that allow downloading to xdsd card/flash drive that have the highest resolution?
    I saw a table recently that compared resolution of these various services, but have no clue where it was…

    Thanks for any help!

  8. kungsoelay12 Says:

    go very good

  9. Jamie Says:

    It’s not fair you only wrote about the ‘music streaming’ services. There are people like me who like listening to the music I own through an actual music player. There are cool music player apps like Shary and Poweramp. You can actually enjoy better music quality with other cool features like sharing with your friends!

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