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Comparison of on-demand music streaming services

The following is a list of on-demand music streaming services. The services offer streaming of full-length content via the Internet as a part of their service,[1] without the listener necessarily purchasing a file for download.[2] This type of service is comparable to internet radio. Many of these sites have advertising and offer non-free options in the style of an online music store. For a list of online music stores that provide a means of purchasing and downloading music as files of some sort, see: Comparison of online music stores. Many of both types of sites offer services similar to an online music database.

Current servicesEdit

Service Free access available Selective streaming Lossless (hi-fi) Track downloads # of tracks (millions) # of active users (millions) # of paying users (millions) Global availability Web Android iOS Desktop Other platforms First launched Login required
8tracks Yes Yes No No 6.5[3] US, Canada Yes Yes Yes No no
AccuRadio Yes No No 1.5[4] Yes Yes Yes Yes Roku, Sonos 2000 limited, can listen, but banning/liking songs requires login
Amazon Prime Music & Amazon Music Unlimited Yes (Currently only on Alexa devices) Yes Yes[5] (With HD add-on) Yes[6] 50 (Unlimited), 2 (Prime Music)[7] 16[8] Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, US, UK Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac Amazon Echo, Fire TV, Sonos, BlackBerry, Xbox One, Roku yes
Anghami Yes (radio mode) Yes[9] No Yes 30[10] 70[10] Partial[r 1] Yes Yes Yes No BlackBerry November 2012 limited, can browse, but playing requires login
Apple Music No Yes No Yes 50 50[11] 40[12] Partial[r 2] Yes Yes Yes Windows and Mac with iTunes Sonos, AirPlay, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo yes
Bandcamp Yes N/A No[13] (only for download) Yes TBD TBD Yes Yes Yes Windows no
Deezer Yes (radio mode) Yes Partial Yes[14] 56[15] 14[16] 9[17] Partial Yes Yes Yes Sonos, Chromecast, webOS Symbian, BlackBerry, Fitbit yes
Earbits Yes No No No 0.1[18] Global Yes Yes Yes No no
Google Play Music No Yes No Yes[19] 40[20] Partial[r 3] Yes Yes Yes Yes Sonos, Chromecast, Android TV, Android Auto, CarPlay, Google Home, Google Chrome App, Wear OS November 2011 yes
hoopla Yes Yes No Yes 5 2.5 US and Canada Yes Yes Yes Yes Chrome OS, AirPlay, Chromecast, yes
iHeartRadio Yes (radio mode) No No No 30[21] 120[22] US, Australia, New Zealand Yes Yes Yes Mac Sonos no
Jango Yes No No No 30[23] Global Yes Yes Yes No no
JOOX Yes (radio mode) Yes Partial Yes Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand[24] Yes Yes Yes No
Line Music No Yes No Yes 1.5[25] Japan Yes Yes Yes No yes
MOOV No Yes Yes Yes 1.5[26] Hong Kong, China, Vietnam Yes Yes Yes No Chromecast, Apple Watch April 24, 2006 Yes
Music Choice Yes No No 55[27] Yes Yes Yes Yes yes, cable subscribers only
MyTuner Radio No No No 30 Yes Yes Yes Yes Samsung & LG TV, Android TV, Alexa, Sonos, CarPlay, Android Auto no
Napster No Yes[28] No Yes 32[29] 2.5[30] US, Canada, and most of Europe[31] Yes Yes Yes Windows Sonos, WebOS yes
NetEase Cloud Music Yes Yes No Yes 36[32] 55[32] Partial Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac, Linux BlackBerry 2013
Pandora Yes (radio mode) Yes No Yes[33] 30–40[34] 78[35] 5.48[12] US Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac[n 1] BlackBerry, Chromecast, Android TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos, Amazon Echo, Google Home, TiVo, Xbox One[36]Fitbit no
Patari.pk Yes Yes Yes 0.02 Global Yes Yes Yes No no
Qobuz No Yes Yes Yes 40[37] France, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, USA Yes Yes Yes Yes Linn, Sonos, BubbleUPnP 2007 yes
QQ Music Yes Yes Partial Yes 17 644[38] 120 Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes 2016
ROXI No Yes No No 40[39] UK, USA No No No No ROXI 2016 yes
Saavn Yes Yes No Yes 30[40] 20[40] Global Global Yes Yes Yes
SiriusXM Yes (radio mode) Yes No 33.1[41] Yes Yes Yes Yes Sonos
Slacker Yes (radio mode) Yes No Yes 13[42] 26[42] US, Canada Yes Yes Yes Yes Sonos, Tesla no
SoundCloud Yes Yes Partial Limited 125[43] 175[44] Global Yes Yes Yes Yes Sonos no
Spotify Yes Yes No Yes 50[45] 232[46] 108[47] Partial[r 4] Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac, Linux Palm, Sonos, Symbian, Android TV, Android Auto, CarPlay, Boxee,[48] Telia Digital-TV, Virgin TiVo, Linux,[49] PlayStation,[50] Xbox One, BlackBerry, Chromecast, Amazon Echo, Google Home

WebOS, Roku

October 2008 yes
Stingray Music No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Sonos
Tidal No Yes Partial Yes 60+[51] 4.2[52] 3[53] Partial Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac Sonos, Chromecast, Android TV limited, preview only
TuneIn Yes (radio mode) Partial No Partial (Requires premium account) 75[54] Global Yes Yes Yes Yes (Windows Store) Sonos, Xbox One[55], PSVita[56], PS3[57], HoloLens[58], Squeezebox[59] January 2002 no
YouTube Music Yes Yes No Yes Partial[r 5] Yes Yes Yes No Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Sonos, Chromecast, Android TV, Android Auto November 2015 no
Service Free access available Selective streaming Lossless (hi-fi) Track downloads # of tracks (millions) # of users (millions) # of paying users (millions) Regional availability Web Android iOS Desktop Other platforms First launched Requires Login?

Discontinued servicesEdit

Service Reason Discontinued
Radical.fm Shut down[60] 29 June 2018
Xbox Music Succeeded by Groove Music[61] 6 July 2015
iTunes Radio Integrated into Apple Music[50] 30 June 2015
Beats Music Succeeded by Apple Music[62] 30 June 2015
Blinkbox Music Under administration[63] 11 June 2015
Groove Music Shut down[64] 31 December 2017
Grooveshark Shut down[65] 30 April 2015
Guvera Shut down[66] 12 May 2017
Rara Shut down 29 March 2015
Last.fm Discontinued radio streaming service; now a database for tracking listening histories[67] 28 April 2014
Batanga Radio Shut down[68] 25 December 2017
MixRadio Shut down[69] 21 March 2016
Music Unlimited Replaced by PlayStation Music powered Spotify.[70] 29 March 2015
Musicovery Shut down the interactive radio service and now a music playlist supplier. 2 January 2017
Electric Jukebox Succeeded by ROXI 1 August 2017
WiMP Integrated into Tidal[71] 23 March 2015
Simfy Shut down. Temporarily, the website referred users to Deezer.[72] 1 March 2015
MOG Succeeded by Beats Music and subsequently Apple Music[62][73] 21 January 2015
Songza Merged into Google Play Music[74] 21 October 2014
Ubuntu One Music Discontinued[75] 2 April 2014
Zune Marketplace Succeeded by Xbox Music and subsequently by Groove[76] 15 October 2012
Mflow Succeeded by Bloom.fm 1 January 2012
Thumbplay Acquired by iHeartRadio[77] 1 March 2011
Rdio Shut down / Assets purchased by Pandora 22 December 2015[78]
Rhapsody Succeeded by Napster[79] 14 June 2016
Beatport Shut down 10 May 2016
thesixtyone Shut down 1 May 2017
Yahoo! Music Unlimited Shut down (users offered option to transfer account to Rhapsody) 30 September 2008

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Desktop clients only available with Pandora One subscription

Regional availabilityEdit

  1. ^ Full access in Middle East and North Africa, Arabic music only elsewhere
  2. ^ Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts & Nevis, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
  3. ^ Australia, Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
  4. ^ Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vietnam
  5. ^ Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay.

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