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The best music apps for iOS and Android (part 4)

TuneIn Radio (free/subscription)

If you’d like to listen to radio rather than via the internet, a TuneIn Radio download is the perfect choice. This app gives you access to over 120,000 live radio stations from around the world. It offers a wide variety of local content as well as provides on-demand streams encompassing news, talk shows, music, sports, and current events, not to mention other stellar offerings. For those who are sports fans, luckily, TuneIn’s premium service also provides radio access to live NBA, NHL, NFL, and MLB games, along with ad-free listening for $10 per month or $100 per year. however, for those who are not interested in that, there is also free access to the live radio stations.

Audiomack (free/monthly subscription)

Although there are a million streaming services out there, Audiomack concentrates on getting you the hottest new songs, playlists, and mixtapes from various genres like R&B, hip-hop, rap, Afropop, EDM, and reggae.

Once you have signed up, you can either choose several artists to listen to or head straight to the trending list. Songs are organized into various playlists such as mood playlists, and you can choose to follow individual artists. When listening to a song, you can comment on it, save it in playlists, and download it for later. A subscription costs $5 per month and prevents those pesky ads. With only 4 million tracks to choose from, it’s not so wide-ranging as the bigger apps. However, it’s worth downloading if you love the musical genres available here.

Idagio (free/subscription)

In spite of being something of a foundational genre, there remains a lack of real streaming services for classical music. If you are a fan of classical music, Idagio is the go-to app coming with powerful tools that offer the power of its genre. You can filter by composer, soloist, orchestra, work, and more. There is also a Weekly Mix to bring you a personalized mix of either new or popular music. Although there’s a free tier, it’s a little limited. Its Premium+ subscription provides on-demand and ad-free listening, a personal collection of tracks, offline listening, as well as the ability to connect to a variety of Bluetooth speakers and other devices. That will set you back $10 per month, even though it provides lossless FLAC formats.