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Must-Have Android Music Apps

Updated on December 3, 2013


If you're a music lover and own an Android device, there are several music apps you'll want to take a look at - this hub will describe a few must-have Android music apps, as well as another way to discover new music on your Android device if your device uses Google Voice.


I've listened to Pandora Radio for years on my computer. as well as on various smartphones that I've owned. To start using Pandora Radio, you first need to set up an account, and then create a station by typing in the name of a song or artist. Pandora will then play songs not only by that artist, but also by other artists who may be in the same genre. If you like the song you're listening to, give it a thumbs up. If you don't, give it a thumbs down, and Pandora will stop playing it and go on to the next song. You can either have a free account with Pandora, or you can get a paid account on that cost a certain amount per year. With the free account you can listen as much as you want, however you will have to listen to commercials every so often. If you don't mind that, then the free account may be the way to go. However, if you don't want to listen to commercials you may want to consider paying for a paid account. I am not sure what the current price is for a yearly paid subscription.


Spotify is a music app that you can listen to radio stations for free on, or if you want to pay for a subscription you can also upload your favorite music to Spotify. What's unique about Spotify is that you can also share the tracks you're listening to on Facebook and also discover new music when you see what your friends are listening to on Spotify. Spotify has a desktop application, as well as applications that can be downloaded to different smartphones.


Shazam is an app that I discovered when I bought my new Android phone. With Shazam you download the app and then hold it up to the radio and it will try to find out the name of a song by doing a search. If it's able to find the song, it will notify you and show you the name of the song, the name of the artist, and also the album the song can be found on. You can then share the information with others if you want, and you can also by the track on different sites.

Another way to Discover New Music On Your Android Device

If you have an Android device that uses Google Voice, there is also something else you can do to find out the name of a song that is easier than using Shazam. You can simply tap the microphone on your Android device, ask what song is this, hold up the your phone to your radio, and if it can be found Google Voice will come back and tell you what the name of the song is as well as the artist. For example I tried this with a song I was listening to on Spotify - I tapped the microphone on my Android device, asked "What song is this?" and it came back and told me exactly the name of the song I was listening to, as well as the artist or band that wrote the song.


I hope this hub has given you some ideas for different music apps if you can check out. If you have others that you have used I would love to hear about them!


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