Quality: Up to160kbps for mobile device users | Files: MP3, M4P, MP4 | Library size: 82+ million | Platforms: iOS and Android apps, desktop app, web player, smart TV apps, connected speaker support, and cars
Our pick for the best free music service is Spotify. Even though it has paid subscription options, the free version can be easily integrated into streaming devices such as Sonos, which uses its own native UX. But there's a lot of content here to enjoy and focused genres for rock, pop, indie, moods, new releases, throwbacks, and charts. The free tier is ad-supported, but I do not find it overly intrusive.
- Integrated with streaming devices
- Access all your playlists, discover new music, and share tunes with friends
- Listen to podcasts
- Has ads
- Cannot listen to songs or playlists offline