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Top 5 music apps

These five music apps feature everything you need to get more out of audio streams and your own collection

Music apps

Music apps

These top apps will enhance your listening pleasure whatever kind of music you’re into. Please note that when this list was originally included in issue 60 of Android Magazine, Songza was also included. Songza has now been shut down and many of its features ported to its parent company’s Google Play Music.

Apple Music

Apple Music is remarkably adept at presenting you with artist and genre recommendations, even if you throw in a few guilty-pleasure curveballs when setting it up. Its vast library means that there is always something new for you to discover.

Google Play Music

Its expertly-curated streaming music may not offer as many tracks as Apple’s app, but not only do you get access to streaming internet radio, with Google Play Music you also get access to YouTube Red.

Shazam Encore

Sometimes you’ll hear a song and love it, but not know what it’s called. Shazam will identify any artist and title for you. The premium version can then guide you through the artist’s back catalogue and much more.

Rocket Music Player

Audiophiles will love the fact that the premium version of the Rocket Music Player app has a ten-band graphic equaliser for getting more out of your music, while Chromecast support lets you stream it to your speakers.

Musixmatch – Lyrics and Music

If you’re fond of karaoke or maybe you just like singing along to your music, then Musixmatch will float a song’s lyrics over the playback. It can even do this with songs on YouTube, Google Play Music and Spotify.