Who doesn’t love music nowadays? And with the number of apps available on our phones nowadays we are always looking free apps that will save our money and time spent going through hundreds of apps to find the perfect one. Though I am very biased towards Apple, we can’t deny that it is less flexible than Android phones on a few levels. We give you a list of fifteen best free music apps for iPhone where you can find excellent quality music either for free or experience before purchase with a free trial.

Apps that give free trials of the fantastic services they offer

1. Pandora Music

Pandora is also one of the most used music apps in the US. The app provides three months of the trial period of the Pandora Premium services.

Advantages:

  1. Three months free trial
  2. Fantastic quality music
  3. No ads
  4. Can download music for offline use

Disadvantages:

  1. Auto-renewal needs to be turned off
  2. No free version other than the trial
  • Number of Ratings:6 million
  • App Overall Rating: 4.7/5.0
  • Last Updated: April 3, 2018
  • Required IOS version: IOS 10 and up

 2. Spotify

Spotify is one of the best music apps which offers free music but only in shuffle mode on the iPhone. You can do a trial for 30 days, and if you like it, you can move ahead with the purchase which will surely not disappoint you.

Advantages:

  1. Basic features are free
  2. 30-day free trial

Disadvantages:

  1. The free version has lots of ads
  2. No offline music
  3. Limited songs
  4. Auto-renewal (don’t forget to turn it off)
  • Number of Ratings:4k
  • App Overall Rating: 4.8/5.0
  • Last Updated: March 26, 2018
  • Required IOS version: IOS 9 and up

3. Apple Music

Apple music is already installed on Apple phones and is probably the best place to find all music. The quality of music is fantastic and is loved by all who own an iPhone. Read more about plans & free trial on Apple Music in our review.

Advantages:

  1. Excellent song quality
  2. Three months free trial
  3. No ads
  4. Different pricing for Individual, Family and Student

Disadvantages:

  1. No free version other than the free trial
  • Required IOS version: IOS 10 and up

4. Amazon Music

Amazon never fails to surprise us first with the prime membership, then with the prime video and now the Amazon music. The app has songs from all genres and many singers. Did you know that you can even download free music from Amazon although the songs collection for free is not much. But, hey, it’s free downloaded songs.

Advantages:

  1. Has an extensive collection of songs to listen to
  2. 30 day free trial period
  3. Free if you are an Amazon Prime member

Disadvantages:

  1. Ads if you are not a prime member
  • Number of Ratings:1k
  • App Overall Rating: 4.7/5.0
  • Last Updated: March 30, 2018
  • Required IOS version: IOS 10 and up

5. TIDAL

TIDAL is a venture by Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, and multiple other musicians and brings to you perfect quality HD music videos as well as audios. The app has high reviews and is considered to be one of the best by all its customers.

Advantages:

  1. High-quality songs
  2. 30 days free trial
  3. Unlimited songs

Disadvantages:

  1. No free version
  2. Auto-renewal
  • Number of Ratings: 37k
  • App Overall Rating: 4.7/5.0
  • Last Updated: March 27, 2018
  • Required IOS version: IOS 9 and up

Free music apps for iPhone that offer free unlimited online streaming

6. Google Play Music

Google music is an app that allows you to stream unlimited music for free; all you need is a Wi-Fi or internet connection. Enter your Google ID and password and enjoy all the music. Read more about free music streaming service of Google Play Music in our review.

Advantages:

  1. Free Unlimited music and mashups to suit your mood
  2. Good quality songs
  3. No ads

Disadvantages:

  1. A need for an internet connection
  2. Cannot use it for offline purpose
  • Number of Ratings:3k
  • App Overall Rating: 4.3/5.0
  • Last Updated: December 15, 2017
  • Required IOS version: IOS 8.2 and up

7. Musi- Simple Music Streaming

Musi app is a very simple to use app that lets you stream music directly from Youtube for free. You can also share your playlist with your friends.  You can also organise the music according to your needs.

Advantages:

  1. Free Unlimited music
  2. Good sound quality
  3. Stream any songs anywhere

Disadvantages:

  1. Will not work without internet
  2. No offline music feature
  • Number of Ratings: 285k
  • App Overall Rating: 4.8/5.0
  • Last Updated: March 20, 2018
  • Required IOS version: IOS 9 and up

8. YouTube Music

YouTube music app is also an excellent app to listen as well as watch great music. YouTube is a go-to place nowadays for music lovers for its vast library. If you are interested in some other ways of using YouTube, here are some YouTube downloaders to check out in 2018.

Advantages:

  1. Millions of songs available
  2. Live videos and recordings
  3. Karaoke
  4. Artists from all era

Disadvantages:

  1. Lots of ads
  2. The music stops when the phone screen is off
  • Number of Ratings:1k
  • App Overall Rating: 4.7/5.0
  • Last Updated: March 26, 2018
  • Required IOS version: IOS 9 and up

9. Music Tube- Music Video Play

This app allows you to listen to music as well as watch HD videos online. The only catch is that you require a Wi-fi connection or good internet connection.

Advantages:

  1. Millions of free songs
  2. High-quality HD videos
  3. You can share music with your friends
  4. All music categories

Disadvantages:

  1. Ads
  2. Internet requirement
  • Number of Ratings:25k
  • App Overall Rating: 4.1/5.0
  • Last Updated: January 3, 2018
  • Required IOS version: IOS 9 and up

10. SoundCloud

Soundcloud is a Berlin-based streaming app that allows you to listen to the singer of your choice and to all the music that has been uploaded by them. You can also upload, record and play your music if you are an aspiring musician. Read our review of SoundCloud free music streaming service.

Advantages:

  1. Free music from both top and upcoming singers
  2. Excellent sound quality
  3. Find tracks according to your mood
  4. Free trial of 30 days if you want Soundcloud Go+

Disadvantages:

  1. Ads
  2. Not all songs are available
  • Number of Ratings:5k
  • App Overall Rating: 4.1/5.0
  • Last Updated: April 3, 2018
  • Required IOS version: IOS 9 and up

Free music download apps for iPhone that offer offline streaming

11. Trebel Music- Song Downloader

Trebel is one of the best free music apps that lets you download a song for absolutely free and listen to it offline. The app ranges from new songs to old and has a really good collection.

Advantages:

  1. Download and listen to free music including the latest ones
  2. Can sync your iTunes collection to the app
  3. Offline music is available

Disadvantages

  1. Ads while music downloads
  2. Coins needed to listen to some songs
  • Number of Ratings: 72k
  • App Overall Rating: 4.4/5.0
  • Last Updated: March 27, 2018
  • Required IOS version: IOS 8 and up

12. MixDownloader

MixDownloader is a free app that lets you download music and listen to it offline. It has songs by almost all singers. If the original songs are missing, there will be covers. You can choose the song you wish to download from the given Categories.

Advantages:

  1. Free music
  2. Offline music available
  3. Can import music from your library as well

Disadvantages

  1. Cannot listen to the song until it is downloaded
  • Number of Ratings: 6
  • App Overall Rating: 3.0/5.0
  • Last Updated: Jan 6, 2015
  • Required IOS version: IOS 6.1 or up

13. Spinrilla- Mixtapes & Music

Spinrilla is a music app that promotes the latest hip-hop music mixtapes from upcoming artists. All you have to do is follow the artist, and you get notified the minute a new song is released.

Advantages:

  1. Trending music
  2. New and upcoming artists
  3. Offline downloaded music

Disadvantages:

  1. Ads in the free version
  2. A little slow
  • Number of Ratings:6k
  • App Overall Rating: 4.7/5.0
  • Last Updated: April 1, 2018
  • Required IOS version: IOS 9.1 and up

Radio music apps that allow free streaming

14. Slacker Radio

Slacker Radio is a free radio app that allows you to stream any music you want for free. To top it off, you have access many radio stations and artists.

Advantages:

  1. Free music streaming
  2. Can create your music station
  3. Offline music available with a subscription

Disadvantages:

  1. Lots of ads in the free version
  • Number of Ratings:4k
  • App Overall Rating: 4.7/5.0
  • Last Updated: February 13, 2018
  • Required IOS version: IOS 8.0 and up

15. iHeartRadio

This app is a place where you can stream both your favourite songs as well as favourite radio stations all at one place. You can also listen to sports radio channels and podcasts from famous people like Ryan Seacrest.

Advantages:

  1. Access to songs and radio stations
  2. AM and FM stations
  3. Create your music station

Disadvantages:

  1. No offline music
  2. Unlimited music is allowed only in the premium version
  • Number of Ratings: 4k
  • App Overall Rating: 4.3/5.0
  • Last Updated: March 24, 2018
  • Required IOS version: IOS 10.0 and up