We respect your privacy. All email addresses you provide will be used just for sending this story. Meanwhile, older players such as SiriusXM have revamped their services, and our list includes two platforms for fans of classical music. Most music streaming services offer an unpaid trial period. Many also offer a free tier; check out Consumer Reports' guide to free music streaming for details. Scroll through, or click the links below to jump to the details on a particular service. New customers can take a free day test drive. You can also score a discount if you pay for an annual plan.
Best for iPhone users
Please refresh the page and retry. But which music streaming service is best for you? What features do you need and what are the different offerings you can get from premium subscriptions? How long is the free trial, and what perks can you get? Which is cheaper, and how can you get a special rate when you subscribe? Here are the best music streaming services around, from Amazon Music Unlimited to Deezer, and the pros and cons of the best apps and sites out there:. A pple Music gives listeners access to 45 million songs and premium sounding music. If buying Apple Music, we advise you pay on an annual basis. Buy now.
The best overall
We compare the biggest on-demand music streaming services to find the best one for you. In some cases, subscription services can sound indistinguishable from, or even better than, a CD. While most boast music catalogs of more than 50 million songs, each has its own unique pros and cons. We've also left out services that only play music in a radio format and don't offer a la carte listening. Read on to find an in-depth look at each of the services and a feature comparison. If you want the TL;DR, these are the top three:. It's a close race between Spotify Premium and Apple Music, but Spotify wins as the best music streaming service overall thanks to a fun, easy-to-use interface, an extensive catalog and the best device compatibility. Spotify also offers our favorite free tier. Without paying a dime you can still stream over Spotify Connect to numerous devices and you don't even need to provide a credit card.