With many of us stuck in our home offices during the pandemic , the silence gets pretty boring. You may require tunes to work -- or maybe you need to drown out the distractions. Either way, while there are numerous music streaming services well worth paying for, there's also plenty of stuff that you can access for free. Most of the paid services also offer free trials. We've listed services here with completely free tiers, though you can upgrade to a higher level of service to remove ads, increase the size of the music library, allow more skips, or improve stream quality in bitrate. ZDNet and the author were not compensated for this independent review.
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Best free music apps: Welcome to What Hi-Fi? Portable music used to mean carrying around a single album on CD or cassette. Now you can now walk around with millions of songs in your pocket without worrying about storage space at all. And the best bit? You don't even need to pay. Most major music streaming services have a free tier, barring Tidal , Qobuz and Apple Music.
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Finding free music is a lot easier than it used to be. No longer is piracy the easiest way. These days, you can find pretty much any song you want using just a few apps. Streaming services pop up and go down every year, but there are a few that have managed to stand out above the rest. Yes, it is possible to listen to music for free legally.
Join , subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. Downloading and saving music on your phone or computer is a thing of the past. Today, you can stream almost any music you want. Here are our top picks for free music streaming apps on Android and iPhone.