10 Great Apps to Listen to Music Without Wifi (iOS and Android)
Streaming music is great, but it can become a drag if you don’t have an internet connection, such as on a plane or if you have limited mobile data. Check out these great options to listen to music without WiFi.
We’ve gone through the market and made a list of the top 10 music apps that don’t require a WiFi connection to enable you to listen to your favorite music. On this list, you’ll find both iOS and Android apps.
Please note, some of these services offer free versions for ad-supported music streaming but only allow offline listening when you pay a monthly subscription. So, make sure to read carefully before deciding what app to get!
Note: There are other ways to listen to music without WiFi or the internet. You can also use Alexa as a Bluetooth speaker and stream audio from your phone or tablet. As another option, you can also connect Alexa to the internet via a mobile hotspot on your phone. Check out the following guide over at Smart Home Perfected to learn more.
The most popular streaming service in the world was always going to find a spot on this list. Spotify has the biggest and the best collection of music in the world, with literally millions of artists and songs from all over the world publishing their songs through this app.
It’s available on both Android and iOS platforms, but if you’re looking for the offline experience, you’ll have to pay a monthly subscription of $9.99 to unlock all of the premium options (which includes non-WiFi music listening)
2. Apple Music
As the first company to recognize the power of internet music sales with their iPods and iTunes, it’s no wonder that Apple is on this list. Apple Music is its latest version of the music streaming app, which is actually available on both iOS and Android platforms (this is not usually the case with Apple).
If you have an iOS device, this app comes as standard music listening app, while you have to get it on the Google Play store for Android. Also, if you’re an Android user, you have to pay a $9.99 monthly subscription to unlock all of the features of this app. But, overall, this is one of the best music listening apps, with several different features, including radio and podcasts, and as for offline listening.
Pandora is a great music app that allows you to search your own music and podcasts and creates playlists through your previous engagement with the app.
This app is available on both Android and iOS and can be used freely for music streaming, but if you’re looking for an offline mode, you’ll have to pay a monthly subscription. There are two options available, $4.99 and $12.99, both of which give you offline listening options.
4. Google Play Music
Another software giant with its own music playing app. Contrary to Apple, Google Play Music is much more orientated towards WiFi-free listening. It comes with a free and paid version ($9.99 monthly subscription). As always, the paid version means you’re ad-free, and you can use some more sophisticated options, but if you don’t mind listening to some ads, you’ll be just fine with the free version as well.
What sets this app apart from the others is the free option to upload up to 50 thousand songs that you already own locally to the cloud and listen to them freely wherever you are through your account.
5. Amazon Music
Amazon Music is a fairly standard music streaming app, with all of the options other apps have.
You can use it for free in some countries, but if you’re looking for offline listening, you’ll have to be an Amazon Prime member at the cost of a monthly subscription.
On it, you’ll find more than 50 million songs, and if you’re into Indian music, you’ll love the fact that there are many Hindi artists available through this app.
One of the most popular music streaming apps in the world, Deezer, built its empire through the free music they made available to millions of listeners worldwide.
There are, of course, also paid versions, which are ad-free, and you have to buy that if you’re looking for an offline experience. But, you can easily get any songs you want for just $6.99 per month and enjoy your favorite music wherever you go.
One of the best-known free streaming platforms in the world, SoundCloud, became famous because it enabled people to upload and present their music to the world freely and easily. Nowadays, it’s also one of the most famous listening apps in the world.
It’s available on both Android and iOS platforms and can be used freely if you want to just browse and listen to music. But, if you’re looking for offline options, then you have to pay a monthly subscription which is available for $5.99 and $9.99 (both include offline mode).
Evermusic is a great twist for people who have large music libraries at home and want to have access to all of that through their smartphones.
Without having to upload everything to your computer, Evermusic is a music listening app that connects to all of the major cloud services and allows you to listen to or load the music you want from there easily.
It’s only available on iOS, but it’s free. If you want to easily maneuver through your music collection, this is the way to do it.
LiveXLive, former Slacker Radio, is one of the most popular radio apps out there, and for a good reason. You can search not just thousands of radio stations worldwide, but you can also search for a specific song or author, and the app will show you all the stations where that music is being played.
It’s available on both Android and iOS, and the basic online version is free, but if you’re looking for the offline experience, you’ll have to pay $9.99 per month. But, for that money, you’ll get full and unlimited listening to all of the radio stations that are listed in this app.
10. Music Player for Android
Sometimes what you want is a very simple music player app, and the one linked above is a very popular one for Android. It has a really nice interface, and it is a nicely-performing media player. It can browse all your local music files and from sources such as your SD card.
It can read music tags, and it can play all your music sorted by playlists, artists albums, and folders. It has a nice EQ, which allows you to boost the bass or bass or add reverb effects. It has a few different equalizer presets also.
It supports lots of different music file formats. You can change the theme color, and it has a night mode. So, if you have a bunch of music files that you’ve already bought and you just want to have a nice app to listen to them, then this could be a good option for you.
We hope that this article has helped you to get to know all of the different options that are available for offline listening of music.
Most of these apps are paid, but there are also some that offer free music with no internet connection required. From listening to the music you originally found online to uploading your own music database and easily listening to it wherever you go, you can be sure you’ll find something for yourself on this list.