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Top 5 music apps for smartphones

Go beyond the basic music player and explore the different applications that will help you discover new songs. And, make the best of your existing collection.

Music is food for the soul. Likewise, music apps are food for mobile phones. Most smartphones come with a basic music player application. The user is then expected either to purchase songs from an online music store, transfer audio files from a computer, or stream music online over WiFi or 3G/GPRS. It's very difficult to get the same music app for different platforms. Here we have listed some of the most interesting and diverse applications for popular mobile platforms.


This is a basic subscription based application that will give you access to over 12 million tracks. One can try it free for 14 days and then you have to pay about $10 a month for unlimited access to a large library of songs. You can not only stream but also download tracks from the Rhapsody store.

Users can download their playlists to their phones and downloaded tracks can be accessed without a data connection. Streaming music requires an active internet connection. Rhapsody subscribers often get early access to upcoming album samples as well.

Based on the artists you listen to you, access the different radio stations offering similar music. Then you can simply tap and tune to radio stations to discover new artists as well as songs.

Rhapsody mobile app is available for iOS, Android and BlackBerry platforms.

First Published : Monday, July 04, 2011 - 00:00
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