With such a lot of coverage of music streaming today it seemed a sensible time to look at the options that are available here in the UK. Spotify may be the first name on everybody’s lips but they are, in fact, just one of many organisations to offer this kind of service. Whether through your laptop, mp3 player, TV, or other Internet enabled device, there are a number of streaming options including those that have a monthly fee and even those that are free. Here are 4 of, in our opinion, the best options available to you.
1 – TuneIn
TuneIn is a great free service that lets you listen to any of a huge number of radio stations. While you can’t pick and choose the songs that you want to listen to, the mobile Internet radio streaming service is a popular and extremely useful way of listening to music while on the go. If you’re looking for something for your mobile phone then you may want to look for something with a more dedicated app.
2 – iPlayer Radio
Which brings us to another free service – BBC iPlayer. iPlayer is one of the best web based services around as far as we’re concerned, offering access to content from all of the BBC channels, including Radio. You can download the iTunes app and listen to BBC radio stations, including local stations, until your heart is content.
3 – Napster Unlimited
This brings us on to Napster Unlimited. It has endured a torrid time of things, having been deemed illegal during its days as a file sharing website. However, that has all changed and the Unlimited music service, which is free for the first month and $5 a month thereafter, offers access to a massive library of tunes from all over the world. The apps that are available and the huge library make this one well worth consideration.
4 – Rdio
One of the biggest benefits of Rdio, over similar services like Spotify and Deezer, is that it is ad fre. What’s more you can listen to as much as you like. The service was launched by the team behind Skype and hit the UK last year. It is free for the first six months, which is a great offer, and it will cost £4.99 a month for web streaming thereafter. If you want to listen on your mobile as well then you will have to pay £9.99 a month but this is still equivalent to the premium packages with other services so well worth the investment.