Free Alternatives To Apple Music

Alivia Whitaker | April 26, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

If you're looking for free alternatives to Apple Music - we've got them here for you! Apple Music is a great streaming music service by Apple that unlocks access to all the music in iTunes on demand. This option may sound dreamy but there is a catch - if you want all the perks you've got to pay. Subscriptions start at $4.99 per month for a student subscription and go all the way up to $14.99 a month for a family subscription. So if you want the music without the hefty cost - we've provided some free alternatives to Apple Music listed below!


Spotify is a well-known free music streaming service and for good reason! It's website proudly displays the tagline - "Millions of songs. No credit card needed." and it is true! It's always a plus when you don't have to enter credit card information to access a service.

Spotify has many great features including a simple to use interface, easy user experience and the ability to make your own playlists. Spotify playlists are customizable and shareable and Spotify users have access to the millions of shared Spotify playlists on the platform.

Music is searched by song, playlist, genre, mood or more. Spotify makes it easy to find music and enjoy it. There is a premium, paid option available (that now comes with a Hulu subscription!) but Spotify use is 100% free if you so choose.


We have yet to encounter a song that wasn't on YouTube. YouTube is becoming more interactive and user friendly with features like auto-play, ad skip and a library which includes playlists, browsing history and more.

If you're at work or home, it's so easy to navigate to youtube, turn on auto-play and enjoy them music. The auto-play feature populates music similar to the chosen genre and won't bounce around with random youtube videos. In other words - YouTube makes it so you should like what you hear.

YouTube has millions of music videos. Even songs that were never made into videos are available for listening with static images and music.

YouTube probably has the most extensive library after iTunes making it one of the most vast free music libarries on the internet.


Pandora describes it's "hand-curated listening experience" this way:

"Our team of trained musicologists has been listening to music across all genres and decades, one song at a time, studying and collecting musical details on every track - 450 musical attributes altogether."

Pandora allows you to skip and replay songs (with limits on the free version) and create personalized stations. The music library is available as an app and is on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and the Windows Store.

Upgraded subscriptions are avaible if you so choose expanded features but overall, Pandora is a great curated way to listen to music and completely free!


iHeartRadio offers thousands of AM and FM radio stations online all for free. Listen to radio stations, sports, talk radio and more for free on iHeartRadio. iHeartRadio describes itself this way:

"Listen to music you love. Stream unlimited music, thousands of radio stations and podcasts all in one app.iHeartRadio is easy to use and best of all, it’s still FREE. "

Music is searchable and stations can be saved in your own "My Stations" section. Podcasts, radio stations, sports and more are all divided up by category. If you're a podcast or radio junkie that also like music - iHeartRadio is one of the free alternatives to Apple Music that is right for you!


Last.Fm is a lesser known site but also one of the oldest music streaming sites out there. It's available on Android, web, Linux, Windows and iOS and is totally free for the user. It has a decent music library and personalizes recommendations based on listening history. Give Last.Fm a try if you're looking for a great free alternative to Apple Music!

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