Streaming music apps and discovery services are a dime a dozen, but even the best ones have a hard time competing with the names everyone already knows. Even so, getting out of your comfort zone a little bit and trying a new service will only reward you with tons of great new music. Here are a few services we love that we think you’ll love too.
Why Shouldn’t I Just Use [Insert Service I Already Use]?
Pandora, Spotify, Songza, Rdio, Grooveshark, and all the rest are great, we’re not trying to convince you otherwise. However, trying something new doesn’t cost you anything and doesn’t have to replace the app you already love. Seriously, the streaming music app you use doesn’t have to define you, and shouldn’t turn into some kind of music lover’s version of the OS wars. Trying more than one will only reward you with new and interesting music you may not have heard.
Case in point, I love Pandora and happily pay for Pandora One. I keep a pretty big Grooveshark library too. I have the mobile apps for both, and stream Pandora in my car when I want to listen to music almost exclusively. That hasn’t stopped me from falling in love with some of the services we’re about to discuss.