Some have called it revolutionary, others found it disappointing. Whatever be your verdict, Apple Music is here to stay. But if you're looking for alternatives, try these music streaming apps/services
Listen to your favourite Bollywood tracks and the best of international music with Rdio. Available as an app as well as a web service, Rdio allows you to stream music for free; however, if you want to limit your playlist to certain tracks, you may have to sign up for one of their premium services, starting at Rs 60 a month.
Tune In Radio
Listen to over 100,000 AM/FM radio stations, podcasts, Internet radio shows and more from across the world. You can listen to music from across genres — Bluegrass, to Country to Gospel, Rock, Disco, etc, along with sports and international news stations on your smart phone.
Access raw mixes, compilations as well as fresh music from across the globe, before they even make it to live gigs or sound albums. Soundcloud offers one of the world's largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music and audio at your disposal, for free.
If you don't trust your taste in music, follow your friends who are clued in. Guvera allows you to follow friends and strangers, and listen to their playlists on your smartphone. The online music streaming app allows you to listen to loads of music from across the globe, and at the same time, check out what they are listening to.
The homegrown music streaming app is getting bigger in terms of music catalogue and user base. With a monthly rental of Rs 99, the app allows you to download unlimited Hindi songs on your smartphone and tablet.
Explore some of the most popular music tracks from across the world as well as look up a song that you heard on the go. The app can easily integrate with Rdio and allows you to listen to songs selected by some of the world’s most popular artistes, from Pitbull to Avicii and Jack Brown.
Listen to the songs in your music library with synced lyrics, as well as search the lyrics of any song playing around you with MusixMatch. The app offers the largest catalogue of lyrics and that too for free. You can add lyrics to your songs on Google Play Music, YouTube, Rdio and Soundcloud as well as read them on its built-in Floating Lyrics drawer.
Another music discovery app, SoundHound allows you to look up details of any song, you may listen to and add them to your Rdio playlist.