7 Of The Best Spotify Alternatives For Online Music Streaming

Some of you may know that I'm a big supporter of Spotify as I have been a premium subscriber for the past few years and have been pleased with the service's overall features and performance. However, I know some of you do not like the service for one reason or another (hopefully you've at least tried out their free trial) so I've rounded up a list of 7 of the best Spotify alternatives for you to check out and help you in your search for the best online music streaming service. I'd recommend signing up for a free trial of each service listed below so that you'll have the chance to test them out first hand and decide which is best for your specific needs.



Rdio is a popular online streaming service that features a massive library which consists of 25 million songs which are updated on a daily basis. You can listen to your music via the a Mac or PC client, browser, or mobile device. The service features a sleek and easy to use interface which is suitable for users of all types.
Price: $9.99/month
Free Trial: Yes, 14-days with full access – Sign Up For A Free Trial Here


Sony Music Unlimited

Sony Music Unlimited doesn't have the same popularity as Spotify or Rdio, but don't let that fool you. Their streaming library includes millions of songs which offers access via a browser, desktop client, or mobile device. Since it is a Sony service, you can log in with your PSN or SEN account and avoid the traditional sign-up process which entails making a new account from scratch. This makes this service best geared for gamers who own a PS3, PS4, or PS Vita.
Price: $5.99 month (web only)$9.99/month (web & mobile)
Free Trial: Yes, 30-days with full access – Sign Up For A Free Trial Here



Rhapsody has been around for over 10 years, but they launched their own standalone streaming service back in 2010. This online streaming catalogue boasts access to over 11 million songs for on-demand streaming. They add new song releases each week and allow listing from anywhere via a browser-based interface, desktop client, mobile apps, Xbox consoles, and select Smart TVs.
Price: $9.99/month
Free Trial: Yes, 30-days with full access – Sign Up For A Free Trial Here


Google Play Music All Access

Google unveiled their own music streaming service just under a year ago (May 15th, 2013) which originally debuted in the US, but since has expanded to many other countries. The All Access service is an extended version of Google Play music which lets you instantly stream music from a massive library as well as importing your own library of up to 20,000 songs for storing your personal music in the cloud.
Price: $9.99/month
Free Trial: Yes, 30-days with full access – Sign Up For A Free Trial Here


Beats Music

Beats Music was created with the same brains behind the Beats By Dre line of headphones. It is one of the newer players to the market, but has had a very positive reception since its launch and offers a competitive trial period for AT&T subscribers. The standard plan runs for $9.99/month and has a free 30-day trial for any new users whereas AT&T customers have access to an exclusive family plan which runs at $14.99 a month and offers a free 3-month trial period for eligible AT&T subscribers. This trial period length blows away the competition and seems like a no-brainer for any AT&T customers who want to stream music for free for 3 months (you can always cancel before 3 months is up without being charged).
Price: $9.99/month (1 person/3 devices) – AT&T Exclusive Family Plan $14.99/month (5 people/10 devices)
Free Trial: Yes, 30-days with full access – Sign Up For A Free Trial Here


Pandora One

Pandora Radio is one of the most popular online radio services and their ‘Pandora One' subscription offers access to all you favorite Pandora stations without any ads, more skips, and fewer timeouts. The important thing to remember about this service is that Pandora doesn't allow you to choose the individual songs for instant streaming like Spotify, but instead allows you to choose the radio station based on genre or artist.
Price: $4.99/month
Free Trial: Yes, free accounts offer full-access with ads – Sign Up For A Free Account Here


iTunes Radio

Like Google, Apple decided to make the jump into the audio streaming market with their launch of iTunes Radio last year. The service is similar to Pandora as it offers streamable radio stations which features tons of pre-made stations or you can create your own station based on an artist, song, or genre. You can listen to iTunes Radio on any Mac or PC with iTunes installed or any iOS device.
Price: $24.99/year
Free Trial: Yes, free accounts offer full-access with ads – Sign Up For A Free Account Here

  • After at&t touting service providers such as Netflix must pay att extra money to sell service to at&t customers, it strikes me funny that at&t would charge their own customers for data for purchasing the Beats music service. They will not follow their own rules.

  • Alternatives and all of them have the same monthly price as Spotify? Hardly a convincing deal.. Beats and Rdio doesn’t even have as much songs as Spotify.

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