We all know the iPhone – and every smartphone, for that matter – “changed everything.” The way we hear our favorite tunes and discover new ones was forever changed by these devices. We don’t even need an iTunes library anymore – just a strong signal and one of the many powerful and well-stocked streaming apps available, ready to play you a lifetime’s worth of music at a tap or a swipe.
We asked: what’s the music app you simply can’t live without? Why’s it so great (available music, it’s interface, it’s rock-solid reliability)? Here’s how you answered:
The Soundcloud app for iPhone is the best thing ever.
— Matt (@deadrondo5) April 4, 2012
The Shuffler.fm app together with Soundcloud are my go to ways to discover music. pinterest.com/pin/1073124035…
— Rai-mon Nemar (@raimonnemar) April 1, 2012
Rediscovered SoundCloud app as an ad-free alternative to Spotifiy + Pandora. Great for remixes also.
— MNYC (@MNYCx) April 3, 2012
J’aime l’app Soundcloud
— Maxime Alis (@alisalicealis) April 4, 2012
Pandora is the BEST app ever invented though…
— Man (@OfficialJlover) April 2, 2012
The PANDORA app is the only app I really use on my phone!
— Rahsaan! (@NationwideKing) April 4, 2012
Everyone should check out the Spotify app. It’s like Netflix streaming, but for music. It’s rad. #LateToTheParty
— Brian Churilla (@BrianChurilla) April 4, 2012
What! No Spotify iPad app… what is the world coming to….?
— Jonas Heide Smith (@jonassmith) April 4, 2012
Spotify app released on BlackBerry – and it’s not bad!
— Vigilante Bespoke (@vigilantesec) April 4, 2012
I heart radio app >>>> pandora app
— Raquel Carli (@SillyRaquelAnn) April 4, 2012
Bumping @iHeartRadio. If you don’t have this app, what are you really doing?
— Daneisha M. (@DuhKneeShuhh) March 29, 2012
iheartRadio is the “clutchest” app i ever downloaded!
— Percy (@STARINDABEAN) March 29, 2012
@songza omgoodness. is there a way i can donate some money to you guys?! this is an amazing app/website.
— Dave Gordon (@DLGordo) April 3, 2012
I’m addicted to the songza app. #AtA90sSchoolDance
— Joe McGurk (@JoeMcGurk) April 3, 2012
#songza is the best app I’ve ever downloaded…this country morning playlist is clutch
— Ashley Courville (@acourville7) April 3, 2012
— LekanB (@LekanB) April 3, 2012
So @embee_scott is awesome for puttin me on to Songza, first music app I’ll actually use more than once.Y’all needs to bang wit it.
— Julius Jackson IV (@BigJewelz) April 4, 2012
All you music lovers this Hype Machine app is dope for iPhones! #appworld
— Liz Trinnear (@liztrinnear) March 29, 2012
Uberhype music app is a straight up beaaaaast!! Let’s go remix #biigg
— Samuel Richardson (@samjrich) March 29, 2012
And The Non-Starters…
@SimonLong_ my only issue is I bought it on Google Music and it doesn’t have an app for the iPhone that does offline mode
— Gunnar Berger (@gunnarwb) April 4, 2012
Still surprised Amazon has not released an iPhone app for its CloudPlayer
— Matthew Strickland (@strickland) April 3, 2012