Music has played a huge role in humankind ever since the beginning of time. It has given us solace in bad times and given us reasons to groove with. The craze of music shot up ever since modern-day musical instruments were created and music from around the world started circulating everywhere. The release of the internet and applications on handheld devices that play music further enhanced this craze.
As we know, most of the mobile applications that are available today are based on a ‘live streaming’ technology wherein the users listen to music by exchanging data packets at the time of listening to music. Therefore, a slight disturbance in your internet connection could lead to buffering which, to be honest none of us enjoy. This is why we have come up with a list of the best free offline music apps that work without Wi-Fi. Let us look at it.
Best Free Offline Music Apps without WiFi
Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably know what Spotify is. It is a music player which allows its users to play music on their mobile devices by signing up with them. While most of its features do require Wi-Fi, you can also use Spotify to listen to music without an internet connection.
The offline feature on Spotify is plain and simple – if you have a premium account with the app, they allow you to download over 3000 songs into your offline playlist. On the other hand, if you have a free account, you are given a set of 15 playlists consisting of 750 songs none of which can be turned into offline music. Spotify is available on Android and iOS for free.
Developed by the German company SoundCloud Ltd., SoundCloud is an extremely popular mobile application and currently has over 175 million unique monthly listeners. The app allows its users to stream their music online while also giving some offline capabilities.
To avail your music offline on SoundCloud, you just have to go into the app, listen to the said music file using a Wi-Fi and simply hit the ‘like/heart’ button dedicated to that music file. The said file should now be moved into your offline playlist. The app is free to download and is available for Android and iOS platforms.
Google Play Music
If you own an Android device, you have probably seen this application before. Google Play Music comes preinstalled in most Android devices off the bat. As its name suggests, it is developed by the official owners of the Android OS, Google which assures authenticity in terms of features.
Google Play Music does not come with the ability to download music directly within itself, it does come with the ability to play the existing music files in your storage without the use of an internet connection. Therefore, all you have to do is to download your music file into your device’s storage and it will be ready to play using Google Play Music. The app is available only for Android devices.
Available in 182 countries, Deezer is one of the most popular mobile application for listening to music. Its catalog of music consists of over 53 million songs which are significantly more than most of its competitors.
What makes Deezer so good is the fact that its user interface is so easy to understand no matter what part of the world you are from. The app comes with a dedicated ‘Offline’ button which can be toggled to turn your favourite music files into offline files. Its other features include Live Radio, lyrics, and much more. Deezer can be downloaded for iOS, Android, and PC.
While most Non-American will not have heard of it, Pandora is a huge thing in the Americas at the moment. The app is a music player with millions of songs to choose from while also being a social-media app for artists to interact in. The only drawback with the app is that it can only be accessed if you live in America.
A feature called ‘Pandora Stations’ is used to turn your music files in Pandora into offline. Similar to other apps, one has to first listen to the said music file using Wi-Fi. Once that is done, the user must take that music file and turn it into a ‘Pandora Station’ which is the app’s term for a playlist. After that, you need to turn the station into offline and all your music files inside the station shall be downloaded and converted into offline. Pandora can be downloaded on iOS and Android for free.
Most of the applications that make it to this list are extremely popular around the world. While the same cannot be said for MusixMatch, but it definitely does not disappoint its users in terms of features provided. Apart from being a standard music player, it comes with its own lyrics sync abilities, the ability to find the name of the music that is playing around you, and much more.
In terms of offline music playing abilities, MusixMatch only plays music that is stored in the storage of your device. The only tools that need an internet connection in the app are the lyrics sync and music finder. Therefore, it is safe to say that the app covers most areas a music lover could hope from their music player. MusixMatch can be downloaded on Android and iOS.
Tech giant Apple live in their own world of technology where most of their utility applications are provided by the company themselves. Apple Music is Apple’s official music player and comes with high-quality music which can be availed by purchasing the paid subscription. The app also comes with the ability to play video files.
To play your music without Wi-Fi using Apple Music, you simply need to go over to the said song and beside it will be a menu option which will allow you to download the song offline. The app was initially released solely for Apple devices but can now be downloaded on Android as well.
Jango Radio is another renowned option for music lovers who wish to listen to music without using an internet connection playback. The app has a large catalog of music consisting of popular artists from around the world. Apart from that, the app also allows copyright free music which gives new artists a chance to upload their music online.
Similar to most of its competitors, Jango Radio comes with the ability to turn your favourite music files into offline by simply scrolling through the options around the said music file. It is very easy to use and contains no ads whatsoever. It can be downloaded on Android and iOS for free.
Initially launched as a video-sharing website, YouTube has turned into a global phenomenon where every music artist shares their newly released music videos and/or audio files. The best part about YouTube is that you get a video related to the music playing in the background which adds a secondary fun element into your music listening endeavours. The only drawback with YouTube is that it will not have lesser known music videos unless the artist uploads them themselves.
YouTube recently came out with its “Offline” feature which allows its users to download and save any YouTube video into their devices. Once downloaded, users can simply play the downloaded video even if they are offline. YouTube is available for Android, iOS, and PC.
JIO Saavn is another option for music fanatics who specifically need Bollywood music in their lives. The app provides almost all of the music imaginable in Bollywood while also including popular songs from artists around the world keeping the bandwagon inside you intact.
Offline music streaming on Saavn can be availed even in the free subscription of the application. However, it does come with preloaded ads and lack access to various exclusive content. But its premium subscription is quite affordable to most and is according to us worth spending on. Saavn is available on Android, iOS, and PC.
Amazon as an E-Commerce website has seen huge success all over the world. Due to this, they have looked into expanding its services and have hit the ground running with Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Music.
The offline feature on the app requires a premium subscription but apart from that, it is quite simple to utilize. To do so, one must simply listen to the song that they would like to download and the app will you the option. Amazon music is available on Android and iOS for free.
When it comes to streaming music without using a Wi-Fi connection, it is quite tough to find a promising app as the current generation embraces live streaming content. However, some of us old-fashioned people still like to have our playlist on our devices to make sure that we don’t need to rely on the internet to play music. This is why we have come up with a list of the best free offline music apps that work without Wi-Fi. While some of the apps on the list do require a premium subscription, they do come with authenticity and quality.