Music at Your Fingertips With Your Windows Phone

Everyone loves the luxury of being able to plunge into their own paradise and indulge in the beauty of music. With the help of your Windows Phone this experience can come alive quick and easily.

In this roundup, I’m going to be looking at the best apps available to make your listening smoother and more exciting.

TuneWiki

TuneWiki is a helpful app which will allow you to listen to a wide variety of music with synced lyrics, a feature which many other music players don’t possess. TuneWiki, gives you the opportunity to share lyrics from your favorite songs with your friends.

A favorable feature is that you can find out and discuss the meanings of songs, allowing you to understand each lyrical line, enhancing your enjoyment of the music. This karaoke app geared with some interesting added features is a must have for any music enthusiast.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 or higher
Developer: TuneWiki, Inc.

VEVO

VEVO is basically a massive music video database. VEVO provides free, high-quality music continuously with a Windows Phone. It gives you the ability to share videos, create custom playlists and have fun with music trivia.

Nicely designed with a helpful interface, this app will surely satisfy your urge to listen. You can’t ask for much more.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 or higher
Developer: VEVO LLC

TuneIn Radio

TuneIn Radio is an enormous database of over 50,000 radio stations local and global, which you can listen to from wherever you are. Whether you are into country music or reggae the range of stations is so big, you can listen to almost anything.

TuneIn Radio has the ability to play in the background your chosen stations while you are using other apps. You can also pin stations to your start screen for quicker listening. If your looking for an on-the-go radio for your phone, TuneIn Radio is definitely the best way to go.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 or higher
Developer: TuneIn

Spotify

Spotify, in my opinion is the most capable on-the-go app for music. However, for all the added features there is a charge of £10.00 a month for the Premium. This gives you the ability to play your playlists offline and have unlimited access of the database which contains millions of tracks.

Now that Spotify is closely linked with Facebook you have the ability to explore and play your friends playlists. If you don’t want to pay the subscription fee, you can try the 48 hour free trial or just use it as a free app, without some of the extra features.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 or higher
Developer: Spotify Ltd.

Soundhound

Soundhound is very similar to the app Shazam without the boundaries on how many times you can use it every month. Soundhound gives you the ability to recognize unlimited amounts of music. A unique feature with this app is that you can sing or hum the lyrics for your desired song and the app will work out the name, this being the first of it’s kind ever.

Soundhound has features which can show you synced lyrics, instantly sharing songs to Facebook and Twitter and easy pinning for faster identification from your home screen. Compared to the other music recognizers on the market, Soundhound is probably the most capable and easiest to use.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 or higher
Developer: SoundHound Inc.

Rhapsody

Rhapsody is an online music subscription service. Similarly to Spotify it has access to millions of songs, playlists and new releases. Rhapsody has a radio feature which is also available on Spotify, being able to create set playlists of specific genres or artists.

This app allows you to listen to music anywhere you are, whether at home or out and about, Rhapsody’s features will always be at your disposal. This app now can stream music even when the app is closed, making it easier to suit your needs. Overall, in my opinion if you are paying for a subscription service, Spotify is the victor as Rhapsody lacks the ability of offline mode.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 or higher
Developer: Rhapsody International Inc

8tracks

8tracks describes itself as a “handcrafted internet radio” and that’s exactly what it is. Offering an easy way for people to share and discover music, while giving you the highest quality stations. When listening to 8tracks you can create mix’s as well as uploading your own music.

Compared to TuneIn Radio, 8tracks is comparatively small but simple, if you are only looking for a easy yet effective radio station, 8tracks is the way to go.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 or higher
Developer: Grouma

Youtube

We have all heard of YouTube so this is probably nothing new. YouTube offers a vast wealth of videos, as well as using your normal account to access your saved favorites and playlists. This app is integrated into the hub of your phone with Music and Videos, making it easier to access while on-the-go.

This app does not offer many desirable features like VEVO does, which is basically exactly the same concept. I would love to see YouTube evolve this app even more, to keep their loyal followers and their business prospering.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7 or higher
Developer: Microsoft Corporation

I hope this roundup of my favorite music applications for Windows Phones helps you to find a greater and wider variety of music for your own personal pleasure. Hopefully, these applications will help you to enrich your music life, even if it’s non-existent at the moment.

Please comment with your views on these apps. If there are any worthy applications I’ve missed, please let us know in the comments below.