Windows Phone Elite: Music Applications

In the Windows Phone Elite series I try to show readers apps which will be fantastic on their phone and be a big part of their day. For me, music is a massive part of everyday and listening to my favourite songs is a great way to get through mountains of work. In this article I’m going to look at some of the best applications for your Windows Phone which will allow you to listen to music quickly and to a high standard.

Read on to find out what we recommend!

If you would like to read the last three editions of the Windows Phone Elite Series the links are here: Windows Phone Elite: Platform Games , Windows Phone Elite: Travel Apps To Keep You On The Right Route , Windows Phone Elite: Photography Apps!

VEVO

If you’ve ever visited YouTube you’ve probably discovered VEVO. Nearly every artist now has their own VEVO channel and this allows them to upload all of their music in the same place. The VEVO application allows you access all these channels and quickly listen to all your favourite songs. If you’re disappointed with YouTube on your Windows Phone this is the perfect application for you.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7 And Above
Developer: VEVO LLC

TuneIn Radio

The radio is a great source of music as it allows you to access a huge variety of genres all in the same place. TuneIn Radio is possibly the best radio app I’ve ever used and I currently use it on all three operating systems. This is an app which is far more advanced than any of its competitors and gives you the ability to instantly listen to just about any radio station in the world. And you’re bound to be blown away by the quality of the interface too.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7 And Above
Developer: TuneIn

Spotify

Time for the app probably everyone has come across. Spotify is the app I trust with most of my music listening because of its gigantic library and great functionality — I’m even on it as I write this article. The Spotify mobile app is free for one month, although, to continue using the application you will need to pay £10/per month — and if you’re paying more than that per month for music at the minute this is really worth it. As well as listening to music you’re also allowed to download music to your phone for offline listening — letting you listen wherever you are. Spotify is definitely one of the kings of the music world.

Price: Free (Subscription)
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 And Above
Developer: Spotify AB

7digital

The standard Zune app and music player really isn’t the best. Music is hard to find and buying music isn’t a fantastic experience. Replacing Zune with 7digital could be the best move you’ve made for a long time. With access to over 20 million tracks in an inviting and carefully designed app its now easier than ever to buy the songs you love. Once you’ve bought your music the app has a built in music player which sorts all of your tracks brilliantly.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows 7.5 And Above
Developer: 7digital Ltd

Last.fm

Having something to give you recommendations about music is great for people looking for new artists. However, our friends sometimes aren’t the most knowledge and finding a source is often hard. Last.fm gives you radio and concert recommendations according to your personal tastes and then organises them all into a solid structure. With the app reading what music you currently have on your phone you’re sure to find something new which you really enjoy.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7 And Above
Developer: Microsoft Corporation

Rdio

The biggest competitor to Spotify is Rdio, an app which does almost exactly the same thing. And while I may prefer the Spotify desktop application, Rdio’s mobile app is something really impressive. Everything on this app is beautifully arranged and listening to music is such a fun experience. A feature I really love is the “Play Station” button, this collates similar artists and puts them all into a perfect playlist. This helps you discover new music and saves you the effort of searching around the app. Rdio is available on a 14 day trial, after that there is a subscription fee.

Price: Free (Subscription)
Requires: Windows Phone 7 And Above
Developer: Rdio

MetroTube

As I said previously, YouTube for Windows Phones is pretty rubbish in comparison to Android and iOS. Being an avid YouTube user this really disappointed me as I really would of liked an accessible app — then I found MetroTube. MetroTube is basically YouTube but completely redesigned to make everything beautiful. MetroTube is one of my favourite Windows apps and putting it in this roundup was a must. So, if you visit YouTube often then downloading this application is a must.

Price: £0.79
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 And Above
Developer: Lazyworm Applications Ltd.

Soundrivin

You may have heard of Soundhound, an app which detects music and is brilliant at doing it. But, you may have not heard of its excellent social networking community which lets users talk and share music. Soundrivin allows you to enter your Soundhound account and use a completely different and re-invited interface. This apps main selling point is its design which is so fluid and aesthetically pleasing — giving this app some high appeal.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 And Above
Developer: Benjamin Roux

Wrap-Up

All of these applications allow you to experience music in a new way which you may have not thought of before — I would highly recommend everyone of them!

Thanks for reading! Let us know below how you listen to music on your Windows Phone!