Audio Streaming

Top Sites

1

Spotify

Most popular streaming service that gives creative artists a platform

2

Apple Music

Convenient for Apple users, human curators create themed playlists

3

TIDAL

High resolution streaming service for audiophiles

4

Amazon Music *

Convenient for Amazon Prime members (see Footnote)

5

Deezer

Supports local & international artists

  Advice  

  • If you listen to a wide variety of music, streaming may the best choice for you.


  • While these platforms are subscription-based, many offer free plans & trials that include ads and limit accessibility & features.


  • Some platforms help with music discovery by suggesting songs & playlists based on your listening history.


  • Note: Streaming services require wifi or cellular connectivity.

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More Websites
(Listed alphabetically)

12min

Helps readers with high-quality content by offering 12-minute summaries

Accel5

Business book summaries, videos & articles

Audible

Leading provider in audiobook streaming

Blubrry

Podcast hosting platform

BookRags

Research location for all students

Digital Podcast

Podcast directory

Instaread

15-minute audio & textbook summaries

LiveXLive

Curated music channel that unifies entertainment & people

Napster

Subscription-based music streaming. Owned by RealNetworks

Pandora

Playlist shuffling. Owned by Sirius XM Holdings

Primephonic

Classical music

Qobuz

High resolution music for audiophiles

ReadingIQ

Learning resource for younger ages around the world

SiriusXM

Satellite radio with hundreds of channels including music, comedy, sports & talk

Snapreads

Large digital library with 15-minute book summaries

Soundcloud

Music & audio platform with large community of artists

Soundview

Business book summaries

Spreaker

Podcast hosting & discovery

Stitcher

Podcast streaming. Owned by Midroll Media

StoryShots

Free book summaries

SumizeIt

Nonfiction book summaries

TuneIn

Free online radio

YouTube Music (Google acquisition)

Music & videos, replaced Google Play Music

getAbstract

Helps listeners with decision-making in their personal & business lives

iHeartRadio

Live radio

iPodder

Cross platform podcast receiving site

* Footnote:

Amazon
• The AmazonSmile program donates 0.5% of purchases to your favorite charity, and all you need to do is start your shopping at https://smile.amazon.com.
• Amazon frequently introduces their own products to compete directly with their long-time suppliers. They often pay no federal income taxes (e.g., 2017, 2018).
• Amazon is being investigated on antitrust issues by the US Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General & House Subcommittee on Antitrust.