Top 3 Android Apps For Downloading Music

Download free music to your Android device with these free tools

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Using your Android device to listen to digital music from the internet can be a lot of fun. In fact, you might already use a music service such as Spotify to stream to your portable.

What About Downloading MP3s?

There are many sites on the net offering free songs to download, but finding exactly what you want can be time-consuming.

Rather than using your browser to find and download music, it's a lot easier to install an MP3 downloader app on your Android phone or tablet. But, with so many of them now on the Google Play Store, which ones do you go for?

To guide you in the right direction, we've compiled a list of apps that do a stellar job of searching for free MP3s on the internet which can then be downloaded straight to your phone.

As with most apps that deal with downloading media from the Internet, always observe copyright in order to stay on the right side of the law.

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4Shared Music

4Shared for Android
What We Like
  • Strong security features, including a virus scanner, keep devices safe.

  • User friendly drag-and-drop interface makes playing, sharing, and managing music easy.

What We Don't Like
  • Limits how much data you can share each month.

  • No way to automatically sync files across multiple devices.

  • No longer available on Google Play in the U.S.

4Shared is a well-known file sharing and storage service that millions of people use every day. In fact, you might have already used their standard app to upload your own music and video files. However, did you know that there's another app the company provides which searches the 4Shared network for MP3s?

4Shared Music is more focused on digital music. The app enables you to download or stream music that is on the 4Shared network, create playlists for your music discoveries and organize custom playlists.

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SoundCloud

SoundCloud for Android
What We Like
  • New songs are constantly being added.

  • Easy to sync accounts across multiple devices.

What We Don't Like
  • Some songs can be streamed but not downloaded.

  • Notoriously buggy.

If you're a big fan of underground music, then SoundCloud likely has what you're looking for. Artists can upload their own music to SoundCloud, so it's a great place for finding songs by lesser known bands. Premium membership gives you access to 125 million popular tracks and podcasts, but the free version is a treasure trove of indie music.

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AudioMack

AudioMack for Android
What We Like
  • 100 percent free.

  • No limits on how many songs you can upload.

What We Don't Like
  • Ads frequently pop up while browsing.

  • Limited selection compared to other apps.

Originally a platform for hip-hop and electronic music, AudioMack has grown to include a wider array of genres. Like SoundCloud, artists upload their own content, and they can also build profiles and share playlists. AudioMack makes it easy to follow your favorite artists, and it's a great avenue to find out about new ones.