Best Sites for Streaming Music Videos

Watch any of thousands of free music videos online

While streaming music is enough for most people, some people still appreciate the understated art form of the music video. As varied as they are plenty, music videos offer a different, more visual perspective on the music you love.

Below are some popular websites and resources where you can watch music videos for free.

YouTube

Free Music Videos on YouTube
What We Like
  • Tons of content.

  • Well-known and new music.

  • High-quality videos.

  • Several filtering options.

What We Don't Like
  • Ad-supported videos.

  • YouTube's size makes natural discovery more challenging for emerging artists.

YouTube is by far the largest and most popular resource for online music videos. There's a huge number of official music videos that you can watch for free, as well as a plethora of user-made videos that cover every conceivable topic.

Simply type the name of your favorite band or artist to see a list of all the videos that fall under that name. Chances are, you'll find the band or artist's official channel, which is where they have their official music videos.

However, since other users upload content as well, it's usually fairly easy to find homemade music and lyric videos for the songs you search for.

Vimeo

Vimeo Music Streaming Service
What We Like
  • Useful sorting and filtering toggles.

  • Includes new and popular music videos.

  • High quality videos.

What We Don't Like
  • Less content than similar sites.

  • Website shows advertisements.

Vimeo is a free video site with a number of social networking tools. You can search for particular artists and sort the results according to your interests.

If you ever get bored of manually searching for music videos, Vimeo also has an interesting editorial component. The "staff picks" section is a good place to browse for videos that have recently been spotlighted.

As with most streaming video sites these days, Vimeo also has social networking features that you can use to share your favorite videos on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and other popular social sites.

MTV

MTV
What We Like
  • Lots of video player options.

  • Well-known brand that works well with established artists.

What We Don't Like
  • Not many music videos.

  • Hard-to-navigate website.

  • In-video ads.

MTV provides three sections for music videos. One holds all the videos, another is just for the latest videos, and the last one shows you the most viewed music videos on MTV's website.

To watch free videos, use the arrow keys to scroll through the categories or find videos with the search box, then select one to open the player for a full-screen experience.

As you're watching any of MTV's music videos, there's a button that lets you share it over social media and another that shows suggested videos.

Billboard

billboard
What We Like
  • Auto-organized by popularity.

  • Top videos from the past.

  • Browse by genre.

What We Don't Like
  • Plays previews only.

  • Lots of website ads.

Billboard is a great place to find the top 100 songs of this week. The Hot 100 page is updated every single week to bring you fresh content.

You can use the play button to hear a preview of the song or click the video button to watch the full music video.

You can even look at the top 100 songs from past weeks using the archive search.