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Some Recommended Cloud Music Services

Some Recommended Cloud Music Services

Provided is a partial list of some of the recommended cloud based music services available.  Please feel free to comment and add to the list.


Google Play

With Google Play Music you can browse millions of tracks and listen to your favorite songs over Android or the web. Add your own personal playlist to the mix and discover some new hits. Account setup is free but you may choose to purchase All Access to millions of songs, radio with unlimited skips and access to custom crafted playlists put together by the Google Play Music geeks.



ZumoCast allows you to browse your library of music and videos on your browser and mobile device without having to wait for sync or long uploads… Stream video in any format to any connection, including 3G. ZumoCast also allows you to check your documents, data and other information from your mobile device any time you want.



Download whatever music you’d like to listen to with the Samsung Music Hub. All you have to do is download the app and sign in for instant access to all your favorite music direct to your mobile device.

Amazon Cloud Player

Amazon Cloud Player allows you to stream music to your iPhone, Kindle Fire or Android Device or download your music for offline use. Your MP3 purchases are stored for free at Amazon Cloud Player and your first 250 songs are free. Sign up and get access to over 250,000 songs for only $24.99 a month.

Apple iCloud

Get fast and easy access to all your data from any device including photos, music, documents with Apple iCloud. Easy photo and multi-media sharing makes Apple iCloud especially fun for families on vacation while location-based alerts are useful to keep in touch with nearby loved ones.  Also, if you ever misplace your phone, iCloud can back up your data and help you locate it from another device.


Grooveshark provides users with free music broadcasts in a variety of genres. New releases and featured videos are updated regularly so you’ll never miss out on new music. Find your new favorite radio station or create a broadcast of your own for the world to hear.


With Subsonic, it’s easy to manage over 100,000 files of music, download or listen in on Podcasts, watch movies on the go and share it all with family and friends. Stream music without any trouble to your Windows phone, Android or iPhone. Subsonic apps are also available for BlackBerry, Roku and many other phones. Enjoy all the reviews, cover art, lyrics and album info you could hope for.


Find out about all the new music and listen to your favorite music with Rdio. With a library of more than 20 million songs, you’ll have no trouble keeping up with the latest artists or finding the classic songs you love. You can find virtually anything you search for, and best of all Rdio is completely ad-free.


Spotify is a music app that can be used for computers, smartphones, tablets and even home entertainment systems. Stream music directly to your device or download songs with Premium to listen offline as well. With Spotify, searching for new music and sharing with friends has never been easier. Connect Spotify to your Facebook and check out what you’re friends are listening to. With Spotify, it’s never been easier to catalog your favorite songs and discover the latest bands.


Find your favorite artists on Last.fm or listen in on their radio station to discover new music. Personalize your radio stations to suit your mood at Last.fm and keep up with the latest new groups in the types of music that interest you the most.


Pandora is an excellent radio application that gives you access to all your favorite songs in one convenient location. Search for any song, band or album you want and get instantly connected. Pandora will play only the songs you want to hear while also suggesting new artists that may be up your alley.

Slacker Radio

At Slacker Radio you can create your perfect party mix or new playlist or browse the various handcrafted stations that have already been made. You can also keep up with the new bands getting noticed today or hear the latest news on your favorite artist.

By Robert Cole


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