Apple Inc. constantly develops and brings new or innovative products into the market. One of the products that created a huge impact after its launch is the Apple Watch. The smartwatch allows users to perform multiple actions like attending calls, tracking health, controlling Apple devices, listening to music, and more. Apple Watch is compatible with the Apple device having iOS 8.2 or later. Listening to songs on a watch gives a unique experience to the user. The user can directly download the music app on the watch. Nowadays, there are plenty of music apps available in the market. Choosing the app suitable for your Apple Watch is quite difficult. This article covers the best music apps for your Apple Watch.
Best Music Apps for Apple Watch
The best music apps you can use from your watchOS are listed below.
Apple Music is a premium subscription service, pre-installed on all Apple Watches. The app has a simple interface and contains more than 90 million songs. Besides, it features Spatial audio and Lossless audio. These two features are completely free for Apple Music subscribers. In addition, the user can download their favorite tracks offline and add them to the library. It also comes with a 3-month free trial, where the user can use the app for free. Apple Music offers three types of subscription packages.
Apple Music Subscription plans:
- Individual – $9.99/month
- Family – $14.99/month (6 members)
- Student – $4.99/month
Pandora provides a personalized music streaming experience that works on watchOS 6 or higher. The user can access the app for free, but with ads. To unlock all features in this app, the user needs to buy a premium subscription. It allows the user to create and customize stations. The free version of the Pandora app has some restrictions, and only the users with paid subscriptions can do unlimited skips, replays, download songs offline, and more.
It comes with three subscription plans, which are listed below.
- Pandora Plus – $4.99/month ($54.89/year)
- Premium Plan – $9.99/month ($109.89/year)
- Pandora Premium Family Plan – $14.99/month or $164.89/year (6 members)
Spotify is a popular audio streaming service with more than 381 million users. This app is compatible with Apple watch series 3 and later models ( WatchOS 6.0 or higher). It is loaded with tons of songs and podcasts. The app displays ads for free users. Only paid subscribers can listen to songs ad-free. Users can play their favorite tracks directly on the Apple Watch without iPhone with a premium subscription. The user can add and download 50 tracks per playlist. Spotify comes in three different pricing plans,
Spotify Subscription plans:
- Individual plan: $9.99/month
- Duo Plan: $12.99
- Family Plan: $15.99 (6 accounts)
- Student: $4.99/month
Shazam is a music discovery app that uses audio recognition technology to identify music played on a device. With the Auto Shazam feature, the app automatically analyses the song played around and identifies the song by matching it with the database. The user can find the song details, including the artist’s name with a simple tap. Shazam is a music search app that identifies and plays only the preview of the song. The user needs to connect the app with a music streaming service like Apple Music, Spotify, etc. The Shazam music app is completely free on all Apple devices.
- Shazam is a free app, and you don’t have any subscription plans.
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SoundHound is also a music finder app that has features similar to Shazam. The unique capability of this app is that the user can find the music by singing or humming a tune. It is equipped with a Live lyrics option, where the user can interact with highlighted lyrics that automatically sync with the song played. The app is available in both free and paid versions. The free version of the SoundHound app has ads.
SoundHound Subscription price:
- To experience ad-free songs in SoundHound, the user needs to get a paid subscription for $6.99.
One of the best music apps for the Apple Watch is Djay2. The Djay2 app is fully featured with a DJ system that allows users to play with music. Djay2 comes with an impressive set of features like Beats syncing, crossfade, playlist mixing, auto mix mode, etc., compared to other apps listed above. Unfortunately, the interface of the Djay2 app is a bit crowded. Mix your favorite music by tapping your wrist.
The subscription price of Djay2:
- Full Access to PRO costs $6.99/mo and $49.99/yr.
TuneIn Radio Pro
TuneIn radio pro is the best radio streaming service that offers more than 1 lakh radio stations. It is a one-time fee app equipped with podcasts, sports, music, and live news. The app is completely free and allows users to record songs and save them offline. The interface of TuneIn Radio Pro is highly appealing, and switching between stations is quite simple in this app.
You can choose from any of the TuneIn Radio Pro subscription plans:
- TuneIn Premium: $9.99
- TuneIn Premium Pro: $69.99
Deezer is yet another best music streaming service like Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc. It offers more than 73 million songs and podcasts. This app is available for free with ads and gives access to all songs, podcasts, and radio. But it has certain limitations in controlling the media. The premium version of the Deezer app has no limitations. Deezer is one of the best music apps for the Apple Watch to listen to your favorite songs and tracks.
You can select any of the subscription plans of Deezer:
- The price of a premium subscription varies based on the region. It starts from $6.49
Overcast is a popular podcasts app suitable for all iOS devices. The notable features of this app are smart speed and voice boost. The voice boost feature helps in normalizing the volume of the voice. These features come in handy in noisy situations. Overcasts app is available both in free and paid versions. At an affordable price, the user can unlock additional features of this app.
- The price of a premium subscription is $9.99/year.
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Musixmatch is a lyric finder app integrated with music streaming services like Spotify and Apple music to display live lyrics. With just a touch on your Apple Watch, The app provides synchronized lyrics for the song playing. This app provides a unique search experience to the user. The user can search for a song with lyrics. The translation feature in this app allows the users to view the lyrics in their desired language. Musixmatch is the largest platform for lyrics that has more than 70 million users. This app has a free and paid option.
- Musixmatch Premium price starts at $3.99/mo and $35.99/yr.
Finally, we’ve come to an end. Above mentioned apps are the top music apps for Apple TV. However, there are some other apps like iHeartradio, VLC mobile, etc. Make sure to check those apps. Hope this section has helped you to choose the best music apps for your Apple Watch. Follow our blog to know more useful articles about Apple products.