5 Windows® Phone 7 apps to listen music on the go
If you are a music lover and want to access loads of tracks on your Windows Phone, there’s good news for you. Microsoft has launched several new music apps for its mobile operating system Windows Phone 7. In fact, in a bid to catch up with competitors Android (mobile OS from Google) and iOS (mobile OS from Apple), Microsoft has now made available close to 70,000 apps on Windows Phone Marketplace. Some of the top music apps for Windows Phone 7 include Spotify, SoundHound, iHeartRadio, Eventful, YouTube, and Slacker Radio, which can be downloaded from Windows Phone Marketplace.
The popular music streaming service Spotify is now available for Windows Phone 7. With a subscription to the Spotify Premium account, users can choose from over a million tracks. Its file syncing service enables you to access all the music that you add to your library on your mobile as well as computer. What’s more, the app also has an offline mode to play your music even without Internet access. You can also share music with friends using the Spotify Social feature. A free trial of 48 hours is available for Spotify Premium that you can try before purchasing a premium subscription.
The USP of this popular music and video app is that you can download YouTube videos on your Windows Phone 7-based mobile for free. You can also play high quality and High Definition (HD) videos over a 3G Wi-Fi Internet connection. There are custom backgrounds to select from and uploading videos on YouTube is also possible with this app. Users can share their favorite videos with friends on Facebook and Twitter and also through email. The free version of YouTube Pro displays ads while the paid edition is without any advertisements.
If you want free access to more than 800 digital radio stations in the U.S. on your Windows Phone, iHeartRadio app is for you. Users have the facility to create their own personalized Custom stations by using their Facebook accounts. You can also share the songs that you listen through this app on Facebook. By using iHeartRadio app on a Windows Phone, you can configure radio stations based on one’s favorite songs. Windows Phone 7.5 or higher is required to download and install iHeartRadio.
TuneIn Radio for Windows Phone 7.5 puts over 50,000 radio stations and 1.2 million on-demand streams in the palm of your hand. With this app, you can access your favorite radio stations from across the globe. The app’s user friendly interface allows you to play radio stations in the background while you perform other tasks on your Windows Phone. You can pin the stations that you listen quite often to the start screen for one-touch access.
SoundHound helps you to search for music from various artists, bands, albums, and much more. You just need to say the title of a song or the name of an artist and you will instantly get the search results on your Windows Phone. The app’s unique music and humming recognition capabilities yield search results in just four seconds. For quick access, you can pin the search tile to the home screen of your Windows Phone. SoundHound also has a huge database of lyrics from which you can know the words of your favorite songs. SoundHound requires Windows Phone 7.5 or higher for its installation.