Music streaming is the one of the hot thing, with many services offering access to millions of songs for a monthly free. This is best method if you ripped your own CDs or purchased MP3s and put together a Music Collection.
1. Google Play Music : It is a completely free services that allows you to upload upto 50,000 songs and stream them from anywhere.
- Just download the Google Music Manager Application for windows or Mac and install it.
- Now sign in to Your Google account.
- Click on Music Folder and it will automatically recreate that music collection in Google Play Music.
You can then sign into Google Play Music on the web, via the Android app, or the iPhone or iPad app and stream music from anywhere. The mobile apps let you download songs for listening offline too. You can just cache them from anywhere without having to plug back into your computer.
Price: Up to 50,000 songs for free, no option to pay for more
2. Amazon Music : It Works similarly like Google Play Music. The Amazon Music Importer application allows you to import songs from your computer to your Amazon Music account, and they’ll be “matched” to save as much bandwidth as possible. Click “Upload Your Music” on the Amazon Music website to access it.
Once you’re done, you can listen to your music from the Amazon Music website or with the Amazon Music apps on Android, iPhone, and iPad.
Amazon’s service is nowhere near as generous as Google’s. You can only upload up to 250 songs for free, although MP3s you purchase from Amazon will be automatically added and won’t count toward your limit. if you have more than 50,000 songs, Amazon does let you store up to 250,000 songs for $25 per year — something you just can’t do with Google Play Music or even Apple’s solution.
Price: Up to 250 songs for free, up to 250,000 for $25 per year
3. iTune Match : Apple offers this feature with iTunes Match built into iTunes. This feature will scan your local iTunes library and “match” the songs to songs Apple knows about, giving you access to them on Apple’s servers. iTunes Match costs $25 per year with no free option. iTunes Match only allowed up to 25,000 songs, but Apple was soon planning on increasing this limit to 100,000.
Price: Up to 100,000 songs for $25 per year or included with an Apple Music subscription
4. Microsoft OneDrive and Groove Music : You can now store songs in Microsoft OneDrive and they’ll be available for listening and streaming in Microsoft’s Groove Music application, too. If you have a smaller collection and want to ensure your Music collection can easily sync to Desktop PCs and Laptop via OneDrive. This takes a bite out of your OneDrive storage, and Microsoft only offers 15 GB of OneDrive storage for free. Thankfully, Microsoft does have some additional storage plans — for example, get an Office 365 Personal subscription for $7 per month and you’ll also have “unlimited” OneDrive storage space.
Price: Up to 15 GB of songs for free, “unlimited” songs for $7 per month.