Apple iOS offline/cache music apps

24/09/2015 0 By admin

Here is a list of nice iOS music app that have an offline/cache feature that are currently available in the Apple App Store:

These can continue playing in the background (and have offline listening and/or watching). Unfortunately Google removes 3rd party apps that offer this feature within their YouTube app. This is what happened with a lot of other great iOS apps like (AudioTube, Musify, Musicly) luckely if you have downloaded it at the time those still work. I love AudioTube. Please check the music category in the App Store to see if a certain YouTube app is popular and mentions in the reviews that the app offers cache/offline features. You can also decide to get an official subscription to YouTube Red for 9,99 dollar a month to get background playback and offline listening from Google’s YouTube and ofcourse there are apps like Deezer, Spotify, Napster and Apple Music which all offer 9,99 euro a month subscriptions. There was MixRadio (that had 4 offline mixes of each 2 hours with all major tracks and independent) but Line decided to close up shop which is so unfortunate.

But I was looking for a cheaper subscription option (see other article) or a one time only payment or free. Here are the options I found for my country (the Netherlands) aside from the 4/5 dollar services which aren’t available here (Slacker Radio, CUR Music, MTV Trax, Amazon Prime Music):

Audio (only): 

MusicSense | app: iOS / Android + web | free – no audio/video ads or banners, unlimited skips – available in e.g. the Netherlands, UK, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Russia (not in the US) | download type: per track | kind of music: various (mainstream + independent) | TIP!

Soundflake for hearthis.at | Free, but offline feature is 2,99 dollar in-app purchase. Only get (mix) music from hearthis.at. | download type: per mix | kind of music: various, some mainstream but mostly unknown

Trebel Music | app: iOS + Android – no web option | free – ads (paid version 4.99 a month without ads is coming), has offline feature, unknown if it has unlimited skips – available in the US (only)

Baboom | Free | download type: per track/mix | kind of music: independent artists

Hype Machine | 3,99 dollar | download type: per track | kind of music: independent artists

The Artist Union | Free | download type: per track or mixset | kind of music: independent artists | TIP!

Jamendo | Free | download type: per track | kind of music: independent artists

DatPiff | Free | kind of music: r&b/hiphop only

Spinrilla | Free, option to remove ads for 0.99 eurocents a month | download type: per track or select all tracks from radio station | kind of music: independent artists, r&b only

Audiomack | Free, or 0.99 dollar a month (no ads), 1.99 dollar a month (no ads, 320 kbps quality sound) | download type: per track | kind of music: independent artists, genres: r&b/hiphop and dance only (big full size audio/video ads!, it depends on the artist if a track can be downloaded or not)

My Mixtapez Music & Mixtapes | Free but you need to subscribe for 2.99 dollar a month to get offline feature, higher audio quality and fewer interruptions (big full size audio/video ads!, seen without subscription), genres: r&b/hiphop

CloudBeats | 4,99 dollar, offers offline feature (with your own music)

Video + audio:
Vimeo | free | kind of music: various, some mainstream but mostly unknown (can’t play in background)

Podcasts (music,talk):
Downcast | 2,99 dollar/euro – My favorite
Overcast | 4,99 dollar/euro
Apple’s Podcasts (build-in app) | free

SoundCloud:
Tubify for SoundCloud – Free, with ads
Tubidy – Free, with ads

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Android:

MusicSense (free)

Trebel Music (free)

Hearthis.at (free)

Soundrola (free) – uses hearthis.at

Tubify (free, with ads)

The Artist Union (free, no ads)

Moosic (free) – in Russian language only, uses music from VKontakte

Audiomack (free)

DatPiff | Free | kind of music: r&b/hiphop only

Spinrilla | Free, option to remove ads for 0.99 eurocents a month | download type: per track or select all tracks from radio station | kind of music: independent artists, r&b only

My Mixtapez Music & Mixtapes | Free but you need to subscribe for 2.99 dollar a month to get offline feature, higher audio quality and fewer interruptions

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Windows 10 / Phone: 

Moodflow (free, 1.99 dollar for unlimited skips)

Music+ (free)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

last updated: 22th of April 2016