Best Free Internet Radio Stations 2020
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spotify

9.9

 
Customized Playlist
New Artist Showcase
$10
Visit SiteCollaborative playlists. Optional desktop app that lets you play locally stored audio files. Premium accounts let you hear select albums before they're released. Podcasts. Free version.Lacks high-resolution audio. No lyrics in web or desktop apps. Not much video.
jango

9.7

 
Customized Playlist
New Artist Showcase
Videos
$5
Completely free with exciting new artist showcases and customizable playlists, Jango is easy to use.
Visit SiteGood sound quality. Music videos. Unlimited skips.Intrusive artist promotion ads. No premium version to remove ads. Lacks some indie powerhouses. When we first reviewed Jango two years ago, we praised the streaming music service for its
sound

9.6

 
Customized Playlist
Embeddable Player
New Artist Showcase
$9.99
Specializes in showcasing new artist showcases and allows artists to record and upload songs on site.
Visit SiteUsers can upload music and podcasts. Paid Pro accounts let you distribute your music to all major streaming music services. Unlimited track skips across the board. Novel social elements. Cool mixing tools for DJs.Some major-label music isn't available via the free tier. Somewhat confusing search results blend user content and official band music. Doesn't let pros sell music directly to customers. Lacks lyrics.
radio

8.6

Customized Playlist
Live Radio Broadcasts
New Artist Showcase
Pop-Up Audio Player
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Top Free Internet Radio Stations rating updated for October 2020

Jango

An ideal service for those looking for a fresh musical experience. Jango is a site whose main goal is to adapt to the tastes of the user as best as possible. Jango Internet Radio lets you create your own stations and share them with friends. It allows you to create music streams that match specific requests – you need to enter the name of your favorite artist or group, and the site will create a radio station that plays similar music.

You can react to each track in such a stream – ask the site to play the songs of a certain artist more often, or, for example, not play at all. In exchange for this musical feast, Jango will require the user to watch one ad every day – all content can be listened to for free.
Although the music collection in Jango is quite extensive – the service has about 20 million songs, you cannot listen to individual tracks “on demand” in it. But Jango has social features.

You can share your radio station with friends or subscribe to the channels of other users with similar musical tastes.

The big plus of Jango is that the service is completely free for the user. The only thing you need to do to listen is watch the commercial every day. After that, all Jango functionality becomes available without any restrictions.

Stereomood

The idea behind Stereomood music service is simple and ingenious. It crossed the minds of several Italian friends on a cold February night in 2008. “Why not,” they thought, “not create a service that will select music to suit your mood or occupation?” So there was a site where you can sit for days, only studying what kind of mood people have.

There are playlists for all occasions: if you are in traffic, want to cry, have sex, fall asleep on the go, wash, or organize a candlelit dinner. On the start page, you can choose from the existing moods that suit you, or tell the service how you feel, and he will select the appropriate music for you.

Stereomood decides what kind of music it is pleasant to read, to work productively or to cry delightfully thanks to its users who tag each song with the mood – and depending on this, it gets into one or another playlist. The site works for free thanks to donations from fans – you can listen to music as much as you like, but from time to time the site will remind you that it would be nice to fork out for Stereomood to continue its existence.

Yandex

The online player from the Yandex company functions only in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Belarus. Like any modern music service that respects itself, Yandex.Music is able to adapt to the tastes of a particular user and offer him personal recommendations. Here you can compose your own selections, learn about new works of your favorite (and not so much) performers, and also synchronize your music collection with VKontakte playlists.

Any playlist can be shared on social networks. The main disadvantage of this service is the limited local music collection. The reason is that all music is hosted under a licensing agreement with copyright holders. You cannot download a track or album you like on Yandex.Music – however, next to some songs there are links to sites where you can buy them.

In Yandex.Radio, you can also create your own individual station, which will adapt to the tastes of the listener. A special recommendation algorithm will select new tracks based on the user’s “like” or “dislike” ratings. The more music appears in your listening history, the more accurate the selection will be.

The application archive already contains over 20 million tracks. All songs marked as liked are automatically saved in Yandex.Music. For those who use the service for free, Yandex.Radio places advertisements, including short audio recordings, several times an hour. But you can only flip through the track a few times – having exhausted such gaps, you will have to listen to the entire broadcast. However, you can get rid of advertising and all restrictions by subscribing to Yandex.Music.

Zvooq

Another music service that functions in a similar way: all music that can be listened to on the site is legal. Zvooq works directly with over 25,000 music labels. The music collection here is more extensive – the site contains about half a million performers, and any track you like can be bought immediately.

You can listen to music for free, but you will have to pay for it by listening to commercial interruptions. There is, of course, a paid version that allows you to listen to music without ads. If you enter the site using your Facebook or VKontakte username, you can find out what your friends are listening to (and then use this information against them).

8tracks

Time magazine ranked 8tracks as one of the 50 Best Sites of 2011. Launched by the Americans in 1999, the project acts as a social network for music obsessed. Here you can do two things: create your own playlists (they must contain at least eight tracks) or listen to someone else’s.

You can subscribe to those users whose playlists excite more than others, and add your favorite songs to favorites so as not to lose. There are some restrictions here – for example, you can switch tracks no more than three times per hour.

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Deezer

The site deezer.com, invented by the French, was launched in Russia in 2011. Its creators claim that the database contains more than 30 million songs and at least 30,000 radio stations.

The project is synchronized with the social network Facebook. In addition to the standard features for online music platforms, such as the ability to create your own playlists and search for music by genre, artist and release year, Deezer gives you the opportunity to subscribe to your favorite artist or group and be among the first to know all the news of his creative activity.

Deezer has an impressive music collection – one of the largest archives on the Internet to date. Service users, even if they do not pay for a monthly subscription, can freely listen to individual tracks and albums on their computer and tablet, as well as create individual playlists using the Flow function.

An intelligent algorithm selects the sound based on the user’s favorite songs list and a given theme, such as jogging or relaxing music.

Like Google Play Music, Deezer lets you listen to music without a constant internet connection and import your own MP3 files. But you can use these functions without restrictions only if you have a paid subscription, which will cost Russian users 199 rubles.

The service has a free 30-day period that allows you to familiarize yourself with the basic features, but after its expiration, users without a subscription must put up with advertising and some other inconveniences.

Rainy Mood

An alternative site for those who are tired of all the noise. It always rains on Rainy Mood, sometimes with elements of a thunderstorm. The site operates in two modes: in the first, nothing happens except the sound of water pouring from the sky.

And in the second mode, you can overlay any composition from YouTube on the sound of rain – for example, select a piece of your favorite composer and find out how it will sound along with the rain. The resulting composition can be shared on social networks or with friends directly.

SHOUTcast radio

Free service from the creators of winamp, which allows you to create your own Internet radio station and listen to others. According to the creators, there are thousands of radio stations, many of which really deserve attention. There is a search for an impressive number of genres, of course, ratings are also present.

Google Play Music

A convenient way to access your favorite tracks from any mobile device or desktop computer is provided by Google with the Music service.

The main purpose of Google Play Music is to sell albums and individual tracks. But access to the service can be obtained on the basis of a monthly paid subscription, the price of which is 189 rubles.

For this amount, users get unlimited access to the entire music archive of the company, which, by the way, contains more than 30 million tracks. To listen to them, you don’t even need a permanent Internet connection – the tracks can be downloaded directly to your computer or mobile device.

One of the most interesting features of Google Play Music is the ability to upload your personal collection of music tracks to the service. Even if the files were obtained from pirated sources, the service will select the appropriate compositions from its archive and provide them to the user for free. Even free users can “legalize” up to 50 thousand tracks in this way.

The service also allows you to create personal radio stations based on any track, album or artist. In this case, the program will offer other compositions with similar sound. The choice of music can be completely entrusted to the electronic assistant, who will select the musical accompaniment for work, rest, a certain time of day or mood.

Google Play Music isn’t just available for the Android ecosystem – it can be used on both iOS and Windows computers. But there is no official app for mobile devices with Microsoft OS. Their owners will have to be content with third-party solutions.

Rhapsody

One of the oldest online music services is Rhapsody, created in 2001. For such a long time on the market, he managed to collect a large collection of tracks and acquire applications for a large number of different operating systems.

Rhapsody is supported by a wide variety of devices and is even available on Smart TVs
Rhapsody offers users all the basic music listening experience. Tracks can be put directly from the service collection or create separate playlists with music of certain genres. The service is also able to recognize sounding music and identify the artist and song title.

One of the main features of Rhapsody is its support for a wide range of external devices. The service is available not only on computers, smartphones and tablets, but is also presented in Smart TV systems of many manufacturers, works on Xbox game consoles, Sonos wireless systems and even some car audio systems.

Rhapsody is one of the few services available with a paid subscription only. Users are offered two options: UnRadio with access to a personalized radio station for $ 5 a month and Premier, which gives unlimited access to a music archive for $ 10 a month.

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