Do you want to pump up the jams directly from your Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV device? With the right music apps, you can stream songs, download tracks for offline listening, discover new artists, and even create your own sweet beats – no smartphone required.
In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the top music apps available for Firestick, Fire TV, and Android TV platforms. Whether you‘re a Spotify devotee or prefer Apple Music, you‘ll find the perfect music services to install on your television streaming device.
An Orchestra in Your Living Room: Why Stream Music on Your TV
Music streaming has exploded in popularity recently. According to IFPI‘s latest Music Listening report, over 523 million people now use paid subscription streaming services. And music apps tuned for TV streaming devices offer some great advantages:
Bigger and better sound. Your television most likely has superior audio capacity compared to your smartphone. Take advantage by streaming crisp, high-quality audio.
Seamless background listening. Keep the music going as you binge your favorite shows or play video games.
Hands-free control. Use your remote to play, pause, skip tracks instead of constantly handling your phone.
Shared listening. Have house parties or family gatherings with music everyone can enjoy together on the big screen.
New discovery features. Artist radio stations, custom recommendations, and playlists help you find new favorite tunes.
Let‘s explore the music apps that allow you to access millions of songs, podcasts, and more from the comfort of your couch.
Top Music Streaming Services for Unlimited Listening
Popular music streamers like Spotify, Pandora, and Apple Music give you on-demand access to huge catalogs spanning every genre imaginable.
App | Song Library | Key Features | Pricing
—|— | — | — | —
Spotify | over 70 million songs | playlists, artist radio, podcasts, connects to speakers | Free with ads, $9.99/month for Premium
Pandora | over 5 million songs | customized radio stations based on your tastes | Free with ads, $4.99/month for Pandora Plus
Amazon Music | 70 million songs | downloads for offline listening, lossless quality | Free streaming with Prime, $7.99/month for Amazon Music Unlimited
YouTube Music | huge catalog of official and user-uploaded content | official songs, albums, playlists and music videos | Free with ads, $9.99/month for YouTube Music Premium
Apple Music | over 75 million songs | exclusive original content, offline listening | $4.99/month for students, $9.99/month standard
While catalogs vary slightly in size, you‘ll have tens of millions of tracks at your fingertips with any major streaming player. Let‘s explore the key features of each to help you choose your ideal service.
Spotify stands out for its shared playlists and Daily Mixes that deliver endless personalized music. Sync your playlists across mobile and desktop. Upgrade to Spotify Premium for on-demand listening sans ads.
Choose Pandora for the most customized radio experience – just pick your favorite artists or songs and it will create tailored stations you‘re bound to love. Minimal ads on the free tier.
Amazon Music grants you streaming access as an Amazon Prime member. For on-demand tracks and downloads, opt for Amazon Music Unlimited. Lossless quality audio makes this a great choice for audiophiles.
YouTube Music gives you official songs and albums plus live performances and remixes. Music videos included! The massive catalog spans all of YouTube. Ad-free listening requires a YouTube Premium subscription.
Apple Music grants you access to exclusive original content like concerts and shows. Create shared playlists for friends and family. Students get a discount on this iOS-friendly option.
Now let‘s explore apps that allow you to download songs for listening offline.
Take Your Music Library Everywhere with Offline Listening
Don‘t want to rack up data charges streaming your workout playlist at the gym? Download tracks to your device for on-the-go listening whenever WiFi is not available:
|Napster||70 million downloadable songs, syncs across devices, starting at $9.99/month|
|Audiomack||Huge playlist of emerging artists, unlimited downloads|
|Musixmatch||Download lyrics for singalongs, identify songs playing around you, $4.99/month for premium ad-free|
|Audible||Leading provider for downloadable audiobooks and other spoken word audio|
Napster gives you download access to an expansive library of over 70 million tracks. Download playlists and albums to take anywhere. Napster syncs across all linked devices – download a track on mobile and it appears on your Firestick at home!
Audiomack specializes in rising artists. Register for an account and then you can download unlimited songs for offline listening. Great for discovering fresh new music.
Don‘t just listen to the songs – sing along too! Musixmatch fetches lyrics so you can read the words as you listen. Identify mystery songs playing at the coffee shop or mall.
Immerse yourself in audiobooks, podcasts and more with Audible. Choose from thousands of audio programs across genres like sci-fi, biography, self-improvement and more.
Now let‘s explore apps to help you discover awesome new tunes and expand your music taste.
Expand Your Musical Horizons with New Music Discovery Apps
Who says you can‘t teach an old audiophile new tricks? Fire up these apps to find hot new tracks and artists across genres:
Shazam – Instantly identify any song playing near you. Follow artists to view their lyrics, videos and more.
Jango Radio – Free internet radio streams music similar to your favorite artists. Create custom stations for endless related songs.
DatPiff – Discover new hip-hop mixtapes and singles from rising stars. Create playlists and stream for free.
Bandcamp – Unique marketplace for direct support of independent artists. Stream entire albums for free in high audio quality.
Spinrilla – Access a vast mixtape collection from hip-hop artists and DJs. Totally free streaming.
Stump Shazam by holding up your phone to identify mystery songs playing at the restaurant or mall. Get song info and start following artists to explore their discographies.
Jango Radio is one of the best places to create customized internet radio. Pick a favorite artist and it will play endless related songs – perfect for lean-back listening.
Underground hip-hop heads should check out DatPiff for the latest mixtapes. Lots of exclusive content and new songs to stream for free.
Support indie artists directly on Bandcamp. No streaming service offers better audio quality. Follow artists to get alerts when they drop new music.
Spinrilla serves up a sweet buffet of hip-hop mixtapes. It‘s a trusted source for new music from rappers on the verge of breaking through.
Now let‘s explore apps that allow you to make your own music masterpieces right from your TV!
Unleash Your Inner Rockstar with Music Creation Apps
You no longer need pricey recording equipment or years of music lessons to start creating. These apps unlock simple music production and sharing:
Garageband – Virtual instruments like piano and drums empower novices to make professional-sounding songs.
Soundtrap – Cloud-based music studio with a library of loops and synths. Collaborate with friends anywhere.
Smule – Social music app for singing karaoke, creating duets/groups, and sharing videos. Super fun.
Walk Band – Turn your smartphone or tablet into a guitar, piano, drum set, and more.
Fans of Casio keyboards back in the day will love tinkering with Garageband. It‘s like having a pocket music studio, no expertise required. Mix beats, record vocals, play virtual instruments – your only limit is your imagination.
Soundtrap moves music production into the cloud. Jam with friends online and use of loops of drums, synths, strings and more to build tracks.
If you live to sing in the shower, Smule transforms your device into a karaoke machine. Create collaborations, share videos, and find joy in music together.
With Walk Band, your Android mobile device becomes the musical instrument. Strum chords on the guitar, bang the drum kit, tickle the ivories on piano – no pricey gear needed.
Now that you‘ve picked your must-have music apps, let‘s get them installed on your Firestick, Fire TV or Android TV box.
How to Download Music Apps on Firestick & Android TV Devices
Many popular music apps are not readily available in Amazon‘s Appstore for Fire TVs or the Google Play Store for Android TVs.
The secret is to use a third-party app store like Aptoide TV to access apps from both major stores. Follow these steps:
On your Firestick/Android TV home screen, select the Search option.
Type in "Aptoide TV" and select it from the results.
Choose Download to install Aptoide TV on your device.
Once installed, open Aptoide TV. Search for the music app you want, like Spotify or Apple Music.
Select your desired app and choose Download.
Once installed, you can open the music app directly from the Aptoide TV menu.
Aptoide TV aggregates apps from multiple sources including the Google Play Store. This makes it easy to get the music apps you want on whichever device you own.
Now you‘re ready to start streaming, downloading, discovering and creating music from the next generation of television! With access to both mainstream apps and niche services, your Firestick, Android TV or Fire TV can become the ultimate music hub for all your listening needs.
What music app can‘t you live without? Did we miss one of your top choices? Let us know your favorite music services for TV streaming devices!