I have Android 2.2 on my phone and I want an app that lets me listen to free music online in the background while I browse through other apps or do something else on my phone. The YouTube app closes once I minimize it, so I have to keep it open to listen to music. I have tried apps like Shazam and Soundhound but they don't offer free music. Can anyone recommend a good app?

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    i have tried out grooveshark but that app is only for a 30 month trial. – user4125 Dec 7 '11 at 11:19
  • I have found YouTube music beta. it is pretty nice. – user4125 Dec 7 '11 at 14:17

I heart Radio and TuneIn Radio are apps that let you stream FM radio stations. You select the sort of station you like and listen to the music they play.

I personally use them for listening to talk radio, but same difference.


Depending which country you're in Last.fm and Spotify are good options for free, streaming music.


If you have your own music collection, you can get a Google Music account, download the app if it isn't already on your phone, and listen to your own tunes all you like.

If you're looking for an internet radio app, I'd recommend Slacker Radio, they have a lot of channels with pretty decent selection. Pandora is very good, but that only works if you live in the United States.

  • is google music free? – user4125 Jan 11 '12 at 12:22
  • Yes, although they're happy to sell you songs. – ale Apr 16 '12 at 23:12

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