If you like to listen to a lot of music on your iPad then you will definitely want to check out some of the apps on today's list. From online radio services to tools for streaming to other devices, and even support for YouTube videos, you're sure to find the perfect music app for iPad, so without further ado let's get started!
The best music apps for iPad
28 Jan 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Amazon has made a nice entry into the music world with an app that changes the way you find and play music. Enjoy tens of millions of songs, new releases every week, explore curated stations and playlists, unlimited skips, ad-free, access your favorites with offline listening, listen free if you already have an Amazon Prime membership, can download music that you purchased, import your iTunes collection and more. If you are a fan of Amazon and the company’s wide range of services then you will definitely enjoy this app.
- A fantastic music app by Amazon
- Tens of millions of songs, New releases weekly
- Explore curated playlists and stations
- Ad-free, Unlimited skips, Purchase and download music
- Free for Amazon Prime members, Import iTunes collection
Napster is synonymous with downloading and listening to music. The very name harkens us back to a day when it was a free for all with downloading songs. Nowadays, this app allows users access to over 30 million songs, is ad free, can download unlimited songs and playlists, stream music from your account to multiple iDevices, find new music, discover new artists and more. This app does require monthly subscriptions to listen to the music and was formerly known as Rhapsody.
- Listen to over 30 million songs, Formerly called Rhapsody
- Ad Free, Download unlimited songs
- Stream music across iDevices
- Find new music and artists
- Monthly subscription is required
What we have here is an amazing music app for iPhone and iPad that makes it easier than ever for you to stream your favourite tunes to external devices. You'll enjoy support across all of your iOS devices, as well as being able to stream to Xbox One, PS3, PC, and even Chromecast. AirMusic provides a great alternative for those of you who want to make use of AirPlay but don't own an Apple TV. This app offers a very simple interface with a barebones design that you should have no problem getting to grips with straight away.
- Streaming support from variable devices like Xbox or PS3
- Stream to a PC
- Compatible with iCloud
- Good customer support
- Easy to use
If you are feeling a little more on the creative side, and would rather try your hand at coming up with your own tunes rather than listening to music by other people, then this is definitely one that you are going to want to check out. This app enables you to combine real instruments with virtual ones, with all manner of different amplifier simulators, audio effects, samplers, and other cool tools, so even if you have minimal musical experience you should have no problem coming up with some great sounds. It's quite possible the best music making app on the iOS.
- Combine real instruments with virtual ones
- Record up to 32 tracks within a single composition
- Simulate classic amplifiers and guitar effects
- Share your songs online via social media sites
- Use pre-defined loops as backing tracks for your song
SoundCloud has become pretty much a household name as far as music streaming apps are concerned, and it is hardly surprising when you see what a cool app it really is. Whether you are looking for a place to compile all of your favourite bands and artists or you are feeling more adventurous and would rather check out some new interesting music, there really is something for everyone here so be sure to check it out. With its uniquely innovative interface, and its vast database of music, Sound Cloud really is hard to beat.
- Discover new music
- Listen to your favorite tracks
- Connect with friends via the online community
- Get personalized content
- Cool graphics
Spotify is yet another online music streaming service that has exploded in popularity over the past few years, and with the option to choose between free and premium features you can try out the content without having to pay for a subscription at first. If you do decide to upgrade to a premium account then you will be able to listen to just about any song whenever you want across all of your iOS devices, and even on your computer without being interrupted by ads. There is even off-line support for your favorite songs that you want to download.
- One of the world's biggest music streaming services
- Try out a free account with Shuffle Mode
- Upgrade for full unlimited access
- Upgrade to remove ads
- Awesome sound quality
Pandora Radio is one of the best music streaming apps to download, especially if you are on the lookout for new bands and artists that are similar to the ones you currently listen to. With a free account you can create up to 100 personalized radio stations based on the music you already love, ensuring that you will find some true gems that you might have otherwise overlooked. Download this app and you will truly be opening a Pandora's box of amazing music!
- Enjoy great ad-free music
- Receive recommendations based on your favorite artists
- Create up to 100 personal radio stations
- Fantastic audio quality
- Upgrade for even more great features
With more than 100 million users every single month, this really is the app to use if you want to discover new music along with song lyrics and even YouTube videos. Another great and unique feature of this app is Shazam TV, which gives you access to movie and TV soundtracks, information on show casts, exclusive special offers, and loads of other great features that you probably won't find anywhere else. What's more, this app works in tandem and with Pandora Radio so that you can enjoy recommendations for more great music based on your current selections.
- One of the most popular music apps
- Discover great new artists and songs
- Find music lyrics and YouTube videos
- Works in sync with Pandora Radio, Rdio, and Spotify
- Purchase songs online with ease
It's time to tune in to over 100,000 different radio stations around the world with the amazing TuneIn Radio! Whether you are into talk radio, news, sports updates, or if you want to check out new music, you'll find all of this and a whole lot more. Additionally, this app has an extensive collection of over 40,000 audiobooks if you upgrade to a premium account. What's more, you can also stream your favorite content to Chromecast and Apple Watch.
- Contains more than 100,000 radio stations
- Covers just about every genre and category
- Upgrade for even more great content
- Stream content to external devices
- Premium accounts are free from advertisements