Music Streaming On The Move

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There's nothing worse than being out and about and not having that perfect song to hand when you need it the most.

So it’s pretty lucky that the Samsung GALAXY Note II has a fantastic amount of memory to store thousands of your favourite albums and songs. But if you want access to literally millions of tracks wherever you are, you need to consider one of the many streaming apps available for your smartphone.

Here's our pick of the ones that make best use of the Note II's musical might, and which won’t fall down when you want to crank it up!

Samsung Music Hub

 

Samsung Music Hub

Free Get it here

You can download the Samsung Music Hub from the Google Play Store, but if you own a GALAXY Note II, you'll find it comes preloaded and ready to go for just £9.99 per month.

Already packed with 19 million songs, it can also scan your entire music library, matching all your content in the cloud for access at your leisure, wherever you go.

Add in a great song recommender and you'll soon be listening to more new tunes than you can shake your S Pen to. The Music Hub is available in selected countries, and the purchase of songs and albums depends on local carriers.


Spotify

 

Spotify

Free Get it here

Spotify is probably the best-known music streaming service, and for good reason. It’s not that there are millions of tracks available (though that's something of an added bonus), but rather that its easy interface is such a simple pleasure to use.

This Android app version is no exception and, if you already have the desktop version, will even pull your playlists into the Note II.

Subscription costs £9.99 a month and includes a great What’s New section, some decent search functionality and the option to model your very own ‘radio station’ around your favourite artist.


Rdio

 

Rdio

Free Get it here

We’re not sure what the makers of Rdio have against the letter ‘a’, but great music has never been about spelling, as everyone from the Beatles to, er, B*Witched will tell you.

The super-slick beta build of this great little streaming service offers a much-improved interface and offers various ways to navigate its 18 million tracks. These include sneaky peeks at what your friends are listening to, and the ability to collate your own content into playlists.

The £9.99 subscription fee matches its better known rivals, so if you fancy something a little different, there’s no reason not to go a little Rdio gaga.


Last.fm

 

Last.fm

Free Get it here

One of the first streaming services, and still one of the best, Last.fm is the only contender on our list which remains completely free. Simply load the app with information about the bands and artists you like, and Last.fm will do the grunt work, creating a ‘radio station’ tailored to your own personal tastes.

It's a great way to discover new music, and you can share tracks you like across various social networks, and sign up for ‘on tour’ notifications from your favourite bands.

It may not be as slick as other streaming services (we’re hoping there’s an update around the corner), but this granddaddy among music streaming still manages to be down with the kids.


Napster

 

Napster

Free Get it here

From beginnings rooted in the murky world of piracy, Napster has learned to straighten up and fly right in recent years.

Now a legitimate subscription service, it's home to millions of ready-to-stream songs and looks every inch the professional on the gorgeous GALAXY Note II.

For £9.99 a month, you get great streaming capability, radio functionality and more. There's also a handy offline option, so even the lack of a Wi-Fi connection can't put a stop to the rock!

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