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Music streaming services reviewed

Ten popular services compared, including Spotify, Deezer and more.

Last updated: 27th August 2013

Online music streaming has made many CD collections obsolete. With vast databases of millions of songs available on demand, these services are a music lover's dream. But the big question is, which one should you choose?

We review ten popular music streaming services on computer and mobile platforms. Our detailed test reveals which services:

  • have the best range of songs
  • offer the best sound quality
  • consume the most data on computer
  • consume the most data on mobile platforms
  • score well for ease of use.

Services tested

  • Deezer
  • Grooveshark
  • Guvera
  • JB Hi-Fi NOW
  • MOG (Bigpond)
  • Rara
  • Samsung Music Hub
  • Sony Music Unlimited
  • Spotify
  • Xbox Music
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