Music is important to many of us, and having a music video streaming app is one of the first things you should have on your list if you were stranded on a deserted island. Listening to music is great, but watching a video is even better. While there are tens if not hundreds of audio streaming services and apps, there are not as many quality music video streaming apps. Whether you are exercising, relaxing, partying or in the zone at the office, you need to have the option to not only listen to music but also watch video. Here are five of the best apps that allow you to stream high-quality videos:
While generally made to cater for the audio aficionados, Tidal is one of the best video streaming services out there. Going for $19.99, it offers quick access to over 130,000 music videos and 40 million audios by major artists such as Jay-Z to relatively unknowns such as Jack White. The service provides high-quality video streaming that you can watch while listening to your favorite songs. It comes with an easy-to-navigate and beautiful interface that offers suggestions on new music videos from established and upcoming artists. What is even better is that the interviews go behind the scenes to provide insights on the production of your favorite music videos. If you are that person who always wants to be first one to listen to that new video release, Tidal is the place to be. You get exclusives from the likes of Beyoncé, Kanye West and Alicia Keys among others.
One of the premier music video streaming services on the web, Vevo has some of the most incredible music videos, and you can stream directly from your iOS or Android devices. With Vevo, you get recommendations and handpicked playlists of HD video streams, or you could also stream live shows or create your playlists if that is your thing. What makes Vevo so great, in addition to its remarkable catalog, is its recordings of live concert performances that you will rarely find anywhere else on the internet. Moreover, Vevo has the largest collection of official music videos of any service on the web. It also features exclusive content from your favorite artists, including daily video premieres. The level of content control that you will find on the app is another reason to get Vevo. You can tune to one of the three 24/7 Vevo channels, search by genre, playlist or by specific song or create your playlist right on the app.
The YouTube Music streaming app targets the music video lover, and its extensive collection of music videos and live streams is ever growing. On YouTube Music, you can find videos from the established, but also from the not so established that you might not find on services such as Tidal or Spotify. You will also find karaoke, old recordings, remixes, covers and original versions that are not available on any other platforms. By installing the YouTube Music app, you can browse music according to genre, add to “Watch Later List,” build playlists, subscribe to channels and find your favorite music videos using voice search. How cool is that? Moreover, you can pair your tablet or smartphone app to the TV’s YouTube app and stream on the big screen.
Pluto.TV apps offer dozens of channels curated from internet sources such as Vimeo, Daily Motion and YouTube. It offers dedicated apps for Chromecast, PC, Android, iOS, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV. It is one of the easiest apps to use as simply launching the app takes you to the last channel you were listening to. You can also bookmark your favorite channels or sift through a channel guide at the bottom of your screen. Pluto.TV has generic channels such as Love Songs, EDM, Top 40 and artist-specific ones, such as Dr. Dre, Kanye West and Jay-Z. If you have subscribed to a channel, you will get notifications every time new music is added to the channel. Moreover, if none of the playlists is to your liking, you can opt for the on-demand music streaming.
MusixHub is a free music video streaming app that curates music playlists from YouTube. All you need to do is search for your favorite artist, select their album and get to watch the videos. An auto play menu on the right side of the screen allows you to skip songs on your album. You can also listen to different versions of the same song by clicking on the “Try Different” button. MusixHub is an incredible music video streaming app, as it will find the best quality videos on YouTube while eliminating the annoying ads. Registering an account allows you to build your own library, that you can curate and play on the go.
How to Watch
For most of these apps, you could start streaming your music videos as soon as you install them. However, some of the apps such as Vevo, Tidal and Pluto.TV may have geographically restricted content. To watch all your favorite music, you need a Virtual Private Network (VPN). With a VPN, you can easily change your IP to a country that the service supports and continue watching your videos. For recommendations on the best VPNs, check out some reviews from Secure Thoughts. There you have it, five of the best music streaming apps on the internet. Which ones have you tried? Do you have any others you are using? Leave a comment below.