We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

Group test: what's the best online music service?

The best music download sites and services

PC Advisor reviews the best digital music download and streaming services.

5. Rdio

Rdio offers a lot to like, to US users at least. It has a vast music library, delivers impressive music quality, and is easy to use when you're on the go. I do wish its navigation were a bit more intuitive: As a music service, Rdio should make it much easier to get the music playing.

4. Blip.fm review

Blip.fm is a music-streaming site with a difference, it turns web users into DJs or music curators.

3. Music Anywhere

The Carphone Warehouse launched its Music Anywhere service, which is similar in concept to Apple’s iCloud.

2. Napster

A Napster library can be accessed from any PC, laptops or even net-connected TVs or hi-fis that support the service.

1. Last.fm

Last.fm is a music-streaming site that has its focus firmly on being a music recommendation service. Once signed up to the site, you can search for an artist or track from the 11.7-million strong catalogue and then access ready-made playlists that contain music by that artist as well as tracks from similar artists.

IDG UK Sites

Best Black Friday 2014 tech deals UK: Latest bargains on phones, tablets, laptops and more this...

IDG UK Sites

Tech trends 2015: 3D printing grows up

IDG UK Sites

25 iOS apps turn (Red) for World AIDS Day campaign

IDG UK Sites

Black Friday 2014 UK: Apple deals, Amazon deals & other Black Friday tech offers