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The best music download sites and services

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

5. Rdio

Rdio
  • Reviewed on: 29 December 11
  • RRP: From $5 a month
  • Rating: Rated 7 out of 10

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 review
  • Reviewed on: 5 September 11
  • RRP: £0 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 0 out of 10

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

3. Music Anywhere

Music Anywhere
  • Reviewed on: 5 September 11
  • RRP: £29 annually
  • Rating: Rated 0 out of 10

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

2. Napster

Napster
  • Reviewed on: 5 September 11
  • RRP: £10 per month
  • Rating: Rated 0 out of 10

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
  • Reviewed on: 5 September 11
  • RRP: £3 per month
  • Rating: Rated 0 out of 10

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.

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