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Best free Android apps for downloading free music

Update: Bonus app added

Authored by: Scott Adam Gordon — 1 month ago

Downloading music seems to be going the way of the dodo, with streaming services like Spotify and Deezer taking over the helm. Still, you might be interested in some ways to download some tunes for free to have on you when you're offline. So, here we've listed some of the best apps to help you do that (legally).

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What are the best free music download apps? © AndroidPIT

All of these apps can download files for free. However, you should remember that just because something's available as a free music download, it doesn't mean it's there with the copyright owner's permission. There are loads of free music downloads on pirate sites and you can be sure they're not there legally, so always ensure you have Creative Commons or Copyleft permission before downloading MP3s. 

Previous versions of this article included GTunes Music Downloader, which offered a free music download service on Android. At the time of writing, it appeared to have been booted from Google Play, although the APK files may still be available elsewhere. As with any sideloading, be careful what you install from third-party app stores.

4shared Music

4shared Music has an enormous library of free music. Last time we checked, there were 5,965,819 tracks. The app lets you search the vast 4shared database of files for your favorite music and automatically filters searches so that they only display MP3 files. Music you download is automatically added to a 15 GB 4shared cloud folder, which is available to listen to offline. You can add your own tunes to that folder too.

This is a fantastic app for finding classic, out-of-copyright music, as well as relatively unknown tunes from emerging artists. The interface has an old-school look that will appeal to fans of older Android versions.

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4shared Music is a great source of free music on Android. / © ANDROIDPIT
4shared Music Install on Google Play


RockMyRun lets you download music for offline playback, or simply cache it, which is just as good (and less likely to exist in a legal gray area). RockMyRun delivers DJ-mixed playlists for workout soundtracks and more.

You can match your BPM to your heart rate, filter the playlist length to match your workout, or make use of the myBeat feature to automatically change the tunes to suit your current state. What's better than DJ mixes custom built for your workout style?

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Find the DJs and genres you like with RockMyRun. / © ANDROIDPIT
RockMyRun - Best Workout Music Install on Google Play

Google Play Music

This is another one of the top Play Store apps for downloading music. Google Play Music is Google's marketplace for music on Android, but it also regularly offers free songs and albums to download. Google Play Music is also a music player in its own right (it even graced our best Android music players list).

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Google Play Music often offers free music downloads. / © ANDROIDPIT
Google Play Music Install on Google Play

Palco MP3

Palco MP3 is a free platform for independent Brazilian musicians to share their songs with the world. They currently have a roster of more than 100,000 artists spread over a wide range of genres.

Using their app, you can stream radio stations, curate playlists of your favorite tunes and download songs to your smartphone to listen to on the go. Whether you're looking for samba, bossa nova, hip hop or electronica, Palco has it covered. So dive in and discover what Brazil has to offer.

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Palco puts thousands of independent Brazilian artists at your fingertips. / © AndroidPIT

Advanced Download Manager

Advanced Download Manager lets you download three files simultaneously, including MP3s and MP4s. It includes a number of different settings that let you customize how the files are downloaded, including limiting the speed of the download (so you don't use up too much of your bandwidth), and the number of simultaneous downloads. Advanced Download Manager also provides incredibly fast download speeds. 

The in-app browser doesn't make searching for free tracks as simple as it could be, but once you find what you're looking for it makes light work of downloading tracks. 

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Advanced Download Manager helps you manage files and download free MP3s. / © ANDROIDPIT
Advanced Download Manager Install on Google Play


Fancy some Arabic music? Anghami targets users in the Middle East, where it serves as a similar service to Google Play Music. But for those of us who don't live there, it's an excellent source of free Arabic songs. The free service isn't unlimited and will play some ads, but that's worth putting up with in order to discover some genuinely new music.

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In the Middle East, Anghami is a Google Play Music-style service. / © ANDROIDPIT
Anghami - Free Unlimited Music Install on Google Play

Bonus: Try new apps and get rewards

If you're looking for more great free music apps for Android, download Buzzinga

Buzzinga recommends new apps for you to discover and review. Best of all, you get rewarded for it. The premise is simple: the more apps you download and review, the more points you accumulate. You can exchange those points for the chance to win prizes, including Ultra HD TVs, the newest smartphones and other gadgets, or you can redeem them for Amazon, Starbucks and GameStop giftcards. Buzzinga is developed by App Media, which is owned by Fonpit, the publisher of AndroidPIT.

Buzzinga lets you try out new games, review them, and get rewards. / © AndroidPIT
Buzzinga: Rewards for Reviews Install on Google Play

What’s your favorite app for free music downloads on Android? Let us know in the comments.

Originally from the UK, Scott graduated in Popular Music Studies at Newcastle University and attributes most of his success there to his beloved Samsung Galaxy S2. A dedicated Android fan, Scott has never owned an Apple device, of any kind, and doesn't see this changing anytime soon.


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  • Treasre Tunes is a new one, it has full albums, and easy to use.
    You can download and play offline with the paid version.

  • Do not waste your time with the first app AndroidPIT waste of time I wanted an app I can download music with and not saying it isn't capable of that but it's main focus is DEFINETLY not downloading music it has all kinds of B.S. on it. I wanted an app that downloads music and I want the best one now I'm not even going to waste my time with the rest cus they might work but they aren't the best obviously since I know of multiple apps that can do the job better than their #1 app on the article I want the BEST app which is why I read the article ( BEST Android apps for downloading free music ) instead I wasted my time!

  • Coolq8y is an app developed for client based in android, on Android and ios platforms. Its music app under media and entertainment category, which users can install to listen songs, download songs, make playlist, manage Songs, connect through YouTube channel to view all postings and play videos. Users can also integrate twitter feeds, instagram feeds and set up their contact information

  • Sina M. 1 month ago Link to comment

    install this if you like Persian musics
    ttps:// (please add a H to the first of the link AndroidPit doesn't allow it to me)
    (this is a link from an Iranian app store so you should first the install app store -it is a good alternative to play store if you want for sth new-but you first know )
    --how to change language in app store --
    look for نتظیمات (It means settings)
    and then look for زبان (It means language) and change it easily
    please try that ;)

  • Thank for sharing this information with us because we sometimes have difficulties looking for the best app to download free musics. I, myself, use the

  • Zach 1 month ago Link to comment

    i think better using tubemate and download song on there and convert to mp3. hahaha

  • All of these suck as they limit you. PepMp3 downloader is far superior to all of these "crap-apps"

  • ste 1 month ago Link to comment

    Any app for Chinese/Japanese music? :D

  • Musheer 1 month ago Link to comment

    Good one

  • Tubemate, TT pod and mobogenie market are better than these.

  • Friends , the new app on android for downloading any music , catch expensive

  • Best android apps

  • This app is amazing you can listen to music and turn off the phone without it stopping

  • From what i have been reading alot of people are saying these apps are the best thing since sliced bread but all i keep installing is CRAP! I've noticed some I've had in the past that worked great have now followed suit. What happened? Nothing works! Im using an LG android and the only thing that does what it claims is spotify and pandora but we all know u cant listen to it offline and u cant customize a playlist without paying for premium. I tried 4shared and its not available in my country. As if i live in Antarctica. I live in murica! If anyone knows of an app that's not full of it please let me know. Im looking for one that u can save to your phone. One that u can listen to even if your phone service has been disconnected! I dont know about everyone else but im really tired of wasting my time and risking the well-being of my phone by installing shady apps bcuz none of the safe apps do what theyre suppose to.

    • PepMp3 downloader...just google it. It lets you search/preview/and download and lets you decide download location as far as internal/external sdcard

    • You're probably gonna have to root your phone or get Getflix here on abroad pit. You can get a lifetime subscription for like 40$, and you'll be able to stream from just about any music or movie/video app for free and 4ever. Now I now it's a one time fee but you'll also be able to install it on 8 devices/computers, so technically if you know a few people that use, say netflix then you can somehow make you're money back or just bless them with the ultimate capability. Anyway there's also smart dns proxy but you now know the gist of it. A close friend of mine gets a kick out of making others think he hacked the site they're streaming from. Have fun.

  • Thanks for sharing this article. Mobility has become a global phenomenon. Will share this link in my social networks.

  • Jon 2 months ago Link to comment

    ADM has been my choice from quite a while. I use that to download music and Solo Music Player to play it. Beautiful player I must say!

  • Maybe i will try 4shared Music.

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