Music streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify are incredibly popular at the moment. Both offer an impressive library of music and playlists, allowing you to embrace your favourites or discover something completely new. However, there’s plenty of music apps available on the App Store that you might not even know exist. From technical music-creating apps, to rhythm games and useful informative downloads, here’s a pick of some of best on offer at the moment.
Festival season is fast approaching, so now’s the best time to download Festvl. Free to download with optional in-app purchases available, this app is perfect for festival goers. Users can check out the latest lineup, create their own festival schedule, and get the lowdown on the festival itself. Discover new artists by listening directly from the app in iTunes or Spotify. Plenty of festivals have got on board to support the app, including Reading/Leeds, Bestival, We Are FSTVL, Download, Isle of Wight, T in the Park, Glastonbury and more. One incredibly handy feature is the notification alerts. This allows users to set up alerts to remind them when artists are about to perform.
Vibrant anime visuals combine with a mixture of J-pop and dance music in Voez. This brand new rhythm game is free to download, with a huge collection of music to choose from. Like most rhythm games, you’ll find yourself tapping and swiping the screen to hit the notes in time with the music.
Want to get inspired? The Pacemaker app allows you to release your inner DJ! Compatible with iTunes and with a handy Apple Watch integration, Pacemaker allows you to mix your own tunes into brand new remixes. Either create something yourself, or let the app automatically swap, change and mix your tunes into something new. This app won the award for the App Store Best of in both 2014 and 2015 consecutively.
Out and about and just heard a song, but you’re not sure what it is? This is where Shazam comes in. Working with your phones microphone, click the central Shazam button to start listening. Shazam will work it’s magic, and 9/10 it’ll find you the track that this sounds like. There’s now an option to listen directly through Spotify or Apple Music, as well as links to purchase it on iTunes. If finding new music is your thing, then this app is definitely a useful download.
Rockstars of Ooo - Adventure Time Rhythm Game
Kids will love this, and big kids will appreciate the Adventure Time references too! Created in the same style at the cartoon with all of the familiar characters. Attack enemies and complete objectives by swiping and tapping on the screen in time with the music.
Released by Sega, Miku Flick/02 features popular virtual popstar Hatsune Miku, made famous in games such as Project Diva. Another rhythm game, this sees players performing as Miku on a plethora of her most popular j-pop hits.