Musi: the best app for free music streaming

Carly S.

As technology advances, accessing your favorite music becomes easier and cheaper. With the wide variety of streaming services available to the public, there is no longer a need to rely on the radio or purchase physical copies of the music you enjoy. Many streaming services, such as Spotify, allow their users to stream music for free. However, that advantage comes with a few drawbacks.

The majority of streaming services contain disruptive advertisements and only offer a limited amount of skips. The most common way to resolve this issue is to purchase a premium subscription, which typically costs a monthly fee that many people aren’t able to incorporate into their budget.

Fortunately, an app called Musi eliminates almost every problem that other music apps contain. Musi was founded in 2012 by Aaron Hayward and Ben Anderson, two college friends with the desire to make music streaming easier for everyone.

Unlike services like Spotify and Apple Music, Musi doesn’t require a paid membership in order for users to listen to their favorite tunes without the disruption of advertisements or limited skips. Every song on Musi is pulled directly from YouTube, which explains why listening doesn’t come with a price tag. In order to find a specific song, users can do a YouTube search through the app and add their desired results to their playlists. Because the audios are taken from YouTube, the listening options are endless, as it quite literally contains any song imaginable. 

Musi also allows users to play their music in the background, such as while their device is locked. This is a feature that YouTube isn’t even capable of without a monthly subscription.

The only downside to Musi is that it contains pop-up advertisements, but they don’t interfere with your music. Instead, they pop up on the screen while users navigate the app. If you don’t have the app opened, you won’t even realize that the ads are present.

Overall, Musi is a fantastic way to listen to your favorite songs for free without any interruptions or limitations. It can be downloaded on the App Store or Google Play.