We are very well into the streaming generation of media consumption with music downloads in the age of Spotify, and it’s starting to feel a bit like DVDs in the age of Netflix. Here’s are some of the Free Music Download Apps for Android.

These free music download apps reassure you about having your music right there on your device without having to worry about the vagaries of bad Internet connections or keeping yourself entertained on long-haul flights.

There are plenty of great paid services that let you download music to your Android device, However lucky for you, there are also some fantastic free ones. Here are some of our favourite apps for downloading music to your Android device that won’t cost you a penny.

1. NewPipe

NewPipe is still work in progress however, with plenty of promise, NewPipe still feels like a bit of a work in progress. It certainly does the job when it comes to downloading music. It’s basically an open-source, and now featuring support for SoundCloud, MediaCCC and FramaTube downloads as well.

By default, the app opens as a YouTube frontend. Just select the video you want to download, then tap on the download icon at the top right and select whether you want it downloaded as video or audio, and what format you want it in.

To change over to SoundCloud, just click on the menu icon at the top left corner, then the big red “NewPipe” icon at the top, and select SoundCloud (beta).

2. YMusic

YMusic is one of the more elegant and official-looking music downloader apps. It simply lets you play any YouTube video as an audio file, even letting you run it in the background on your phone.

The real kicker here is that you can download videos as audio files too. You have the option to download them in the M4A and MP3 formats. YMusic has also a great library UI that subsequently lets you manage your music files just like you would in a music player app.

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YMusic is hands-down the most convenient of all the options on this list. Although you do have to download it from outside the Play Store and most reliable. For these reasons, it tops our list.

3. GTunes Music Downloader

GTunes Music Downloader is an oldie however a goodie … like Tom Waits. It usually searches through several big domains of downloadable music for your queries where you’ll find millions of artists and songs across generations.

The search options are pretty basic, so this is best used if you know exactly what songs you’re looking for and just want to get out there and download them.

Kindly note that when we used the app of the four search engines, only “C” retrieved results, so try using that one before complaining that the whole thing doesn’t work!

GTunes also has its own built-in player and even lets you trim your tunes and set songs as ringtones. It’s all pretty basic stuff however rounds it up to a decent little package.

4. SuperCloud Song MP3 Downloader

You can assume that’s because it’s a bit iffy on the whole copyright thing when a music download app is not available in the Google Play Store. SuperCloud most likely fits into that category.

However, there’s no questioning that it’s one of the best repositories for much of the available music with different tastes. You will find it all here whether you’re looking for mainstream pop music or underground Techno sets.

Kindly note that you’ll need to download SuperCloud in order to do so you’ll need to enable unknown sources on your Android device.

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5. SONGily

The free version of SONGily is usually ad-supported and has access to a healthy stockpile of music new and old, from artists both mainstream and obscure from chart music to sea shanties.

With each song you find, you will see options to both plays and download the songs you listen to, and it recently added a feature that lets you download videos as well.

This is exactly the kind of app that we can imagine Google not liking too much. So don’t be too surprised if it disappears from the Play Store and you find yourself having to download it manually.

6. TubeMate

Sometimes the best apps for your free music downloads are those which are not even designed specifically for that purpose. TubeMate is an app that lets you download YouTube videos in a number of formats, including audio too.

As you know, YouTube is one of the best places to listen to your favourite music, and thanks to TubeMate. It’s one of the best places to download that music, too.

You can download TubeMate however, Google doesn’t allow this in the Play Store, presumably because it encroaches on YouTube. When you try to download videos as audio (M4A or MP3), you’ll also get prompt to download MP3 Video Converter, which syncs up with TubeMate to convert video to audio.

7. 4Shared

The famous file-sharing repository 4Shared has been making the rounds on PC for many years. It is proven to be a huge hit on Android as well. Again, it was not designed just for music, as users can upload whatever files they want to it,

However, it’s as good for finding music as anything else. There’s even an option to search specifically for music files.

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You can download 4Shared  from the Play Store but still not in all countries. In case you can’t get it from the Play Store in your country then, you can download the free APK from the internet.

8. KeepVid (Perfect for SoundCloud)

This app is a worthy alternative to TubeMate, with the added advantages of a prettier interface and the ability to download music from the ultimate source for electronic sets and independent artists, SoundCloud.

KeepVid is easily the most user-friendly free music downloader present out there, although it doesn’t let you download music in the M4A format, which TubeMate does.

Besides that, it’s a great option. Kindly note that in order to download SoundCloud tracks you’ll need to go to SoundCloud after installing KeepVid, choose the track you want, click on the “Share” icon, then select KeepVid in the options.

9. Audiomack

In case you want to know that the music you’re downloading isn’t going to be infringing on any copyright, and you are also open to checking out emerging talent in the Hip-Hop, Electronic and Reggae arenas, then you should definitely give Audiomack a try.

Audiomack gives a platform to artists without official distribution outlets while still having a content-filtering system in place to make sure that the stuff on there is of good quality.

This project has already propelled hip-hop stars like T-Wayne, Fetty Wap and Migos to record label deals and also gives you a chance to help find the next big star.

Conclusion

It is always good to know that there are a vast array of apps out there that can fix you up when you want to have music physically on your device. Streaming is all well and good, but until and unless you’re ready to pay, it usually comes with quite a lot of limitations.