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How to download music on your iPhone or Android phone in the UK

We list the best music apps for Android and iOS, for downloading tracks to your iPhone or Android phone and listening to them offline.

With the following music apps, all you need to do is head to the App Store on your iPhone or the Google Play store on your Android phone. Search for and download the app, and you can sign up for an account from within. You’ll then be free to download music direct to your mobile.

Spotify (£9.99 per month)

While you can use the Spotify app for free on your iPhone or Android device, you’ll need to stump up a tenner each month in order to download music to your phone, so you can listen to it when you’re offline.

Still, Spotify is the granddaddy of music apps, offering tens of millions of tracks to download from a great range of artists – and you can grab up to 10,000 at any one time for offline listening. Spotify also boasts a fantastic shareable playlists feature, to help you find new favourites if you’re bereft of inspiration.

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Amazon Prime (£79 per year)

Amazon Prime is one of the cheaper options here, while also giving you access to loads of TV shows and movies, Kindle books and unlimited one-day delivery on lots of Amazon items.

The Prime Music app gives you instant access to a solid collection of tracks, all of which can be downloaded so you can enjoy when you’re out of signal. You get a lot of the same features as Spotify including playlists as well as live lyrics, plus the ability to purchase any music that’s not included with Prime direct through the app.

Deezer (£9.99 per month, 6 months free for Three customers)

40 million songs are yours to download direct to your iPhone or Android mobile with a monthly Deezer subscription (although you can stream for free simply by downloading the app). And if you’re on UK network Three, you can enjoy six months of use for free.

Once again you can create playlists of your favourite tunes, and also import your own music into the app to enjoy alongside your downloaded tracks.

Read next: How to stream music to your phone for free

Napster (£10 per month)

If you want to download music to your iPhone or Android mobile, you’ll need to fork up a tenner a month for Napster’s premium subscription, just like with Spotify and Deezer. You can grab as many tracks as you like to enjoy on your commute, plus kick back with thousands of global radio stations.

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