Whether it’s a walk to class or a wild weekend, The Badger Herald is here to provide a quick look at some of the most popular and affordable music streaming services for the average, broke college student.

Spotify

Free Subscription: One month trial of premium subscription available, free subscription also available without premium features

Monthly Subscription Cost: $9.99, $4.99 for students

Mobile Availability: iOS, Android and Windows phones

Desktop Options: Mac, Windows and web player

Pros: Listen offline, Ad free

Cons: Premium features only available through paid subscription

Apple Music

Free Subscription: Three month free subscription  

Monthly Subscription Cost: $9.99 per person, $14.99 for a family up to six people

Mobile Availability: iOS, Android

Desktop Options: Only through iTunes

Pros: Add Apple Music to your own library, listen offline

Cons: Premium features only available through paid subscription, must have an Apple account

Tidal

Free Subscription: One month free premium subscription

Monthly Subscription Cost: $9.99

Mobile Availability: iOS, Android and Windows phones

Desktop Options: Mac, Windows and web player

Pros: Listen offline, music videos available

Cons: Premium features only available through paid subscription

Google Play Music

Free Subscription: One month free premium subscription available, free subscription also available without premium features

Monthly Subscription Cost: $9.99

Mobile Availability: iOS and Android

Desktop Options: Web player only

Pros: Download music offline, Ad free

Cons: Premium features only available through paid subscription

Amazon Prime Music

Free Subscription: One month free premium trial available, six month premium student trial

Monthly Subscription Cost: Available to Amazon Prime members only ($99/year, $49//year for students)

Mobile Availability: iOS, Android, Amazon Fire Phone

Desktop Options: Mac, Windows and web player

Pros: New album releases available instantly

Cons: Only available with Amazon Prime subscription, smallest song selection

Pandora

Free Subscription: Pandora is available for free

Monthly Subscription Cost: $4.99 for Pandora One

Mobile Availability: iOS, Android and web player

Desktop Options: Mac, Windows and web  player

Pros: Creates radio stations based on music listened to

Cons: Free version features ads and no skips

Rhapsody

Free Subscription: None, but there is a three month premium subscription for $1

Monthly Subscription Cost: $9.99

Mobile Availability: iOS, Android and Windows phones

Desktop Options: Windows and web player

Pros: Listen offline

Cons: Desktop availability limited