If you're growing old, you'll recall that at the end of the 90s' there was an application that revolutionized the music industry. Yes, we're talking about Napster, the PC software that allowed us to download songs for free through P2P connections amongst its users. Its first version was quite basic (we couldn't even resume downloads, for instance) but that was enough to turn the sector upside down.
Music downloads in MP3 led to the popularity of this format and helped to lay the foundations for the future online music streaming services, with Spotify as its most popular example. Rhapsody is yet another example and now its name is precisely Napster as it has merged with the company created over 20 years ago by the developer of this application.
Is Napster legal? Well, now it is
And this obviously not an Android application to download music for free but a legal online music platform, exactly like the above-mentioned Spotify or other alternatives of the likes of Apple Music, TIDAL or Google Play Music. It comes along with a catalog with over 40 million songs and these are its main features and functions:
- Play any song almost instantly and without adverts.
- Take your songs to different devices.
- Listen to music whenever you want thanks to the downloads that allow you to make the most of the app offline.
- Discover music listened by other users with similar tastes to yours.
- Create playlists with a personal touch thanks to the possibility to add images or GIF animations.
To be able to enjoy all these functions you need to sign up as a user paying a monthly subscription although the first month is completely free.