Streaming Music apps when you live in Thailand

As we all know, there isn’t so much choice for us in Thailand when it comes to streaming music. Beside if you are willing to pay for a VPN connection and / or have a foreign bank account or credit card.

So what can you get now if you live in Thailand and don’t have a foreign payment option? Let’s find out.

1. DEEZER
available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, WebBrowser.
Deezer is not free but you can get it bundled from DTAC with an unltd. internet package for just 89 Baht per month. Deezer works extremely well, offers access to catalogue of around 20 Mio songs. You can listen to individual songs, albums, create any playlist you want and also make songs available for offline use. You can see friends using Deezer and what they are listening to. Deezer also includes a lot of Thai music.

2. Jango Radio 
available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, WebBrowser.
Jango Radio is almost identical to Pandora but totally free with just one single add per day. We found that it’s music library is better then the one of Pandora. LikePandora, you can not listen to individual songs but rather create custom stations based on your favorite artists and songs.

3. 8tracks Radio
available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, WebBrowser.
8tracks is entirely free and offers playlists created by professionals. In fact it’s very much the same as Songza which is not officially available for people in Thailand. You can search by a ton of genres and moods.

For those of us who have an iTunes account overseas or a foreign payment option, you can get quite more. The following streaming apps (apart from others) are available for you. Note I only mention those who do NOT need a VPN connection.

1. Spotify
Available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Mac, Windows, Webbrowser
Pretty much the best available on the market but $9.99 per month
You can listen to individual songs, artists, albums or create your own artist based stations.

2.+3. Songza, iHeartRadio
Available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Webbrowser
Both free, both with a huge catalogue of songs. But need to be downloaded from a store outside Thailand

4. Rdio
Available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Webbrowser
Similar to Spotify but not such good UI. Also less music in their catalogue. Price: $9.99/m but if you pay as in-app purchase, the prices goes up to a hefty $15.99 per month.

5. Raditaz
Available for iOS, Android
My personal favorite music streaming app. Very similar to Pandora, more stable than Jango Radio and zero adds. Huge selection of music. Create any artist station you want or select by genre. There are many more available but those listed are in my opinion the best ones. All can be used in Thailand but you might need a US iTunes account or foreign payment option.

Feel free to let us know if there is a music streaming app missing which you think deserves to be mentioned here.

2 Responses

  1. Electricpinet says:

    I often use allavsoft to  download Jango Music, Playlist to MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, AC3, etc

  1. 24. September, 2014

    […] to a playlist, which does not give much freedom at all. I also discovered Jango Radio through an article that provided a list of all the best music streaming apps for listeners located in Thailand – […]

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