Where should I download high quality songs

Music: Download and streaming providers put to the test

Download provider place 1: Google Play Music

Google's music service has blossomed, and the selection in particular is now huge. The quality of the music is the highest and the prices are the cheapest. In addition, the operation - as usual with Google - is easy and convenient. Great: The service offers free internet storage for 20,000 tracks from your own music collection.

Conclusion
Good: large selection, simple operation and online storage for your own music. But: If you want to download without limit, you need an additional program.

Test result: good (2.34)

»Go to Google Play Music

Google Play Music test results in detail

How big is the music offer?
There is almost everything here (2.01)

What does the music download cost?
Albums are cheapest here (8.49 euros), from time to time more bargains (2.72)

How high is the quality in the shop?
High quality titles and full tags (1.69)

How well does the operation work?
No software limited download (2.25)

Is the shop customer-friendly and secure?
Safe, but little help, few payment methods (3.05)

Test result: good (2.34)

»Go to Google Play Music

Download provider place 2: iTunes Store

For those who like to use iTunes and Apple devices, this shop is usually the first choice anyway. He has the largest selection and Apple even offers an uncomplicated return for bad purchases - great. Only when it came to operation was there a bit of a problem, especially non-Apple users then have their difficulties. In addition, the customer should always look at the price, because the iTunes Store is often a bit more expensive.

Conclusion
Huge selection, fair exchange arrangements and high-quality music files. Better service and lower prices - then it would be perfect.

Test result: good (2.35)

»Download: Download iTunes

iTunes Store test results in detail

How big is the music offer?
Nobody has more choice (1.38)

What does the music download cost?
Usually it is more expensive on iTunes (4.24)

How high is the quality in the shop?
Quality and selection functions are okay (2.36)

How well does the operation work?
Convenient for iTunes users only (2.59)

Is the shop customer-friendly and secure?
Exchange possible via online form (2.41)

Test result: good (2.35)

»Download: Download iTunes

3rd place download provider: Amazon MP3

The selection is plentiful and the shipping giant mastered almost all requirements in the test. The operation is mostly simple and intuitive, the download and import in media libraries like iTunes works smoothly. Download software is required for complete albums. However, security gaps on the website hailed the shipping giant the test victory.

Conclusion
Large selection, smooth operation, smart functions - and all at an acceptable price. Only security holes on the website spoil the mood.

Test result: good (2.43)

»To Amazon MP3

Amazon MP3 test results in detail

How big is the music offer?
Very lush with small gaps in the independent area (1.82)

What does the music download cost?
Single tracks average (1.29 euros), albums a little cheaper (9.29 euros) (3.53)

How high is the quality in the shop?
High file quality with full tags and many recommendation functions (2.07)

How well does the operation work?
Maximum ease of use in the test (1.92)

Is the shop customer-friendly and secure?
Okay, but unfortunately the website is vulnerable to hacker attacks with a lot of effort (3.24)

Test result: good (2.43)

»To Amazon MP3

Spotify

Spotify combines a rich offer with the simplest operation and the largest selection of suitable end devices. The service only missed the overall rating of “good” because of a few weaknesses in data protection and terms and conditions as well as automatic subscription renewals.

Conclusion
Spotify wins with good selection and ease of use. The only drawback: If you want to listen to tracks offline, you have to create playlists.

Test result: satisfactory (2.70)

Spotify: test results in detail

How big is the offer?
Largest selection of chart music (2.05)

What does the service cost?
Plus point: There is free access (2.12)

What features does the service offer?
High quality, many features (2.49)

How well does the operation work?
Search function does not forgive typing errors (1.78)

Is the service customer friendly and secure?
Good help pages, weaknesses in terms and conditions (3.15)

Test result: satisfactory (2.70)

Google all inclusive

Newcomer tip: Here there is the largest selection, simple operation - and you can even upload your own music collection. The service is not yet perfect, however, because the playback options are sparse: browser, Android and Apple cell phones - that's it.

Conclusion
The streaming service launched by Google at the beginning of December 2013 has it all: lots of music, good service and a fair price.

Test result: satisfactory (3.28)

Google All-Inclusive: Test results in detail

How big is the offer?
The largest range of music in the test (1.35)

What does the service cost?
Class: Upload your own titles for free (3.45)

What features does the service offer?
Basic functions, few extras (3.62)

How well does the operation work?
Networking only works with Google+ (3.03)

Is the service customer friendly and secure?
Too lax data protection (3.26)

Test result: satisfactory (3.28)
Devaluation: Inadequate data protection regulations (+0.1)

Simfy

The music on offer is not great, but still okay. Operation is as simple as that of the test winner, but the range of functions is lower: the customer can only couple a total of three devices to the service. Unproblematic: data protection and terms and conditions.

Conclusion
Comfortable, but sometimes a bit spartan. Simfy offers a kind of home cooking: Fills you up, but not really happy.

Test result: satisfactory (3.49)

Simfy: test results in detail

How big is the offer?
Small gaps in all divisions (2.75)

What does the service cost?
Short test phase, no free mode (4.13)

What features does the service offer?
Basic functions, few extras (3.52)

How well does the operation work?
Search function does not forgive typing errors (1.78)

Is the service customer friendly and secure?
Data protection and terms and conditions solid (2.65)

Test result: satisfactory (3.49)

Juke

The general conditions were given good marks: the range is quite extensive, there are no traps in the small print and the tariffs are okay. Unfortunately, there are gaps in operation and functions. Example: A program for the PC is missing, so offline mode is not possible there.

Conclusion
Third largest selection, but no free mode. However, operation and support could be better, some functions are missing.

Test result: sufficient (3.53)

Juke: test results in detail

How big is the offer?
Solid, with only small gaps (2.44)

What does the service cost?
Standard tariff, no free mode (3.45)

What features does the service offer?
No software, little convenience on the PC (3.95)

How well does the operation work?
Playlist operation spartan (3.03)

Is the service customer friendly and secure?
Best terms and conditions and data protection conditions in the test (2.60)

Test result: sufficient (3.53)

Napster

The former top dog (also marketed as Rhapsody or MTV Music) has crept backwards. A comparatively narrow range, an expensive mini subscription and mediocre sound quality resulted in point deductions. After all, Napster can be played on many devices.

Conclusion
Napster runs on many devices. Unfortunately there is a lack of choice; there is also a lack of attractive subscription offers for beginners.

Test result: sufficient (3.56)

Napster: test results in detail

How big is the offer?
Smallest offer in the test field (2.89)

What does the service cost?
Expensive: small subscription without mobile use (4.22)

What features does the service offer?
Fair quality, solid scope (3.28)

How well does the operation work?
Good: works (almost) always smoothly (1.94)

Is the service customer friendly and secure?
Only provider with a hotline (2.90)

Test result: sufficient (3.56)

Ampya

Huge offer (even with music videos), fair tariffs: Ampya scored with this. The biggest weaknesses: With mobile streaming, the data rate could not be selected - and the service transmitted personal data unencrypted. There was a devaluation for this.

Conclusion
No question about it: the offer is attractive. In terms of operation, functionality and security, there is still a lot of catching up to do.

Test result: sufficient (4.06)

Ampya: test results in detail

How big is the offer?
Great: second largest offer in the test (1.60)

What does the service cost?
Standard tariff, free mode: good! (2.12)

What features does the service offer?
Important setting options are missing (4.61)

How well does the operation work?
Slightly few offline options (3.35)

Is the service customer friendly and secure?
Personal data uncertain: devaluation (3.79)

Test result: sufficient (4.06)
Devaluation: unencrypted data transmission (+0.5)