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Whatever your taste in music, your bound to find the track your looking for online. Music download services offer an inexpensive and completely legal way to listen to music on your computer.

Music downloads comparison chart for 2014

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Napster
Puretracks
iomoio
Rhapsody
Soundike
Walmart Music
Excellent
Five stars means excellent
Very good
Four stars means very good
Good
Three stars means good
Average
Two stars means average /
Poor
One star means poor
iTunes has been awarded best buy Product image of itunes Product image of amazon mp3 Product image of emusic Product image of digital 7 Product image of napster Product image of puretracks Product image of iomoio Product image of rhapsody Product image of soundike Product image of walmart music
 
 
 
Ratings
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Overall
itunes has a rating of five  overall amazon mp3 has a rating of five  overall emusic has a rating of five  overall digital 7 has a rating of four  overall napster has a rating of four  overall puretracks has a rating of four  overall iomoio has a rating of four  overall rhapsody has a rating of four  overall soundike has a rating of four  overall walmart music has a rating of three  overall
Setup
itunes has a rating of four for setup amazon mp3 has a rating of five for setup emusic has a rating of four for setup digital 7 has a rating of four for setup napster has a rating of four for setup puretracks has a rating of four for setup iomoio has a rating of four for setup rhapsody has a rating of four for setup soundike has a rating of three for setup walmart music has a rating of three for setup
Search
itunes has a rating of five for search amazon mp3 has a rating of five for search emusic has a rating of five for search digital 7 has a rating of four for search napster has a rating of four for search puretracks has a rating of four for search iomoio has a rating of three for search rhapsody has a rating of four for search soundike has a rating of four for search walmart music has a rating of three for search
Music selection
itunes has a rating of five for music selection amazon mp3 has a rating of four for music selection emusic has a rating of four for music selection digital 7 has a rating of four for music selection napster has a rating of four for music selection puretracks has a rating of four for music selection iomoio has a rating of four for music selection rhapsody has a rating of four for music selection soundike has a rating of four for music selection walmart music has a rating of three for music selection
Compatibility
itunes has a rating of five for compatibility amazon mp3 has a rating of five for compatibility emusic has a rating of five for compatibility digital 7 has a rating of five for compatibility napster has a rating of four for compatibility puretracks has a rating of five for compatibility iomoio has a rating of five for compatibility rhapsody has a rating of five for compatibility soundike has a rating of five for compatibility walmart music has a rating of three for compatibility
Features
itunes has a rating of five for features amazon mp3 has a rating of five for features emusic has a rating of five for features digital 7 has a rating of four for features napster has a rating of three for features puretracks has a rating of four for features iomoio has a rating of four for features rhapsody has a rating of four for features soundike has a rating of three for features walmart music has a rating of three for features
Ease of use
itunes has a rating of five for ease of use amazon mp3 has a rating of five for ease of use emusic has a rating of four for ease of use digital 7 has a rating of four for ease of use napster has a rating of four for ease of use puretracks has a rating of three for ease of use iomoio has a rating of four for ease of use rhapsody has a rating of three for ease of use soundike has a rating of four for ease of use walmart music has a rating of three for ease of use
Help & support
itunes has a rating of five for help & support amazon mp3 has a rating of five for help & support emusic has a rating of five for help & support digital 7 has a rating of four for help & support napster has a rating of four for help & support puretracks has a rating of four for help & support iomoio has a rating of three for help & support rhapsody has a rating of three for help & support soundike has a rating of three for help & support walmart music has a rating of three for help & support
Pricing models
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Payment options
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Features
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Media
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Music
itunes offers music amazon mp3 offers music emusic offers music digital 7 offers music napster offers music puretracks offers music iomoio offers music rhapsody offers music soundike offers music walmart music offers music
Music videos
itunes offers music videos amazon mp3 does not offer music videos emusic does not offer music videos digital 7 does not offer music videos napster offers music videos puretracks does not offer music videos iomoio does not offer music videos rhapsody offers music videos soundike does not offer music videos walmart music does not offer music videos
Radio
itunes offers radio amazon mp3 does not offer radio emusic does not offer radio digital 7 does not offer radio napster offers radio puretracks does not offer radio iomoio does not offer radio rhapsody offers radio soundike does not offer radio walmart music does not offer radio
Movies
itunes offers movies amazon mp3 offers movies emusic does not offer movies digital 7 does not offer movies napster does not offer movies puretracks does not offer movies iomoio does not offer movies rhapsody does not offer movies soundike does not offer movies walmart music offers movies
Television shows
itunes offers television shows amazon mp3 offers television shows emusic does not offer television shows digital 7 does not offer television shows napster does not offer television shows puretracks does not offer television shows iomoio does not offer television shows rhapsody does not offer television shows soundike does not offer television shows walmart music offers television shows
Audiobooks
itunes offers audiobooks amazon mp3 does not offer audiobooks emusic offers audiobooks digital 7 does not offer audiobooks napster does not offer audiobooks puretracks does not offer audiobooks iomoio does not offer audiobooks rhapsody does not offer audiobooks soundike offers audiobooks walmart music does not offer audiobooks
Podcasts
itunes offers podcasts amazon mp3 offers podcasts emusic does not offer podcasts digital 7 does not offer podcasts napster does not offer podcasts puretracks does not offer podcasts iomoio does not offer podcasts rhapsody does not offer podcasts soundike does not offer podcasts walmart music does not offer podcasts
Search
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File formats
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Help & support
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Telephone support
itunes does not include telephone support amazon mp3 does not include telephone support emusic does not include telephone support digital 7 does not include telephone support napster includes telephone support puretracks does not include telephone support iomoio includes telephone support rhapsody does not include telephone support soundike does not include telephone support walmart music includes telephone support
Email support
itunes includes email support amazon mp3 includes email support emusic includes email support digital 7 includes email support napster includes email support puretracks includes email support iomoio includes email support rhapsody includes email support soundike includes email support walmart music includes email support
Help files
itunes includes help files amazon mp3 includes help files emusic includes help files digital 7 does not include help files napster includes help files puretracks includes help files iomoio includes help files rhapsody includes help files soundike does not include help files walmart music includes help files
FAQs
itunes includes faqs amazon mp3 includes faqs emusic includes faqs digital 7 does not include faqs napster includes faqs puretracks does not include faqs iomoio includes faqs rhapsody includes faqs soundike includes faqs walmart music includes faqs
Operating systems
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Windows 7
itunes is compatible with  windows 7 amazon mp3 is compatible with  windows 7 emusic is compatible with  windows 7 digital 7 is compatible with  windows 7 napster is compatible with  windows 7 puretracks is compatible with  windows 7 iomoio is compatible with  windows 7 rhapsody is compatible with  windows 7 soundike is compatible with  windows 7 walmart music is compatible with  windows 7
Windows Vista
itunes is compatible with  windows vista amazon mp3 is compatible with  windows vista emusic is compatible with  windows vista digital 7 is compatible with  windows vista napster is compatible with  windows vista puretracks is compatible with  windows vista iomoio is compatible with  windows vista rhapsody is compatible with  windows vista soundike is compatible with  windows vista walmart music is compatible with  windows vista
Windows XP
itunes is compatible with  windows xp amazon mp3 is compatible with  windows xp emusic is compatible with  windows xp digital 7 is compatible with  windows xp napster is compatible with  windows xp puretracks is compatible with  windows xp iomoio is compatible with  windows xp rhapsody is compatible with  windows xp soundike is compatible with  windows xp walmart music is compatible with  windows xp
Mac OS X
itunes is compatible with  mac os x amazon mp3 is compatible with  mac os x emusic is compatible with  mac os x digital 7 is compatible with  mac os x napster is not compatible with  mac os x puretracks is not compatible with  mac os x iomoio is compatible with  mac os x rhapsody is compatible with  mac os x soundike is compatible with  mac os x walmart music is not compatible with  mac os x

Music downloads explained

Music download websites have changed the way we purchase and listen to music. Music files (such as the MP3) allow us to download music from the internet and then listen to it on our computer or then transfer it to another device such as a mp3 player or mobile phone.

You can search for millions of tracks, by artist, title or album name. Most services will also allow you to preview a track, so you know that you are purchasing the right song.

Variety

Music download websites vary in the type of music they offer. Some focus on well known popular artists, while other focus on unsigned talent. They all tend to differ in the volume and quantity of music available as it depends on which record labels they have agreements with to sell their music. Some websites also offer audiobooks, which are spoken word titles.

Sound quality

Improvements in download speeds has meant that we can download whole albums in a matter of minutes. File formats have also improved, so we can listen to music at high sound quality.

Software

You many need to install some software (provided by the music download website) to purchase and download your music. Some websites don't require software at all.

Some websites will charge you per song, while others may charge you a monthly subscription that provides you with a maximum number or unlimited downloads.

Rank
iTunes
Amazon MP3
eMusic
Digital 7
Napster
Puretracks
iomoio
Rhapsody
Soundike
Walmart Music