8tracks - Best Playlist Radio

8tracks Inc.

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Music 3.3.74 Apr 11, 2011 Apr 06, 2018 110.5 MB iOS 8.0 or later 12+
New in version 3.3.74

Unlimited ad-supported free listening is back!
+ Enjoy your favorite 8tracks Discoveries on-demand in Spotify, ‘cause you deserve it.



Imagine if every time you wanted to listen to a good playlist, someone gave you the perfect handmade mixtape. Welcome to 8tracks – the best place to discover & share playlists made by people.

Explore more than 3 million free playlists, all handcrafted by real people who love music as much as you. Need music for a study, workout, or chill session? Want happy, dance, or dating songs to fit your mood? A DJ on 8tracks has a mix for whatever you’re feeling. Each playlist on 8tracks tells a story, and the person who crafted it represents a soul and personality behind the music.

“PANDORA’S YOUNGER, COOLER SISTER” –David Porter | 8tracks

8tracks is the best music app to discover independent rock, hip-hop, electronic, fanmixes and more. Download today and listen to playlists with every artist, genre, activity & mood imaginable.


Listen completely free with ads & limits, or upgrade to 8tracks Plus for unlimited, ad-free listening.

Perks for free listeners:
• Discover mixes for every imaginable artist, genre, mood or activity under the sun
• Explore and save creative playlists with a “soul” behind the music
• Fun music community, discovering and sharing new songs together
• Crazy-good personalized playlist recommendations
• Less repetition than other apps
• Sleep timer & YouTube integration

8tracks Plus subscribers get these extra-special perks on all our platforms:
• Unlimited listening
• Banish all the ads
• No interruptions between playlists
• Use animated gifs on your playlists
• Get a flashy badge to show off to your friends and admirers
• Support independent radio and the artists you love


Join millions of listeners & DJs at 8tracks and discover your next favorite playlist today.


8tracks Plus billing plans:

• One month billing: $4.99
• Two month billing: $9.99
• Annual billing for full Plus subscription: $39.99
• Annual billing for ad-free on iOS only: $19.99

8tracks Plus subscriptions renew automatically at the end of each billing period from the date of sign-up. You can cancel anytime and will continue to receive the benefits of 8tracks Plus through the end of the current billing period, irrespective of cancellation date.

More 8tracks Plus subscription details:

• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase

8tracks Plus FAQ: https://8tracks.com/plus_faq
Privacy policy: https://8tracks.com/privacy
Terms of use: https://8tracks.com/terms

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GeeGal on 4/21/2018
I am locked out of my account and I don’t see an option where it says FORGOT password.
I should have known better
FasilKumran on 4/20/2018
I should have known better to update this app. Now it’s longer commercials that you can’t close. The only reason unlimited play is back is because so many people have deleted this app and I hope many more leave it. The people that created new content have fled. All I see are old lists.. sad that you ruined something so great. Hope you all had a good chance to cash in.
Not available in my country? I’m in the US.
Jhoan412 on 4/20/2018
I tried launching the app but it says that the streaming service is not available in my country while I’m on WiFi. I’m NOT using any VPN.
Pretty awesome :)
Chswdg on 4/18/2018
As a user of 8tracks for many years, I’ve been with this app through all the growing pains and I’m so excited to see them coming out on the other side of things unscathed. While many other apps may have given into the temptation to chase dollar bills, 8tracks has hung on to the virtues that made it a great app in the first place- namely putting music and users first. However above all, 8tracks actually listens to its users and seems to be working extremely hard to provide improvements and changes based on the feedback from its users. I absolutely love that. Barring some massive change, 8tracks will remain my go-to app for listening to my favorite playlists and searching for new music :)
Really like it
MilliMaru on 4/16/2018
Enjoy finding songs here that I wouldn’t otherwise know about, like being able to look up by tv show, book or whatever. Wish I could listen to certain playlists more than once in an 8hr period.
Super sad
Just... No. on 4/15/2018
I have a lot of good playlists saved and have always loved listening to music off the app because I could discover new people easily. However with this weird one hour limit FOR A WEEK (emphasis on one hour for one week... 7 days... one hour)
Thank you 8tracks!
Xxmissalicia on 4/14/2018
This has been my all time favorite music site/app since 2009!!! (before the ads!!!) This is where I would go to get lost... to find new music, my favorite artists have been discovered here. THANK YOU so much for bringing back unlimited listening time! I’m so excited to start discovering new music again. One tiny suggestion: when searching for playlists using the tags can there be an option on how the playlists are filtered? Sometimes I wish I could pull up playlists that are brand new, just added. I can’t seem to figure out a way to do that! Thanks for everything!!
8 tracks
frshset on 4/10/2018
You're girls jelly it's so hot
chanleakhana on 4/8/2018
im so happy unlimited listening is back
Perfect on WiFi, Doesn’t Work on Data
symphonietta on 4/7/2018
I’ve been using 8tracks for years, making and sharing tons of playlist. The desktop and mobile versions are great except one thing, when I leave my house and don’t have access to data, I constantly get a notice that there’s something wrong and it can’t play music. I wanted to upgrade to unlimited listening, by if I can’t listen outside of work/home i.e. when I’m driving on road trips, I don’t think I will. Is this just me??
Finally bringing back the unlimited ad music
cheesefortheun on 4/6/2018
I’ve been waiting.
It’s Great
Kaserl on 4/6/2018
I love this app, even with the decreased number of new playlists since a lot of people jumped ship after the listening limits were imposed. I have a Plus subscription, though, and plan to keep using it as long as I can. My only real issue is that the option to stop playback at the end of a playlist was recently removed from the mobile app. I used that particular sleep timer every time I listened to a playlist, and using the app without it is a little annoying. I’d love to either have that sleep timer back or an option like on the website to automatically stop playback at the end of every playlist.
Do plus subscribers have to listen to ads?
DarkaLarka on 4/5/2018
I just got your email about the new free listening and I’m hoping the answer is no. I use 8tracks when writing and drawing so to suddenly hear an ad will kinda break my focus. I haven’t been using the app as much with little time for it so I haven’t tested it yet but I’ve been a plus subscriber for over a year now so I hope I don’t have to hear the ads! (Though yay for you guys!! I’m glad you’re on the up and up I love you guys)
I missed 8tracks
jessiuss on 4/5/2018
I redownloaded this app cause i heard they got rid of the pay to listen stuff but i cant even log in. I tried to log in with facebook, but it just loops me. I click log in with FB, it takes me to a safari-looking page (but im still in the app) that asks me to login with facebook, i click ,it redirects me to the FB app, i click yes log me into 8tracks, it says ok, and we’ll send u back to 8tracks too, then sends me back to the safari-looking page without logging me in. Great app. [edit] i was able to log in on desktop, then change my pass and log in on phone from there, so its cool, but it still needs fixing. Haven't used app yet, but things are looking up. Changed the rating to something less terrible.
Unlimited again!
MettatonEX on 4/4/2018
Now that the time limit per week is no longer in use anymore I will resume to use this app as liberally as I did before the limit was put in place. I'm glad that the developers got the money that they did, and one day I hope to become a member too. A really great app and I'm glad I can use it as much as before again because this is my favorite music streaming app.
Proud of You Guys
A human being 2012 on 4/4/2018
I’ve been an 8tracks listener for years, and I know you guys have gone through a lot as a company and I just wanted to say I’m proud of you for getting through it all and not giving up. I’m excited to watch you guys grow 💖
Kevinlinaresm on 4/4/2018
The old 8tracks that I loved finally returned. Im so excited to get back to enjoying this app. I would definitely recommend this if you love music. Thanks so much to everyone who contributed in the bringing back of this amazing app. Well done 5 stars !
Terrible (No longer terrible!)
clary yamileth on 4/4/2018
I used to love this app, I found some of my favorite artists because of this app. All of a sudden I have 1 hour of listening per WEEK. I uninstalled the app and will find something else to listen to music with. Update: I got an email today that all listening limits were gone. Unlimited listening, how it was before! I’m so excited and immediately downloaded the app. I’m so happy to start exploring the app and new music again.
Love this app
Muskavcaji on 3/29/2018
8tracks continues to be my favorite music app. Finding new music on playlists that other people have created is better than an algorithm!
So many other FREE choices
West Indies Queen on 3/23/2018
Sure the playlists are good but with so many other FREE apps that also play great lists...why would I pay for this service? Just doesn’t make sense. If other apps can do it for free with the help of Ads (like Spotify, iHeart radio, Amazon, Apple, etc) why would I choose this app. I wish they would still give us the choice to either view ads (they are still making money) or allow those that don’t want ads to pay. Until then, I’ll continue listening during my allotted free time and then swap to my other free apps which are great as well!
It's getting better
Luka Rivers on 3/12/2018
The listening limit increased which is great! I don't mind at all listening to ads if it means that the weekly limit stays at an increased amount! The only problem now is that the listening timer isn't working as it used to. 80% of the time I try to use it to stop the music at the end of a playlist it doesn't work and just continues on to the next playlist. I normally wouldn't mind this too much either, but because there is a weekly limit in place, I don't want to miss out on the time I have just because of an app malfunction.
ads don’t load
✌😝 on 3/10/2018
I really want to enjoy 8tracks once again now that the weekly listening limit has been extended but nearly every time an audio ad comes on, it does not load and I’m stuck having to restart the app. this happens constantly, even though I’m well connected to wifi and have updated the app!
If I pay I should be able to skip as much as I want
Jojo philly R on 3/10/2018
I thought why not pay the measly 5 or6 dollars whatever but if I’m paying for the same thing I had for free when this app first came out and I can’t skip more than six times but I can get music.. and skip as much as I want from pandora for the same price or at least let me skip a lot more than six times that’s just resmarted this app developers if your listening to keep people/listeners around you need to let the listeners skip hahaha it is important!
Music Wont Play ! :(
👾J-A-Double-Z-Y👾 on 3/4/2018
i recently redownloaded the app and when i tried to play a playlist the music would not play. i tired all of the suggested fixes but nothing has worked. the playlists play on my mac (on the 8tracks website) fine but not on my iphone 6. please fix! i really love the app!!
8 hours are better than 1
123456789qwertyuiopl on 2/27/2018
New review Well I recently reopened the app to a great surprise. 8 hours a week honestly strikes me as perfect- about right for one playlist/day, with a bit of extra left to give some breathing room and avoid having to head to YouTube to finish the last playlist. I’m in a minority here, but I don’t care about skips. Weird music is par for the course with usermade playlists, and I never know what will become a new favorite. So, with this change I’m MUCH more likely to subscribe, just as soon as I get a job on campus. Thank you for your hearing users about this issue :) What if there was a way to filter by time? So if I only have 45 minutes left I can see playlists I’ll be able to finish? That would be great. Thanks for being awesome, keep on keeping on! Original review When I first found this app it was like coming home, a community of individuals each dedicated to taking music to every corner of our lives. As such, I recommended it to several of my friends who needed some music and some community as they went through some tough times. Fast forward to now, and I find myself unable to even listen to one playlist a week. I don't like to apologize because I don't like to be wrong, but it looks like I owe apologies to every one of those people to whom I recommended this app. I will come back, someday, when I feel like I could send a friend here without having to make excuses for the business model, but right now that just isn't happening.
Bailee bunny on 2/25/2018
I literally hate this app. You can only listen to 1 free hour of music, and suddenly it’s telling me my account doesn’t exist when I know it does.
Get it!!!!
bluemuu on 2/20/2018
Awesome asfuck
Thanks for the Data Breach!
Fasterwheels on 2/17/2018
Just found out you had a data breach and didn’t even notify me and gave up my email address and password to everyone on the internet. Smh 🤦🏻‍♂️😡
8traccks users list hacked
Riptide360 on 2/16/2018
Why do I have to find out from the news that your app got hacked and our emails and salted passwords leaked. This should have been an in app notification. Please protect your customers when you make mistakes like not securing your code.
Yeah, I’m back
Rawr2.0 on 2/15/2018
This is the only review I’ll write for anything app related, but that’s because I feel it’s warranted. I understand this little music community is also a business and they need to do certain things to keep afloat. I commend them for biting the bullet and just being upfront with why they had to change, and of course I wish they hadn’t had to. That said I don’t really think the paying part is the issue, it’s more that we aren’t really given any other choice. Spotify and Pandora both let you listen to music with an ad thrown in every few songs, but there’s otherwise no limit. An HOUR a WEEK is honestly ridonculous and it’s no wonder why people just dipped out because it was either the hour or you cough up the dough. I think they could’ve handled things better or given more of an incentive to stay but as I said that’s neither here nor there now. I came back because this is a community, and an amazing one at that. So I’ll put it simply as I can; this is the only app I pay for, period. I have a yearly subscription for a Barnes and Noble membership for $25.00, and this has more pros than that. Plus, to anyone complaining about the skips or replays, Pandora is no different with that crap. If you can survive Pandora’s skip rules you can survive 8track’s rules. So yeah, I’m back and I’m here to stay.
The bloger on 2/14/2018
Amazing way to find music. I sometimes have problems closing adds, but worth it in the end. Thanks for the extra hours!!!
Not worth it anymore
Hikaru Shining on 2/11/2018
This app has really gone down the drain. I understand that it takes money to run a music streaming service, but how they went about it lost me as a customer. Also why can’t I listen to a playlist without making an account? I get the ads and limited skips but it’s infuriating when I want to listen to a 30 minute playlist once and I have to make an entire account to do that. I also tried to log into my old account and it didn’t work so I tried to make another through Facebook and I didn’t want them to have my friends list or the other not required information and it wouldn’t make the account. I wanted to support the person who made the playlist but 8tracks screwed them. Pandora or Spotify are way better to invest your money in. Sorry 8tracks you had something good that I would have supported, but not anymore.
Not letting me listen to music
*☃* on 2/8/2018
As to where I appreciate the longer listening, now it keeps skipping all the songs on the playlist and then goes to another playlist. Only thing it plays now are the new audio ads.
i take videos of drums on 2/8/2018
Thank you for this update - I’ll finally be able to use and enjoy 8tracks like I used to before the 1 hour per week limit.
Long time user. Keep it up
pchen on 2/7/2018
I've been using 8tracks for years and I love how it keeps improving. I complained about the business model before, but the app has always been at the center of my music exploration no matter the cost. I hope the best for 8tracks for years to come!
I used to love 8tracks
aelawson10 on 2/6/2018
In its earlier days, 8tracks was my favorite way to find new music. No ads, but limited skips per hour. I wasn’t surprised when that changed, and I understand that it’s expensive to keep a streaming service alive. I’m not mad about the ads or the listening cap or the paid subscription. I just want the dang app to work on my phone. I can’t get anything to play on my iPhone 6s! Pleeease 8tracks, find a way to fix this issue and I’d be happy to pay for a subscription.
Plus Subscriber for a year
Ivolor on 2/5/2018
and I renewed for another. 8tracks is a great app and is quite worth the money (which is not unreasonable). As it is today, I recommend this app.
Great app, written by Liberals?
Coinfan on 1/25/2018
I like the app a lot but it seems that occasionally I’ll receive an anti-Trump email from the team.
PLEASE! I love this app!
Twilightlove on 1/23/2018
Can you please make this available in Ireland ? I use to use this app all the time and then it didn’t work anymore cause I was living in remand :(
Love 8tracks
I'm sad now XD on 1/22/2018
I’m glad 8tracks found some ad sponsors. Even if there is now audio ads, the listening time has been increased greatly and I can keep using the app I love!
You guys ruined it and there’s no coming back from that.
planecrashdreams on 1/19/2018
You had everyone on your app and site and you chose to make everything pay or nothing but 1 hour a week, at first, so you lost most of your users. Great, you have ads now, but no one is going to come back who left. They’re already gone to just use Spotify or Apple Music or something else for playlists now. You blew it.
No internet
Montoya760 on 1/19/2018
I tried to open app but when I do I get the "no internet connection" screen and can't use app. Please fix
Favorite service but needs iPhone X formatting
Missamandadias on 1/19/2018
Been using this service since the beginning and it is HONESTLY my favorite! User playlists tend to be way better and more eclectic than service-made playlists. This app is perfect for crate diggers like me!!
The app doesn’t work!
mara🌞 on 1/17/2018
I love this app with all my heart because it has some of the best playlists and its my medium for discovering new music, but it doesn’t play anything anymore!!! I’m so frustrated because i thought it was because I hadn’t updated my phone’s software but it’s been over a month and I can’t use it anymore:(
Have country
Kontooooool GM on 1/16/2018
I from indonesia I prefer to hear the song, but unfortunately why your country is locked to turn off my country music .. can you fix it up a bit to listen to another song like a different country?
an uglie on 1/12/2018
I mostly use it to listen to my own playlists but i still like it regardless. havent been able to change my profile picture while on mobile for god knows how long though
Too expensive
NowKatie on 1/12/2018
I’ve used this app for about 3 years. I’ve really loved it. But it’s just way too expensive now.
It rocks
BrightTone on 1/6/2018
Yes, even though it limits my listening time. It works really well. :)
Great music community!
TheDudelyDwellee on 1/1/2018
My favorite way to find new music as well as enjoy old playlists. If you’re a fan of well organized playlists that span over hundreds of genres and tags, then you’ll probably be a fan of 8tracks. ;) My only complaint is that the app doesn’t play well with certain Bluetooth speakers.
How do I delete my profile?
Guspuppy on 12/29/2017
I no longer use this App. I just want to delete my profile and delete the App. How do I delete my profile?
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