Guvera Offers Free Streaming Music On Android And iOS Devices

There are plenty of companies offering subscription music services in Australia, but virtually all of them ask for a monthly fee. Spotify is one of the few that offers a free ad-supported service, but you still have to pay to use it on a mobile device. Enter Guvera: free music streaming (supported by advertising) which you can access on iOS and Android devices.

We actually wrote up Guvera in its original incarnation way back in 2010 when it was an entirely web-based option. It has somewhat slipped under the radar since then, but the revamped version is a big improvement on the original, especially in offering ad-supported clients for Android and iOS. Aside from the expected platform cosmetic differences, both versions are similar: you can create your own playlists, check out featured tracks, and search for individual artists.

You can sign into Guvera using Facebook or set up an account via your email address. The site claims "millions" of tracks; my searches suggest that the range isn't as broad as Spotify and there are some problems with metadata on quite a few tracks, but there's enough there to keep your playlist ticking over for quite a while. If you want to avoid the ads, you can sign up for an $11.99 a month Platinum account. The free option will probably be enough to please casual listeners; as with any streaming service, stick to Wi-Fi to avoid excessive data charges.

Guvera (iOS, Android)


    What about Pandora? It has just become available in AUS/NZ...

      Indeed! Pandora! Originally I had to root my phone to get it from the US Play Store! No more!

        Can Pandora play offline? looks like just streaming as digital radio.

        I've downloaded this, not bad but the search menu is not user friendly. And need more music. some popular ones are there

    I gave this a shot and wanted to like it -- being Aussie and free and all -- but the song availability is garbage. A dozen searches resulted in only a single track being available on Guvera.

    I had a similar experience when I tried Spotify as well, with only half of my song searches being available.

    I'm going to stick with Google Music for streaming music I own and YouTube (using PVSTAR+) for streaming music I don't own.

    For anyone interested, PVSTAR+ allows you to listen to YouTube videos in the background. You can even disable video and just listen to the audio. Essentially it turns YouTube into sort-of Spotify like service. Not bad for free.

      I also forgot to mention that PVSTAR+ allows you to play ALL YouTube videos -- including content that hasn't been made available on mobile devices.

    You could just use --->
    Pure quality and free with no ads.

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