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Need to Listen to Streamed Music Without an Internet Connection?

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  • Listening to streaming music (rather than downloading songs from a la carte stores) is a great way to access millions of tracks on-demand in order to discover new bands and artists. However, the problem with streaming media from the cloud is that you need a Wi-Fi or a 3G connection to enjoy it.

    You may already use an all-you-can-eat cloud music service and like the flexibility that it brings so you can enjoying music wherever you may be. As well as being able to listen to your tunes on multiple computers, your chosen streaming music service probably also offers various mobile apps to download so that you can can stream to your portable device.

    That's all well and good, but if you haven't already got music synced to your smartphone, Internet tablet, or other mobile device, then it won't be much good for music if your Internet connection drops.

    One of the ways you can solve this is to choose a streaming music service that supports offline music caching. This special feature (typically called offline mode) allows your computer or mobile device to store offline copies of songs on its hard disk or internal flash memory that you have already streamed. This is a very handy feature to have if you never want to be without your favorite tracks and albums.

    If you like streaming music, but find the constraints of having to be connected to the Internet all the time frustrating, then take a look at our toplist of streaming music services that sport an offline mode to see some of the best.

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