Country music is available for online streaming through Pandora, iHeartRadio and Spotify. All have free options that let users stream music through browsers, mobile apps and apps on gaming consoles. The sites are supported by ads and subscribers.
Pandora has a basic free service that limits the amount of songs that can be skipped per hour and plays ads. Users can start stations based around artists or songs and personalize the stations to their tastes by thumbing songs up or down to refine the station. The premium paid account removes ads and gives users unlimited skips.
IHeartRadio lets users listen to premade stations or create their own similar to Pandora. There are also live radio stations available through the service. Users can link an account across devices to save stations, favorites and settings for a cohesive experience that does not depend on the device used.
Spotify has a downloadable player and is available on mobile devices; there is also a Spotify Web player that requires no download. Users can create playlists with specific songs rather than starting a station around a single track or artist, giving users more freedom and control over the music they listen to with the service.