Smartphone users can find and download music directly to the device using their operating system's application store. They can purchase content for iPhones through iTunes and content for Android phones through the Google Play Store.
iTunes offers two different ways of finding music: searching and browsing. Users can type album or song names into the search bar and use filters to narrow down titles. Users can browse titles by popularity, release date or genre. They can also browse free selections in iTunes.
Android users can find and download music in the Google Play Store using the following steps:
- Open the Play Music application
- Browse or search for titles
- Download a song or album
Choose "Shop" from the options to go directly into the music section of the Google Play Store.
The Google Play Store offers both searching and browsing features.
The Google Play Store offers both free and paid titles. Free titles are marked as "Free." Paid titles are marked with an icon showing the price of the title or a "Buy" icon. Users can tap these icons to download the selection. Free titles can be downloaded automatically by pressing "Confirm." To download paid titles, users must either choose an existing payment source or enter in a new credit card and tap "Buy."