Compare Lastfm Radio with Audials:


Let’s check out the features and benefits of Last.fm radio (Lastfm music) and measure it up with our music download program, Audials.


Last.fm Radio at a Glance:

Last.fm is a music site with numerous social networking features, available in United States, United Kingdom and Germany. Last.fm offers music video watching, listening and sharing abilities to its users to help them connect with the vast music world. It also offers wide variety of music (pop, metal, hip-hop, punk, Indie, rock, etc.) from different eras, 1920 onwards.


In addition to all time hits, the latest and in-trend music from today’s spiking artists is also offered at Last.fm. It offers access to music events, statistics and recommendations. Last.fm has a catalog of 12 million songs at an audio quality of 192 kbps. 


Features of Last.fm Radio:


  • Last.fm has a catalogue of 12 million songs. Registration is free with optional subscription packages of $3 per month.
  • Last.fm supports audio quality format of 192kbps.
  • The social networking features offered by Last.fm give recommendations and plays artists akin to the user's favorites.
  • The subscribed users work together with each other on information on artists, bands, tracks, albums, labels, etc.
  • Last.fm offers auto track logging which enables the played songs to be logged from where bar charts and recommendations are calculated.
  • Last.fm allows formation of user groups with similar interests like fans of an artist, sharing liking for a genre of music, etc.
  • Last.fm offers publishing information and location of music events to the users for attending, like gigs or festivals.
  • Last.fm offers weekly generation of charts including Top Artists, Top Tracks, Top Albums, etc.
  • The audio players supported by Last.fm are devices with iOS, Android, MS Zune, Windows Phone, PlayStation Portable, Rockbox, Sonos, Symbian and many more.
  • Last.fm is available in 12 different languages.


Lastfm Subscription Plans:


Last.fm allows users unlimited access to its music library for free as well as ads free service at a monthly subscription of $3 for listeners from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand. It is free in the United States, UK and Germany.


Benefits with Last.fm Radio:


  • Unlimited access to music library of 12 million songs is made available to the user for free or with extra service at subscription of of $3 per month. The paid service is ad-free and enables access to radio on mobiles and other hardware devices.
  • Last.fm is available outside US, UK and Germany at a monthly subscription of $3.
  • The audio players supported by Last.fm are devices with iOS, Android, MS Zune, Windows Phone, PlayStation Portable, Rockbox, Sonos, Symbian and many more.
  • Last.fm offers weekly generation of charts including Top Artists, Top Tracks, Top Albums, etc.
  • Last.fm is available in 12 different languages.


Limitations of Last.fm Radio:


  • Last.fm music service is only available for free in the US, UK and Germany.
  • Last.fm is available for music and does not offer streaming or downloading of movies, TV shows and games etc.
  • The audio quality of tracks is low and cannot be controlled.


Compare Last.fm with Audials:

  • Last.fm audio quality is 192kbps in the paid version and 128kbps in the free version while all Audials tracks are in 320kbps audio quality.

  • Last.fm streams around 12 million tracks while Audials has around 10 million media files in its store itself. Also, it can extract 12 billion media files from online video sources.
  • Audials offers access to songs, videos, movies, TV shows and games, whereas, Last.fm offers access to songs only.
  • All music tracks are free to download in Audials, whereas, Last.fm requires a monthly subscription of $3 for availing ads free streaming service.
  • Audials is accessible from everywhere all over the world whereas Last.fm is available for free only in US, UK and Germany.
  • Lastfm concentrates more on streaming music while Audials is mainly a music download program.


Service No. MP3 Tracks Subscription Price Price/Track Movies/TV/Radio/Games Audio quality Regional availability
Audials 10 Million Free Free Yes 320 kbps Everywhere
Last.fm Radio 12 Million $3/Month Only streaming No 192 kbps US, UK, and Germany