Three Simple Ways To Find Holiday Music On Your Phone

The best holiday celebrations have a perfect soundtrack. Discover three ways to create yours.

Quick answer: There are three easy ways to listen to holiday music with your smartphone: use radio apps, create your own playlist, or find a premade playlist.

Nothing tops off a delicious Christmas dinner quite like a crackling fireplace and the sound of Christmas carols in the background. Did you know that creating the perfect holiday playlist is as simple as downloading an app* and searching for the songs you love? We’ll tell you how to find holiday classics using only your smartphone.

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Radio apps

FM radio isn’t the only way to enjoy timeless holiday tunes. Several popular music apps now feature radio functions that create stations based on a song, artist, genre, or theme of your choice. Just pick your theme – try “holidays” or “White Christmas” – and these stations will automatically play similar songs. Many apps even offer premade Christmas music stations. Popular Christmas music apps with radio features include Pandora, Spotify, and Apple Music. All three are available on the App Store and Google Play.

Create a playlist

Certain apps let you create your own personal playlists. This is a great approach if you’d prefer to listen to specific songs. Streaming services, like Spotify and Apple Music, let you choose from a variety of music that includes plenty of holiday hits. These apps also offer user-friendly playlist tools that make it easy to compile your favorite seasonal songs. Just remember that Apple Music requires a paid subscription after the available three-month trial. Spotify allows all users to build and listen to playlists for free.

Find premade playlists

Premade playlists combine the best features of personal playlists and radio.

Premade playlists combine the best features of personal playlists and radio. These playlists can be made by other users or put together by the app’s developers. Spotify and Apple Music should come in handy here, while YouTube is another excellent option.

To listen to these playlists, simply find the app’s search bar and enter your search query. “Christmas music” or “holiday favorites” should provide good results. Spotify and Apple Music will each display various songs, artists, albums, and playlists featuring these keywords, and you can take your pick. YouTube should display a list of search results that includes both individual videos and playlists for you to choose from.

Make the smart choice

With the songs of the season playing in the background, it's easy to set the right mood for the holidays. Just remember, if you're not connected to Wi-Fi, you'll need to use your data plan to stream music from the apps suggested above. Fortunately, our smartphone plans start at $15 per month, so you can get the minutes, texts, and data you need, plus our Unbeatable Nationwide Coverage™, to stay connected. Ready to upgrade to a smartphone to take advantage of apps like these? Learn why Tracfone brings you closer, and then browse our assortment of affordable phones to find the perfect one for you.

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