Radio tends to stick to mainstream music. This makes it hard for your dad to find songs from his youth. Have you considered getting him set up with a music streaming service? He can listen to his favorite artists with ease on his computer, a wireless speaker, or his phone. Here are three of the best streaming services.
How Does Music Streaming Work?
To stream music, users download an app to their cell phone or tablet. Open the app, pick the desired artists and hit play. Your dad can stream on a Bluetooth speaker using his cell phone, he can have a device like Google Home play music by giving the speaker a voice command, or he can access the website on his computer.
Streaming services are often free if your dad is okay with ads. He could pay a monthly fee and get ad-free streaming that also opens the door to a larger library and other special features, such as being able to save albums and songs to a phone, tablet, or computer.
If your dad is listening in the car on a cell phone, it can use up data. It’s important to check with his carrier to see if streaming music from a service will count towards data or not.
Take a Closer Look at Three Popular Music Services
Want to know more? We’ve taken a closer look at three of the most popular services.
Google Play Music does have a free service, but the available stations are limited. Plus, your dad will be stuck listening to ads. The good news about a paid plan is that there are no ads and you get YouTube Red for free, too. If your dad watches YouTube videos at all, Red gives him ad-free viewing.
Pandora also has paid and free plans. The free plan is pretty substantial with plenty of artists and ads played every few songs. The biggest downfall is that there’s a limit on how many songs can be skipped in one hour.
Spotify is very similar to Google Play Music. You can pay if you want, but if your dad doesn’t mind ads, the library of free music is impressive.
Music can help the elderly relax. It’s also been proven beneficial in terms of cognitive function. If you pair a solid music library with the help and companionship a home care provider offers, your dad will be content aging at home. Talk to our home care agency to learn more.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Care Services in Lexington NC, please contact the caring staff at TenderHearted Home Care today. (704) 612-4132.
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