Napster was the very first free music downloader. Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker (the 1st president of Facebook) co-founded the famous P2P file sharing service at the height of the dotcom boom in 1999.
Who owns Napster? After legal difficulties, Napster was forced to shut down 2001. Roxio purchased Napster in 2002 and renamed their PressPlay music service to Napster 2.0. In 2008, Best Buy purchased Napster from Roxio and later merged it in a deal with Rhapsody. And in 2016, Rhapsody was renamed to Napster, and as of 2018, uses it as their music downloader's brand name.
Today, Napster is a completely legal, subscription-based, music downloader service. It offers over 30 million songs with no ads. Napster allows you to download any of these songs and listen to them without an internet connection.
Name and Version: Napster Music 6
Free Download: Windows, Android, iPhone/iPad
Developer: Rhapsody International Inc.
Downloader Type: Subscription Service.
Cost to Download: Free.
Cost to Use: Free 14-day Trial, $4.99 per month afterwards.
Account Creation Required: Yes.
Available In: Worldwide.
Operating Systems Supported: Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows XP, MaxOS
Mobile Apps: Android, iPhone, Windows Phone.
Tablet Apps: Android, iPad, and Windows.
iPods and Other MP3 Players Supported: Yes.
Spyware or Adware: None.
Is Napster Legal: Yes, 100% legal to download.