Hands down the Best Site for streaming music in China - QQ Music translated screenshots

streaming music chinaI wanted to share a site for streaming music in China that a Chinese coworker tipped me off to that I have been using pretty much every day since. The site is QQ music and you can access it here:


If you are in China, using Chrome and a PC, then you will probably agree that this is the best free streaming music site, probably on the entire internet.

I can't vouch for how smooth the streaming is outside of China but inside it is seamless and the music videos are really high quality.

The site has a huge catalog of music to choose from, obviously favoring Chinese music but a ton of Western & world music as well.  See the screenshots below - there's even like a billboard top 100 playlist option you can use. I usually just search by artist & add to playlist that way.

The site is all in Chinese but thanks to Gen's help, we've got some translated screenshots below to help you learn the basic functionality.  You can also use Chrome's Google translate option to make it easier.

Just click a screenshot to enlarge & see translation notes.

Homepage - Top

free streaming music

Homepage - Bottom

Search Dropdown

Artist Page

best site for chinese streaming music

Hot / Top 100 / "billboard" list page

chinese streaming music

Music Player (bottom left)how to use qqmusic

Login page / Create account

listen chinese music streaming online


Notes -

I've heard that this site does not work well on Macs and you should use either Chrome or maybe Safari / Firefox when browsing on a PC.

You can create a free QQ account to make & save play lists. Recommended if you plan on using it frequently.

There is also a mobile app and I haven't used it but apparently you can even download all your playlist songs & use the phone for music offline. If anyone does this please let me know how it is in the comments below.
Check out http://y.qq.com/

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Comment by Anti Peng on April 29, 2013 at 10:11am

For now the best is "虾米音乐网" I guess in China. 


Better ui design, higher quality, more music, this is a professional web site of music, and it focus on music only.

Comment by RETTA on December 4, 2012 at 2:34pm

QQ player is free in our country ,it is very convinient .but ,it seems to be the only can use in China






另外,还有很多款免费下载的音乐网站,例如http://mp3.sogou.com/?w=02009900&dr=1  sogo音乐等等

Comment by Iris on June 21, 2012 at 11:02pm

This is a fantastic website. I don't have any problem to enjoy  the songs. Thanks for sharing :) 

Comment by 晓峰 on June 19, 2012 at 12:56pm

The app is only available in iTunes China and not in the US store.

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Comment by Thomas Doherty on June 19, 2012 at 8:39am

The QQ MVs come in flawlessly.  Its like have a streaming music video radio channel.  So I think the only problem I have is listening to listed items in CDs that are in MS Media 11 format ( and I already had this problem ie. my PC already has been incompatible with MS Media 11 since it came out ).

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Comment by Thomas Doherty on June 19, 2012 at 7:53am

This only happens when I try to listen to a song, otherwise a navigate with no problem!!  I can at least learn of an existing or new song or CD.

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Comment by Thomas Doherty on June 19, 2012 at 7:51am

I get message " 您使用的是旧版音乐控件,请进行更新。或检查浏览器是否禁用了控件。" but I am using Xp and IE and FLOCK so not really a big surprise.  I will look into this.

Comment by Niel de la Rouviere on June 19, 2012 at 1:12am

Awesome site! Streaming is fast and good quality. Also, the inclusion of that lyrics tab in the player is awesome. Love it, thanks for the share.

Comment by Simon Webb on June 17, 2012 at 5:59pm

di da di da di daaaaaaaaaaaaa

Comment by Seraph Ching on June 16, 2012 at 7:20pm


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