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:

http://y.qq.com/

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 Seraph Ching on June 16, 2012 at 6:24pm

Btw, Google also provides free online music and mp3 downloading in China too, and only in China.  :)

Check it out:    http://www.google.cn/music/homepage    I'll post simple translation later.

Comment by Kenneth Jones on June 16, 2012 at 5:27pm

Outstanding! I'm running Chrome through Astrill's VPN; QQ thinks I'm in California, but I'm sitting in Shanghai...and it works very well even with that overhead. 


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Comment by Gen on June 16, 2012 at 3:46pm

Awesome post!
However, I can´t use the site on chrome while I´m in Europe,
I manage to get to the site when I use anonymous proxy server..
but sadly the music player won´t work for me D':

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