Bots are already familiar for many of us. These convenient programs facilitate a lot of tasks, from chatting with online shops to looking for the last Ethiopian emperor at 3 a.m. Particularly, we love music bots. These API-connected guys can play songs, look for lyrics, load copyright-free music, work with audio files, and even suggest music by mood. These bots are worth a try even if you haven’t used them before.
Overall, the most popular music bots work with two products: Discord and Telegram. Let’s review five of the best tools for each messaging platform right here!
Discord is arguably one of the most famous chatting apps right now. Put simply, it’s a VoIP software that supports both texts and calls. Another great option of Discord is its servers. You can create these groups, invite other users, launch many text and voice chats inside them. And, yes, servers support API tools like bots.
So, here’s a quick algorithm on adding a music bot to a server:
1. Create a server using the + icon.
2. Name your server and the region.
3. Navigate to the chosen bot’s page.
4. Find the Add or Invite button, click it.
5. Log in to your account if you aren’t logged.
6. Choose the created server in the appeared window.
7. Pass the verification.
That’s it, you’re done. Now, the bot is active. You can use its commands to play music, change preferences, find lyrics, and so on. Hence, it’s time to look at five bots for Discord that you can start using right now.
According to the name, this bot plays music day and night. You can launch the chosen songs, connect any YouTube live video, or launch a radio stream. The free version is already cool. With the premium one that costs $2.47 a month, you also get YouTube controls, playlists, volume control, and enhanced quality.
FredBoat is packed with great features. It supports streams from a dozen sites, as well as direct links. It works with YouTube and SoundCloud playlists with an unlimited search on these platforms. It has advanced music controls, role-based access rights, and even moderation. Not satisfied yet? The bot is free for all.
Moving further, let’s check Groovy. This tool is famous for its stability as it works seamlessly even on large servers. The tool allows you to stream music, check lyrics, enable shuffling, and set access rights. The premium version starts from $3.99 per month per server and adds volume controls, audio effects, and 24/7 streaming.
The basic functions of this one are similar to previous bots. It can stream songs, access playlists, queue music, define user roles. In addition, Rythm finds lyrics for active songs and displays these texts. It also has a great management tool — a web dashboard from which admins can control streaming. Finally, it’s free and is active on 5+ million servers!
Being one of the most feature-rich music bots, Vexera supports numerous sources, moderation options, lyrics, and various commands. It’s available in 15 languages. The premium version costs $3 per month and adds high-quality voice servers plus Spotify integration. The pro version is $5 per month, it gives access to Vexera Pro — a second bot instance.
Well, now, let’s move to another messenger. Telegram is a secure and encrypted text chatting platform that also supports voice messages. Bots here are a bit different. They also rely on API connections but often exist as separate accounts. Users interact with them like with real people, send commands, get info or services.
Get us right — there are specific Telegram bots that channel owners can add to their groups. However, these bots help with other things: images, moderation, etc. Thus, we want to show five music bots that support direct user connections. In other words, you can connect to them and chat to find songs, lyrics, and even videos.
To connect to a Telegram bot of this type, you should open the link or find the bot directly using the system search. Then, join the channel, click Start, and use the available commands. It’s clear how to interact with bots so let’s check the best examples. Remember about security and don’t trust suspicious bots:
- Bandtraq Bot — delivers songs, music videos, and texts.
- Bing Music Bot — the official Bing tool for music with texts and clips.
- FindMusicPleaseBot — just looks for the songs, videos, and lyrics.
- Music Downloader — gets MP3 files from various sources.
- Spotybot — can search songs on Spotify and send their links via messages.
- VKM Bot — allows to listen and download music from VK.
Discord and Telegram bots are different by their nature but provide similar services. They help to play, find, and download music. These bots can expand the functionality of traditional music apps like Spotify or websites. If you’re actively using messengers, feel free to try some bots for the best user experience!