Payplay Review

Why we like Payplay

Offer the biggest album discount, at 30%

The scoop on Payplay

Payplay's home page is very well structured, with enough information to be helpful but not too busy and confusing. It is updated regularly with New Albums, Charts, coming soon and loads more. Our verdict: A fresh, clear site that makes buying mp3s painless. They may not be the cheapest, but their music library is huge, album discounts are good and their low top-up amount makes music available to a lot more people.

Signing Up

To purchase music from, you will need to create an account. It's free to do and takes a few seconds. Just type in your email address and a password and you're good to go. You can top up your account and download music right away. Before you top up your account, Payplay give you 50¢ free, so you can try the service out. To claim free credit, you just need to verify your email address.

Payment Options and Offers

Adding money to your account is quick, easy and secure. You can pay using Visa. The minimum top up to your account is $15.00. This minimum amount applies each time you add money to your account. However, if you top up more than the minimum, you can get some good offers:

Top up $30 and get $10 for free, top up $50 and get $30 for free or top up $100 and get $100 for free.

For special deals, updates and all other site offers, head over to our Offers page.


At 20¢ per song, track prices are not the cheapest on Payplay, however, their album discount is higher than the other sites, at 30, so you can get a good deal if you want a whole album.

Music Selection

Payplay have got a massive library of music, with over 5,407,319 songs available to download. You can preview songs before you download them, to check if it's the right song. Bear in mind though, previews and low quality. The actual download of the song or album will be much higher. Bitrate for songs on Payplay varies from 192-320kbps, which is very good. Learn more about music quality here.

Search Facility

Payplay's search facility is predictive, which is a very helpful feature, especially if you're unsure of spellings! Results are displayed clearly with artist, releases then tracks so you should be able to find what you want here. There is lots of album art which makes the site easier to use.

File formats & Bitrates

The music brought from Payplay can be played on every and any device that plays mp3s, including iPods. They are all also DRM Free, so you can do pretty much whatever you like with them. Learn more about DRM Free Music here.

Will it work with my iPod/iTunes?

Yes, all songs downloaded from Payplay will work with your iPod and iTunes library, your iPhone and any other device you have. The downloads will also work on Windows Media Player, Winamp, your mobile phone, laptop, car, everywhere and anywhere. Read how to put your downloads into your iTunes Library here: iTunes Guide.

Just music?

No audiobooks, videos, mp4's, just mp3s.

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