Apple came late to streaming services, but did it right. So right, that for all the other services that have come and gone, and all the services you can't remember the names of, streaming music is now a two-horse race. It's Apple Music, Spotify, and nothing else.
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Apple Music vs Spotify Content Comparison
Pocket-lint - Apple Music is a subscription-based music streaming service, like Spotify , offering access to over 50 million songs. It's packed with features, including offline listening for when you're not connected, and it combines all your music in one place - even songs ripped from a CD. Apple Music also offers up radio stations and integration with Siri so you can control most things with voice commands. This feature offers everything you need to know about Apple Music, including how much it costs, what it offers and how to use it. Apple Music launched in , following Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics in that included the Beats Music subscription-based streaming service, which Apple discontinued.
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The giants of streaming offer a lot for music and podcast fans alike. Let's see how they compare on price, catalog, features and more. Apple Music and Spotify are the two biggest names in music streaming. Part of your choice comes down to where you listen -- so figuring out which one has the best smart speaker support is essential if you're enjoying music at home. But other factors such as music discovery and stream quality can be just as important if not more for keen music fans. This comparison is updated periodically with new information. Spotify is the most flexible option if you want to stream songs without paying, because it has a free, ad-supported tier.
Apple Music is a powerful new candidate in the music streaming world but not one that stands head and shoulders above the rest. With a few tweaks here and there, it will surely become a more compelling option. As of , 50 million people use Apple Music. That may be a lot less than the 75 million subscribers on Spotify Premium , but for a service that's only been around for three years, that's impressive. And Apple Music has become increasingly important to Apple over the years — especially since iTunes is now no more. Even Android users can use the service, which might come as a surprise when Apple likes to wall-off its hardware and services.