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The 5 Most Important Things About Apple Music

In comparison against its competitors

The 5 Most Important Things About Apple Music

When Apple Music launches June 30, it will add itself to the list of music streaming companies including Spotify, Play Music, Deezer and Tidal. So here I broke it down simply, the pros and cons of each streaming service. Strangely, Apple prevailed.

 

1. Cost

Apple Music: $10 per month

Spotify: $10 per month

Google Play Music: $10 per month

Deezer: $10 per month

Tidal: $10 per month

 

2. Library

Apple Music: 37 million songs

Spotify: 30 million songs

Google Play Music: 18 million songs

Deezer: 35 million songs

Tidal: 25 million songs

However, it’s important to note that amount of songs vary by country. So while Apple is in the lead, Deezer is a serious contender - and I always root for the underdog.

 

3. Availability

Apple Music: 100 different countries from June 30

Spotify: 58 countries

Google Play Music: 58 countries

Deezer: 180 countries

Tidal: 35 countries

 

4. Radio

Apple Music: a 24/7 radio station available to everyone with an Apple ID. Live hosts, news, interviews, etc.

Spotify: simple streaming service that is constantly playing music based on a selected genre or artist, which allows you to skip the track as many times as you want

Google Play Music:  simple streaming service that is constantly playing music based on a selected genre or artist, which allows you to skip the track as much as you want  

Deezer: Unfortunately, this is the same as Spotify or Google Play Music except you can only skip a certain amount of times with the free version  

Tidal: curated playlists that deliver music with relatively little user input

 

5. Music Discovery

Apple Music: Offers curated playlists to show the user new music and artists, while providing information for each new tune. It builds upon your existing iTunes library as a starting point.

Spotify: The Discover feature is definitely a hit, which allows the user to find new similar artists to their taste.

Google Play Music: Also has a similar artist feature.

Deezer: Also has a similar artists feature, alongside Hear This feature, which gives you personalized music.

Tidal: Similar to Apple, it has curated playlists to get you into new music, but it also regularly updates the lists - so when a series ends, you can find like the soundtrack.  

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