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The 5 Most Important Things About Apple Music

In comparison against its competitors
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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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