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.
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While Spotify's ubiquity and social media integration made it the established leader when it comes to music streaming services. But it has competition in the form of Apple Music, which offers a cloud locker, live radio and deeper Apple device integration see our Apple Music FAQ for more info. So which music streaming service is better? We've used both, and while the services are quite similar in some ways, each have some benefits over the other. In this Spotify vs Apple Music face-off, we take an in-depth look at how the two platforms compare. The pricing for each Spotify and Apple Music is almost identical, with the one big difference being that the former offers a free starting tier.
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Bradley Chambers. Apple Music and Spotify are the dominant players in the streaming music industry. Spotify just announced they have 75 million paid subscribers with million total active users. Apple recently hit 40 million subscribers.
How many songs do you have on Apple Music or Spotify? With that being said, there are a couple of workarounds that you can try. At least, not on iOS. On a computer, it is actually possible whether you have access to the Music app in Catalina or iTunes on Windows and older versions of macOS.