Apple Music grows to over 60 million monthly users worldwide

Apple Music grows to over 60 million monthly users worldwide
Apple Music and Spotify continue to compete for world domination, as both music streaming services claim they have many millions of subscribers. Up until now, Spotify was the supreme ruler with more than 100 million subscribers worldwide reported two months ago.

Before that, Apple said it has amassed 56 million subscribers by December 2018. Six months later, the number didn't increase as much as one would expect. French media (via Music Business Worldwide) reports Apple's SVP of Services, Eddy Cue said the music platform exceeded 60 million users.

We're referring to them as users since Apple confirmed the number includes free trialists, so we're not yet sure how many are actually paying for the service, although we do know they should probably be at least 56 million as Apple pointed out six months ago.

With the latest improvements to its Music platform added in the latest iOS 13 version, such as time-synced lyrics, Apple hopes to bring even more subscribers under its umbrella in the coming months. It remains to be seen whether or not the pace at which Apple Music is adding new subscribers each month is too slow to beat Spotify for the world's largest music streaming service title.

It's also worth mentioning that Apple Music has more subscribers in the US than Spotify and that the latter announced it reached more than 200 million monthly users back in April.



1. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Just upgraded to Family plan. Loving it.

6. lyndon420

Posts: 6915; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

How much for the family plan a month?

11. whatev

Posts: 2444; Member since: Oct 28, 2015


2. rkoforever90

Posts: 487; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

I have a subscription but can't download music for offline listening on my android. I don't see any download option for it

4. jaidhakne

Posts: 15; Member since: May 04, 2016

Grant permission for storage

3. jaidhakne

Posts: 15; Member since: May 04, 2016

Just give permission for storage

5. ijuanp03

Posts: 687; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Weird. Probably 99% of subscribers are in North America. I've never seen or know anyone here in Asia who uses Apple Music. Everybody is on Spotify, even die-hard iPhone users.

7. Vokilam

Posts: 1442; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

It’s probably because I’ve been seeing lots of 3-4month free subscription promotions all over the place. I still don’t have it. And have not used my 3 months offer yet. I prefer owning my music track by track.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4388; Member since: Nov 01, 2016


10. Vokilam

Posts: 1442; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Your posts are bloatware.

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