Apple Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, or Tidal: which one do you use?
by Preslav Kateliev / Mar 08, 2017, 8:23 AM
Music streaming services have really picked up lately. The convenience of being able to listen to absolutely any song no matter where you are is definitely worth the $10-ish per month. Even devout audiophiles can get lossless quality if they pay for a $20 per-month Tidal subscription, and keeping a bunch of mp3s stored on your phone seems to be a thing of the past.
But is it really? We thought we'd ask you, our smartphone-savvy readers, whether you make use of such services. A couple of years ago, 36% of people who voted on a similar poll said they don't use such services. Has that trend changed? Let's see!
What is your music-streaming service of choice?
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Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015
Play Music subscription = YouTube Red= No ads, offline storage,YT music,and youtube red originals shows(if you are into those..)
posted on Mar 08, 2017, 8:29 AM 10
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Best deal going. Plus, I'm paid through 2021 for about $5 month.
posted on Mar 08, 2017, 9:58 AM 1
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I use Deezer Elite so I get FLAC cd quality support through Sonos. I also really like their flow feature. Use flow as kind of a personal radio station at work. May look at Spotify next year if they offer lossless streaming.
posted on Mar 08, 2017, 8:36 AM 0
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Google Play Music all day long. However, I don't pay for a subscription and just use it as my main music app. But if I did, I'd choose Google Play.
posted on Mar 08, 2017, 8:37 AM 8
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I only subscribe to Spotify because aside from it having most of the music I listen to, it is the only one on the list that works on iOS, Android and Windows phone. The idea that I can pick up whatever phone I decide to use that day (or week) and have what I want to listen to awesome.
posted on Mar 08, 2017, 8:49 AM 0
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Microsoft Groove will work on all of them. Of course I would choose Spotify over it, but it is on all 3 platforms nevertheless.
posted on Mar 08, 2017, 9:03 AM 1
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I've grown to love Tidal. It's improved by leaps and bounds.
posted on Mar 08, 2017, 8:58 AM 1
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posted on Mar 08, 2017, 12:15 PM 0
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Apple Music for some reason has the LARGEST selection of Israeli music (I have tried all of them.) Not sure why. This is why I am subscribed to Apple Music. I am also subscribed to Google Play Music only because of YouTube Red. We like to watch a lot of stuff on Youtube and its nice to not have annoying ads. Spotify is great because of its fan base and it works the best with the Amazon Echo, my Yamaha audio receiver, etc so I like them too. This is how I would rate it (in my experience). (1) Google Play Music - YouTube Red ad-free videos! (2) Apple Music - largest music selection (3) Spotify - Best integration with 3rd party devices (Yamaha receiver, Amazon Echo, etc.)
posted on Mar 08, 2017, 10:45 AM 0
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