Are you subscribed to a music streaming service like Spotify or Apple Music? (poll results)

Are you subscribed to a music streaming service like Spotify or Apple Music? (poll results)
While we've been able to listen to music on the go for decades now, we always had to bother with ripping our songs library to a disc or loading it to our mp3 players before playback. With online music streaming services like Spotify, however, this all changed, and the likes of it are now among the most popular apps available to smartphone owners. Naturally, a ton of people choose to pay for the convenience of having access to the latest and trendiest at the cost of a some cash and a few taps on a touch screen.

Which service is our audience's favorite, however? That's what we sought to answer yesterday when we asked you to vote for the service(s) you subscribe to, if you're subscribed at all. Voting is now closed, and the results are in.

Starting off with the 'winner', the biggest piece of the pie goes to those among us that don't at all subscribe to paid streaming services. With a 35.96% share, that's a pretty significant group, but still means that the majority of people subscribe instead of the opposite. Speaking of them, most prefer Spotify, with the renowned service gathering 29.35% of the votes, followed by Google Play Misc with 12.9%. The bronze goes to Apple Music with 8.1%, which is impressive considering it's been on the market for less than half a year. The rest of the services all received under 3%, and you can see their share right below:

Are you subscribed to a music streaming service like Spotify or Apple Music?

I'm not subscribed
36.01%
Yes, Spotify
29.32%
Yes, Apple Music
8.1%
Yes, Google Play Music
12.89%
Yes, Rdio
0.47%
Yes, Tidal
0.71%
Yes, Rhapsody
0.79%
Yes, Pandora
1.42%
Yes, Deezer
2.36%
Yes, Groove (Xbox Music)
1.81%
Yes, but it's not on the list
3.22%
I'm subscribed to multiple services
2.91%


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17 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

WOW I Didn't Think So Many People Would Be Subscribed To A Music Streaming Service.

2. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

I'm surprised so many people are not

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

With All The Free Ways Of Listening To And Downloading Music. It Just Doesn't Make Since To Be Superscribed To A Service.

5. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

I haven't downloaded music in years, but I remember how much of a hassle it was compared with using a streaming service. I'll never go back to that. I use Spotify free, but I can certainly understand paying a few dollars to eliminate the obnoxiously repetitive ads. Also, those using mobile will get great value out of a streaming service's paid on-demand feature.

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah Well Its Super Easy Now, All I Need Is 2 Apps, Just Search And Download Takes 5 Seconds LOL. #nohassle

11. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Find a song you like? 1 click its in any playlist you like, on all your devices at same time, pc, phone, tablet whatever. Nothing else. No need to wait download, low quality, in song shouts, and other crap. No internet? Make any playlist you like offline. The beauty of spotify. Not to mention you have the largest library on earth for music with itunes where artists from all countries add songs and not just mainstream english.

12. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I Can Still Do All Of That Without Subscribing To A Service Tho And Please 30 Seconds Top To Download A Whole Album. And I Can Continue Listing From The App Until The Download Is Done.

17. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Compared with using a streaming service, downloading music is still a hassle. With a streaming service, I log in to any device with my account, and instantly begin playing my music. I don't need to download every individual song. I don't need to transfer/sync songs or download to every device I listen to music on, etc, or manage a plethora of storage-consuming files per-device, etc.

18. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I Only Listen To Music On My Phone So Using The 2 Apps I Use To Download And Play Music Is As Quick And Easy As Using A Streaming Service.

7. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Some services have free streaming options and double as an offline mp3 player. Spotify is one, not sure about the others.

9. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Exactly! People who criticize streaming music services have probably never tried one, most of them even seem to ignore that songs can be downloaded for offline listening. The price is fair, but most of all the fact that you can listen to *anything* and easily try every artist and discover new ones is the real game changer that changes youre whole listening experience for the better.

4. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Is Google play music on apple? Cause its no way android users are subscribing. Why pay for something when you can get it free smh. Typing from my nexus5 2013 with ota 6.0 marshmallow update.

14. Awalker

Posts: 1958; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I'm an Android user and I got it when it was $7.99. I'm planning on upgrading to the family plan when it arrives.

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2254; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

457 votes while spotify have million,.

10. ph00ny

Posts: 1985; Member since: May 26, 2011

Sadly pole only allowed one choice Currently subscribed to Spotify and Google Music

13. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

All Spotify needs is a fckin clear cache option.

15. Musicus

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 15, 2015

Here's a great music streaming service and it is totally free, without commercial breaks and it is legal: CLiGGO MUSIC ... i love it.

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