Spotify now owns twice the number of paying subscribers as Apple Music has
Spotify's premium service includes features such as no ads, the ability to play any song, and unlimited skips. The premium service also allows users to play music offline and to hear tunes in high-quality audio. Spotify has added 10 million new subscribers to its premium service since it announced last March that it had 50 million paying customers. Including those subscribers using the free tier, last month Spotify announced that it had 140 million members using its service.
Apple was hoping that Apple Music would give Spotify a run for its money. But considering that Spotify is seven years older than the less than two-year old Apple Music, one could say that Apple is doing well in the streaming music sweepstakes, although it still has a long way to go to catch the leader.