Apple Music: How time has flown — Apple Music has just celebrated its 5th birthday. In the meantime, Apple has just announced that the Beats 1 radio station will be renamed 'Apple Music 1' and that two new stations are coming to the service. The feature allows two people to share one Spotify subscription plan, while still retaining their own individual Premium accounts and logins, allowing you to save on the cost without sacrificing the freedom of listening without ads and creating your own playlists. The music world has always been about rivalries. There's Taylor Swift vs. Kanye, Tupac vs. Biggie, Eminem vs Now, the rise of the music streaming service over the last decade means you can add a new rivalry to the mix: Spotify vs Apple Music. While there are any number of streaming services for you to choose from out there, the only two contenders you should care about are the Swedish-born Spotify with its freemium music model and Apple Music, the replacement to iTunes that has exclusive albums and a monstrous million song library. That said, Spotify has the advantage at the moment with a much larger user base.
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Choosing between Spotify and Apple Music is no easy task, especially when each service has its own interface, set of exclusive bonus tracks, and a myriad of unique social components. Spotify paved the way for the current music-streaming market, and while there are no signs of a slowdown — the company added another 6 million paid subscribers in the third quarter of — Apple Music is no slouch. See more Best music-streaming services Best internet radio stations Spotify vs. Pandora Best music podcasts. This meaty concoction helped Apple reach impressive growth in listeners, with 60 million premium subscribers vaulting it atop Spotify at one point in the U.
There's a battle going on between Spotify and Apple that goes far beyond simply which streaming music service is better. The two companies are currently trading shots in Spotify's lawsuit over Apple's control of its App Store for iPhone , with Spotify claiming that Apple uses its influence to unfairly disadvantage third-party apps that compete directly with Apple services. Last Thursday, Apple announced that it recently passed 60 million subscribers. The company boasts that it has more paid users than Spotify in the U. Clearly, the competition for your music is fierce, but the question is, which one is actually best for you?