By now, you’ve probably heard the news that Apple Music, Spotify, Google Music, and others have launched their own digital music services.
They’re not new to the music world, either, as the likes of Apple Music and Rdio were previously known.
These services, however, have taken the format from the original Apple music to a whole new level.
Here are some of the biggest differences between them, which are worth keeping in mind as you decide which is the better music streaming service.1.
Live and on demand: Apple Music offers you the ability to record and edit your music at your convenience, while Spotify is a much more powerful tool than Apple Music at its core.
There are plenty of options to record, mix, and edit, with Spotify offering a slew of plug-ins to help you out.
In addition to the usual tools, you can even add your own music to the mix, adding a layer of sound to your mix to bring out the best in your music.
The only catch is that you need to sign up for Spotify’s free trial, which you can do here.2.
No need to set up a Spotify account or create a free trial: You don’t need to do anything special to get your music into Apple Music.
Just follow these simple steps, and your tracks will automatically be added to the service.
You can also just start listening to your tracks in Spotify’s main menu, though you’ll have to create a playlist if you want to share it.3.
No ads, ads-free listening: Apple’s service is more expensive than Spotify’s, but you’ll still get a cut of the revenue that you pay for each song you buy.
There’s no need to add any extra plugins or add-ons to get this service up and running, and you can also listen to your entire library of songs without ever having to pay.4.
No annoying advertisements: While there are plenty to choose from, Apple Music is the most free-of-charge of all the streaming services, with no ads or pop-ups.
Spotify is more of a subscription service, and it can’t offer a free tier, but Apple Music can offer a trial for $4.99 a month.5.
No limits on how much you can listen: There are no limits to the number of tracks you can add to your playlist, but if you’re trying to play the same track over and over again, you’ll need to pay a fee.
There is also no limit to the length of your tracks, and once you’ve bought a song, you may want to use the built-in search feature to find it.6.
No streaming ads: There’s nothing that makes Apple Music better than the ability for you to listen to all of your songs in one place, and there are no ads on the service, but it does come with a limitation.
You’ll need a Spotify Premium account to access its premium streaming option, and the free trial is also limited to just one song a month, which is a little bit more than you’d want to go for.7.
No music recommendations: You can use the service’s search function to search for songs by genre, artist, or even a specific track, but this is something that will always be limited to a few songs per artist.
You also have to buy a song to be able to listen through that song, so there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able get all the songs you’re looking for.8.
No paid subscriptions: Apple has been pushing music subscriptions since its inception, so it makes sense to use it as a marketing tool.
But the streaming service has a bit of a problem.
While you can subscribe to an unlimited number of songs per month, you have to pay to listen, which can take some of your hard-earned cash.
And, because it’s an unlimited service, you won’t be able access the premium feature that comes with it.9.
No cloud storage: Apple and Spotify do have a few different ways to store their music.
You have the option of using iCloud, which lets you upload and stream your music from your phone, tablet, or computer.
Alternatively, you could use a cloud-based service like Dropbox or Google Drive.
Spotify offers an option of a free, ad-supported subscription, which costs $9.99 per month.10.
No ad-free music: While you’re free to listen on your phone and you’ll get the same audio quality as you’d get on a streaming service, the quality of your music will be reduced because Apple Music relies on ad-serving.
The streaming service’s ads are not available on its website, so you won