Remember the age when we bought digital downloads of music, or better yet, physical CDs? The idea of purchasing music has recently been replaced by a cheaper alternative: streaming. Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify, and Pandora are some of the most popular services I’ve encountered. Although I’ve dealt with pesky ads interrupting my music, I’ve enjoyed expanding my musical knowledge through the personalized features that accompany these apps. Here’s my run-down on each of these websites/apps, and which ones might be worth investing in for the premium service.
Apple Music (not to be mistaken with iTunes), is a recent feature that Apple added to their interface. You can stream unlimited music for $9.99 per month, as opposed to paying the (rather pricey) $1.29 per song on iTunes these
days. While there is a cost associated with the service, Apple boasts a free
3-month trial period. For iPhone and Mac users, this service is convenient
and streamlined for listening to music.
When considering the frequency/annoying nature of ads, the number of skips per hour, the song selection, and the accessibility of each of these streaming services, it seems that Pandora takes the prize for me. Pandora has always been #1 in my heart, and it appears that it will continue to do so.
How do you prefer to listen to music? Share below if you like to stream or listen to your personal library!
Written by Katia G., Homework Assistant