Spotify vs Apple Music

Spotify vs Apple Music

When it comes to streaming music, there are many different options to choose from. While most of them have the same subscription price of about $10 per month, there are differences between the services. Two of the most popular solutions for music lovers is Apple Music and Spotify. Lets compare these two services side-by-side to see which is going to be the best one for you.

Spotify Apple Music
Price $10 a month or $5 a month for students $10 a month or $5 a month for students
Family plan Up to 6 people ($15) Up to 6 people ($15)
Free tier Yes, ad-supported No, only Beats1 radio
Free trial 3 months for $0.99 3 months
Stream quality Up to 320kbps Ogg Vorbis, or AAC 256kbps AAC
Music library 50 million songs 50 million songs

With 50 million songs in both libraries, you’ll have no trouble finding the song you want to listen to, on either service. However, for audiophiles, you’ll notice that Spotify supports much higher quality formats and bitrates. If you have invested good money into high quality headphones or speakers, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the highest quality music. While many people might prefer Apple music due to the app design, Spotify is the objectively better service in 2019.

It’s possible that in the future Apple Music will make massive improvements to their service. This would help them win over some of Spotify’s customers. Download either app for Android using the links below.

Download Apple Music Download Spotify