Apple music or Spotify??

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by jackwills, Oct 9, 2016.


Spotify or Apple Music

  1. Spotify

  2. Apple Music

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  1. jackwills macrumors regular


    Nov 13, 2012
    New York, NY
    I'm not sure which one is better. They have same price. I personally like spotify layout better. It's more user friendly (eg. easier to add music to a playlist), looks better, easier to nevigate in my opinion. Can someone tell me the pros and cons of them both?
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68030

    Jul 13, 2010
    I've used Spotify and currently paying for Apple music and Google music as well. I am paying $7.99 for Google because I get YouTube Red included but I hate the app for ios for music. Paying $4.99 for Apple music because I'm a student and that's until I'm no longer a student vs only 12 months like Spotify. That being said even excluding that reason I would go with Apple music because it's intergrated with ios unlike Spotify is. Plus I personally still prefer apples music app better than Spotify even after ios10.

    Everything created equal I would just go with what you prefer. Ios integration along with me preferring Apple music which is why I chose it.
  3. oneshotpro Suspended

    Aug 13, 2014
    Currently prefer Spotify since they have a web player and Mac app which I like over iTunes. May consider a switch to AM when my carrier deal is up though.
  4. ozaz macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2011
    A big thing for me on streaming services is new music discovery. I haven't used Apple Music in a while, but last time I tried it, I preferred new music discovery on Spotify. That's not to say new music discovery was bad on Apple Music. It was fairly good. But I feel Spotify leads for new music discovery across all streaming services.

    A big pro for Apple Music is integration with your own music library. Spotify doesn't have this and that it's biggest limitation.

    But in any case, I'm not keen on Apple Music due to dependence on iTunes on PC and Mac and lack of support for Google Cast.
  5. Mabus51 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 16, 2007
    Spotify has the better UI and functionality. Apple Music actually pays the artist for their work. So I would recommend Apple Music over Spotify any day from a monetary reason only.
  6. T4R06 macrumors 65816

    Oct 8, 2007
    i dropped these both because google music is good as the spotify and best of all is if you subscribe either way google music and youtube RED it will cost you only $9.99
  7. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2013
    Apple Music is the best. It has more music, it's fully integrated with all your devices, and it sounds amazing versus Spotify (even at Extreme). Apple has a lot of music mastered for iTunes. Apple Music 100%, it's a no brainer decision.
  8. Closingracer macrumors 68030

    Jul 13, 2010
    Too bad the app is horrible.
  9. Complex757 macrumors regular


    Sep 10, 2016
    Spotify actually has the bigger catalog

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