Buying iTunes Music vs Spotify Premium

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by OstrichGoose08, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. OstrichGoose08 macrumors newbie

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    So I'm stuck in a bit of a problem. I'm not sure whether I should buy iTunes music from the store or get Spotify Premium, what do you think? If I chose the iTunes route I'd buy an iPod Nano. If I chose the Spotify premium how much GB would it take up in storage if I had a lot of music?

    Thank you :)
     
  2. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    I'm a fan of Apple Music, but I like Spotify as well. Spotify is a streaming service, so if you stream all of your music, theoretically it wouldn't take up more than a few megabytes. If you start saving music for offline playing it will be 3-4 MB/song for normal quality and twice that for high quality, depending on the length of your songs.

    The way I see it is, if you are going to spend $10-$15/month buying music, you might as well buy a streaming service. Of course, if you have a small data plan or live in an area with bad service, streaming might not be for you.
     
  3. Cayden macrumors 6502a

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    I am a user of Apple Music (have been since it came out) and it really is a great service. It was very buggy at first, but has become a great competitor for Spotify. Having the ability to download any music on the iTunes store for only $10 a month has been a great deal for me as I was already spending more than that buying music. While I do still by physical music such as vinyls and CDs in order to get more rare music, Apple Music is great for combining my physical and digital music libraries. I have about 25GB of music (or around 3100 songs) all downloaded on my phone and I still have plenty of storage. I would for sure using Apple Music if you want to stream and have a large library of music not on iTunes. If you just want to stream or download the music to your phone but don't have a physical library, then I would use Spotify. It is much more social and I know many people that love it
     

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