The type of music you listen to says a lot about you and your feelings, but the music streaming service you use can also tell a lot about a person.
Let’s face it, music services like Pandora or the radio are dwindling in daily listeners. Meanwhile, Apple Music and Spotify numbers are consistently growing.
However, as someone with Spotify Premium and Apple Music, I can say with utmost certainty Spotify Music is superior to Apple Music in almost every way. From the affordability to the layout, Spotify trumps Apple Music.
To start, the format of Spotify is simple and easy to use. It has a direct queue order, promotes new music and provides the listener with feedback/personalization (what artists you listened to and for how long).
These factors far outweigh the “aesthetic” preference Apple Music supposedly supplies its users. The two biggest things for me are the queueing order and the ability to access and listen to new music.
Apple Music queues songs based on the time you looked them up. This means when I queue three songs, the very last one I typed is the next song played. Spotify Music plays based on the order you queue it. So if I queue three songs, the first one will be played first.
Then there are the new music sections. I think finding new music is vital to having a quality, ever-developing playlist. Spotify Music not only provides all the new music that comes out and reminds you of it, but they curate personalized playlists and suggest songs they think you would like based on your music history.
In the end, it really doesn’t matter what music streaming services you use. It only matters the music you play. But if you were ever on the fence about which one is better, you will know where I stand.