1. Some Random Bloke's Avatar
    I tried Spotify but never really got into it. I think Apple Music has the advantage of being built-in on iOS so I'm there for my music anyway and will try it the service. So far I'm liking it, although still getting used to the interface. Family price is a bit hard to resist as well (for a family with no other streaming service).
    07-05-2015 03:34 PM
  2. dodgeboy99's Avatar
    Siri makes Apple Music! It is music heaven to use Siri to find and play any artist you want to hear. The first day with Apple Music I thought of Johnny Paycheck so I said to Siri play Johnny Paycheck and Apple Music went through Paycheck songs in my library and streamed others until I had heard enough.
    07-05-2015 08:27 PM
  3. phreddyl's Avatar
    My issue right now is with my Heos wifi speakers which works flawlessly with spotify. Not so much with Apple music. Again I'll give it the 3 months.


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    07-05-2015 09:14 PM
  4. rdubmu's Avatar
    What is ultimately going to prevent me from using Apple Music long term is my carrier. I have T-Mobile and I get free streaming using Spotify. That means it does not count against my data. Unless they add Apple Music to the list, that is going to limit where I can stream music, which I do not want.


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    07-05-2015 11:38 PM
  5. OTACORB's Avatar
    I have already canceled Spotify and I am so happy to get away from all that karaoke crap. Apple has created some pretty darn nice playlist. Beats 1 isn't bad either and I've enjoyed a few countdowns on there. Creating my own playlist was very quick and easy. The one thing that I really don't understand is that I've discovered some pretty cool music on Apple that I've never found or even heard on Spotify. Thus far new music discovery on Apple is another win for me.

    Now in September when the new iPhone comes out I'll be getting rid of the crappy bluetooth skipping Android. For now I am listening to Apple Music via my iPad Mini. Bluetooth on it NEVER skips a beat!
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    07-06-2015 04:51 AM
  6. bibingeorge's Avatar
    After being a long time Spotify paid user and using Apple Music for past few days, here are my views.  Music app is buggy, sometimes my existing playlists are not shown, I've close and re-open the app. It was confusing initially how to save a file for offline use, list previous playist etc. The "Running" feature in Spotify is awesome. Is there something similar in  Music ?
    07-06-2015 10:05 AM
  7. H_D's Avatar
    For those whom are Spotify Premium subscribers, do you hear any difference in sound quality between Apple Music (256 kbps AAC) to Spotify (320kbps)? I have played the same song through my iPhone using both services & Spotify seems punchier and also the sound levels seem to be a little higher. I've found in order to hear Apple Music at the same level, I have to turn up my stereo a little also. The AAC format is supposed to be of superior compression to MP3 but when saving music to my iPhone, the same song or album takes up more space using Apple Music than Spotify. I'm still trying to decide which I want to keep so I'll give it the full 90 day trial. I really enjoy the Siri integration with iOS. Hopefully Apple improves upon their app because I'd really like to just use Apple Music.
    07-06-2015 10:50 AM
  8. OTACORB's Avatar
    For those whom are Spotify Premium subscribers, do you hear any difference in sound quality between Apple Music (256 kbps AAC) to Spotify (320kbps)? .
    I have found it to be tit for tat in terms of SQ. I cannot hear enough difference that this is even a concern for me.

    I have also never had the issue of vanishing playlist on Apple Music. Though the app has crashed on me, but I'd rather it crash than to just quit playing music and I have to restart it like I've had to do with Spotify many, many times. Not much difference there. I've also had the issue with Spotify of my playlist not working because for whatever reason the files today may show that they are downloaded and tomorrow they aren't.

    The one thing Apple needs to fix is the indicator that the playlist, song etc is actually downloaded. I do like how Spotify does that.
    07-06-2015 11:00 AM
  9. Bigeric23's Avatar
    For those whom are Spotify Premium subscribers, do you hear any difference in sound quality between Apple Music (256 kbps AAC) to Spotify (320kbps)? I have played the same song through my iPhone using both services & Spotify seems punchier and also the sound levels seem to be a little higher. I've found in order to hear Apple Music at the same level, I have to turn up my stereo a little also. The AAC format is supposed to be of superior compression to MP3 but when saving music to my iPhone, the same song or album takes up more space using Apple Music than Spotify. I'm still trying to decide which I want to keep so I'll give it the full 90 day trial. I really enjoy the Siri integration with iOS. Hopefully Apple improves upon their app because I'd really like to just use Apple Music.
    Yes, the Music app is killing me. I’m trying to enjoy the experience, but the slow, erratic, inconsistent behavior is making it extremely difficult.
    07-06-2015 11:01 AM
  10. acerace113's Avatar
    I've used spotify since September and apple music since it launched, both are good but Apple music for me might have an edge for me cause of the integration with the music app. I have run into random bugs with Apple music but nothing very serious. Sometimes songs take awhile to play only if it's the first time I'm streaming them but I only have to wait maybe a second or two for the song to start streaming. I have noticed the longer I use the music app the more it starts to lag. In terms of streaming quality vs spotify it varies per song for me, some are the same and some sound better. Greyed out songs are the only thing that is confusing me, I'm still trying to find out why but sometimes the song won't be greyed out. The only thing I wish Apple would add is the option of streaming the highest quality over cellular data. I'll still use spotify here and there during the free trial of Apple music though.


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    07-06-2015 11:22 AM
  11. truenorthstrong's Avatar
    I have already canceled Spotify and I am so happy to get away from all that karaoke crap. Apple has created some pretty darn nice playlist. Beats 1 isn't bad either and I've enjoyed a few countdowns on there. Creating my own playlist was very quick and easy. The one thing that I really don't understand is that I've discovered some pretty cool music on Apple that I've never found or even heard on Spotify. Thus far new music discovery on Apple is another win for me.

    Now in September when the new iPhone comes out I'll be getting rid of the crappy bluetooth skipping Android. For now I am listening to Apple Music via my iPad Mini. Bluetooth on it NEVER skips a beat!
    Me too, I have found some very interesting new music and artists on Apple Music that weren't on Spotify. I am starting to like Apple Music more and more each day, the search, the playlists and now I think there is more out there. I think soon I will cancel my Spotify subscription.
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    07-06-2015 11:40 AM
  12. Jaritch's Avatar
    I like Apple Music but have stopped using it so as no to be tempted in 3 months. My Vodafone Uk contact includes free spotify premium for the duration of the two year contract. It would be daft for me to pay for apple music when I get spotify free.
    07-06-2015 04:36 PM
  13. Gruffalo26's Avatar
    I seem to be finding it is the other way around between the 2. Some of the music i listen to on Spotify is not on Apple Music. The thing that is bugging me most about Apple Music is when i want to listen to an album that is on there, there will only be 2 or 3 songs available to listen to on the entire album and all the others are greyed out where as on Spotify you can listen to them all.

    I like the Beats 1 radio station but apart from that there is nothing that is really dragging me from Spotify.
    07-07-2015 08:39 AM
  14. pgrtag's Avatar
    The thing that is bugging me most about Apple Music is when i want to listen to an album that is on there, there will only be 2 or 3 songs available to listen to on the entire album and all the others are greyed out where as on Spotify you can listen to them all.
    .
    If you go to settings > itunes & app store and turn on "Use Cellular Data" your grayed out songs should be available to play. When you're on WiFi none of your songs should be grayed out.
    07-07-2015 10:24 AM
  15. DudeThatsErin's Avatar
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    I asked at the T-Mo store, iTunes Music is Apple Music and vice versa it is included.

    Music Freedom only comes with the unlimited data plan. So, he has unlimited data....

    Since I don't have unlimited data I don't get that.
    07-07-2015 10:57 AM
  16. youthdudeNC's Avatar
    Or .. Apple Music: Siri, play music by Michael Jackson. One step.
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    07-07-2015 11:08 AM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    After studying this streaming service issue some, it seems there's 2 main differences between the two. 1. Apple's $14.99 family (up to 6) deal beats Spotify's 50% off for each additional person. If Spotify wants to remain in the game, they'll have to at least match that. 2. Spotify has a student discount, Apple does not. I don't see Apple going there.
    07-07-2015 12:24 PM
  18. diggity's Avatar
    After studying this streaming service issue some, it seems there's 2 main differences between the two. 1. Apple's $14.99 family (up to 6) deal beats Spotify's 50% off for each additional person. If Spotify wants to remain in the game, they'll have to at least match that. 2. Spotify has a student discount, Apple does not. I don't see Apple going there.
    A couple of other big differences: 1) spotify works on multiple platforms. 2) spotify has a very decent ad supported streaming service. I was actually very surprised at how much they allow you to stream with the 'free' service. You can actually listen to an entire album with only a couple of commercial breaks.
    07-07-2015 12:33 PM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    A couple of other big differences: 1) spotify works on multiple platforms. 2) spotify has a very decent ad supported streaming service. I was actually very surprised at how much they allow you to stream with the 'free' service. You can actually listen to an entire album with only a couple of commercial breaks.
    Yeah, I have and use the free Spotify service. I'm sticking with it too. I don't want to switch to Family Sharing.
    07-07-2015 12:45 PM
  20. kiddori's Avatar
    As everyone has different taste in UI, I'm not going to say that one is better than the other. I do see that Apple Music has a leg up with Siri integration.

    However, I'm sticking with Spotify for these reasons:

    1) I prefer independent companies/services
    2) It has cross-platform support (I listen on my Roku a lot)
    3) It has browser access (great when at parents or friends house)
    4) I really like their regionally curated playlists (maybe Apple has this as well?)
    5) Although I live in the US, I have my profile set to Sweden to get a larger library (avoiding US record label restrictions)
    07-07-2015 06:31 PM
  21. Gruffalo26's Avatar
    I tried this pgrtag but for some reason only letting me listen to a few songs still. 1 of the albums for example is called 'No Limits'
    07-08-2015 03:04 AM
  22. sectime's Avatar
    Whomever wrote that never used Apple Music or made difficult on purpose to justify an article.

    Open Apple Music
    Search Michael Jackson
    Click on hamburger Button, choose play all, add to my music, etc.
    07-08-2015 10:31 AM
  23. pgrtag's Avatar
    Here's what my songs look like with and without wifi Spotify Vs Apple Music-imoreappimg_20150708_073135.jpgSpotify Vs Apple Music-imoreappimg_20150708_073149.jpg
    Last edited by pgrtag; 07-08-2015 at 10:42 AM.
    07-08-2015 10:31 AM
  24. sectime's Avatar
    Looks like you don't have "use cellular data " selected in ITunes settings
    07-08-2015 10:38 AM
  25. pgrtag's Avatar
    I tried this pgrtag but for some reason only letting me listen to a few songs still. 1 of the albums for example is called 'No Limits'
    Looks like you don't have "use cellular data " selected in ITunes settings
    Yes, I have "use cellular data " turned off. I do have iTunes Match, if that makes a difference. Hope this helps.
    07-08-2015 10:50 AM
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