1. Tartarus's Avatar
    I finally did it, I deleted Spotify from my iPhone. I don't have the subscribed account so it was very easy for me to make the decision.

    As I already told some of you in an other topic, my grandmother past away yesterday. To honor her, I went to Apple Music to listen a verse from the Holy Quran. I even found the reciter I found the most wonderful sounding. After a while I went to Spotify to look if they had the same verse by the same reciter. They did. But the full verse is recited in 10:18mins and was fully available on Apple Music, but only 4:28mins of it was available on Spotify.

    Seeing how Apple provided a not so known song/number fully and Spotify didn't, I reached the decision this also could be the point with other songs.

    Fun fact, I never thought about paying for Spotify, but since Apple is available, I'm willing to pay 9.99 for it.
    Last edited by Tartarus; 07-24-2015 at 08:20 PM.
    07-23-2015 10:33 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm glad you came to a decision that best suits you, and I offer my condolences in regard to your grandmother...
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    07-23-2015 10:48 AM
  3. John Yester's Avatar
    That's why I love that users have a choice. I am the complete opposite. I use Spotify and no plans to leave. Maybe it's because I am so in depth with the playlists I have and the app just works. Vs Apple Music it felt unfinished and very lost. Plus I have to make playlists all over again. and the suggested ones don;t match the variety that Spotify presents.
    07-23-2015 10:51 AM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    That's why I love that users have a choice. I am the complete opposite. I use Spotify and no plans to leave. Maybe it's because I am so in depth with the playlists I have and the app just works. Vs Apple Music it felt unfinished and very lost. Plus I have to make playlists all over again. and the suggested ones don;t match the variety that Spotify presents.
    I totally understand your point of view. As I've never used Spotify, it was easier for me. And frankly, I hated the black UI of Spotify on the web and in the app.
    07-23-2015 10:54 AM
  5. beingbenjamin's Avatar
    That's why I love that users have a choice. I am the complete opposite. I use Spotify and no plans to leave. Maybe it's because I am so in depth with the playlists I have and the app just works. Vs Apple Music it felt unfinished and very lost. Plus I have to make playlists all over again. and the suggested ones don;t match the variety that Spotify presents.
    A "just works" app with Spotify has not been my experience, though I have stuck it out with them for years. Most notable is how terrible it is on CarPlay. I am assured they are addressing the issues. But it's not only that. It's the way it'll unsync my downloaded tracks or perform poorly when I try to integrate my purchased music. I've got work arounds, but it's annoying. Apple Music is no gem itself, so seems like any way you go, there's going to be problems. It's a matter of which are least disruptive. I would stay with Spotify in a heartbeat... IF it hadn't just disconnected my entire Local Files library and their support is unable to provide me a fix. Bad timing on their part... They have, what, 60 days left to win back my loyalty?
    07-24-2015 01:47 PM
  6. Closingracer's Avatar
    A "just works" app with Spotify has not been my experience, though I have stuck it out with them for years. Most notable is how terrible it is on CarPlay. I am assured they are addressing the issues. But it's not only that. It's the way it'll unsync my downloaded tracks or perform poorly when I try to integrate my purchased music. I've got work arounds, but it's annoying. Apple Music is no gem itself, so seems like any way you go, there's going to be problems. It's a matter of which are least disruptive. I would stay with Spotify in a heartbeat... IF it hadn't just disconnected my entire Local Files library and their support is unable to provide me a fix. Bad timing on their part... They have, what, 60 days left to win back my loyalty?
    TBH I never really liked spotify at all. Been with Google music since it's launch paying $7.99. Tried spotify for $0.99 for three months and canceled it after those three months and never thought about it since Google finally released an iPad app finally. Apple Music is seriously making me think of paying $2 more per month for integration
    07-24-2015 08:13 PM
  7. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I really prefer Spotify so far. Mostly because I have not fully figured out Apple Music yet.
    That whole "Make Available Offline" and "Add to My Music" confuses me soooo much XD
    Like, "Add to My Music" puts songs in my phone (to be accessible where?) and "Make Available Offline" puts the songs where?

    Hence why, right now, I am sticking with Spotify. More user friendly (so far).


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    07-25-2015 03:47 PM
  8. Tartarus's Avatar
    Make available offline downloads the song to your phones memory but it doesn't show up anywhere till you look it up in Apple Music.

    Add to My Music adds the music to your library and can be looked up under 'Artists', 'Albums' and 'Songs'.

    Essentially, by making music available offline, it stays off your library but doesn't use any data when you're listening that song from a curated playlist or look it up yourself from search.

    By adding it to 'My Music' the song will appear in your Music Library on your phone and any other device using iCloud Music Library
    07-25-2015 03:53 PM
  9. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    Ones significantly cheaper.
    07-25-2015 04:20 PM
  10. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Ones significantly cheaper.
    $2.00 per month is significantly chaper?
    07-25-2015 04:39 PM
  11. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    Maybe I am confused. I thought Spotify was 99 cent a month and apple music is $9.99.
    07-25-2015 06:36 PM
  12. Tartarus's Avatar
    Maybe I am confused. I thought Spotify was 99 cent a month and apple music is $9.99.
    You are very very a lot of very much confused.. Spotify is $/ 9.99 depending on which currency your country uses
    07-25-2015 06:37 PM
  13. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    I get emails all the time.99 cents for the summer (3 months). Obviously a promotional rate. But I assumed that the.99 was a monthly rate. My bad.
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    07-25-2015 06:52 PM
  14. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I get emails all the time.99 cents for the summer (3 months). Obviously a promotional rate. But I assumed that the.99 was a monthly rate. My bad.
    Exactly. .99 cents is a promotional price. Regular price is $7.99 monthly in the USA
    07-25-2015 07:31 PM
  15. Closingracer's Avatar
    Exactly. .99 cents is a promotional price. Regular price is $7.99 monthly in the USA
    It's $9.99 in the states not $7.99


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    07-25-2015 11:04 PM
  16. Spencerdl's Avatar
    It's $9.99 in the states not $7.99


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    Oh Okay, I stand corrected. My Bag....SMILE
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    07-25-2015 11:07 PM
  17. mumfoau's Avatar
    I have both right now. I'm using the summer promo on Spotify and the 3 free months from Apple. The offline mode is going to change the way I do music 100%. I was fine with Spotify Premium until finally trying Apple yesterday. I don't fully understand Spotify's "3,333 songs and offline for 30 days" verbiage. I do like that you know you're in offline mode in Spotify whereas I feel like I have to be more careful in Apple. I don't really do custom playlists as I use it more to get access to the latest albums as they're released. Honestly, even though I can get Spotify Premium for $4.99/month since I'm in grad school, I'll likely pay the extra 5 bucks for Apple just because of the integration and the fact that I can see where the offline songs are when I make them available.
    07-26-2015 08:15 AM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don't listen to enough music to justify either, to be quite honest, and when I do listen, it's usually old school stuff unless I have my kids and their friends with me. I haven't decided yet if I'll continue with Music after the 90 days trial is up, but more than likely, I'll cancel, but we'll see.
    07-26-2015 08:53 AM
  19. beingbenjamin's Avatar
    I really prefer Spotify so far. Mostly because I have not fully figured out Apple Music yet.
    That whole "Make Available Offline" and "Add to My Music" confuses me soooo much XD
    Like, "Add to My Music" puts songs in my phone (to be accessible where?) and "Make Available Offline" puts the songs where?
    "Add to My Music" makes it a part of your library which can be accessed on any device that has iCloud Music Library turned on. It does not take up space on said device until you also "Make Available Offline", at which point it is downloaded to that device.
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    07-27-2015 02:57 PM
  20. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    "Add to My Music" makes it a part of your library which can be accessed on any device that has iCloud Music Library turned on. It does not take up space on said device until you also "Make Available Offline", at which point it is downloaded to that device.
    Where do I see if my iCloud Music Library is on?


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    07-27-2015 03:17 PM
  21. Tartarus's Avatar
    Where do I see if my iCloud Music Library is on?


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    In Settings > Music at the middle of the screen there is a toggle for it
    Apple Music vs Spotify and how Apple is better-imageuploadedbytapatalk1438024747.161274.jpg
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    07-27-2015 03:19 PM
  22. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    In Settings > Music at the middle of the screen there is a toggle for it
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    Thanks!!
    They still require an internet connection, don't they?


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    07-27-2015 03:21 PM
  23. Tartarus's Avatar
    Yes. Unless you have saved music offline obviously.

    I just chose a higher data plan to do just so. Earlier I was subscribed to 6GB monthly and now 12
    07-27-2015 03:25 PM
  24. Closingracer's Avatar
    Yes. Unless you have saved music offline obviously.

    I just chose a higher data plan to do just so. Earlier I was subscribed to 6GB monthly and now 12
    Why? It seems to have T-Mobile so they won't charge the data usage for music streaming. Unless they haven't added Apple music yet


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    07-27-2015 05:53 PM
  25. Tartarus's Avatar
    I'm in the Netherlands and all traffic regardless if it is streaming or something else gets charged by T-Mobile NL
    07-27-2015 05:56 PM
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