1. Closingracer's Avatar
    I love Apple Music over Google music but the one thing making me consider keeping Google is the fact I am paying $7.99 vs $9.99 a month for Apple Music. Is it worth $2 a month for Beats 1 and integration with Siri and iOS?
    07-24-2015 08:05 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    I think it is. I used google Music for a month before Apple Music started and if I'm honest, I think Apple Music is easier manageable than other services.

    Especially when it comes to organizing your music and playlists, Apple is a winner imho, 'cause everything you do on your device, automatically changes on iTunes on your computer as well and vice versa.
    07-24-2015 08:13 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    That is something you are going to have to determine for yourself.
    07-24-2015 08:15 PM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    Oh and by the way, I forgot to mention that your computer always needs to be online in order to listen to your music with Google Music and with Apple Music it doesn't.
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    07-24-2015 08:16 PM
  5. crankerchick's Avatar
    I have Google Music for $7.99 too. I've had it since launched and have seen how it's matured since launch. Beats 1 isn't worth it to me, but smart playlists and integration with iOS is what makes me willing to pay the $2 more for Apple Music. I am heavy user of smart playlists and being able to finally have all my music in one place with smart playlists is a big deal to me. The integration with iOS is a big deal to me. I get annoyed pretty easily with using third party apps for things like music, email, and browser because them not being able to be the default app just leads to extra interaction with the phone that is inefficient and just irritating to me (since I know it's a simple solution if those apps could just be made to be the default). Plus, all my music in one place, in one app, is just convenient.

    While everything isn't working as expected or is working but is buggy, I'm just hoping that Apple takes care of the glaring bugs and "features" that should be called bugs because I'd rather use Apple Music right now even though Google Music is more polished at the moment. I haven't turned off my All Access yet. I'll wait for the trial to be over and see what changes with iOS 9 as far as Apple Music goes.
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    07-24-2015 08:17 PM
  6. Closingracer's Avatar
    I think it is. I used google Music for a month before Apple Music started and if I'm honest, I think Apple Music is easier manageable than other services.

    Especially when it comes to organizing your music and playlists, Apple is a winner imho, 'cause everything you do on your device, automatically changes on iTunes on your computer as well and vice versa.


    That is why I want to but the fact is between Google is $95.88 per month and Apple is $119.88 which is a $24 dollar difference. I am questioning the $24 dollar difference but I am leaning towards Apple music
    07-24-2015 08:17 PM
  7. Closingracer's Avatar
    That is something you are going to have to determine for yourself.


    Eh my decision would almost be pay for both lol. Just wondering what is other people's opinions are. Basically wondering is it worth $2 more per month or $24 dollars per year
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    07-24-2015 08:19 PM
  8. Tartarus's Avatar
    That is why I want to but the fact is between Google is $95.88 per month and Apple is $119.88 which is a $24 dollar difference. I am questioning the $24 dollar difference but I am leaning towards Apple music
    Maybe this post can be of any help to make the step to Apple Music
    http://forums.imore.com/showpost.php?p=2561610
    07-24-2015 08:21 PM
  9. crankerchick's Avatar
    This is a good point. I don't put my owned music into Google Music any more because even though All Access has come a long way in being able to view music, it was still pretty difficult to maintain a library in Google Music if you still care about iTunes/Music on the desktop/phone. I found it easier to just keep the 2 separate. That's what makes me happy about Apple joining the streaming game--having it all together in one place.
    07-24-2015 08:24 PM
  10. Closingracer's Avatar
    Maybe this post can be of any help to make the step to Apple Music
    Apple Music vs Spotify and how Apple is better - iPhone, iPad, iPod Forums at iMore.com
    I have actually read that and helps a bit. I am usually one who if I can have two of the same services I tend to get the cheaper one. But with Apple Music its compelling to change but just want to see anybody else thinks its worth $2 more for the integration
    07-24-2015 08:25 PM
  11. Closingracer's Avatar
    This is a good point. I don't put my owned music into Google Music any more because even though All Access has come a long way in being able to view music, it was still pretty difficult to maintain a library in Google Music if you still care about iTunes/Music on the desktop/phone. I found it easier to just keep the 2 separate. That's what makes me happy about Apple joining the streaming game--having it all together in one place.

    Funny part is majority of my music I owned which I put into Google music is from iTunes lol. I probably bought maybe 2-4 CD's, 1-10 songs from Google, 2 CD's on Amazon MP3 and then about 6 physical CD's which I have already put on my iTunes account through the Windows app
    07-24-2015 08:27 PM
  12. Tartarus's Avatar
    I have actually read that and helps a bit. I am usually one who if I can have two of the same services I tend to get the cheaper one. But with Apple Music its compelling to change but just want to see anybody else thinks its worth $2 more for the integration
    What about $2 dollars a month to days? That's 6.66 cents a day. You can't do anything with that amount.

    Or even better 32 cents for Apple a day or 27 cents for Google a day?
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    07-24-2015 08:28 PM
  13. crankerchick's Avatar
    My Google Music library has 1 album I purchased when it was on sale. It had 16,000 songs that are all mine from CDs and mostly Amazon MP3 purchases. I've bought probably 15 albums total from iTunes. I did find it really tough to navigate all that music with Google Music, mostly because there's no smart playlists except for the pre-built lists for liked music, purchases, and recently added. Having to build playlists from scratch for music I already owned and had smart playlists set up in iTunes to navigate never appealed to me. That's why I ultimately went back to just using All Access for music I don't own.
    07-24-2015 08:32 PM
  14. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I personally think AppleMusic is worth $9.99 monthly. I spend that daily on nonsense to be honest.
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    07-24-2015 09:13 PM
  15. phreddyl's Avatar
    I am hoping it will work with my heos wifi speakers. Right now I keep getting a drm protected message


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    07-24-2015 09:18 PM
  16. Closingracer's Avatar
    I personally think AppleMusic is worth $9.99 monthly. I spend that daily on nonsense to be honest.
    Currently I am spending around $40 a month on just entertainment stuff like this.

    Netflix: $7.99- more for my niece then for me
    Hulu plus: $7.99
    Google music: $7.99
    Wwe network: $9.99
    Amazon prime: $79 per year but now $99- more for the shipping then the videos

    If you want to include Xbox live and PSn that's
    Xbox live: $3.75 a month ( I bought it for $45 for the year)
    PSn: $4.16 a month ( $50 for the year )
    So that's around $47 a month or $564 a year on subscription like services.


    Idk might just cancel it so this way it's the same price so it would make my decision easier lol




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    Last edited by Closingracer; 07-25-2015 at 07:56 AM.
    07-25-2015 07:44 AM
  17. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    If you are able to utilize Apple Music with your ... ah..... "family".... then Apple Music's pricing blows away Google's $7.99
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    07-25-2015 10:04 AM
  18. Closingracer's Avatar
    If you are able to utilize Apple Music with your ... ah..... "family".... then Apple Music's pricing blows away Google's $7.99


    I am the only person in my family who uses a service like this and willing to pay for it. My mother is fine with Spotify free version. Obviously family pricing is better but I'm the only using it
    07-25-2015 10:37 AM
  19. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    It's worth it to me simply because Google Play All Access Music is too long of a name for any product to have. Ain't nobody got time for that ...
    PS - It's really because I lost my $7.99 deal because the auto renewal was tied to a seldom used credit card that expired without me noticing, and when I did update my account info with Google they wanted to charge me the $9.99 fee...
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    07-25-2015 11:01 AM
  20. shief24's Avatar
    I'd rather use Apple Music over google music mostly because it is better integrated with iOS and the Mac. However, I'm cheap and spotify comes included in my plan so I'm going to use that for the next 2 years until its time to switch.
    07-26-2015 06:10 PM
  21. tech_fan's Avatar
    IMO, with what Beats 1 is offering and also the new and innovative way to drive change to the music industry, I would pay $20-$30 per month for Beats 1. I had Google All Play and it does not offer nearly what Beats 1 offers. You have curators, music magazines, better assortment of playlists based on activity, etc.. In some ways, it reminds me of what Tidal should have been.
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    07-26-2015 07:16 PM
  22. Closingracer's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure I want Apple music now thanks. I have until the 14th to decide if I want to cancel Google music.


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    07-26-2015 07:59 PM
  23. GGIBS's Avatar
    Even though it doesn't yet have Sonos support, I am going to stick with Apple Music, it is a no brainer with the Family plan. Added my mother, sister, and niece to the plan.
    07-27-2015 07:36 AM
  24. Bigeric23's Avatar
    Yes, I think it would be worth the couple extra bucks.
    07-28-2015 08:13 AM
  25. P_Devil's Avatar
    The one area where I think Google Music has Apple Music beat is that you can use Google's services with a standard web browser, you don't have to go through iTunes or an iOS device. iTunes, through Windows, is still a resource hog. It consumes even more resources than Chrome accessing Google Music and that's saying a lot (it is using 1GB of RAM on my system right now and I'm not even accessing the store, Apple Music, or playing anything back).

    Having said that, I find iTunes easier to use than Google's online interface. The integration with iOS is what sold me on Apple Music. You can use both and I think they will be about equal in terms of what you're getting. Both allow for the manual online backup of songs that aren't in their services, both will offer the same audio quality, and both are solid services. But, the main thing I noticed with Google Music is that it can't download songs in the background. I have a "thumbs up" playlist that houses every song I give a thumbs up rating. I can rate a song on my system and my Note Edge will automatically download it when I am connected to wi-fi. An iPhone won't do that though, you have to open the Google Music app and leave it open for any downloads to starts.

    Apple Music, on the other hand, can automatically download new songs and, if you're downloading a bunch of them, it can do so in the background without needing to be open. That was a main point for me mainly because I discover new music weekly and rate at least 30-40 tracks with a thumb up (or now, a "loved" rating).

    Like I said, I don't think you can really go wrong with either but I prefer Apple Music mainly because it's integrated with iOS. Plus the family sharing is nice. My fiance and I will be paying $15 a month total for two music subscriptions instead of paying $10 each to Google. We can even add her parents to our family plan and not have our libraries cross (or her Mom accidentally delete stuff in my library).
    Tartarus and crankerchick like this.
    08-03-2015 08:02 AM
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