1. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I’m sure there’s a couple of threads on this already but what music platforms do you guys use & why (Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music)

    Personally I don’t like Apple Music but I do use iTunes & Spotify
    01-23-2018 04:09 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Apple Music all the way. I tried them all and was lyrical when Music came out.
    I really despise the dark interface of Spotify. Google Music felt incomplete and half baked to me.

    I like the integration of Music, I love having all my songs in one app, both on my computer as well as on my iPhone.
    And some other minor conveniences that amounts to me being happy with Music.
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    01-23-2018 04:36 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Apple Music
    Amazon Music
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    01-23-2018 06:03 PM
  4. TylerLV76's Avatar
    For my library, Apple Music even though I loath itunes syncing and prefer local copies instead of cloud streaming.

    For streaming, iHeartRadio. They have a HUGE selection of stations for my genres and I rarely hear the same song twice in a week.

    I have the Apple music subscription for my family but I find theres too many repeats. Pandora is the same way and I never liked Spotify.
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    01-23-2018 07:57 PM
  5. jkeitz's Avatar
    Apple Music 100%. Great library, integrated with iOS/iTunes. Also, Apple TV and soon HomePod. Works with Siri.
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    01-23-2018 10:11 PM
  6. joemd60's Avatar
    Rather than creating a new thread, I’ll post my thoughts here.
    I use Amazon Music, but was reading they no longer will allow you to import your purchased music from other platforms.
    That includes the free 250 song allowance or the $25 250,000 song subscription.
    Yet I do have about 350 purchased songs with iTunes, that the playlists are greyed out.
    Streaming with a Prime membership is free.
    Although, it is a very limited selection unless you subscribe to their music unlimited plan.
    After reading that article, it makes me wonder what incentive does that give you to use their music service?
    Google Play allows 50,000 and iTunes I think is 25,000 free songs to import.
    I am still on the fence about paying for unlimited streaming, (is it worth it?)
    Amazon charges $79 yearly, but that and the $99 Prime membership can be a bit hard to swallow.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custo...mUvbUpU3039631
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    01-28-2018 05:18 PM
  7. Tartarus's Avatar
    Rather than creating a new thread, I’ll post my thoughts here.
    I use Amazon Music, but was reading they no longer will allow you to import your purchased music from other platforms.
    That includes the free 250 song allowance or the $25 250,000 song subscription.
    I am a Prime member, so that allows you to stream free.
    Although, it is a very limited selection unless you subscribe to their music unlimited plan.
    After reading that article, it makes me wonder what incentive does that give you to use their music service?
    Google Play allows 50,000 and iTunes I think is 25,000 free songs to import.
    I am still on the fence about paying for unlimited streaming, (is it worth it?)
    Amazon charges $79 yearly, but that and the $99 Prime membership can be a bit hard to swallow.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custo...mUvbUpU3039632
    Apple Music supports 100k songs that aren’t from Apple Music or iTunes Store.
    Source:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205919
    You can have up to 100,000 songs in your music library. Songs that you buy or bought from the iTunes Store don't count against this limit.
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    01-28-2018 05:29 PM
  8. joemd60's Avatar
    Apple Music supports 100k songs that aren’t from Apple Music or iTunes Store.
    Source:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205919
    That’s good to know, thanks. What does this mean? Amazon and others use MP3’s.

    We won't add songs to iCloud Music Library that are encoded in AAC or MP3 formats and don't meet certain quality criteria.
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    01-28-2018 05:31 PM
  9. Tartarus's Avatar
    That’s good to know, thanks. I wonder if Amazon reads these threads?
    Amazon knows exactly what their competitors offer, that’s without doubt.
    It’s the question whether they feel like they have to match them or not.
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    01-28-2018 05:37 PM
  10. joemd60's Avatar
    Amazon knows exactly what their competitors offer, that’s without doubt.
    It’s the question whether they feel like they have to match them or not.
    I am sure they do, and obviously they feel they don’t.
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    01-28-2018 05:39 PM
  11. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Apple Music supports 100k songs that aren’t from Apple Music or iTunes Store.
    Source:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205919
    Keep in mind, thats for the paid subscription. There is no uploading without a paid subscription.
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    01-28-2018 05:48 PM
  12. Tartarus's Avatar
    Keep in mind, thats for the paid subscription. There is no uploading without a paid subscription.
    There is no Apple Music without paid subscription.
    I don’t understand what you’re trying to point out here.
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    01-28-2018 05:56 PM
  13. TylerLV76's Avatar
    There is no Apple Music without paid subscription.
    I don’t understand what you’re trying to point out here.
    Google Play allows 50,000 and iTunes I think is 25,000 free songs to import.
    They mentioned free. Google play is free to upload to but not itunes.
    01-28-2018 05:58 PM
  14. si001's Avatar
    For those that tried both Apple Music and Spotify, what’s the + side of one or the other? I’m using Spotify right now and never tried Apple Music.
    01-28-2018 06:05 PM
  15. joemd60's Avatar
    They mentioned free. Google play is free to upload to but not itunes.
    Even if that’s the case. Amazon says no can do, if you’re a paid subscriber.
    I may pony up the $79 and subscribe to their unlimited plan. It’s the better deal, and still quite competitive with the other streaming services.
    And if I like a song or playlist enough, I’ll purchase it through iTunes.
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    01-28-2018 06:10 PM
  16. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Even if that’s the case. Amazon says no can do, if you’re a paid subscriber.
    I may pony up the $79 and subscribe to their unlimited plan. And if I like a song or playlist enough, I’ll purchase it through iTunes.
    If you were gonna do that, you may be better off paying for apple music. Any song they offer is available as long as youre a subscriber. It is more expensive at $120/year but there are benefits.

    Or look at google music for the free uploads.
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    01-28-2018 06:13 PM
  17. TylerLV76's Avatar
    For those that tried both Apple Music and Spotify, what’s the + side of one or the other? I’m using Spotify right now and never tried Apple Music.
    Spotify, imo, makes it easier to find new music you may like. Workout mode is pretty cool as well.

    Apple music has a bigger library (last I checked), more exclusive releases, and the ability to upload your library.
    01-28-2018 06:15 PM
  18. joemd60's Avatar
    If you were gonna do that, you may be better off paying for apple music. Any song they offer is available as long as youre a subscriber. It is more expensive at $120/year but there are benefits.

    Or look at google music for the free uploads.
    The drawback to Google is the need for a pc or Mac import your music.
    I never really purchased much music, so it’s not at this point much of an issue.
    What I find odd, Amazon still has the option in settings to add your music that’s uploaded on your device.
    01-28-2018 06:18 PM
  19. TylerLV76's Avatar
    The drawback to Google is the need for a pc or Mac import your music.
    I never really purchased much music, so it’s not at this point much of an issue.
    What I find odd, Amazon still has the option in settings to add your music that’s uploaded on your device.
    Most services will require a pc or mac to upload. Apple music requires the same unless youve bought it all through iTunes. If thats the case then all youre music is already stored, you would just need to download it to your device. Unless you want to stream it, there wouldnt be a need to pay for a storage subscription.
    01-28-2018 06:30 PM
  20. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Apple Music
    Amazon Music
    Ditto.

    However, if......and that's a big IF, I decide to get a HomePod, then I'll get rid of Amazon music.
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    01-28-2018 06:35 PM
  21. joemd60's Avatar
    Most services will require a pc or mac to upload. Apple music requires the same unless youve bought it all through iTunes. If thats the case then all youre music is already stored, you would just need to download it to your device. Unless you want to stream it, there wouldnt be a need to pay for a storage subscription.
    I don’t have either or. Where I only have 344 purchased music from iTunes.
    I will just continue with my original plan, it’s the cheaper option.
    Eventually I plan to purchase a Mac to give me more flexibility.
    01-28-2018 06:38 PM
  22. Tartarus's Avatar
    If you were gonna do that, you may be better off paying for apple music. Any song they offer is available as long as youre a subscriber. It is more expensive at $120/year but there are benefits.

    Or look at google music for the free uploads.
    Apple offers a yearly subscription for only $99.
    It’s $119.88 a year if you pay monthly.
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    01-28-2018 06:55 PM
  23. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Apple offers a yearly subscription for only $99.
    It’s $199.88 a year if you pay monthly.
    $199.88? I have the family plan and pay 179.98/year. The single plan is only $10/month. The yearly does save $20.
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    01-28-2018 06:58 PM
  24. Tartarus's Avatar
    $199.88? I have the family plan and pay 179.98/year. The single plan is only $10/month. The yearly does save $20.
    Sorry for the typo. It’s 12 times 9.99 which is $119.88, obviously.
    01-28-2018 07:00 PM
  25. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Sorry for the typo. It’s 12 times 9.99 which is $119.88, obviously.
    Ok lol. I was about to say, thats extortion lol
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    01-28-2018 07:00 PM
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