1. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    I gotta agree with the ones saying Spotify. I've used all three and Spotify imo is easier and better interface.
    MooMooPrincess and Spencerdl like this.
    03-05-2017 11:27 AM
  2. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I'm in my free trial of Apple Music, but I am liking it so far! Of course with google play u get youtube ad free! And whenever u cancel your subscription and go back to it later, even months later, all your songs and playlists are still there! I'm not sure if Apple music does the same!
    I left Apple Music and came back and all my playlists were still there.
    Technified and TwitchyPuppy like this.
    03-05-2017 10:28 PM
  3. Technified's Avatar
    I left Apple Music and came back and all my playlists were still there.
    Thanks for the info! That's good to know in case I do venture off to another service!
    03-05-2017 10:32 PM
  4. stsullivan's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for your help. I do like Google play music I only pay 10 bucks a month just wish I could use it with my Apple watch
    Technified likes this.
    03-06-2017 06:53 AM
  5. Jude526's Avatar
    I haven't used Google or Apple Music. When I had my Samsung watch to my note 5 I could have my own CD's music on the watch. I haven't played with putting my own music on the Apple Watch. I guess am just lazy. LOL. I do want my own ringtones and someone was nice to put a link on doing it. I have Napster which used to be known as Rhapsody and I pay 9.99 for it monthly. I like Napster and I still will listen to my CD's in my car. LOl. But I mainly use Napster. I haven't tried to see if it works on the watch either yet. With my Apple Watch only working with the phone nearby I listen to my music mainly from my phone. On the Samsung when I had the Note, I could take outings with just the watch and listen from it. But the Apple Watch is not a standalone so don't have that option...at least with the series 1.
    03-13-2017 01:43 AM
  6. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for your help. I do like Google play music I only pay 10 bucks a month just wish I could use it with my Apple watch
    Apple Music is also $10/month and works great with Apple Watch. :-)

    Seriously, I don't think one is better or worse than another. I had Google Play Music for years while on Android and now that I'm on iOS I'm using Apple Music. I have noticed that depending on the station you listen to or create, one service may have songs the other one doesn't. I also listen to Pandora (free) and can create specific stations on Pandora that I can't create on Apple Music.

    Bottom line is, what works for me may not work for you. Try them all and decide for yourself.
    03-14-2017 07:21 AM
  7. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I use Apple Music because everyone in my fam has at least one Apple device. I do, however, find AM to be clunky to use and surprisingly unintuitive given Apple is known for simplicity of use. Anyway, it's good enough. I don't love it. I kind of just deal with it.
    06-02-2017 12:45 PM
  8. chezm's Avatar
    I used google play on android and just started using Apple Music on my new 7+ since my wife was paying monthly so figured we'd setup a family plan. While I think they're pretty much identical, there are some albums I discovered that exist on Apple Music but not google play, so apple get the slight edge.
    06-02-2017 01:29 PM
  9. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I use Groove, but I came from Windows phone, so it is partly just because I am used to it. I also have all my music on Onedrive, and my wife can play it all on her phone by linking her Groove app to my Onedrive account.
    06-02-2017 01:45 PM
  10. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I'm using Apple Music currently, and debating whether or not keep it after my three free months are up. I like being able to just download any song whenever I want though. I might keep it specifically for that. Not to mention it has a Shazam tie in, so you can Shazam a song then go download it. I never really used Google Play Music, I only went to it a few times for some free music so I can't really compare the two. As annoying as the UI is, I still like being able to go back and listen to shows I want.
    06-02-2017 01:56 PM
  11. joemd60's Avatar
    I an Amazon Prime member. But I don't pay for the unlimited music. If I were to guess. Whether it be Google Play, or Apple Music, or any streaming music subscription. If you bail, and go elsewhere. Unless you bought the songs, your playlists you create will no longer exist.
    Like Amazon, they will probably be grayed out unless you re-subscribe.
    Other than that, they all have their pros and cons.
    06-02-2017 06:38 PM
  12. TheRandomDealio's Avatar
    We use Apple Music. Between my 17 year old son and I...I think we've tried them all. We both have a rather eclectic taste in music and have found more that we know and love as well as new stuff to try on Apple Music. Family Sharing is a huge thing for us. We are not huge users of YouTube. But ads have never been a huge issue for us. We just ignore them.
    Tartarus likes this.
    06-05-2017 02:32 PM
  13. msm0511's Avatar
    Apple Music isn't great, but it's so much better than Play Music. I absolutely loathe Play Music. I use Android currently, but I'm still using Apple Music.
    Tartarus likes this.
    06-09-2017 10:35 AM
  14. LillyISabelle's Avatar
    I use google music as it comes with my YouTube red subscription but I also use Spotify
    06-09-2017 11:48 AM
  15. jayzero76's Avatar
    Google play music! Because it works everywhere in my office at work.
    07-02-2017 07:22 AM
  16. mab4285's Avatar
    I'm in my free trial of Apple Music, but I am liking it so far! Of course with google play u get youtube ad free! And whenever u cancel your subscription and go back to it later, even months later, all your songs and playlists are still there! I'm not sure if Apple music does the same!
    It does!!
    07-06-2017 09:35 AM
  17. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I personally like Apple Music better. I like the idea of seeing the entire album cover and the little things that Apple music has that Google Play music doesn't.
    Apple Music...

    Google Play Music....
    Tartarus likes this.
    07-06-2017 10:19 AM
  18. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have yet to try either one. The album cover wouldn't matter to me at all. I wouldn't be hanging there while music is playing. Getting YouTube Red to boot would be huge, even though Apple Music may be a bit better.
    07-06-2017 12:55 PM
  19. Tartarus's Avatar
    I personally like Apple Music better. I like the idea of seeing the entire album cover and the little things that Apple music has that Google Play music doesn't.
    Apple Music...
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9a3c577db5.png
    Google Play Music....
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...65520fcd56.png
    Google Music looks childish, unfinished and cheap.
    Music looks sophisticated, well-brushed and elegant.
    I vote for Music.
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    07-06-2017 04:26 PM
  20. COMMISSIONERHBK9's Avatar
    so I had the s8 plus so I had to use google play music. just sold the s8 plus and went back to iPhone 7 plus. now I'm using google play music now but I notice you can't use your music from google to be used for alarm clock. I don't know if I want to re get Apple Music and find all my songs over.
    07-07-2017 03:45 AM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Google Music looks childish, unfinished and cheap.
    Music looks sophisticated, well-brushed and elegant.
    I vote for Music.
    Google probably doesn't pay gazillions of dollars for album cover rights like Apple does, so they show what they can without copyright issues. LOL
    07-07-2017 06:33 AM
  22. YankInDaSouth's Avatar
    I've been battling with this too ... after years on Android I've used GPM and I have several family members associated with my account so when I switched to iPhone I stuck with it. Wanted to try AM so I'm running with (and paying for) both ATM. Love built in lyrics with AM, customizable EQ and the randomized "for you" seems to offer a wider variety of music then GPM's "feeling lucky" does. Obviously the integration with AM is far superior too ... but I think I still prefer GPM. Likely due to the fact I'm so used to it, but AM feels clunky to me.
    For instance, if I want to know more about an artist or an album with GPM it's right there when hitting the menu (three dots) button. With AM you have to touch the highlighted artist name, which takes you to the album then touch the artist name again to get to their page and then scroll all the way down to the bottom to read about them. Seems like a lot of steps ... maybe I am missing something that'll get me there faster.
    There's other little things too ... like if I'm listening to an album on AM and like (or dislike) a song in order to register it I have to open the app, hit menu then hit love or dislike whereas with GPM as soon as you open the app the thumbs up or down is right there.
    GPM just seems more comfortable to me ... likely due to years of using it. YouTube Red is a nice bonus too. In the end I'll likely end up keeping GPM because of all the family members that are associated with my account. But will likely try AM again once iOS 11 drops ...
    07-07-2017 07:03 AM
  23. Tartarus's Avatar
    Google probably doesn't pay gazillions of dollars for album cover rights like Apple does, so they show what they can without copyright issues. LOL
    I’m not sure this is the case.
    Google shows the same album covers as Music, but in a ugly way.
    Google is ugly. Blehh.
    Spencerdl likes this.
    07-07-2017 08:06 AM
  24. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Google probably doesn't pay gazillions of dollars for album cover rights like Apple does, so they show what they can without copyright issues. LOL
    They do show the same Album Art, just in a big and gorky kind of way. It just looks unprofessional in my opinion.
    Tartarus likes this.
    07-07-2017 08:32 AM
  25. MizWylie's Avatar
    I'm gonna second GPM being ugly.

    Luckily, AM works on both Android and iOS so I don't think it'll be too bad.
    Spencerdl likes this.
    07-07-2017 09:33 AM
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