1. Stefano_B's Avatar
    Wondering which of the two music apps you prefer. They both stream and have the ability to download songs to phone for offline playback.. However, I recently switched to beats (premium on both), and like it, but Spotify seemed to have a better selection and loads playlist quicker as well. Are there any specific reasons why one over the other?

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    04-02-2014 09:29 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've used Spotify and found it to be suitable, but I've never used or had an inclination to use Beats Music. I suppose I'm too much of an old-school dude......Heck, I still prefer "stereo" sound over "digital" sound.
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    04-02-2014 10:17 AM
  3. Speedygi's Avatar
    I think the new updated interface for Spotify pushes it above Beats, but I have to give the apps more of a run through to draw a conclusive comparison between the two.
    04-02-2014 11:08 AM
  4. Stefano_B's Avatar
    I've used Spotify and found it to be suitable, but I've never used or had an inclination to use Beats Music. I suppose I'm too much of an old-school dude......Heck, I still prefer "stereo" sound over "digital" sound.
    I didn't know it was updated .. I'll have to check it out. I'm running into some hiccups with beats at times, and never had that issue on Spotify.


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    04-02-2014 11:35 AM
  5. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Stefano I know you are looking for comparisons for 3rd party apps but have you tried or considered the Native Music app that comes with 7.1? Throw that in the mix with these and see what you think.
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    04-02-2014 03:52 PM
  6. Stefano_B's Avatar
    Stefano I know you are looking for comparisons for 3rd party apps but have you tried or considered the Native Music app that comes with 7.1? Throw that in the mix with these and see what you think.
    I'm still on 7.0.6 in order to keep my jailbreak. Didn't know that there were changes to the music player.. Will look into it. Thanks


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    04-03-2014 01:29 PM
  7. prophecyc2's Avatar
    I switched to spotify yesterday and cancelled my beats subscription. Using the beats app was perfectly fine but honestly I got tired of seeing "50 cent: the essentials" or "G-unit: the essentials" every time I logged in. I followed/liked/listened to many different genres but that didn't really update on my home screen.

    Also, spotify seems to sound better (or louder at least) in my car using bluetooth for some reason. The library on beats was stellar and I had no real problems with finding songs I wanted to hear.


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  8. Speedygi's Avatar
    Spotify seems to have a better discovery system, and finding artists in the mix seems to yield the results I want immediately. In addition, the sharing and playlist adding options are more intuitive.
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    04-03-2014 10:30 PM
  9. Stefano_B's Avatar
    I switched to spotify yesterday and cancelled my beats subscription. Using the beats app was perfectly fine but honestly I got tired of seeing "50 cent: the essentials" or "G-unit: the essentials" every time I logged in. I followed/liked/listened to many different genres but that didn't really update on my home screen.

    Also, spotify seems to sound better (or louder at least) in my car using bluetooth for some reason. The library on beats was stellar and I had no real problems with finding songs I wanted to hear.


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    Spotify seems to have a better discovery system, and finding artists in the mix seems to yield the results I want immediately. In addition, the sharing and playlist adding options are more intuitive.
    Thanks for the input. I'm starting to draw the same conclusion myself regarding beats, and Spotify does seem to be faster as well.


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    04-03-2014 10:56 PM
  10. fabio984's Avatar
    When you update to iOS 7.1 you'll find the iPhone much faster. By the way, I use spotify. ( never installed beats, so I can't compare ).
    04-04-2014 07:26 AM
  11. linsiris's Avatar
    You have to keep in mind that beats is a new service/ app while spotify has been around for a long time, also they were very LONG due for an update, that finally came. I'm currently using beats and like it, yes I've also found a few glitches but it doesn't really limit the app for me. I also like the interface, it's innovative and different; I hope full iPad support comes soon.


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