I have an iPhone and in no way want to use Apple Music! Tried the free trial and carried on a for a few months, but I found the integration of my own music (granted this is not an issue for everyone) and Apple's music to be terrible and the UI blurgh and just nasty.Good read but only iPhone users really want to use Apple music.
Once Spotify add a Hi-def/MQA option I think Tidal could disappear, but seeing as only way to get bit-perfect playback via Android via quality external DAC (and with UAPP app) I hope it doesn't. External DAC users connected to phones is likely small in the grand scheme of things so who knows. At the £9.99 price if "money is king" then its Spotify every time.
I always come back to Spotify for ease of use and speed of operation. Spotify Connect is especially good. I've tried many of the others but never stopped my Spotify Premium sub which I've had for years now.
Amazon music unlimited is separate to amazon prime and it's benefits. However amazon prime includes a partial library music streaming service called prime music.Just a quick question, i have an Amazon prime account, does this include Amazon music or is that extra ?
It can't be downloaded to play offline though, which is a killer feature for most people, who take their music seriously.The elephant in the room is YouTube. It's huge, it has most music on it, and it's free. Quality counts for nothing when the cost is £0. Where I work most people listen to music all day and I'd say the split is about 50% YT and 50% Spotify.
I'm not a huge music guy but I do subscribe to Spotify. It's fine for my needs, but I'm exactly a very discerning music listener. Most of the music I listen to is old and is through headphones (Bose QC35). I used to listen to a lot of movie soundtracks too which would probably benefit from higher quality audio, but I do less of that now as to be frank virtually all modern movie soundtracks are garbage.
It can though. Several websites automate the process, eg. keepvid.comIt can't be downloaded to play offline though, which is a killer feature for most people, who take their music seriously.
Odd to relate, streaming services have resulted in me buying much, much more music. I can now listen to new artists, in my own time and deep dive their portfolios. When I find things I like, I more often than not seek it out on vinyl (or sometimes lossless or high res). Artists like Wild Beasts, My Baby, Heliocentrics and Public Service Broadcasting to name but a few are all ones I have purchased heavily having first encountered them on streaming services. I freely admit this is not 'normal' (although artists do see upswings in tour ticket sales from streaming) but it's how it works for me.I guess that is my point, once upon a time, going to buy an LP was ‘an event’ and it did mean something. Now music has been devalued to a certain degree, even though we access and use it more.