Apple Music, Pandora, or Spotify


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There are so many music choices out there it can be very hard to choose between them.

Even though Apple Music is only available on Apple devices many people think Apple Music better than Pandora or Spotify. Apple Music has over fifty million songs available for people to listen to. With three different payment options you can choose the best situation for you. Apple Music can be streamed on all of your apple devices, those of us with android might want to check a better option.

Pandora is an amazing one to use if you love playlists. However you can not make you own playlists, that is to say directly. Pandora has a very unique way of selecting songs for their listeners. Depending on what songs you listen to, the program creates a playlist of songs that are similar to the ones that you have liked. Pandora is completely free, although you can choose to pay for a premium version. Pandora says “Our team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers our proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist / fan connections at unprecedented scale.” Pandora, being founded by musicians, is well worth the investigation.

Spotify, believe it or not, has been up and running for 10 years, however it has only just become popular. Without premium, you can actually get along fine with Spotify. You can create your own playlists and select from millions of songs. The only downfall to not having premium is you cant select songs individually, you can only shuffle play through the songs you have chosen. With premium, you can select songs individually, while also being able to download songs. This, of course, means that you can listen to songs without eating up your data. The main thing that separates Spotify from apple music would be the ability to follow the musicians that you love to know when they come out with new songs instantly.

In a survey of thirty-five people fifteen said they preferred apple music, while eight said they use Spotify. Three people said they would rather use Pandora for their listening enjoyment, however nine people said they use another source or a mixture of the all three. Music can be a complicated network of competition, but no one will judge you if use more than one.