Hey guys, what's up? I'm Christian Taylor, and today it is an epic battle between Spotify and Apple Music.
So if you're like me, when you see Spotify versus Apple Music, you're probably like, "There's no battle.
Spotify is clearly the best" I mean, they were first, everyone uses Spotify.
Apple Music just came along and thought that they were gonna steal a bunch of the market share. Just.. just stop. Yeah that's exactly what I was like too until I started seeing the headlines.
Apple really is stealing a huge amount of the market. So I got to thinking, why? Why are people using Apple Music in giant percentages when Spotify was first and probably best, and you could buy plays there. So I thought, huh, it must be because Apple makes it so darn easy to sign up for Apple Music. It's right in the app, meanwhile Spotify's signup process is…
Are you trolling me? Yeah, you can't sign up for Spotify in the app. I see why a lot of average users picked Apple Music instead.
This battle is further signified by Spotify just rushing an Apple watch app to the market in a sign of panic, just trying to stay alive and keep more people from moving over to Apple Music. And then Apple responds by supporting Amazon Echo. That's definitely a sign of desperation and competition from Apple, because they don't normally do stuff like that.
Now as far as pricing goes
Both platforms are the same price. They are $9.99 per month or $4.99 per month if you're a student, and they both offer a family plan which is $14.99 a month for up to six people. However, what Spotify offers that Apple Music doesn't is access to Hulu's limited commercials plan for an extra $3 a month. Yeah that's right, you can pay $12.99 a month and get Spotify Premium plus access to Hulu's service that would normally cost $8 a month. I personally subscribe to this plan, and that alone is a huge win for Spotify. Now it's probably no surprise to anyone that Spotify is king with algorithms.
Their discover weekly playlist is a playlist that they automatically create for you and update every week, and it is very similar to the style of music you listen to, and that's kind of the point. It's meant for you to discover music weekly. In addition, they create five daily mixes for you of different genres you listen to. This was just mind-blowing to me.
All the different genres that I tend to listen to on Spotify it latched on to, and it made a playlist with both music I listen to, plus new music sprinkled in there with five different genres that are updated regularly.