We compare the biggest on-demand music streaming services to find the best one for you. In some cases, subscription services can sound indistinguishable from, or even better than, a CD. While most boast music catalogs of more than 50 million songs, each has its own unique pros and cons. We've also left out services that only play music in a radio format and don't offer a la carte listening.
Apple's streaming music service
Apple Music: Getting started
Apple Music is a music and video streaming service developed by Apple Inc. Users select music to stream to their device on-demand, or they can listen to existing, curated playlists. The service also includes the Internet radio station Apple Music 1 , Apple Music Hits, and Apple Music Country, which broadcasts live to over countries 24 hours a day. The service was announced on June 8, , and launched on June 30, in over countries worldwide.
Apple's evolving music streaming service makes some welcome improvements
The giants of streaming offer a lot for music and podcast fans alike. Let's see how they compare on price, catalog, features and more. Apple Music and Spotify are the two biggest names in music streaming.
Apple Music is a streaming service that offers users curated music collections, algorithmically generated playlists, and live radio. The service competes directly with Spotify with its offerings, and has captured a large portion of the streaming market in only a few years. The headphone business continues to operate within Apple, but the digital music service called Beats Music transitioned into Apple Music.