We wake up to music. We go about our days to music. If we're happy, we're singing along. If we're sad, we're crooning. If we're mad, we will scream out every last note. Music makes us better, brings us together, and I owe my life to rock and roll! Music subscriptions have the power to make our lives brighter, louder, and happier. There are plenty of music subscriptions worthy of their price tags, but in the battle for your monthly stipend, there can only be one winner. So, how do three of the biggest names in music — Spotify, Google Play Music, and Apple Music — stack up in our comprehensive comparison? Pricing Things are relatively even here. For a single, non-student subscriber, Play Music, Apple Music, and Spotify each cost $9.99/month in the United States. For a family of up to six users, Google Play Music, Apple Music and Spotify each cost $14.99/month, though Spotify's family plan requires you all to live at the same address — and Spotify turns off your family … [Read more...] about Apple Music vs. Spotify vs. Google Play Music: A music subscription showdown
Spotify or google play music
For well over a decade, the music industry has been trying to figure out the Internet and they have failed more often than they have succeeded. Declining music sales and the rise of free sources like YouTube and Pandora have left a once proud industry in a state of perpetual anarchy. Half of it is trying to adhere to old paradigms like asking for $20 for fully digital albums while others are trying more unconventional methods. The happy medium for now seems to be music streaming. It brings money back into music and gives people quick, unlimited access to the songs they enjoy. For right now, the juggernauts in on-demand music streaming are Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play Music. Of course, new challengers are encroaching all the time, and so the status quo likely won’t stay that way for long! In the meantime, let’s take a look at which one is the best in this Apple Music vs Spotify vs Google Play Music comparison. The first, and arguably the most important thing that … [Read more...] about Apple Music vs Spotify vs Google Play Music
posted on 14 Feb 2018, 09:15 5 1. Man_Utd (Posts: 72; Member since: 03 Feb 2015) Let's just call it what it really is... iSpeaker. Because the rest of the functionality doesn't exist. posted on 14 Feb 2018, 20:13 1 22. cheetah2k (Posts: 1863; Member since: 16 Jan 2011) The price is the biggest hurdle for me. USD$350 is buttraping at its best posted on 14 Feb 2018, 09:18 1 2. Babadook (Posts: 222; Member since: 24 May 2016) If I could stream Spotify, yes probably. posted on 14 Feb 2018, 10:21 0 8. bucknassty (Posts: 438; Member since: 24 Mar 2017) i think it can, through airplay right? still not worth it posted on 14 Feb 2018, 13:52 1 16. sgodsell (Posts: 5742; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) So you have to start Spotify from only an iPhone and then use Airplay. If you want to use anything else then you have to use Airplay again on the iPhone. Kind of defeats the purpose of a smart speaker. So No. Plus if want stereo support, then you have to … [Read more...] about Comments for : Would you buy the Apple HomePod if it streamed Spotify or Google Play Music?
posted on 08 Mar 2017, 08:29 10 1. DavMor0069 (Posts: 253; Member since: 09 Dec 2015) Play Music subscription = YouTube Red= No ads, offline storage,YT music,and youtube red originals shows(if you are into those..) posted on 08 Mar 2017, 09:58 1 15. tedkord (Posts: 15816; Member since: 17 Jun 2009) Best deal going. Plus, I'm paid through 2021 for about $5 month. posted on 08 Mar 2017, 10:27 9 19. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4589; Member since: 07 Mar 2012) Not subscribed to any... Spotify not available where I am at and Google don't support most of the my country's payment methods. 22. trojan_horse (banned) (Posts: 5868; Member since: 06 May 2016) You're a great pirate ninja...aren't you! 26. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4589; Member since: 07 Mar 2012) Nay, ninja I am not...I'm just a torrent slinger. 34. Valdomero (Posts: 332; Member since: 13 Nov 2012) You sire deserve my upvote, for I do the same as you. Cheers. 35. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4589; Member since: … [Read more...] about Comments for : Apple Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, or Tidal: which one do you use?
posted on 02 Jul 2015, 09:32 0 1. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014) Spotify FTW! posted on 02 Jul 2015, 09:49 0 2. gaming64 (unregistered) Seems very legit. Hope they ACTUALLy get integrated into Android. posted on 02 Jul 2015, 09:59 7 3. runzlord (Posts: 245; Member since: 13 Oct 2013) also supports more countries than play music posted on 02 Jul 2015, 10:06 2 5. xondk (Posts: 1904; Member since: 25 Mar 2014) I have to say that I think exclusivity on such things as music is a bad thing, so that's a thing that apple music does wrong, so very very wrong, we are going to end up with needing various different streaming services if others begin getting exclusive deals as well, and that is just bad. posted on 02 Jul 2015, 10:44 1 7. applefanboylol (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Jun 2015) It wasnt Apples goal to make T Swift exclusive, she just hates Spotify, for a few MAJOR reasons which Apple does not do. Dr Dre works at Apple and is very … [Read more...] about Comments for : 7 things Apple Music does better than Google Play Music
While no one was looking, Google built the best music app out there. The problem for Google has always been getting people to take notice. The company doesn’t have the marketing acumen and deep ties to the music industry like Apple nor the popular success of Spotify. It’s a shame, because Play Music does a lot of things better than other services. If you’re a subscriber you get YouTube Red, which means you don’t have to sit through annoying advertisements when you want to see the latest, trending videos.There are trial offers all the time, so if you’re looking for an easy way to manage your music and check out another streaming service, then these are the top features and tricks you want to try out to see if Google Play Music is right for you.One of my favorite features is that you can use Google Play Music as your personal locker, even if you don’t subscribe to the streaming service.But first you have to get all your music there. If … [Read more...] about Five tips to help you get the most out of Google Play Music
If you're like me, music plays a huge role in your life — it helps get you through busy and on-the-go periods. If you do a lot of traveling, a great way to enjoy your music is through Google Play Music. With this tool, you can listen to and manage your music on your Android device, laptop, or desktop.One issue you may come across is the inability to listen to all of the music from your Google cloud. What happens when you have no service (or you are in Airplane mode)? Any song saved in your cloud won't be available. Fortunately, Google thought of that and has made it very easy to manage your music. With a bit of set up, you can easily enjoy your music — even when transitioning between online and offline modes.There are two ways to best manage this. The first is to manually download music from Google Play Music to your device. This is actually the easiest method. Out of the box, your device will be configured to only download music when connected to a wireless network.To … [Read more...] about Pro tip: Manage Google Play Music for easier transition between online and offline modes
After teasing the feature several months ago, Google Play Music is finally ready to serve as the official hub for podcasts on Android.Android Police uncovered an email from NPR that announced the news network’s podcast would launch April 18 in Google Play Music. The email notes the following:Google will launch podcasts on Android and other platforms next Monday, April 18, inside of Google Play Music, a streaming service similar to Apple Music. Please note: this information is embargoed and should not be shared or promoted externally until Monday. NPR has worked with Google to ensure that public radio is represented in the Google Play environment. Learn more about adding your station’s podcasts to this new platform.We first learned about Google’s plans to bring podcasts to Google Play back in October. Some Play Music subscribers saw them pop up inside the app in February, but there hasn’t been any official word since. We’ll let you know if it … [Read more...] about Report: Podcasts to launch in Google Play Music on April 18
Google Play Music is rapidly becoming one of the best music apps and subscription services around. It's got a huge music library, podcasts, a good feature set, and an ever-improving interface. Plus, your unlimited music subscription ($10 per month, $15 for a 6-person family plan) also gets you access to YouTube Red.Google's now rolling out a new version of the app, and it appears to make a single, simple interface tweak. If you're looking at any sort of list, like all the albums from a band or all the search results for "metal", you'll now see little Play buttons on the square album or playlist artwork. It just saves you a tap from having to open the album, playlist, or podcast before you start playing it.That one change alone isn't really a big deal. Sure, these little improvements are welcome, but it's what might be coming down the pike that has us interested. The sleuths at Android Police have dug into the code buried in the new APK and discovered references to a number of features … [Read more...] about Google Play Music update adds small interface tweak, prepares for bigger things
Google announced a major upgrade to its streaming music service to take advantage of the company’s strengths in machine learning. The most noticeable change at first glance to Google Play Music is a visual refresh, but the bigger deal is improved recommendations, and a helping hand when it comes to saving music offline. The interface is much less orange, instead launching with a soft white background that changes based on the different sections available to browse.In the web app, where the new features are already live, you’ll see more sections that have suggested playlists based on additional factors. Google says it’ll tap into your location, so you might see something like “relaxing at home” or “powering through work” if you’ve told Google where you live and where you earn your paycheck. There are also more playlists built from the Google Play Music team and suggestions based on albums or artists you’ve spent a lot … [Read more...] about Google Play Music revamps its home screen and builds more diverse playlist recommendations