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Spotify vs Apple Music vs Youtube Music

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I have been a subscriber to music streaming services for years so I thought it my by useful to share my experience with all of them. Princing is not mentioned as it varies dramatically from one country to another.

Spotify πŸ₯ˆ

I have been a subscriber for over 10 years and I can certainly say that it has a lot of advantages:

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Apple Music

I have been an Apple Music user for probably the very beginning, 18+ years ago. This was before there was a subscription system in place and this is how things get a bit complicated. If you bought songs before the streaming system you still find them in you library and, overall, makes the experience pretty confusing.

Pros: - Audio Quality: with a lot of songs in lossless quality look no further for the best in terms of audio quality. - Integration: If you are an Apple user Apple Music is very well integrated with all devices (Apple TV, Apple Watch, iPhone, Mac etc.) which could be a big plus

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Youtube Music πŸ“ΊπŸ₯‡

For years I resisted the idea to buy a Youtube premium subscription. I didn't watch youtube that much but, lately, I enjoy watching some videos and on Apple TV the advertising is just too much. I subscribed and I think it was worth every penny! As a free add-on to Youtube premium you also get..Youtube Music. Well, this is just fantastic because it has something no other service has: music videos!!

If like me you are part of the MTV generation you know what it means. The magic to see and listen to music videos is just unbeatable.

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Cons:

Reverts back to audio only if there is no Music video If you select music video and the next song in your playlist has none, you need to re-enable again else it will stick to audio only. e.g. in your Playlist Song 1 has a music video (all good, video plays) Song 2 has no video (audio only plays), Song 3 has a music video BUT it won't switch back to video without your intervention. This is a pretty annoying bug (a bit of a workaround, I am adding to certain playlists only songs that have a music video).

For me the discovery and mix features are superior than Spotify and I just can't get enough of discovering music videos that are missing in both Spotify and Apple Music,

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