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The Best Music Streaming Services of 2019 – Spotify vs Apple Music vs Amazon Music Unlimited vs Tidal vs YouTube Music Premium

Beautiful fashion girl learning on line with a tablet and headphones sitting on a bench in the streetContent streaming doesn’t stop with TV series and movies. In this post, we’re comparing some of the most popular music streaming services you can subscribe to.

Spotify

Cost: Free for Basic or $9.99/month for Premium

Spotify has apps for all major platforms, including iOS and Android devices. It also has one of most impressive music catalogues, providing music from well-known bands along with indie artists. Spotify doesn’t have live streaming stations, but they do offer curated playlists based on genre, artist, and mood.

If you don’t want to pay, Spotify has a free version if you don’t mind the ads. You can also get a deal if you’re a student and a discount for a family plan.

Apple Music

Cost: $9.99/month for individuals $14.99/month for families

There’s an Apple Music app for other platforms, including Android, but Apple Music was made for Apple devices. You’ll get the clean and streamlined design that you’d expect from an Apple product, along with a large music collection, and live radio options.

While Apple Music doesn’t have a free plan, you can score some good deals. Right now, Apple Music is offering 4 months of their family plan for free on Living Social. You can also get a discount with a student email address

Amazon Music Unlimited

Cost: $7.99/month for Prime members $9.99/month for non-members

Amazon Music Unlimited has apps for most devices, including iOS and Android. A highlight of using Amazon’s music streaming service is the integration with Alexa. If you have an Echo or another Alexa enabled device, you’ll be able to easily choose songs and playlists and control the music throughout your home.

Prime members can use a free version with limited features. Looking for a deal? Amazon is offering 4 months of Amazon Music for just $0.99 for Prime Day.

Tidal

Cost: $9.99/month

Tidal was made for audiophiles. The music on Tidal has a higher resolution and offers incredible sound quality. Look for an app for all major platforms, including Android and iOS devices. Tidal also has exclusive content from artists including Jay Z and Kanye that you won’t find elsewhere. The library is more limited than some other options, but with over 60 million songs, there’s plenty to listen to.

Tidal offers a 30 day free trial to try out the streaming service before committing. 

YouTube Music Premium

Cost: $9.99/month

YouTube Music Premium has apps for most devices, including Android and iOS. For those with a Google Assistant device, the service pairs perfectly for controlling music with voice commands (bonus: YouTube Music is free with Google Home!) Look for unique playlists, choose your music based on your mood, and customize your experience based on personal preferences.

YouTube Music does have a free version if you don’t want to pay for a monthly subscription. Use the one month free trial to decide if YouTube Music Premium is right for you.

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