Companies offering audio streaming services grow daily,and the services are increasing as well.
With audio streaming services, you get access to millions of songs from your mobile device, your PC or your sound system at home.
You only have to pay a monthly flat fee,and you get access to millions of songs.
The flat rate paid gives you additional features like creating your personal radio, reading reviews about the latest releases and creating and sharing your playlist.
However, with so many streaming services available today, it is tough to decide which one is best for you.
All of them might offer similar services,but they have more differences than similarities.
Google Play Music, Spotify and Rhapsody also known as Napster are some of the music streaming services out there.
Let’s take a look at the three and see which one is stronger than the other and at what.
This is one of the best music streaming services on the market today.
It has the combination of a vast music library with more than 30 million songs reaching more than 58 countries and an excellent user-friendly interface.
The app also has great features and wide support of devices making it the first choice for most people.
Spotify has a mobile app for Android as well as iOS platforms.
They also have their own desktop software for Windows and Mac OS.
The desktop software once installed scans your folders and imports playlists from the Windows Media Player and iTunes, such that you can play any tune from your local servers or the Spotify ones.
If you are not sure if Spotify is the best option for you, you can create a free trial account to test it.
If you are the free music kind of person and you can’t pay to listen to music.
Spotify has a free version of the app but it is limited to low-quality audio,and you also have to put up with a lot of ads with some playing in between tracks.
• Huge library with unlimited music streaming
• Easy to use and clean user interface
• Brilliant audio quality 320 kbps
• Amazing social media tools
• Podcasts and video clips available
• Offline mode
• Compatible with iPad, Android, Windows, home audio systems and iPod Touch
• Free version with ads
• Lots of ads and low audio with the free version
• Login via Facebook or mail one at a time. Log into both and your playlist is screwed
Spotify free- free version but interrupted by ads and limited to 10 hours per month
Spotify premium- $9.99/month with all features of the app available
Spotify trial- 30-days’ trial for Spotify premium
This was the only name that meant something in music streaming 15 years ago,but today, the company is owned by Napster and has been overtaken by other music streaming services.
It is however existent and pretty good.
It offers an extensive song library with more than 30 million songs today, a fantastic user interface and good mobile device support.
One of the best things about the service is the possibility to buy numerous songs as MP3 files.
Napster is compatible with a huge selection of home audio receivers and systems too.
Napster has a mobile app for Android, iOS platforms and more as well as a windows desktop application.
Compatible with a huge selection of home audio systems
Good sound quality
Offers reviews and interviews about new tunes
Good user interface
Large music library with unlimited music streaming
Offline mode available
Latest Android and iOS apps can stream and download songs with high-quality audio 320kbps
A basic desktop experience
Not the highest or best bitrates
Weak social media tools
Permanently limited to windows phone users
Premier– $9.99/month with all features including unRadio
Google Play Music
This is one of the best-known music streaming services and its app comes pre-installed on most of the Android smartphones.
It has a vast music library with more than 30 million songs and an unlimited amount of time to stream.
With Google Play Music, you can upload music from your own library and share the same with others via Google+.
It also has a colorful user interface as compared to it’s rivals and offers an easy to use experience with most of its functions available within one or two clicks.
Huge music library and unlimited music streaming
Colorful and clean user interface
Outstanding audio quality 320kbps
Share music with others
Compatible with iOS, Android and Windows platforms
Upload your music from your own library up to 50,000 songs
Store songs on your app and listen in offline mode
No social tools or features
Lacks in appeal
Sony’s AAC’s are clear than Google’s MP3s even if they have the same bitrate
Google Play Music All Access- $9.99/month with all features plus the Standard package and the first 30 days are free.
Google Play Music Standard Free- store your own songs up to 50,000 in your locker and you can access them anywhere.
Google Play Music Family- $14.99/month for up to six people and up to 10 devices