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Apple Music vs Spotify: the key differences

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The official album chart will see online streaming from services such as Spotify included for the first time from next month.

The official album chart will see online streaming from services such as Spotify included for the first time from next month.

The official album chart will see online streaming from services such as Spotify included for the first time from next month.

What is Apple's new 'Music' streaming service and how does it compare with main rival Spotify?

  • Music and Spotify both cost €10 per month.
  • Spotify has a free version, Music does not.
  • Music gives access to 35 million songs, Spotify has 30 million songs.
  • Music is available from June 30, Spotify is available now. Both are available on iPhones and Android phones.
  • Music has a family version, letting six devices use the service for €15 per month; Spotify lets you use three devices for €10 per month and another three devices for a further €5 per month.
  • Music has a live radio station with celebrity DJs.
  • Music has Beatles and Taylor Swift, Spotify does not.
  • Music will be automatically installed on iPhones updating to the next iOS software upgrade.
  • Spotify has 60 million users and 15 million paying subscribers; Apple is aiming for 100 million paying subscribers.

Irish Independent