Streaming apps are gaining popularity now. They were even considered as the future of music. So expect in the future that there will be less CDs will be manufactured.
As a music lover, I found purchasing a CD or digital download as too expensive. When I heard about Spotify, I knew that there will be subscription. But when I began to learn how to use it and there’s one month free subscription, I availed of the Premium and now subscribed for almost a year. Premium subscription price here is cheap. In fact, you can buy an entire CD with the monthly subscription. It was just sad that after two months from subscribing, Spotify announced two months free subscription. That was tht time when Apple Music was established which offered 3 months free.
Talking about Apple Music, owned by Apple who also owned iTunes, they had established it to compete with the top brand Spotify. It might have already hurt the sales of music on iTunes that’s why they came out with that business model. Since I am not an Apple user, I never had the chance to avail them.
Deezer is another streaming app. There’s a built-in app in my phone but I never used it. I even deleted it. Pandora Internet Radio is also very popular but I haven’t used it. Not even planning to use it.
Google also has its own music called Google Play Music. There’s a built-in app on my phone but it is just a music player. I don’t think subscription is available in the country. I think YouTube Music, which was owned by Google, is not available in the country too.
Here in my country, telecom network Smart Communications, also established their own called Spinnr. I have a free subscription from my plan but I didn’t find it as easy to use as Spotify.
I would be sticking to Spotify when it comes to music streaming services. How about you guys? Which music streaming service do you prefer?