Can we choose between Apple Music or Spotify?

Let’s talk about Apple Music first?

It is an audio and video app for all iOS gadgets including iPhone, iPad, iPod, iWatch, and Macbook. Spotify, on the other hand, plays songs and podcasts on both Android as well as iOS gadgets like phone and tablet.

Research published in Expanded Ramblings reads that the US contributes around 28 million paid subscribers for Apple’s app which supports a music library of about 50 million songs. The business of Apps, on the other hand, reports that globally, Spotify has around 191 million users per month. Out of these, roughly 87 million have a premium subscription.

Here, we are going to see which one is better among both in comparison to features and their ratings.

Apple Music



  • Cost for access

For every fresh or new user, there is a free subscription for the first three months, and then there are charges applicable for the access to songs the paid subscription for the same ranges from around $10 to about $14.99 every month.

Thinking about cost

  • Users and app reach

The presence of Apple Music is felt over 114 countries approximately. Also, this app by Apple has been launched for Android and iOS recently making the competition tougher for other music apps.

  • Offline feature

For users who have a paid subscription have access to offline the feature for listening to songs. This feature mostly comes handy while on a road trip or a flight and makes the journey more comfortable without the use of the internet.

Go offline

  • Rating on the app store

The star rating for this app on the app store is rated around four by users, and it has also been rated about 3.5 on Google Play for its users. All these ratings are on a scale of five.



  • User interface

This particular app does not have a friendly user interface and can confuse its users due to the complicated or cluttered view in such a way that users shall prefer other music apps in comparison.

  • Lack of support for ad-tier

Unlike other music apps which support free ads, Apple Music does not support such a feature. This also keeps away some of its users for not using the app and makes this feature as a con.

  • Songs are bound by digital rights management

This implies that the DRM or the rights about digital rights do not permit the songs to remain in the particular gadget of the user once the subscription is called off or Apple username and password are inactive.

DRM protected

Now, let’s move on to Spotify?


  • Subscription and trial

As compared to Apple Music, this particular app provides only one month of free trial for its users. However, the paid subscription for Spotify starts from around $4.99 to $14.99 for a paid or premium subscription.

  • Operating System or device compatibility

Spotify is seamlessly compatible with Android

  1. Android phones and tablets
  2. All gadgets about iOS
  3. Web browser
  • User interface

In comparison to Apple Music, the user interface for Spotify is less complicated and is easy to use, enjoy songs, and create playlists as per the mood of the particular user. The interface is not cluttered or difficult like that of its competitor.

  • Ratings

Google Play rates this particular music app at 4.6 stars on a scale of five and App store rates this app at 4.8 stars. These ratings are even though Apple Music has a larger library of songs as compared to Spotify.


  • Absence of interpreter for lyrics

Spotify had a feature for interpreting the lyrics of a particular song which was later brought down or removed by its developers giving way to virtual assistants for doing the same.

  • Limited reach and availability

Spotify is not available in every country. So, the users who intend to make use of this particular music app need first to check whether their country is a registered user for the same.


Hence, these are some of the differences between both the apps which shall help a particular user choose the respective music application according to their convenience and gadget compatibility and reviews for the same.


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