Music streaming apps used to have very different libraries. Taylor Swift might be on Apple Music but not Spotify. Nowadays, these services have similar catalogs, offering millions of songs and playlists, and they generally all release new albums at the same time. You shouldn’t have much trouble finding your favorite artist on any of them.
What separates them today are the quality of music discovery—whether it’s based on algorithms or human curation—the user experience on desktop and mobile apps, as well as sound quality. Most of these services have free tiers, but the experience improves if you subscribe and pay a monthly fee. We put ’em all to the test, and these are our favorites.
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