Spotify Vs. Amazon Music – The Best Music Streaming Service

We all like to sit back and relax while listening to music from time to time just to make problems go away, and the best way to do that is by using music streaming services, that help you keep track of your favorite songs, and manage your playlists. The most significant streaming services to date are Spotify and Amazon Music, yet what makes them the best?

Spotify vs. Amazon Music – Subscription Plans

Both the services offer a lot of features, but to enjoy the full experience, that will require you to pay a subscription that also allows you to use these apps without seeing ads.

Spotify Subscription Types:

  • Trail pack: $0.99/month
  • Monthly pack: $9.99/month- unlimited, ad-free streaming and downloading.
  • Student pack- $4.99/month – you have to re-register yourself as a student every year.
  • Family pack- $15/month – this allows you to have six people in one account with the
    same address.

Spotify gift cards are also available for you to pick up over the internet.

Amazon Music Subscription Types:

  • For Non-Prime Customers: $9.99/month.
  • For Prime members: $7.99/month or $79/year.
  • For Prime Members with an Amazon Echo(speaker or dot) :$3.99/month.

Spotify vs. Amazon Music – Popularity and Sound Quality

Both streaming services have a vast user base with Spotify sitting at around 200 million users and 100 million subscribers, and Amazon music with 85 million Prime members and 10 million music subscribers.

The sound quality for both is excellent, Spotify having 320kbps for its Prime members and limited to 96 kbps standard quality. Amazon Music didn’t reveal its streaming quality, but we can expect to be just the same as Spotify’s.

Spotify vs. Amazon – Supported Devices and Library Size

The apps are available to PC, consoles, and smartphone devices so that you will not be limited to using only one platform. The music library of the two is enormous, Spotify having around 35 million songs, and Amazon sitting at about 40 million. You can find pretty much anything you like.

Spotify Vs. Amazon – Features

Amazon Music:

  • Special benefit to prime members and device members. If you’re not a subscriber but have an AMAZON ECHO or Echo Dot, you can get Amazon Music Unlimited on that device for the only £3.99/mth.
  • Amazon Music also provides a collaborative playlist based on your past searches, mood, genre preference, etc.

Spotify:

  • On every Monday, Spotify releases Discover Weekly, a playlist made for you based on your past choices and available for users for two weeks.
  • Spotify’s Running feature allows the users to track things like their pace and how long they’ve been running.
  • Sharing Playlists: Share your playlist with your friends and edit it together.
  • All playlists also feature the Playlist Extender feature, which recommends songs based on what’s in your tracklist and the playlist’s name.

Both Spotify and Amazon Music services offer lots of features and a vast library of songs that you can pick from. The only thing to take into consideration is the monthly fees that you can spend on either of them. The choice is yours!

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