- Zoe Lim
Best Music Streaming Platforms of 2020
Everyone is streaming music these days. Some fans even take streaming one step further by putting their favorite songs on repeat all day such that it would climb the charts.
With many music streaming platforms made available to us today, the question is, which music streaming service is best for you? Here, we discuss the top streaming platforms such as Spotify, AppleMusic, Tidal etc to see which suits you the best.
Spotify is probably the most well-known music streaming platform here. It has an extensive catalog, fun-to-discover weekly playlists, and arguably the best device compatibility. It allows you to create your own playlists, making it easier for you to customize your music library according to your music taste. The only downside is the intrusive advertisements and the inability to choose a song to listen to freely. If you love to discover new music, browse or share playlists, then Spotify is the one for you!
2. Apple Music
Apple Music is a close rival of Spotify. If you are a person who invests heavily into Apple Products, then you should try out Apple Music. It combines your iTunes library with music that you don't own via iTunes Match. It also helps you to pick out music that you might like based on what you usually play. Its clean and simple interface makes it easy to navigate through the application. However, if you are on Android, then perhaps Apple Music may not be the best for you. You might want to consider other streaming platforms listed below.
3. Amazon Music Unlimited
Amazon Music Unlimited is the paid version of Amazon Prime Music. One of its best features it that it offers free music stations for Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Amazon Tap. As you are playing a song, Amazon Music Unlimited provides lyrics on the screen for you to look at. However, it doesn't provide a profile of the artist you are listening to.
In fourth place is Tidal, which offers a wide range of music beyond mainstream artists. Tidal specializes in providing the best audio quality to its subscribers. Tidal's sound quality is virtually identical or even better than that of a CD. Its catalog exceeds 60 million tracks but you may not find everything you want on there. However, you can also find livestreams of concerts as Tidal provides a lot of video content, unlike any other streaming platforms.
5. Youtube Music
Youtube Music is a great music streaming platform for android device users and heavy YouTube users. Youtube Music allows its users to upload new tracks to its online music locker, making it an impressive service for those who want to curate their own playlists. While YouTube Music does offer well-curated radio stations, it also plays endlessly and are updated often, unlike playlists.
Zoe is an avid fan of all kinds of music. Her primary instrument is the guitar but she is always passionately learning how to play other instruments such as the drums and keyboard. She is currently playing the bass guitar in a band and has been routinely involved in music since she was a child.
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