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The 5 Best Music Streaming Services in 2017

By Tony Moton

October 04, 2017

The increasing demand for music streaming services has stimulated the market. Many good music streaming services appeared. To help you pick out the one that is the most suitable to you and deserve your subscription, we have chosen 5 best music streaming services in 2017 to introduce.

Attention: The list is in random order.


#1 Apple Music

Apple Music Music Streaming Service

Apple Music is the music and video streaming service developed by Apple Inc. Except for a massive amount of music, audiobooks, and videos resources, Apple Music also includes the Internet radio station, Beats 1 Radio, which provides 24-hour live radio.

The sound quality of Apple Music reaches 256kbps, and its music files format adopt the AAC format, which is close to lossless.


Related reading: How to Get Apple Music at 320kbps High Quality


Apple Music is also professional in its playlists. Apple Music will also recommend some songs that you may like according to the playlists you add.

Apple Music provides a 3-month-trial for users. You are able to experience Apple Music first if you are hesitating about whether to subscribe for it. The price plan of Apple Music - $9.99/single license, $14.99/family license, $4.99/student license.


Note:

1. The subscribed Apple ID can authorize up to 5 devices.

2. Apple Music can be kept playable on any other devices and media players after removing DRM from the songs. TuneFab Apple Music Converter can be used to achieve this. (Tips on TuneFab Apple Music Converter)


#2 Spotify

Spotify Music Streaming Service

Spotify is one of the famous music streaming services that was officially launched on 7 October 2008. It provides DRM-protected contents from record labels and media companies. The music files format of Spotify refers to 320kbps OGG (OGG stands for free, opened container format). As a result, the sound quality of Spotify can be guaranteed.


Spotify is popular for its social and sharing function. Being different from Apple Music, the playlists in Spotify can be shared inside the application. You are able to amend your own playlists and share them with your friends or family members. Additionally, you can view the songs listened by your friends recently.


The charge of Spotify is similar to Apple Music. Spotify require $9.99/month for personal premium plan, $14.99/month for family plan and 50% discount for a student plan. Spotify also provides a 30-day free trial version, but under this version you would be bordered by ads.


Related reading: The Full Comparison Between Apple Music and Spotify


#3 Google Play Music

Google-Play-Music

Google Play Music stands for a music and podcast streaming service and online music locker developed by Google. By login with your Google account, you are free to upload and listen to up to 50,000 songs from the libraries. It also provides radio for your mood, activities, and situations for free.


If you subscribe for Google Play Music, you can have access to the Ad-free, uninterrupted listening and 40 million songs on-demand. Also, you are able to download your music and listen to it offline. Google Play Music also stands our for YouTube Red.


The charge for the subscription of individual plan of Google Play Music is $9.99/month, which is the same as Apple Music and Spotify. The family plan of Google Play Music would be slightly expensive, which needs $17.99/month for six family members.


Related reading: Apple Music VS. Spotify VS. Google Play Music


#4 Pandora Internet Radio

Pandora Internet Radio

Pandora Internet Radio (also known as Pandora Radio or Pandora simply) is a music streaming service and automatic music recommendation service powered by the Music Genome Project. Pandora now is only available in the United State, Australia and New Zealand. A station in Pandora is set by specifying an artist or song, or a combination of every single items in a single station. Users have the access to these stations, and it is also available for them to set their own stations.


Pandora offers the best radio-style online music streaming service, and the subscribed users can also download the songs for offline listening.


Pandora offers free version, Pandora Plus version ($4.99/month), and Pandora Premium version ($9.99/month). Pandora Plus version provides a 30-day free trial and Pandora Premium provides 60-day.


#5 Tidal

Tidal

Tidal is a subscription-based music streaming service, which provides lossless, Ads free, CD-quality music and video files. Their videos are with exclusive contents and the music owns specific features. Tidal provides over 46 million tracks and nearly 190,000 videos. It is available on all systems through any devices including mobile, tablet, desktop, and network players. Tidal also offers the offline mode, by downloading the contents to your chosen-device, you are able to play the music without network-connection.


There two versions of Tidal subscription, Tidal Premium and Tidal HiFi. The former requires $9.99/month, while the later needs $19.99/month. Both versions provides a 30-day free trial, and you can cancel your account at any time.


By comparison, the subscription fee of the 5 music streaming service is similar, you can choose the one which is most suitable to you. All of them provides quality-guaranteed songs. I am sure you could have a good music listening experience.


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