Worst to Best Music Subscriptions
With the digital age, it’s become easier and easier to discover music. Whether you’re customizing your own thumbprint radio on Pandora or searching up your favorite mixtape on Soundcloud, subscription services all have a unique feature. We’ve gone ahead and put a list together of our favorites in an order to the best. Check out […]
With the digital age, it’s become easier and easier to discover music. Whether you’re customizing your own thumbprint radio on Pandora or searching up your favorite mixtape on Soundcloud, subscription services all have a unique feature. We’ve gone ahead and put a list together of our favorites in an order to the best. Check out the list below and let us know which you plan on getting!
Tidal is an advertisement-free, lossless, CD-quality music and music video streaming service with extensive curated editorial expertise. TIDAL gives you access to more than 46 million songs and nearly 190,000 videos. There are two different payment plans with Tidal. Premium offers standard sound quality, high definition music videos, and expertly curated editorial. HiFi has Lossless High Fidelity sound quality, high definition music videos, and expertly curated editorial.
Tidal Premium is $9.99 a month while HiFi is $19.99 a month.
SoundCloud is the best when searching for new artists or certain unofficial remixes. You’re able to easily create and share playlists with friends who don’t even have an account. The downside is not all official albums are accessible and you’d need a SoundCloud Go+ account to listen to those ad-free. SoundCloud Go+ gives you offline listening, no ads or previews, and access to millions of premium SoundCloud Go+ tracks. Soundcloud Go+ is $9.99 a month, they also have a $4.99 version, but not all songs are accessible with it although you won’t get ads anymore.
Pandora is great for when you don’t want to go around searching for music and just want to have songs on a great shuffle order. You can create personalized stations that fit your mood and Pandora will play songs to go along. Pandora is supported by the ads but you can pay a monthly fee to help get rid of them. Pandora Plus is add free and you get; unlimited skips and replays, higher quality audio and offline stations. Pandora Premium offers the same as Plus as well as the ability to download songs for offline use and you have the option to find songs to play. Pandora Plus is $4.99 and Pandora Premium is $9.99 a month.
Spotify is one of the most used subscription services because it’s free version lets you play new music, but the downside is you don’t get to choose the music. The music is all separated into premade playlists and is played in shuffle mode. With the Spotify Premium service you get ad-free listening, unlimited skips, choose the music you play, listen offline and higher quality audio. Spotify Premium is $9.99 a month.
Let’s all be honest, half the world pretty much own an iPhone or Apple computer. iTunes is a great way to store our music and is easily accessible throughout all our Apple devices. Apple Music is one of the newest subscription services, but it’s easily become the best. It’s OS is flawless and straight to the point when it comes to finding music. There isn’t necessarily a free version, but you’re able to get 3 free months to try the service before committing. You’ll only need a day before you discover you want to stay subscribed. Apple Music is $9.99 a month and you get ad-free listening, option to download for offline use, access to Beats1 radio and more. If you happen to be on a family plan like me, monthly is only $14.99 and it’s for up to 6 family members. My “family” and I just each pay in turns so you’re only paying about twice a year!