Apple Music vs. Spotify


Even though Apple Music and Spotify are the most popular streaming apps for podcasts and music playing, it is also essential to spot their differences to know what is more suited for your need. The most common points of comparison are its features, interface, and catalogs. However, there is no difference in the pricing of a yearly subscription, student promo, and family plans.

Here are some of the primary differences between Apple Music and Spotify:

  • Apple Music and Spotify differ in bit rate and encoding formats. Apple Music is streamed at 256 Kbps while Spotify is at 320 Kbps. When it comes to the encoding formats, Apple Music uses AAC or Advanced Audio Coding formats, but Spotify offers the Ogg Vorbis format.
  • Spotify includes free and ad-supported tier music, whereas Apple Music is ad-free, so there will be no interruptions while listening. Spotify is ads-free when subscribed to premium. Apple Music houses around 50 million songs, while Spotify has a massive music library that contains 35 million songs.
  • When we look at these two on their apps’ interfaces, Apple Music uses a white color theme compared with Spotify with dark color schemes.
  • Spotify has social media integration features, while Apple Music has limited social components.
  • Apple Music allows the users to play music videos, but Spotify does not.
  • Your friends can see what you are listening to on Spotify, while in Apple Music, they cannot.
  • Apple Music supports all Apple and Android devices, while Spotify is more flexible to almost all kinds of devices.

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