Different Features That Music Streaming Services Offer for Free
The way we listen to music has changed a lot during the past couple of years. Music has now moved from CD's to Cloud servers and streaming platforms are more popular than ever before. The increasing popularity can also make it harder finding the right one for you. Thankfully, most services also provide a free trial version to test out their services.
Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming platforms. There's a good reason for that. They have over 30 million songs and it's one of the two providers in this list that can also be used for free. However, the free package comes with advertisements between songs and other limitations.
However, you can also buy their Premium package for €6.99 a month. That includes everything: a better sound quality, option to download songs for offline listening and choosing which songs you want to listen to. Plus you don't get any advertisement.
Spotify is also offering new users a chance to try out their Premium service for free for one month. During certain campaigns, it might even be longer than a month. There is also an option for a family package if you wish to add more listeners. Oh and there are discounted offers for students as well!
Apple Music is best suited for those who already use one of their devices. However, that doesn't mean that it can't be used by others either. Apple music is also available for Android in the Google Play store.
Apple Music has around 45 million different songs. It's connected to iTunes so you can use the Siri voice assistant to select songs from your music list for example. It can also be used for listening to exclusive live radio channels hosted by world famous DJ's.
New users can get a one month trial period, after which the service will cost €6.99. Unfortunately Apple doesn't have a free version. There are, however, discounts for students and family packages.
Deezer is kind of similar to Spotify in the sense that you can use it for free as well. That does of course come with advertisements and that you can't download any music or play in the sequence of your choosing. It also has the same membership system and costs exactly the same as the previous streaming platforms. You can also try out the paid package for free for one month.
There is also an extra feature built inside Deezer. You can choose a more expensive package which has better audio quality than the standard. They have over 40 million songs total.
Tidal is mostly focused towards true hardcore audiophiles. They offer the highest possible audio quality that no other streaming platform can match. The music that you stream usually has the same quality as an MP3. Tidal on the other hand has a HiFi package that offers CD quality.
This also means a higher monthly membership fee. There is also a regular package which also costs €6.99 like the other platforms. And you can also use it free of charge for one month to try it out.
Tidal has more than 25 million songs and you can create your own playlist which can also be listened to without an internet connection.