If you’re like me, you wake up every morning with music on. Starting your day with music is actually good for you, lowering cortisol levels and increasing dopamine. The truth is, there are plenty of music streaming apps today, so which one do you use? Is it Apple Music or Spotify? What’s the difference, and what’s the best? Here’s a list of the best music streaming apps in 2021.
Best Music Streaming Apps
The well-known music streaming app Spotify has 356 million active users, and there’s a reason for that. Not only is Spotify easy to use, but it has the best algorithm reminding you of your favorite artists based on what you listened to.
It’s up to you if you want to use the free version with advertisements and a low-quality streaming bit rate. Paying an amount of money monthly will allow you a better streaming rate without any advertisements.
Why you should use Spotify?
- Create libraries with an unlimited number of songs
- Put up to 10,000 songs in each playlist
- Create social sharing playlists with your friends to see what they’ve been listening to.
The only disadvantage is it might mix songs of the same artist together, even if you don’t want to listen to them.
Spotify has recently decided to expand its horizons and compete against Clubhouse by launching Greenroom, a live audio app.
I’m an Apple Music user myself, but I can tell you it’s nothing compared to Spotify. Of course, like everything else in an iPhone, it’s user-friendly and super easy to navigate, but it’s not as effective in reminding you of good music.
The good thing about Apple Music is that it allows you to listen to your favorite songs when adding them to your favorites. In addition, you could listen to some music with your friends if they turned on social sharing.
Apple Music limits you to 100,000 songs in your library and as many songs in your playlist. I don’t think you’ll need more. The best part you get a discount if you’re a student.
Similar to other music streaming apps, Anghami was created by Lebanese entrepreneurs and became popular among Arabs. Anghami has a live radio option or streaming your favorite music option in the language of your choice. I mean, it does have 55 million users, so it must be doing something right.
You can download songs and play them even if you’re not connected to the internet. Sadly, if you’re using the free version, you might be annoyed by the number of advertisements that pop up, but by paying a small monthly fee, you’ll enjoy unlimited music and playlists to share with your friends.
We’re all familiar with the billion-dollar company YouTube, and we use it often to listen to music and watch videos. Unfortunately, the free version has plenty of disadvantages as it’s full of advertisements, and you can’t use it to listen to music while using your phone. That’s why you should subscribe to their premium version for only $10/month.
There are over 60 million songs, and it has an excellent algorithm to remind you of good music. Plus, you can save up to 100,000 songs in your library and create playlists to share with your loved ones.
Unlike Apple Music and Spotify, it allows you to see songs you liked by an artist or subscribe to see the entire music available.
At the end of the day, use the application that’s suitable for you. As I’ve mentioned, you might find some songs available on some apps but not the other, so you might use more than one music streaming app.