Is It Worth Switching to Apple Music From Spotify?

Spotify and Apple Music are two of the biggest streaming services in the world. Both offer millions of songs and albums, playlists, and personalized recommendations.

But which one is best for you? To help you decide, let’s take a closer look at both services and their features.

Spotify is the largest music streaming service in the world with over 217 million active users as of 2021. It offers a vast library of music from major labels as well as independent artists.

You can also create your own playlists or listen to expert-curated ones. The free version of Spotify gives you access to its music library but with ads and limited features. To access its full features, you need to pay for a premium subscription.

Apple Music is Apple’s streaming service that was launched in 2015. It has over 60 million subscribers worldwide and is growing quickly.

Like Spotify, it also offers a large library of music from major labels as well as independent artists, plus personalised recommendations and playlists. Unlike Spotify, you can only access Apple Music if you have an Apple device (iPhone, iPad etc). It also has a free trial period for three months.


Spotify’s premium subscription costs $9.99/month while Apple Music’s subscription costs $9.99/month for individuals or $14.99/month for families (up to 6 people). Both services offer discounts for students and military personnel.


Both services offer unlimited skips, no ads (on premium subscriptions), offline listening (for premium subscribers), personalised playlists based on your listening habits, lyrics integration and podcast support.

Sound Quality

Spotify offers 320kbps audio quality with its paid subscription while Apple Music offers 256kbps audio quality with its free version and up to 320kbps audio quality with its paid subscription.

Conclusion: Is it Worth Switching to Apple Music From Spotify?


Overall, both streaming services provide excellent value for money but depending on your preferences and needs, one might be better suited than the other.

> If you’re an Android user who prefers higher sound quality then Spotify might be the better choice. However if you’re an iPhone user who values convenience then Apple Music may be the better option. Ultimately it depends on your personal preferences so it’s best to try both services before committing to one or the other