The debate as to whether YouTube or Spotify is better for music streaming is a long standing one. It really comes down to personal preference and what features you’re looking for.
YouTube offers some advantages that Spotify doesn’t, such as being able to watch music videos and listen to podcasts, while Spotify focuses on its audio streaming capabilities.
Both services are available in numerous countries around the world, but YouTube has the edge over Spotify when it comes to sheer reach. It’s available virtually everywhere, while Spotify’s availability is more limited.
YouTube has a huge library of music videos, live performances, remixes, mash-ups and even entire albums. This makes it ideal for discovering new music or finding rare tracks that aren’t available elsewhere.
On the other hand, Spotify’s catalog consists mainly of official studio recordings.
YouTube’s user interface is powerful yet simple to use. It allows you to search for specific songs or browse by genre and artist. You can also create playlists and save songs for later listening.
Spotify has a great user interface as well with its “Browse” section that lets you discover new artists and albums by genre or mood.
YouTube: YouTube offers a free service with ads between videos but you can upgrade to a Premium plan which gives you access to ad-free content and exclusive features like background listening and offline playback. Spotify: There are two versions of the service – the free version which has ads and limited features, and the paid version which gives you access to all ofSpotify’s features.