The end is coming, and I’m not talking about the world. Apple Music’s 3-month trial is about run out. I know, unbelievable.
Sure, I tried the service using my US iTunes account and still have my Swedish and Mexican Apple IDs to extend the trial period. But everything comes to an end eventually.
Should you start paying for Apple Music a week from now? Next, I will discuss some of the reasons why you should and shouldn’t stick with Apple’s fairly new music streaming service.
- Family price. The main reason for me to stay would be the $15 family tier that lets you have up to 6 people under one plan. That’s less than $3 for every person.
- Curated playlists. I love opening Apple Music and see a sea of curated playlists pop up in the “For You” section; lists help a lot when you don’t know what to play.
- Radio. Spotify’s radio sucks, as it plays the same songs over and over (I guess that’s radio, right?). Beats 1 offers a greater selection of songs and feels like a true worldwide station, with exclusives, special hosts and everything.
- Apple devices native integration. If you own an iPhone, an iPad and a Mac, Apple Music feels like the natural option to have. Sure, you can install Spotify, but somehow it doesn’t feel the same.
Not to stay
- No Android app yet. As I have told you before, I own a Moto G. It sucks not having Apple Music on my Android device and rock in the shower the playlists I was playing earlier on my iPhone.
- Bugs. I have found some errors while using Apple Music. Songs starts playing when I least expect it and the app freezes at times. Plus, some people say they find the interface confusing.
- Habit. Maybe you got used to using Spotify, and you don’t like the change. It’s understandable. Spotify has been around for much longer.
- Some, SOME, exclusive songs are not available. I like Justin Timberlake, and Spotify has his tune Electric Lady, which Apple Music lacks as part of its music catalogue. I’m sure you have found more than one favorite song missing in Apple Music.
Do you like Apple Music? Are you going to subscribe to Apple’s streaming service? Please leave your comments below.