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Music Streaming Services

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:04 pm
by tourist504
I want to move on from Apple Music. I like it, and the price is reasonable, but I cannot live with it constantly trying to drymount up my massive and carefully-curated music library. I cannot add anything from Apple Music to my music library without turning on iCloud Music Library which I am never doing again after the mess it made last time.

For example, I’ve been streaming the new Wand album “Laughing Matter” a lot lately, and anytime I want to listen to it, I have to go to “search,” type in “wand laughing,” click on the album, and choose a song. It would be a lot easier if they just sat in my music library, a non-option unless you are willing to give Apple the keys to the kingdom.

I thought I could live with this, but I can’t. If Apple Music were its own separate app from iTunes that would be one thing, but they are trying to force to merge and I am just not willing to do it again.

So what streaming service do you guys like? I've heard the audio quality on Spotify is lacking. Also I’m already a Plex lifetime subscriber, and they’ve been trying to get me into Tidal at double the cost of Apple Music but I just don’t know.

Re: Music Streaming Services

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:20 am
by jlabbate
I recently upgraded my Amazon music acct (Amazon Music Unlimited) and love it...it's $8 per month

Re: Music Streaming Services

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:24 am
by cotis
I've had Premium Spotify for a long time and love it.

Re: Music Streaming Services

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:30 am
by hunterjax
cotis wrote:I've had Premium Spotify for a long time and love it.
same, have a family account, so 14.99 a month for up to 4 accounts. Rarely something that I want to listen to that isn't there in some form or another. Sounds quality seems fine to me, but I'm no audiophile.

Re: Music Streaming Services

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:21 pm
by ACCBiggz
I, too, have Spotify Premium and quite enjoy it. Only the occasional album or artist that isn't on there that I have to find elsewhere. And they give you Hulu w/ Premium as well.

Re: Music Streaming Services

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:13 pm
by tourist504
I went ahead and did Spotify premium (came with Hulu free which I didn't have before), and WOW. Apple Music really sucks.