If you love music and confused between picking up the best music streaming app on your mobile, YouTube Music and Spotify are two of the most popular music streaming services available out there.
Let’s find out which one you can pick from both these fantastic services according to different features.
While Spotify offers an ad-supported version of the streaming service, where anyone can install the app and start listening to the music, YouTube Music is something that does not provide any ads supported version.
But the good thing is, you can opt for the premium version for just Rs 99 per month, while in comparison, Spotify is priced at Rs 119 per month.
If you are a student, you can opt for YouTube music for just Rs 59 per month, or if you have got other members in the family who would like to use it, you can get YouTube music for Rs 149 per month, and five of your family members can enjoy YouTube music premium.
And for Spotify, I did not find any student plant, but there is a plan for the family, where six family members can pool in one account, and the monthly subscription is Rs 179.
If we compare the single person premium account, there is only a difference of Rs 20 between YouTube Music and Spotify. But in the long run, it can pile up to be a good amount, for example, if you stay subscribe for the next 12 months, there will be a difference of Rs 240.
Since YouTube is the largest video sharing website on the internet, Google has made almost every song available on YouTube Music.
The same can be said for Spotify since it is dedicated to music streaming service.
It has worked with a lot of music labels as well as independent artists to get their music on Spotify.
So, while every music is available on YouTube Music, Spotify can offer much more than that since independent artists, who work only with Spotify, have got the music on Spotify.
Spotify is also a platform for the Podcasts, and there are some great Podcasts available exclusive to Spotify.
Another minor thing that I noticed is the album art for music is done nicely for songs on Spotify, or maybe Spotify presents in them in a nice away, in comparison to YouTube music.
I found there was, sometimes, no album art cover for some songs on YouTube music, mainly because it was sourced from YouTube.
Since I have been using both these streaming apps simultaneously from the last few weeks, I found that I discovered more music on Spotify.
But, I also managed to listen to some fantastic cover songs from independent YouTubers, who have uploaded the music on YouTube platform.
And while we are at it, if you go for YouTube Premium instead of YouTube Music, you can get it for Rs 129 instead of Rs 99.
That extra Rs 30 will get an ad-free experience of watching videos on YouTube along with the ability to play YouTube in the background.
This means you can also use the YouTube app for listening to music or listening to podcasts that are available on YouTube while turning your phone screen off.
So, in comparison to Spotify, by spending an extra Rs 10, you also get an ad-free experience of watching videos on YouTube.
If you are already using YouTube and watch a lot of videos as well as sometimes use it for listening to your favorite music, because it is easily discoverable, you can go for YouTube Premium, as all your playlist on YouTube can be played in YouTube music premium as well.
If you want to discover great music and listen to some fantastic songs, then Spotify is a dedicated music app you should go for.
The best part is you can also get the ad-supported version for free and try it yourself. Ad-supported does not mean that it throws ads in your face (or ears), it’s still bearable.
I have many people who enjoy Spotify for free, as they are happy with the ad-supported version and not having the ability to download music on your device since mobile data is cheap. Everyone is connected to the internet every time.