The world’s biggest subscription music service by far, Spotify took music apps from their humble beginnings as ways to play what you already owned and turned them into a business. Its features list is similar to all the others because every other company took its offerings into account when building their own services.
Spotify Premium costs $9.99 a month, and it unlocks unlimited streaming for the service’s catalog. It also upgrades the sound quality of the tracks you stream. You can download the music available in the service for offline playback.
Without a subscription, you can still stream the service’s catalog though. You’ll just have to sit through ads at regular intervals and put up with lower quality sound. What’s more, you only get some many opportunities to skip to another song each day.
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Spotify boasts a huge stable of community-made playlists, which is one of the reasons it’s so successful. It also integrates with Facebook so that you can follow your friends and learn about what they’re listening to. Spotify directly connects to Tinder and the Starbucks app too.