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Best music streaming services

Stream 'til you drop.
By
June 28, 2022
Spotify
By Spotify
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Positives
Collaborative playlists
Discover playlists
Family/Student plans
On basically every platform
Negatives
Still no HiFi
The Bottom Line.
Spotify is one of the best streaming services around because it offers great music discovery and options to share music with friends. Read full review...
Amazon Music HD
By Amazon
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Positives
High-bitrate files
360 Reality Audio support
Great value for lossless audio
Negatives
Limited Dolby Atmos support
The Bottom Line.
Amazon's music service comes at a discount if you're a Prime subscriber, and has a lot to offer, like high-quality audio, 360 Reality Audio support, and wide platform support.Read full review...
YouTube Music
By Google
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Positives
Can upload your own songs
Family/student plans
Negatives
Music discovery is just okay
No option for high quality streaming
Can't add local files to playlists
The Bottom Line.
Like Spotify, YouTube Music is just an all-around solid option. You can also get YouTube Premium for ad-free videos along with the music.Read full review...
Apple Music
By Apple
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Positives
Can have 100,000 of your own songs
Live Radio
Family/Student plans
Exclusives
High-resolution tier
Dolby Atmos
Negatives
High-res playback doesn't work with AirPods line of headsets
The Bottom Line.
Apple Music is one of the more popular services and comes with some pretty cool features like live radio and exclusive songs/albums from some of the most popular artists out right now. If you want music first, this is your best option.Read full review...
Qobuz
By Qobuz
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Positives
Lossless streaming
Good artist payout
Sonos integration
Huge library of Hi-Res tracks
Qobuz store
Discount for annual payment plans
Negatives
Search functionality
Cost
Lack individualized recommendations
The Bottom Line.
With high-quality files available for streaming, curated playlists, and exclusive live events, Tidal is the one to go for if you want to get the most out of a music streaming service. Read full review...

As fun as it trying out different headphones and speakers, it isn’t the reason the audio community exists. However good your favorite speakers or headphones might be, you don’t love them. They’re just a tool to help you experience what really matters: music. Thanks to the internet and streaming services, it’s now easier than ever to get access to literally tens of millions of songs. More music than you could listen to in a lifetime. But with so many streaming options and so much music, how do you know which one is right for you? We did all the research and picked a few of the best, but we also go over and compare some of the other alternatives as well.

Editor’s note: this list of the best streaming services was updated on June 28, 2022, to update the formatting and address EQ apps that work with various streaming services.

Why is Spotify the best music streaming service for most people?

Spotify is one of the biggest and most prominent music streaming services available right now, and that’s one of the reasons it’s best for the majority of people. Aside from having a massive library of music to choose it also excels at helping you discover new music thanks to a combination of curated playlists by people, and smart algorithms that learn your preferences over time. One of its main features is the Discover Weekly playlist, which will suggest a playlist of new songs every week that the algorithm thinks you might like. On top of that, it’s also easy to share tracks between friends or on social media, which is part of the reason why we use Spotify links when reviewing products.

Features aside, Spotify is also available in a number of places and has a free model that was recently changed to include a number of curated playlists you can choose from. Now as far as sound quality goes, Spotify isn’t the leader of the pack by any means. Free users will max out at 160kbps, but if you’re a paid premium user you can up that to 320kbs. It also uses a file format called Ogg Vorbis, which is an open-source alternative to the MP3 format. If that means absolutely nothing to you don’t worry, we made a graphic explaining which formats have better quality that you can see down below. For now, just know that the Spotify way of doing isn’t that bad for the majority of listeners. Now if you want the best sound quality possible, that’s where Qobuz comes in.

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On February 22, 2021, Spotify announced a new tier to its powerhouse streaming service: Spotify HiFi. Little is known about this lossless audio subscription except that it will offer CD-quality audio, and its initial debut will be limited to certain regions.

Amazon Music Unlimited is the best value for high-quality audio

Amazon Music Unlimited, formerly Amazon Music HD, might not have the biggest user base, but it was one of the first big-name services to offer lossless playback. As a response to Apple Music’s new high-quality streaming option, Amazon made its HD service available to all Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers at no extra cost. It now costs just $7.99/monthnth for Prime members, and $9.99/monthnth for non-Prime members. There are also family subscriptions which include the lossless FLAC audio at 24bit/192kHz.

Amazon Music HD
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In order to take advantage of Amazon Ultra HD hi-res quality, your device must support it. Additionally, certain speaker and headphone brands, are more suited for streaming Amazon Music Unlimited. As of October 20, 2021, Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can take advantage of spatial audio (Dolby Atmos or Sony 360 Reality Audio) through any mobile device, without the need for specific headphones like the Apple AirPods (3rd generation) or Sony WH-1000XM4. Amazon Music Unlimited allows local media playback as well as downloading songs. However, keep in mind that it doesn’t have any podcasts or music videos.

Amazon Music FreeAmazon Music PrimeAmazon Music Unlimited
Individual Plan (non-Prime)
Amazon Music Free
Free
Amazon Music Prime
/
Amazon Music Unlimited
$9.99/month
Prime Individual Plan
Amazon Music Free
/
Amazon Music Prime
Included with your Prime membership
Amazon Music Unlimited
$7.99/month OR $79/year
Family Plan
Amazon Music Free
/
Amazon Music Prime
/
Amazon Music Unlimited
$14.99/month OR $149/year (requires a Prime membership)
Single Device Plan
Amazon Music Free
/
Amazon Music Prime
/
Amazon Music Unlimited
$3.99/month (HD, Ultra HD, and Spatial Audio not available)
Student Plan
Amazon Music Free
/
Amazon Music Prime
/
Amazon Music Unlimited
$4.99/month

There are multiple plans available with Amazon Music, and sub-plans within each plan. Amazon Music Unlimited is available for individual subscriptions, Prime individual subscriptions, and family subscriptions. There are also Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Prime Music. The Single Device plan is great if you want Amazon Music Unlimited only for your Alexa device.

If you want a little bit of everything, go with YouTube Music

The history of Google Play Music (GPM) is one of rebranding and confusing crossovers with YouTube. But it looks like the new YouTube Music is one of the better options out there (though it does have its downsides). YouTube Music keeps a number of the useful features people loved about Google Play Music—including a fairly large library of music you can stream from—and the option to upload your own songs to a personal library. YouTube Music is also compatible with compressed lossy files like MP3 as well as lossless files like FLAC if you’re uploading music, but the service lets you stream MP3 from its massive library.

YouTube Music
Google Pixel 3 with the YouTube Music Premium app icon against a blue phone wallpaper.Close-up of the YouTube Music interface,Man holding iPhone 11 Pro with YouTube Music playing.YouTube Music search results on iPhone 11 Pro on top of a black tablePictured is close-up of "song" toggle on YouTube Music in iOSA picture of the Google Pixel 3 with the YouTube Music Premium app open to the home screen. The phone is standing vertically on a black table with a lens and water bottle in the background.A hand holding a Google Pixel 3 with the YouTube Music Premium app open to the search function.

Google also does a pretty good job at helping you to discover new music with playlists based on moods and genres. It isn’t as personalized as what you might get from Spotify, but it’s constantly getting better and their playlists are still pretty good at the moment. If you pay for YouTube Music Premium, you can play music with your phone screen locked as well as download music, something not allowed with the free, ad-enabled version of YouTube Music.

Pictured is an iPhone 11 Pro running YouTube Music next to a Pixel 3 running Spotify.
Spotify and YouTube Music both have their strength and weaknesses when it comes to UI design.

If you want ad-free YouTube videos on top of ad-free music, we’d recommend getting YouTube Premium rather than YouTube Music Premium. You can download any video directly to your device, whereas YouTube Music Premium limits download functionality to songs and music videos. Another great feature is background play whereby you no longer need to remain in the native YouTube app for a video to continue. Instead, by exiting the app, a small window is overlaid in the corner of your device’s screen. And, because it’s Google, it’s also easy to get whether you’re on iOS, Android, or just in a browser.

YouTube Premium demands $11.99/month ($6.99/month for students). If you’re an avid YouTube consumer, it makes sense to shell out the extra $2/month for YouTube Premium. The free version of YouTube with ads still exists, of course.


If you care about listening to music first, go with Apple Music

This is mainly a thing for anyone who listens to popular music like Frank Ocean or Drake. Apple Music has plenty of deals with artists and record labels, which usually results in an artist’s newest album being exclusive to the platform for a set amount of time. So if you wanted to stream Views by Drake when it was first released, you needed Apple Music. As far as quality goes Apple Music uses AAC which streams at 256kbps, but announced its entrance into the high-quality streaming service club. Apple Music now supports 16-bit/44.1kHz, 24-bit/48kHz, and 24-bit/192kHz streaming and Spatial Audio through Dolby Atmos content at no extra cost.

Apple Music
Apple Music App on an iPhone X from the frontTwo juxtaposed screenshots of Apple Music vs Spotify Premium Lyrics Search in the mobile apps.Apple Music and Spotify LyricsApple Music vs Spotify on a OnePlus 7 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10e, respectively.Apple Music now playing screenThe Apple Music UI on iPhone X

Apple Music is the default streaming service for many, particularly for iPhone owners, and funny enough the Apple AirPods line can’t take full advantage of the high-res tracks. The AirPods and AirPods Pro stream over Bluetooth only, while the AirPods Max requires a Lightning audio adapter, which loses some data during the re-digitization process.

Apple Music has plenty going for it though, like a large music library, excellent music discovery feature, and a simple UI. You can upload your own music and take it anywhere, too. Unfortunately, Apple still hasn’t added collaborative playlists to its menu of features but we hope to see that in the future.

Qobuz integrates with Sonos for Hi-Res streaming

Qobuz is the first streaming service to offer high-resolution audio playback directly through a Sonos speaker. Sonos S2 product streaming quality tops out at 24-bit/48kHz over FLAC files. This is great for anyone who is deeply invested in the Sonos ecosystem. Qobuz isn’t just for Sonos fans though, it’s a great service for everyone, albeit a bit pricier than some of the other options listed.

Qobuz supports a host of audio quality tiers that you can jump from at any time when you’re streaming. It maxes out at 24-bit/192kHz lossless, which is great but be aware: these files chew through mobile data fast. So it may be best for you to choose a lower quality option when out and about, or to download your favorite tracks for offline playback. Plus, you’ll need the appropriate equipment to take full advantage of these files anyway.

The Qobuz music streaming service app's Discover page open on a Samsung Galaxy S10e smartphone.
Qobuz offers curated playlists to its subscribers.

Qobuz is not the service for listeners who want social interaction with friends, for that, go to Spotify. In fact, Qobuz veers away from the trend of highly personalized music recommendations in favor of broad, editorial playlists that make it easy to stumble onto music you’d otherwise overlook.


One of Qobuz’ most unique features is that it’s both a high-resolution streaming service and a standalone online store where you can purchase high-res music downloads (subscription not required). In that sense, it’s kind of like CD Baby or Bandcamp which let you stream certain artists’ albums, then buy and download your desired quality.

Is Deezer worth paying for?

Pictured is the Deezer app now playing screen held in hand against blue tile background
The background color of the main “Now Playing” section also changes color depending on the song you’re listening to.

Deezer is an excellent lossless streaming service and is one of the first to specialize in high-resolution audio. Deezer Premium costs $9.99/monthnth (320kbps) while you need to pay $14.99 for Deezer HiFi, if you want access to its FLAC library. This is a bit pricier than the competition which typically charges $9.99/monthnth for FLAC streaming (0r some equivalent). That said, we like Deezer because it has a vast music and podcast library, similar to Spotify, and it supports Sony 360 Reality Audio like TIDAL.

Should you get TIDAL HiFi?

As of November 17, 2021, TIDAL HiFi competes with the likes of Apple Music and Amazon Music. TIDAL now offers three tiers: free, HiFi, and HiFi Plus. HiFi offers lossless streaming (1411kbps), while Master Quality Authenticated files are limited to HiFi Plus. You can read all about the famed service in our full TIDAL HiFi Plus review, or you can skip the review altogether and sign up here.

IndividualFamilyStudentMilitaryFirst Responders
Tidal Free
Individual
Free
Family
Free
Student
Free
Military
Free
First Responders
Free
Tidal HiFi
Individual
$9.99/mo
Family
$14.99/mo
Student
$4.99/mo
Military
$5.99/mo
First Responders
$5.99/mo
Tidal HiFi Plus
Individual
$19.99/mo
Family
$29.99/mo
Student
$9.99/mo
Military
$11.99/mo
First Responders
$11.99/mo

The best streaming services: Notable mentions

A woman holding a Google Pixel 3 with the Tidal HiFi app pulled up.
The TIDAL user interface is intuitive and slick.

For starters, these aren’t the only streaming services out there. These are just the best. There are also some others like Pandora, SoundCloud, Deezer, and TIDAL, just to name a few. We included these services in the comparison charts, but they all fall short in one way or another.

For example, SoundCloud does have an on-demand service now called SoundCloud Go+, but its premium music library isn’t the biggest and a lot of what’s available is user-uploaded content. Again that’s not to say it’s bad, it’s just specialized. There are plenty of amazing independent musicians who upload great music every day. SoundCloud, however, is great for independent musicians because it’s free to upload your first three hours of music, whereas most of these services charge a fee for any upload. This means that you can find more niche music, including artist demos and covers, than you can find on many of these other platforms.

Google Play Music app open on a Pixel 3.
Google Play Music had some great playlists to choose from.

Google Play Music (GPM) was good, really good but it’s no longer avaiable. Rigght up until its demise, hoewever, some of our staff stubbornly use it even though it’s going to die any day now. However, it had a few fatal flaws when it came to listening that most probably wouldn’t want to put up. Namely, while it is capable of playing back user-uploaded content, it is incapable of maintaining the original bitrate/sample rate and instead converts to the usual 320kbps if you’re uploading FLAC or WAV files. This cannot be changed. No matter what, you’re stuck at your normal listening quality or worse, signal strength depending.

Beyond that Google Play Music was an excellent music streaming platform if you want to be able to upload your own music, and not think too much about janitoring your music library or playlists. Unfortunately, it’s on life support and will be succeeded by YouTube Music.


What else you should keep in mind about the best music streaming services

When shopping around for your next music subscription, you’ll want to bear in mind many factors. A common question we get is whether a service supports local music libraries. Many don’t, but some do. You can use Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music to play local media but others like TIDAL or Pandora don’t support this feature. It’s worth noting that Amazon used to have this option but got rid of it.

Another thing to consider is whether or not your potential music streaming service offers an in-app EQ to adjust the sound. Some options have very basic equalizers like Spotify while others (i.e., Apple Music) offer just EQ presets with no ability to customize the sound. If you want to take things a step further, you may need to experiment with a third-party EQ app.

Read on to learn more about your next potential service.

This depends on your needs but a handful of them offer free tiers. You can look into the table below to see which will best suit your budget.

Streaming ServiceFree Model AvailableBasic PlanPremium PlanHi-Res PlanFamily PlanStudent PlanMilitary Plan
Streaming Service
Amazon Music HD
Free Model Available
No
Basic Plan
-
Premium Plan
$12.99 with Prime
$14.99 without
Hi-Res Plan
-
Family Plan
$19.99
Student Plan
-
Military Plan
-
Streaming Service
Amazon Music Unlimited
Free Model Available
No
Basic Plan
-
Premium Plan
$7.99 with Prime
$9.99 without
Hi-Res Plan
-
Family Plan
-
Student Plan
$6.00
Military Plan
-
Streaming Service
Apple Music
Free Model Available
Yes
Basic Plan
Radio is free
Premium Plan
$9.99
Hi-Res Plan
-
Family Plan
$14.99
Student Plan
$4.99
Military Plan
-
Streaming Service
Deezer
Free Model Available
Yes
Basic Plan
Free with ads
Premium Plan
$9.99
Hi-Res Plan
$14.99
Family Plan
$14.99
Student Plan
$4.99
Military Plan
-
Streaming Service
Pandora
Free Model Available
Yes
Basic Plan
$4.99
Premium Plan
$9.99
Hi-Res Plan
-
Family Plan
$14.99
Student Plan
$4.99
Military Plan
$7.99
Streaming Service
Qobuz
Free Model Available
No
Basic Plan
-
Premium Plan
$9.99
Hi-Res Plan
$12.49/$14.99 monthly
$149 annually
Family Plan
-
Student Plan
-
Military Plan
-
Streaming Service
SoundCloud Go/Go+
Free Model Available
Yes
Basic Plan
$4.99
Premium Plan
$9.99
Hi-Res Plan
-
Family Plan
-
Student Plan
$4.99 for premium
Military Plan
-
Streaming Service
Spotify
Free Model Available
Yes
Basic Plan
Free with ads
Premium Plan
$9.99
Hi-Res Plan
-
Family Plan
$15.99
Student Plan
$4.99
Military Plan
-
Streaming Service
Tidal
Free Model Available
No
Basic Plan
-
Premium Plan
$9.99
Hi-Res Plan
$19.99
Family Plan
$14.99/$29.99
Student Plan
$4.99/$9.99
Military Plan
$5.99/$11.99
Streaming Service
YouTube Music
Free Model Available
Yes
Basic Plan
Free with ads
Premium Plan
$9.99
Hi-Res Plan
-
Family Plan
$14.99
Student Plan
$4.99
Military Plan
-

What’s the difference between MP3 and FLAC?

A photo of a man holding the Apple iPhone SE, with the screen on.
Good news your iPhone will playback FLAC files but you’ll need an older model with a headphone jack to get the most out of them.

So when it comes to audio formats it’s hard to really know what means what, especially if this is your first time hearing about such things. What’s the difference between MP3 and FLAC? What does kb/s even mean? You should definitely read our primer on the subject before putting too much stock into the numbers.

See: What is dither?

MP3 is a compressed or “lossy” file and uses clever tricks to delete information that humans shouldn’t be able to hear. It does this with algorithms that delete bits of data at, for example, really high frequencies. It also deletes frequencies that are right next to each other since the human brain can’t differentiate between them. By deleting this information that’s technically inaudible, it’s able to make the overall file much smaller which is perfect for streaming. But it’s still deleting data. The benefits of MP3 are all in its size. The files are so small that you won’t need super fast internet speeds to stream your music.

Deezer and Spotify apps side by side on two smartphones
Deezer and Spotify both have special features, but only Deezer supports high bitrate streaming.

But that convenience can sacrifice quality. If you want the full quality file with no data cut out, that’s where lossless files like FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) and WAV ( or Waveform Audio File Format) come into play. The problem is these are larger files, so it isn’t really ideal for mobile. But ideal doesn’t mean impossible. There are still services like TIDAL that let you stream uncompressed files, and the desktop versions of TIDAL, Qobuz Sublime+, and Deezer can stream extremely high bitrates.

Not all smartphones will be able to stream the optimal mobile quality. For example, we reached out to a Qobuz representative and inquired about the maximum bitrate for smartphone streaming. We were informed that smartphones with a proper DAC can reach Qobuz’ maximum bitrate (24bit/192kHz), but some smartphones are limited to 16-bit CD quality for streaming. In that instance, you may need an external DAC.

Streaming ServiceMax streaming qualityMax Desktop Quality(kb/s)Supported Formats
Streaming Service
Qobuz
Max streaming quality
24bit / 192kHz
Max Desktop Quality(kb/s)
1,411
Supported Formats
AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, WAV, WMA Lossless
Streaming Service
Amazon Music HD
Max streaming quality
24bit / 192kHz
Max Desktop Quality(kb/s)
3,730
Supported Formats
FLAC
Streaming Service
Tidal HiFi
Max streaming quality
24bit / 192kHz
Max Desktop Quality(kb/s)
4,608
Supported Formats
AAC, ALAC, FLAC, MQA
Streaming Service
Deezer HiFi
Max streaming quality
16bit / 44.1kHz
Max Desktop Quality(kb/s)
1,411
Supported Formats
FLAC
Streaming Service
Google Play Music
Max streaming quality
320kbps
Max Desktop Quality(kb/s)
320
Supported Formats
AAC, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WMA
Streaming Service
Deezer Premium
Max streaming quality
320kbps
Max Desktop Quality(kb/s)

Supported Formats
MP3
Streaming Service
Spotify Premium
Max streaming quality
320kbps
Max Desktop Quality(kb/s)
320
Supported Formats
AAC, Ogg Vorbis
Streaming Service
Apple Music
Max streaming quality
24bit / 192kHz
Max Desktop Quality(kb/s)
256
Supported Formats
AAC
Streaming Service
YouTube Music Premium
Max streaming quality
256kbps
Max Desktop Quality(kb/s)
256
Supported Formats
AAC
Streaming Service
SoundCloud Go+
Max streaming quality
256kbps
Max Desktop Quality(kb/s)
256
Supported Formats
AAC
Streaming Service
Slacker Radio
Max streaming quality
320kbps
Max Desktop Quality(kb/s)
320
Supported Formats
MP3
Streaming Service
Pandora
Max streaming quality
192kbps
Max Desktop Quality(kb/s)
192
Supported Formats
AAC
Streaming Service
Spotify Free
Max streaming quality
160kbps
Max Desktop Quality(kb/s)
128
Supported Formats
AAC
Streaming Service
Deezer Free
Max streaming quality
128kbps
Max Desktop Quality(kb/s)

Supported Formats
MP3

You don’t have to pay

If you don’t want to spend any money, it might be good to hear that you don’t have to. Most streaming services have a free model that lets you listen to music with varying levels of control. Just be prepared for ads. Lots of them. They have to make money somehow right? Some services, like Spotify and Pandora, just play a station on shuffle with ads dispersed in between. Spotify even beefed up their free model recently to include a few of their most popular playlists.

What’s the best way to find new music?

A picture of Pandora vs Spotify music streaming services playing now function on smartphones next to one another.
Spotify and Pandora are among the best services for music discovery.

With more music that you could listen to in a lifetime, finding songs that you like can be difficult. So part of what makes streaming companies so successful is the ease of which their users can find new music that they actually like. With some services, like Spotify and Pandora, for example, you can start a “radio”. So after picking listening to a song that you picked, the service will continue to play songs that are by similar artists or in a similar genre. Other services, like Apple Music, take it a step further with a more traditional approach. One of Apple Music’s main features is live internet radio with popular DJ’s doing what they do best: playing a mix of new and popular music.

Of course, the radio function in any of these services isn’t always enough to find new music, so we recommend you bust out of your comfort zones and hunt for new music using more than just an automated feature. We feel like it’s really the only way to ensure you get the most out of your subscription.

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Frequently asked questions about music streaming services

Transferring music playlists from one service to another is surprisingly easy! We have guides for multiple transfer types and each process is nearly identical:


As fellow Canadians, Chris and Sam can commiserate. But it looks like Deezer actually has the HiFi listening you’re looking for. It also has a library of 360 Reality Audio tracks too, if you have the Sony app: https://www.deezer.com/en/offers/hifi


As of June 7, 2021, Spatial Audio with support for Dolby Atmos is available to Apple Music users. This is a feature that mimics the effects of surround sound and provides a 3D audio experience. Any Apple listening device such as the Apple AirPods Max or an iPhone 12 Pro will automatically play supported songs in the Dolby Atmos format. Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos is available to any Apple Music subscriber at no additional cost. Compatible songs will be clearly labeled on the Apple Music interface, and Apple plans to create playlists of Dolby Atmos content to make it easy for users to find.


Yes! TIDAL partners with Tune My Music and Soundiiz which makes it extremely easy to transfer playlists from other streaming services to TIDAL.


Yes, so long as the artist has registered their lyrics to their song, if you type the lyrics into the search bar, the song should come up.


All of them display the lyrics of songs, but not for every single song. An artist has to register their song lyrics in order for them to be displayed.


Spotify is one of the best podcast apps because it has quite a few exclusive podcasts that you can’t find anywhere else. In addition, while Apple Music doesn’t have podcasts, Apple Podcasts is another app that comes with your iPhone and it is great for those of you who are already familiar with the iOS interface.


Qobuz pays artists the most per stream, but TIDAL has a program called TIDAL Rising which is great for supporting up and coming artists. TIDAL selects artists who are gaining popularity and offers them promotional material on TIDAL, professional photographing sessions, financial support for touring, and more. By using TIDAL, you directly and indirectly support TIDAL Rising artists.