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Dre-backed streaming music service into the limelight for casual music listeners. And while Apple is reportedly working on an overhaul of the service , I spent the last nine months as a paid Beats Music subscriber, after having used Spotify exclusively for more than a year. Beyond the music, the differences between the two services are stark. Here is what you need to know in comparing the two most prominent with apologies to all the other players streaming music services on the market:. And the end, most albums end up being available everywhere. Except for Taylor Swift — she pulled her latest tracks from every subscription streaming service. One of the biggest differences between these two services specifically their apps is the way users interact with them. Meanwhile, Beats has a visual-driven interface with large tiles that spring users right into the content they want to listen to. Spotify, meanwhile, shrinks the track down to a mini-player that takes up the smallest ribbon at the bottom of the screen. Spotify will let you listen via its mobile app without paying for an account, but that only provides you with a shuffle mode.
Remember me. Forgot your password? Subscribe today to gain access to every Research Intelligencer article we publish as well as the exclusive daily newsletter, full access to The MediaPost Cases , first-look research and daily insights from Joe Mandese, Editor in Chief. Apple Music, of which Beats 1 and now Apple Music 1 is a part, has over 60 million subscribers, second worldwide to Spotify, which claims million. In the U.