Spotify or Apple Music - Something you need to know

Both Spotify and Apple Music are among the best music streaming services in the markets. How do the two compare? It is hard to say which one is better. Follow us below to see the similar and the difference between Spotify and Apple Music.

Apple Music Spotify
Plans Trial: Free for 3 months,
Student: $4.99/month
Individual: $9.99/month
Family: $14.99/month, 6 accounts
Spotify Free: $0.00 /month
Premium: $0.99 /3 months, $9.99/month after.
Family: $14.99/month, 6 accounts
Annual Plan $99 per year
$99 per year
Bitrate and encoding formats 256Kbps in AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) format
320Kbps in Ogg Vorbis format
Platforms macOS; iOS; tvOS; watchOS; Windows; Android phone Phone, Tablet, desktop, TV, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Speakers, car, etc.
Availability 113 countries 60+ countries

Music Library

Both Apple Music and Spotify libraries have more than 40 million songs, but their track records for exclusives set them apart. Apple Music has claimed a series of high-profile albums (such as Chance The Rapper's "Coloring Book" and Taylor Swift's "1984") as windowed-exclusives, meaning they hit other services eventually. -- How artists upload songs to Spotify for royalties?

There’s another area where Apple Music has the leg up on its competition: integration of the iTunes library. Users are able to upload any music to Apple Music library, and it allows users to browser your own music. Spotify has a similar function, but you can’t access your local music via broad search.

Music quality

Apple Music has two options: regular, and high quality, which works out to around 128kbps and 256kbps, respectively. Spotify offers three choices: Normal, High, and Extreme, at 96kbps, 160kbps, and 320kbps, respectively.

Music Discover

Spotify's most compelling feature is its user-specific Discover playlists, a once-weekly, now daily way for music lovers to discover new tracks. Discover Weekly in particular deserves high praise in the streaming world (it’s so smart that Google copied the feature). Added to your feed every Monday morning, the feature delivers a two-hour playlist of personalized music recommendations based on your listening habits, as well as the habits of those who listen to similar artists.

As for Apple Music, upon creating an account users will be prompted to select some of their favorite artists so the service can get a sense of their tastes. Apple Music has a similar section called My New Music Mix. Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio function also plays a major role when it comes to music discovery. Apple Music invites well-known musicians — Elton John (!!), Josh Homme, Pharrell Williams — to host their own shows. Then they share the playlists!


Apple Music has Connect, which is supposed to interface musicians directly with their fans. In reality, that hasn't really happened.
Spotify approaches social differently: It connects you with your friends on social media to get a glimpse at what they're listening to, in real time.

Ondesoft Apple Music Converter and Ondesoft Spotify Converter

Music plays a key role in our daily life. Although the online music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music provide us a better way to enjoy music, they can’t meet all our requirements. So it is vital important to convert Spotify/Apple Music to MP3 or other formats if you want to enjoy Spotify music or Apple Music on multiple devices, if you prefer accessing Spotify songs anytime without the internet connection or if you want to play Apple Music on non-apple devices without DRM limitation…

When you want to enjoy Apple Music and Spotify music more freely, you need Ondesoft Apple Music Converter and Ondesoft Spotify Music Converter . These two converters will get rid of the DRM protection from Apple Music or Spotify music.

Ondesoft Apple Music Converter for Mac/Windows

With an Apple Music membership, you get access to a whole world of music - any of the 40 million songs.
But you are not allowed to play them on so many non-apple devices, you need an Apple Music converter to remove DRM and convert Apple Music M4P songs to MP3 first. Ondesoft Apple Music Converter allows you to easily remove DRM and convert Apple music to other formats at a16 faster speed on your Mac or Windows. What's more, you are able to convert online Apple Music without downloading them.
Although there are so many Apple Music Converters in the markets, you will find Ondesoft Apple Music Converter is the most professional and convenient.

Ondesoft Spotify Music Converter for Mac
For the Spotify music, it also has DRM protection, so you are not allowed to download and listen to them on your computer or devices offline with a free account. Ondesoft Spotify Converter is designed to remove DRM from any Spotify music and convert them to MP3/M4A/WAV/FLAC with 100% original quality. Ondesoft Spotify Converter adopts an advanced ID3 tag identification technology. It can keep all ID tags like Title, Artist, Album and Genre. Then you can download Spotify music for playing them offline on any devices

Spotify Converter

Spotify Converter
Download Spotify music to MP3, M4A, etc. with either free or premium account.