I recently cancelled my Spotify Premium membership after a year of uninterrupted monthly payments to the company. This decision came about when I accidentally signed up for 14-days of free Rdio Unlimited. Quite frankly, I was left confused as to who I should be paying money to and after playing with both services there’s a good chance you would be too. If you’re choosing to take the Netflix-style “all you can eat” route with your music, you’ve got quite a selection of services to choose from – but who reigns supreme?
Do you want to listen to your music, but not pay for it? Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not advocating illegal music downloads, but instead a fantastic streaming music app called Sky.FM.
Listing to music online has been around for some time, but only in the past little while, has it really become mainstream with so many options to choose from. It really is quite incredible – we have the opportunity to find music like never before, and listen to copious amounts of it! But there are still some gaps to fill. For instance, audio files can be embedded into webpages, but those webpages have no way to listen to all the music.
Spotify is best known as a great online service for listening to all the online music your heart desires. If you’re opting for the free version of the service, the vast musical collection comes at the price of a few ads here and there. But if you’re opting for the paid version of the service, not only do you get an ad-free experience, you also get to take the music with you offline, by using Spotify’s mobile app and selecting which playlists you want to listen to offline.