I closed my Apple Music subscription on 24th of January. I couldn’t stand it anymore. And chose Spotify instead. Now, Spotify is different. In many (good) ways.
*The desktop app talks to the mobile app. They are best buddies! When one receives a new song which I download, they other makes sure its on that device too. Or when I am listening to a song or podcast on one device, the other is immediately synchronised and knows what I am listening to.
*It’s a “features first” service. Unlike Apple Music, you have the music feature (categorised by albums, playlists you can make yourself, songs, artists, categories etc) and the podcasts feature, both in one place, not two separate apps.
*The Spotify interface is much more user-friendly than Apple Music interface because:
a. it’s easy to find pre-populated playlists done by Spotify
b. it’s personalised based on not only your music preferences but also based on your lifestyle — for example, I am sporty person, I run, do weights classes etc and so Spotify suggested me some “Running” playlists (which I tried and are not bad at all) and some weight training songs too.
*the design is just much better than Apple’s. Here’s a comparison:
Apple pre-populated playlists design
Spotify pre-populated playlists
Spotify suggested playlists