Spotify vs. YouTube Music: Which Is Best?

MakeUseOf | 4/15/2019 | Shubham Agarwal
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If you’re a Spotify user, the chances are you’ve considered switching recently. Not because Spotify has lost its appeal, but because there are a bunch of new services to try.

One of these alternatives is YouTube Music. It promises a more diverse library of music, and intelligent features which can recommend new music based on your YouTube activity.

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But does YouTube Music have what it takes to dethrone Spotify? We find out in this detailed comparison pitching Spotify vs. YouTube Music.

Spotify officially houses over 40 million tracks from a vast gamut of artists. Whether you’re looking for Post Malone’s latest album or rock music from the 1960s, Spotify has you covered. Spotify occasionally releases exclusives as well.

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YouTube, on the other hand, hasn’t revealed how many tracks are in the YouTube Music library. But given YouTube’s close partnerships with labels, you certainly won’t face issues with locating a particular track on YouTube Music.

On top of that, YouTube Music lets you stream music or video from YouTube’s extensive catalog of fan covers, mashups, and concert clips. YouTube is also home to thousands of non-label tracks which you won’t find on any music streaming platform except for YouTube Music.

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While Spotify won’t let you down as far as official songs are concerned, YouTube Music edges this contest thanks to its YouTube integration. The possibilities with YouTube Music are endless and you will be able to hear music beyond what everyone else is tuning in to.

Spotify offers dark-themed apps which neatly organize all of the important sections. So at the top, you’ll find your personalized playlists, followed by what’s trending, recommendations, and albums picked up by Spotify’s editors, etc.

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There’s ample space between these carousels allowing you to easily navigate without getting overwhelmed. The apps have a dynamic ambient background which switches based on the active song’s album...
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