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If there’s an industry that has felt the full effects of the global, immediate nature of the internet, it’s the music industry. After years of legal battles, failed startups and massive technological overhauls, we are now at a point where we can access almost any song ever recorded quickly, easily and affordably.

Since the launch of Spotify, we’ve seen an ongoing shift towards services that will let you stream songs on demand, without ever actually owning a licence to the track. And rather than pay for a song or an album, you instead pay an affordable monthly fee to get access to literally millions of songs, covering every genre you love (and many you don’t).

Downloading vs. streaming… What’s the difference?

When you download a piece of music, the file is copied to your device, from where it can played multiple times regardless of whether or not you’re online. When you stream a piece of music, you simply play it while you’re online. However, most music “streaming” services now also provide an offline feature (normally just for paying customers) where the files are downloaded to your device.

Music streaming services compared

LibraryAdsFree trialPricing
spotify logo30+ millionFree plans: yes;
Paid plans, no.
30 daysFree
Premium: £9.99 per month
Premium for students: £4.99 per month
Premium for families: £14.99 per month
tidal logo40+ millionNo30 daysFree
Premium: £9.99 per month
Premium HiFi: £19.99 per month
apple music logo45+ millionNo3 monthsFree
£9.99 per month
Families: £14.99 per month
deezer logo40+ millionFree plans: yes;
Paid plans, no.
30 daysFree
£9.99 per month
Families: £14.99 per month
amazon prime music logo2+ millionNo30 daysIncluded in Prime membership (£79 per year)
amazon music unlimited logo40+ millionNo30 daysEcho plan: £3.99 per month
Individual plan: £9.99 per month (£7.99 for Prime members)
Family plan: £14.99 per month
google play music logo40+ millionNo30 days£9.99 per month
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