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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

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spotify logo 30+ million Free plans: yes;
Paid plans, no.
30 days Free
Premium: £9.99 per month
Premium for students: £4.99 per month
Premium for families: £14.99 per month
tidal logo 40+ million No 30 days Free
Premium: £9.99 per month
Premium HiFi: £19.99 per month
apple music logo 45+ million No 3 months Free
£9.99 per month
Families: £14.99 per month
deezer logo 40+ million Free plans: yes;
Paid plans, no.
30 days Free
£9.99 per month
Families: £14.99 per month
amazon prime music logo 2+ million No 30 days Included in Prime membership (£79 per year)
amazon music unlimited logo 40+ million No 30 days Echo 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 logo 40+ million No 30 days £9.99 per month
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