Music streaming industry has seen a lot of improvement in the last couple of years. With some big players already dominating the market, the decision to choose one over the other is indeed a difficult one. In this article, we have tried to decode the Apple Music Vs Spotify Sound Quality 2021 to help you decide which service to choose.

Apple Music Vs Spotify Sound Quality 2021 – Which Came First?

Well, Spotify wins here. The Sweden based music streaming service is the most popular music streaming service in the world. With 345million users, including 155million subscribers, across 101 markets, the music streaming service allows users to discover and share more than 70 million tracks, including more than 2.2 million podcast titles, for free.

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 Apple Music, on the other hand, came into being in 2015 and offers clean access to 60 million songs, along with Internet radio station Beats 1, which broadcasts 24 hours a day. In 2019, Apple Music has nearly 60 million subscribers worldwide. The key advantage Apple Music has over Spotify is that it allows its subscribers to combine the songs one already owns with the Apple Music streaming catalogue. 

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Apple Music Vs Spotify Sound Quality 2021 – Cross Compatibility

Spotify is surely better when it comes to cross-compatibility and podcasts. Users can make full use of their Spotify subscription across different devices, including smart speakers, gaming consoles, and even phones.

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Apple Music is best suited for those who have an extensive music library and want radio stations. Siri users even enjoy a robust voice controls for playback. And, just like Spotify, Apple Music has playlists that recommend songsas per listening habits. Also, users appreciate Apple Music for perfectly synchronized music libraries on all Apple devices. 

Apple Music Vs Spotify Sound Quality 2021

Spotify implements OggVorbis format with a bit rate that varies on the subscription plan. To be fair, the standard quality of the desktop app is the OggVorbis 160kbps format and those who have applied for premium users can enjoy 320 kbps. On Android smartphones or iOS and tablets, Spotify offers different levels of audio quality, thus is best to opt for the highest configuration to enjoy the best music quality Spotify has to offer.

The sound quality of Apple Music is lower than that of Spotify as it uses a bit rate of 256kbps. But Apple Music uses AAC files, and defaults to the highest sound quality, when the device is connected to Wi-Fi. However, when streaming over cellular, the audio quality does go down.

Recently, Spotify has become the latest music service to climb on the high-quality audio bandwagon. It has joined hands with Amazon, Tidal, and other services to offer lossless audio to subscribers. Its time for Apple to up its game to succeed in the sound quality segment.

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