Music Streaming apps are on a rise. Having said that, Youtube Music and Spotify remain to be the market leaders. When it comes to installing the apps, users can’t help comparing the two. We dissected the difference between the two apps for the new age consumer who likes to know pros and cons before installing any.
Interestingly, Spotify scores over Youtube in a lot of features. Top feature which Youtube doesn’t have is to allow playing of music in the background. Today’s music lovers want music to be played as a part of their multitasking. Here, Youtube scores low for not having a feature of playing music with other apps. Unlike Spotify, For Youtube music to play one must have the app screen open.
Music lovers also love to create their own playlists. Both Youtube and Spotify have a playlist option. But again, Youtube has limited the number of personalized playlists to three. On Spotify, you can create genre based playlists. Options of playlists on Spotify go up to 17 for EDM and other genres.
Reach of Spotify is also increasing very fast. The app has made its content more and more global. There is an option of listening to music region wise. People can also buy Spotify plays to increase their reach dynamically. This has widened the amount and scope of music that can be consumed on it.
Spotify also ticks the box of a social media music streaming application. That’s because of features like access to information about what your friends are listening to. The option is similar to the one on Goodreads.
Other features that make Spotify score over Youtube app are Sleep timer, Music Crossfade and Gapless mode. Overall, Youtube music will have to pull its socks to come up to the level of Spotify.