The music streaming scene is red hot now, With Pandora having left the market Which only affects (Australian customers). The stakes have never been higher.
I’ll talk about the different streaming options available, from Google Music, to heart radio.
I hope at the end of this review you’ll get a decent sense of which streaming service to go with.
Way back now, many years ago, Apple released a subscription service branded as “iTunes match “.
The notion was, that one could download from the iTunes Store, but more importantly if songs weren’t purchased from said Store, Apple would upload the user’s play-list to the cloud.
I, and several users, were greatly inconvenienced by this approach, reason being that peoples purchased content as well as downloaded content was all mixed together, not to mention how buggy the initial role out was.
Apple however, is very good at correcting their blunders, hence the re-branded Apple Music service.
Without a doubt, at over 47 million songs to choose from Apple Music has the biggest range of tracks that customers can listen to. Add to that Beats 1 radio, and you’ve got a winner.
If you don’t want to be tied in to Apple’s garden, Google Music is also worth a look.
Both streaming services mentioned, are very accessible with Voiceover.
A slight annoyance with Apple Music is that during the earlier days it tended to mix your library of purchased content and Apple Music, this is no longer the case.
These music solution’s do require an Internet connection so, if you’re on a small data allowance do take care.
Having said that, many of the Aussie mobile providers do offer unlimited streaming on post-paid plans, but make sure you read the fine print of your respective contract to avoid bill shock.
With the largest collection of songs, unmatched customer service via iTunes support, and great hardware when it comes to recently released iOS devices, Apple Music is worth it 100%.
Excellent UI, works well with AirPods, never get a repeat with over 47 million songs, great support after the fact via iTunes customer care.
5 stars outstanding.