Spotify boasts more than double the subscribers of Apple Music | Cult of Mac

Spotify boasts more than double the subscribers of Apple Music


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Apple Music’s batch of exclusives haven’t been able to stop Spotify’s impressive growth of paid subscribers over the last year.

Spotify revealed today that it new has over 50 million paid subscribers for its music streaming service, which is more than double the 20 million subscribers Apple Music had at the end of 2016.

News of Spotify hitting the milestone was published on the company’s Twitter account this afternoon. Spotify’s last subscriber numbers were released in September 2016 when the company announced that it had 40 million paying streamers.

Spotify’s impressive subscribers

Spotify was the first music streamer service to hit 100 million active users total last summer. Meanwhile, Apple Music has experienced steady subscriber growth thanks to a bunch of exclusives from top artists.

A couple of new features could be coming soon to Spotify to lure in even more listeners. Leaked images this week showed that Spotify plans to launch a lossless CD quality-audio tier soon. Prices for the premium audio could cost users between $5 to $10 extra a month.