Spotify is adding 2x as many monthly subscribers as Apple Music

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Spotify is adding 2x as many monthly subscribers as Apple Music
Spotify reported some great fiscal quarterly earnings.
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Spotify’s third fiscal quarter figures show that it is growing considerably faster than Apple Music.

“We continue to feel very good about our competitive position in the market,” the streaming giant noted in a statement. “Relative to Apple, the publicly available data shows that we are adding roughly twice as many subscribers per month as they are. Additionally, we believe that our monthly engagement is roughly 2x as high and our churn is at half the rate.”

Spotify has 48 million more paying subscribers than Apple Music

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Spotify is still leading the way among streaming music services.
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In its latest quarterly earnings, Spotify has revealed that it currently has 108 million paying subscribers. That’s approaching 2x the number who subscribe to Apple Music, which is around 60 million at present.

That’s an increase of 31% year-on-year, although it’s slightly below what the streaming music giant had been aiming for.

Rockers Tool are finally bringing their music to streaming services

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Tool performing a headline slot during their "10,000 Days" tour.
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Tool, the American rock band which was a staple of alternative music in the 1990s and early 2000s, is finally bringing its back catalog to streaming services.

The exact services the album will be available on haven’t been named. However, it seems incredibly likely that Apple Music — one of the most popular streaming services — will be among them.

You can now enjoy Spotify Stations on the road with CarPlay

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Spotify Stations is like your own personal radio station.
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Spotify has updated its Spotify Stations app with support for CarPlay. The app is intended to provide a radio station-like experience, which customizes itself to your tastes.

With its latest update, you no longer need to use your iPhone to access the app. If you’re a CarPlay user, you can do it right from your dash.

Spotify storms ahead of Apple Music with 100 million paid subscribers

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Are you a Spotify subscriber?
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Spotify has reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2019, revealing that it has passed 100 million paid users.

This gives Spotify around twice the number of premium subscribers as the last reported figures for Apple Music. However, Apple Music may still have more paid subscribers in the United States.

This portable music player is basically iPod shuffle for Spotify [Deals]

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These little Mighty Vibe music players let you take more than 1,000 tracks from your Spotify library anywhere you go.
These little music players let you take more than 1,000 tracks from your Spotify library anywhere you go.
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With streaming services like Spotify, the age of the iPod seems to be coming to a close. But we also live in the era of reboots, so it’s no surprise that the classic iPod shuffle-style player is once again relevant in the age of streaming.

Apple Music finally passes Spotify in U.S. paid subscribers

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Apple Music beat its biggest rival in the U.S.
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More Americans pay to listen to Apple Music than Spotify. The Swedish company had been ahead since the iPhone maker got into the streaming music business back in 2015, but Apple finally closed the gap. And its growth is continuing to outpace its rival in the US.

Spotify still has many more paid subscribers globally, however.,

Deezer tries to outdo Spotify with upgraded Apple Watch app

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Deezer hopes to offer the best wrist-based music experience yet.
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Following on from Spotify’s Apple Watch debut, rival streaming music company Deezer has given its Apple Watch app a major version 2.0 overhaul.

The upgrade includes brand new features such as direct access to recently played tracks, favorites, and Deezer’s “Flow” personal music discovery system.

Apple Music and Spotify make up 80 percent of U.S. streaming subs

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Students will get Apple TV+ as part of their $4.99 Apple Music subscription
Streaming subscriptions in the U.S. have come a long way!
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Streaming music has come a long way! According to a new report, the number of people now paying a monthly music streaming subscription in the U.S. is around 51 million. That’s close to double the number at the end of 2016!

In total, last year, streaming music services accounted for 65 percent of the recorded music revenue in the U.S. Spotify and Apple Music combined dominate “at least 80 percent” of the domestic music streaming market, and other platforms — including ones belonging to big names like Amazon and Google — are already, “falling surprisingly far behind.”