Thursday, November 12, 2015

Google Play Music vs Apple Music – BBC

In addition to these two strimingovyh audio service on the market a lot more players: Spotify, Tidal, Pandora, as well as Russian “Yandeks.Muzyka», Zvooq and others. But many of them are either not available in Russia, or have less music library.

One might ask: why bother to use the service with a paid subscription when you can listen to music for free? Many users are finding other ways – for example, using social networks. Also, a number of applications allows you to download music directly from there.

But in light of recent events, when using such an application had been stolen the data of hundreds of thousands of users, it becomes a matter of security.

The main advantage of the audio strimingovyh addition to safety – it’s easy . C they can be used to discover new artists, without any extra applications instantly download songs to listen offline and media library by synchronized between all its devices. And, of course, money order – one of the most convenient ways to thank the author for his work.

Apple’s music service available on PC via iTunes version 12.2 and later. Due to this the subscribed Apple Music users can access their music library without a network connection to a PC via iTunes, while the Google Play Music is only available when connected to a network via the website.

Applications of both services can be downloaded for iOS and Android. Supports Windows Phone, unfortunately, no.

When the Play Music released for iOS, many users noted that the application promotes the idea of ​​Android in terms of design, as well as other programs from Google to device Apple. Because of this, it was unusual eye fan of iOS.

Now, when Apple released its audio service app for Android, it is a bit corresponds to Material Design ideas from Google. However, the design elements still visible handwriting Apple, so Apple Music on Android does not look exactly the same as Google Play does not look at iOS. However, this is not important.

Dry figures show that both the service about the same. And Apple Music, and Play Music offers music library of more than 30 million recordings. But in the application of Apple’s managed to find some albums that are not in Play Music. The quality of play is a bit different: Google offers a standard MP3 format with sampling rate of 320 kbit / c, and Apple – AAC 256. However, to tell the difference untrained ear is difficult, especially when listening to the usual “gag».

In both cases, the music can be downloaded to the device for listening offline, but is available it will only be through the application of service.

When you first connect both applications are requested to indicate their preferences music. The Apple Music is implemented original, but inconvenient bubbles with genres or artists fill the screen, and when you select certain it stays on the screen. In the case of Google it is a regular list that you can scroll to infinity, choosing the artists.

From the Home screen Apple Music located playlists and performers who must appeal to the subscriber according to their preferences and listening history. Google’s service on the main screen contains the latest listened tracks, as well as recommendations of musicians, albums and radio stations.

Playlists that advises Apple, can be very interesting for those who are constantly looking for new songs. Almost every time you start a new playlist you can find for themselves unfamiliar artists. In addition, you can listen to playlists famous compilers – for example, from the magazine Rolling Stones or the Russian portal Flow. The Play Music this, but you can find custom playlists like a collection of tracks from the series of games «Hotline Miami».

In the radio both services offer a selection of tracks for a particular kind of activity and mood. You can select a single track, album or artist as a basis for the radio station.

Apple Music also provides subscribers with access to social networking performers Connect, in which the musicians are placed posts concerts and other information. Analogues it is not, but the sense for Russian users, too, as this social network focused on the Western audience. In addition, Apple Music sometimes appear exclusive songs that are not competitors, as it was with the album «Compton» by Dr. Dre. Do not forget about the clock Internet radio Beats One, which is also available on a free subscription.

Google Play Music, in turn, provides access to the service YouTube Unlock Key, which lets you view videos on YouTube without advertising. It is not known whether the Play Music is available to users in the future subscription YouTube Red.

Price of the issue: 189 rubles. – For monthly subscription and Play Music 169 rubles. – For Apple Music. In the service of Apple can be issued “family” membership for the six participants for 269 rubles.

For new users who are unfamiliar with these services, it makes sense to try the solution from Apple, since the first three months absolutely free, Play Music from that period is only one month. In addition, the “family” Apple Music subscription will be beneficial if you still want to get five friends to a huge music library access for only 45 rubles. per month.

Those who have long enjoyed the service from Google, it makes little sense to run across to the Apple Music, as the radically new features it does not offer, and transfer their entire music library from one application to another will be very difficult . Although try, again, it is worth.


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