Apple Music hit another milestone after winning top honors in a J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey. According to the study, Apple Music beat out competitors including Pandora, Spotify, Google Play, Rhapsody and others. The 2016 Streaming Music Satisfaction Survey found that streaming music listeners were most satisfied when sharing playlists and following other users. J.D. Power describes "Social" as the key battleground for streaming music providers.
Google Play Music
While you wait for iOS 10 and Apple's redesigned Music app, Google would like you to try its music streaming service this July 4th. The first 4 months of Google Play Music is now free with a new subscription. Google Play Music is a lot like other popular streaming services, such as Spotify. It offers on-demand and commercial free access to 35 million songs for $9.99 per month. Users can listen across all their devices, including their iPod touch, iPhone or iPad. Other features include offline listening, access to podcasts and the ability to upload up to 50,000 of your own tracks.
Google has updated its iOS music app to version 22.214.171.1240. The update adds the ability to listen to full albums or playlists with "gapless playback", meaning there are no breaks or silence between tracks. Users can also now view all of their downloaded music and download subscribed playlists for offline listening.
Google recently also added the ability to edit playlists directly on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and created a "Download Only" filter. Google Play Music is available to download on the Apple App Store. The free version of the app allows users to store up to 20,000 tracks of their own music online and create their own playlists.
Just when you thought you couldn't possibly add any more Google apps to your iPhone, Google Play Music is now available on the App Store. The search engine giant originally launched its music streaming service for Android devices earlier this year, and it is now available for the iPhone, with an iPad version in the works.
Users can store up to 20,000 tracks of their own music through the free version of the app, create their own playlists, and share music with friends. The ability to store music online allows your to save space on your device, and eliminates the need to sync every time you add more songs.