Spotify has always been on the top in the music streaming service with close to 70 million paying subscribers as reported earlier this year. Now, Apple Music may well be looking to surpass Spotify this summer with more and more users using the tech giant’s music service.
Sources say that Apple music has almost 36 million subscribers now compared to around 30 million from last September. Also globally, Apple is growing at a higher rate in the US with five percent a month verses Spotify’s two percent per month.
There is a good market of music listeners in the USA and Apple Music has been cashing on this and gaining popularity. Spotify has a user base of 140 million subscribers worldwide, where they also provide a free service supported by ads. In terms of paid subscriptions, both services offer individual plans for $9.99 per month, student plans for $4.99 per month, and family plans sharable with up to six people for $14.99 per month.
Also, Apple’s release of HomePod will fuel this increase in users, giving the customers a great device to listen to music. We have covered more details on the HomePod here. Apple music comes pre-installed in iPhones and iPads and is also available on Mac, PC, Android, Apple Watch, Apple TV, vehicles equipped with CarPlay, Sonos.