Never used Apple music but for me Spotify is more than enough for me. I got all the songs I need and even the most obscure ones are there and the service reliable and really good
Grey1213, 24 Aug 2016I remember seeing some stats for a paid app a that the devs published about who pirated it, an... moreyou can't pirate apps or games without jailbreaking your iOS device, and most of people don't do that. With android everyone can pirate apps and games.
Pirating that's why going to always be lot bigger with android.
Spotify rocks. I use it for my Android Windows and BlackBerry devices. Family plan is cool. On my iPhone I buy the music...... so I just load it. Strange as it sounds my iPhone is my business phone. Movies and episodes oh yeah I use iOS.
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2016That maybe just proved how much you know. 99% android users don't pay for apps and stuff and d... moreI remember seeing some stats for a paid app a that the devs published about who pirated it, and yeah, android was higher, but not that much higher. It was around 1.1-1.2x more pirates. And that can be accounted for by ease of pirating.
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2016That maybe just proved how much you know. 99% android users don't pay for apps and stuff and d... morelol it's funny the numbers game isn't it?? where do u get 99%?? and saying iphone is the other way around makes 1% of iphone users don't pay for the apps?
even though the idea might be in the right way but wrong focused, i can say it might be true than more than 50% of either android or iphone user don't pay for some apps (notice the "some") i would say that it depends on the countries and even so the apps are not really expensive so every person has the means to pay at least 1 or 2 apps in any Store...
now about spotify, i'd like to see more support for the app since it's grown popularity and the fight with apple is really hard to fight (underdog-wise)
techperson211, 24 Aug 2016Please don't generalized that android user don't want to pay fo a certain app. Maybe android u... moreThat maybe just proved how much you know. 99% android users don't pay for apps and stuff and download stuff for free. No generalizing there. Most android users who run spotify have that ad version. Story is other way round for iOS users.
Grey1213, 24 Aug 2016No. They don't. Anti-competetive practices are against the law. If a guy came to your house and told your guests(potential business clientèle) that you are serving poison won't you throw him out? Nothing anti-competitive against pure indecent behavior.
Duel, 24 Aug 2016"Better to just leave and focus on the 85% of world that uses android..."
And lose most of ... moreProbably true back in 2012 that IOS users would be "richer" and willing to pay more. Here in 2016 I doubt that, and where I live (Denmark) there is probably zero difference in income and willingness to spend between owners of IOS devices and Android. In fact a lot of IOS users have really low income but seems to believe owning an IPhone makes them look richer which is really sad.
Anyway if Spotify has to pay 30% to Apple and 55% to the labels there is little business left and no possibility to compete with Apple. Would be fun if somebody had the balls to just leave...
Jason, 24 Aug 2016Whoever wins, the consumer loses. savage..but i agree..
I deleted spotify from my Apple devices because... why not?
I load music on my own and I enjoy using Apple music more than Spotify... To think I used spotify first than Apple Music...
Spotify losing money because of the reason stated in the article and also because it isn't available in other countries as much as Apple Music ( for example, Romania ). And also think about how many people use iPhones and with the Apple Music coming "preinstalled", the user base can grow rapidly. I wanted to use Spotify, as I heard that is a great music service, but because of the unavailability I had to use Apple Music, or Google Play Music.
Still prefer spotify. Here in our region it's only $2.99.
Duel, 24 Aug 2016"Better to just leave and focus on the 85% of world that uses android..." And lose most of ... morePlease don't generalized that android user don't want to pay fo a certain app. Maybe android user's are just practical to what apps they spend money with.
Kim, 24 Aug 2016Spotify should just drop their app to IOS and only focus on Android. Apple wants to own the IO... more"Better to just leave and focus on the 85% of world that uses android..."
And lose most of their paid users? sure.. :) Im sure spotify want to users who make premium subscribe, we already know that android users don't want to pay for stuff, and maybe they don't have money to do that, iOS users use lot more money for services, so removing iOS app would hurt spotify very very badly.