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Music streaming has grown up tremendously since its inception and is now among the best ways to listen to music. Many streaming services let you listen for free, which has helped curb the need for piracy while artists still get at least a little bit for their work. Apple Music exploded onto the scene in late to mixed reviews. However, it has quickly become one of the best music streaming apps out there. It has a variety of monthly plans, including individual plans, a cheaper student plan, and a family plan that supports up to six family members.
When it comes to getting your music fix, more and more people are making the switch from physical formats and music downloads to streaming services. And it's easy to see why. The ability to access to tens of millions of tracks at the tap of a touchscreen means it has never been easier to hunt down old favourites or discover brand new bands and artists. There's a wide range of streaming services to choose from, with those such as Amazon, Apple, Spotify and our Award-winning service Tidal offering unlimited access to huge catalogues of music, which can be streamed over the internet or a mobile network, or downloaded directly to your device for offline listening. So how much can you expect to pay? Some services offer limited free music apps supported by adverts with limited playback options , but in the main you pay a set monthly subscription fee. The quality of these streams varies between services. Those concerned less by outright quality and more with getting bang for your buck can listen to compressed streams at kbps from the likes of Spotify. But you don't have to sacrifice quality. Tidal and Qobuz both have subscription tiers which allow you to access CD-quality streams and, where the content is available, even hi-res music.
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