When Apple Music officially launched earlier this year, we ran a poll seeing where people were switching from to use the service. A surprising 33 percent of the 18,000 responses said they were switching from Spotify to Apple Music, while another 23 percent said Apple Music was their first streaming service. At the time, however, anyone using Apple Music was getting it for free. In fact, 17 percent of people said they were using the service, but only during the trial.
As we noted earlier today, however, the first 3 month free trials are wrapping up, which means it’s time to see who’s sticking with Apple’s streaming music service and who’s leaving…
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Last week, Ben ran a poll seeing who would pay for Apple Music and roughly 33 percent of responders said that the service is “definitely” worth the $9.99/month subscription charge. Only 13 percent of responders said that there was no way they would pay for the service. The biggest selling point for many users is that the cost of Apple Music is less than a cost of buying one album per month. Many are also swayed by the $14.99/month family plan.
While other streaming services have taken steps to try and compete with Apple Music, I standby my review from earlier this year in which I said that Apple Music, while it has its bugs (and still does), is the best streaming service available. In my three months using the service, I have discovered more new artists with it than I did with Spotify in 2 years of usage and as a music lover, that’s a feature that is more valuable than any other.
If you’re ditching Apple Music, be sure to cancel your subscription right now as Apple will begin charging the first users over the next 24 hours. You can find out how to cancel your subscription here. In the meantime, let us know in the poll above whether you’re sticking with Apple’s service or moving to a competitor like Spotify, Rdio, Google Play, or Tidal. Feel free to back up your vote with some reasoning in the comments below, as well…
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