Spotify vs Pandora vs Apple music: Music app battle

Pandora, Spotify, and Apple Music apps. Photo credit: Starr Lewis

By Starr Lewis ’18

Spotify, Pandora, or Apple music. The trapping battle between deciding on which music app is best to use can be a challenge. Spotify, Pandora, and Apple music are three distinctively different apps. They contain unique features that others find more or less interesting than some. Although, they seem to all have something in common, music. So which one will win the battle and which one will win the war?

Spotify launched in 2008 and was founded in Sweden. Spotify users have over 20 million songs that users can choose from. Users can search by artist, song, genre, or playlist. They can also like and dislike songs, so they can appear often or don’t get shown again if you don’t like the song.  Pandora is somewhat similar. It was launched in 2000 in Oakland, California. Pandora has the access for users to use up to 100 stations. You can pick your favorite artist and play their radio. Just like Spotify, Pandora users can create playlist. Lastly, Apple music, which I personally prefer, is the most famous one. If you own any apple products then you get the opportunity to use apple music. You can listen to the most recent albums. Make a playlist of all your favorite songs and listen to your favorite artist’s radio.

On Pandora you can create your own genre of music to suit your taste. Spotify has the ability to like and dislike songs. Then apple music, you can listen to any album and browse through the “ For you” section.

All in all these apps vary for different people. Yes they are all in a war, but really the one you choose to be the best is the winner of the battle.