Music takes an important part in our life. Music can be listened to everywhere when you are shopping, playing game, watching drama, or eating out. In addition, listening to more music is very helpful. But which music streaming service should you choose, YouTube Music or Spotify? This is a big problem.

Today, most people no longer use mp3 player as before because they just launch music apps and then can listen to the newest music in the world. However, if you want to choose a suitable music streaming platform, you’d better know it in detail. (To add background music to your youtube videos, the best free MiniTool video editor – MiniTool Movie Maker will help you)

Here recommend you two popular music streaming platforms: YouTube Music and Spotify. Besides, to help you find the desired music streaming service this post also makes a comparison among them.

YouTube Music

YouTube Music is a music streaming platform developed by YouTube. It allows you to browse songs and music videos on computer or on phone. It includes millions of songs and albums. With it, you can type the song name or enter the lyrics you remember, then you’ll find the related music files will be listed in the search results.

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  1. Millions of songs and albums.
  2. Switch seamlessly between songs and music videos.
  3. Available on phone and desktop.
  4. The service is available in 60+ countries.
  5. No ads (YouTube Music YouTube Premium).
  6. Download YouTube music (YouTube Music YouTube Premium).
  7. Listen to music with the screen locked (YouTube Music YouTube Premium).

YouTube Music offers 3 subscription plans.


  1. Personal: $9.99 per month with a 1-month free trial.
  2. Student: $4.99 per month with a 3-month free trial.
  3. Family: $14.99 per month with a 1-month free trial, you can add up to 5 family members (ages 13+).
Tip: If you get a YouTube Premium, you can enjoy YouTube Music, Google Play Music and watch YouTube videos without ads.


Spotify offers over 50 million songs, and has 234 million active users per month, including 108 million paying subscribers, according to Wikipedia. With Spotify, you can browse or search for music via artist, album, genre, playlist or record label. It also allows you to create, share and change playlists. Besides, you are able to listen to music both on phone and computer.


  1. Offers 50 million songs.
  2. Allow users to import local music files in universal formats to Spotify. You can import local files to Spotify in the desktop version for free. If you want to import music files to Spotify on your phone, you need to subscribe to Spotify YouTube Premium.
  3. Support podcast.
  4. Download music (Spotify YouTube Premium).
  5. With no ads (Spotify YouTube Premium).
  6. On-demand playback (Spotify YouTube Premium).


Like YouTube Music, Spotify also provides 3 subscription plans for you.

  1. Individual: $9.99 per month with a 3-month free trial.
  2. Student: $4.99 per month with a 3-month free trial.
  3. Family: $14.99 per month and support 6 accounts.

YouTube Music VS Spotify

After learning about the two music streaming service, what’s the difference between YouTube Music and Spotify?

When comes to the number of songs, Spotify claims they have 50 million songs, while YouTube Music hasn’t revealed it.

For price, the plans they offered are the same. But if you are a frequent user of YouTube, you can subscribe to YouTube Premium. Thus, you can enjoy YouTube Music Premium, Google Play Music and watch ad-free YouTube videos.

To learn more about YouTube Premium, you may interest in 4 Reasons about Why You Need a YouTube Premium.


All in all, the above-mentioned music apps have their own features, you can choose the suitable music streaming service as needed.

Which one do you prefer? Or you have a better choice? Please share it with us in the comment area below.

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