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What is the best platform for streaming music? Show more Show less
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In recent years, music streaming platforms have become the most common way of listening to music. Gone are the days of records, tapes, CDs, or even shady downloaded mp3s from Limewire. Now, music streaming platforms are worth billions of dollars. But which one deserves your monthly subscription fee?

Spotify is the best streaming service Show more Show less

Spotify is the largest subscription music streaming service with 96 million subscribers and 170 million users overall. It is the most flexible option if you want to stream songs without the internet, share playlists with friends, and have a user-friendly experience.
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Spotify is the best music streaming service because of its listen offline feature

Download tracks or entire playlists which are available on your device with or without Internet.

The Argument

Most subscription based music services require an internet connection for you to be able to play music, which is not ideal if you are living in a rural area without good connection.[1] Using mobile data instead to play music can cost a lot of money because streaming music takes up a lot of bandwidth. This is why Spotify's offline services are so useful. If you pay for Spotify Premium, you can create playlists that you can download onto your device, meaning you can listen to music even when there is no internet connection. The amount of playlists you can download has no limit as far as Spotify is concerned, and only depends on the amount of storage space on your phone or other device. You can also download a wide range of podcasts to listen to offline, if you don't just want to stream music. Additionally, Spotify offers a free trial for Premium users so they can see what it's like to use offline mode and download content. This means they have time to test out Spotify's features and see whether it's suitable for them before they purchase a subscription.

Counter arguments

You can only download content to listen to offline if you pay for Spotify's Premium service, meaning you'll need an internet connection in order to play songs if you use their free service. Nearly all music streaming services now have the option to download songs or playlists offline, therefore Spotify is not pushing boundaries with this feature.



Rejecting the premises


This page was last edited on Monday, 21 Sep 2020 at 13:49 UTC

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