How Apple and Spotify compare

Simferopol Russia - June 22 2014: Spotify Swedish music service that offers legal streaming music. Was launched in October 2008.

(Press Association)
HOW APPLE AND SPOTIFY COMPARE

APPLE MUSIC

* Free for first three months then $US9.99 ($A13) a month in the US.

* Library offers more than 30 million tracks from the iTunes catalogue, including Taylor Swift.

* Founded in the USA last year after Apple bought Beats Music and launches in the UK on Tuesday.

* Includes a 24-hour radio station, Beats 1, presented by former BBC Radio One DJ Zane Lowe.

* Not available on Android phones until northern hemisphere autumn.

SPOTIFY

* Free with ads or $US9.99 ($A13) for the premium service.

* Also offers millions of songs but no Taylor Swift after the singer removed all her albums in a row over royalties.

* Founded in Sweden in 2006 and now has more than 60 million users.

* Learns about users’ tastes in music and connects with Facebook so that users can see what their friends are listening to.

* Available on all devices

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