This is a common question for today’s modern digital world. In the past, we would go over to our CD library, pick a few CDs to throw into our CD changer and hit random. Today, music services provide the same fast and friendly use while adding more music than you’d ever want to listen to. But the question remains, which one should you pick? We have gathered our thoughts on the major music streaming services and how they can be integrated into an existing audio system. Before deciding which music service is right for you, ask yourself the following questions:
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Do you want to listen to track 3 of Bon Jovi’s greatest hits, or do you want the music system to play songs automatically?
Specific song selection will require you to create playlists and choose from a library of music. Some of the main services that fall into this category are
How important is the quality of the music?
The trend for lossless (a.k.a. as close to the CD as possible) is taking huge steps forward. Services like
What is your price point?
Most services have some sort of charge per month, or song, depending if you want better sound quality or commercial free listening. For example,
How are you going to listen to your music?
Are you constantly travelling where you don’t have Internet? If so, a paid subscription to
What about my existing music collection?
It’s a question that comes up often. Homeowners have created large volumes of music stored on hard drives or computers at their house using
Do you want every song on the planet available to you all the time?
Deciding which music service is right for you can be confusing, and