If you’re considering a paid music streaming membership, Spotify premium is well worth the money because it offers so many fantastic added features. The different pre-roll and mid-roll advertisements become really bothersome very quickly if you watch a lot of YouTube.
By subscribing to YouTube Premium, the advertisements can be removed. One more benefit of spending a few dollars on one of the finest streaming services is that it comes with a YouTube Music membership.
The majority of the music is available on YT Music, even though it doesn’t have the same cache as YT Music or Qobuz.
YouTube Music might be a viable (and cost-free) substitute if you’re paying for a separate streaming service. You might thus be wondering: Could I completely switch from Spotify to YouTube Music?
There are clearly areas where YouTube Music excels, but Spotify is able to point out areas where it falls short.
Let’s begin with the pros of having a YouTube Music account.
It will cost you $12 per month to subscribe to YouTube Premium, which is $2 more than what you would pay for Spotify Premium or YouTube Music.
Additionally offered are family and student options, which are priced at $18 and $7, respectively, as opposed to $15 and $5 for a music-only membership. Consider Spotify’s Duo deal if you only require a two-person subscription; it costs $13 per month. However, we believe the YouTube Premium family membership is the best option if you want to share it with close friends and family.
Excellent search filters
YouTube Music’s filters are visibly displayed at the top of the screen, making it easier for you to restrict your search to only see songs, artists, or playlists.
Sure, Spotify gives you the option to see only songs, artists, or playlists, but doing so requires you to scroll down and select on one of the choices, which seems a little confusing.
Now let’s look at some of the disadvantages of using YouTube Music.
Spotify’s search feature rivals YouTube Music
When searching for a song, Spotify shows you the most popular results as you enter, allowing you to tap one and begin listening right away.
Unfortunately, using YouTube Music involves an additional step in which you must press the suggestion in order to display the search results before choosing what you want to listen to.
Perhaps we’re exaggerating, but after using Spotify for so long, the extra step is irksome if you just feel like listening to a song.
Spotify makes it easy to control music from other devices
It’s useful when doing chores like cleaning because you can switch the music on any device that’s nearby. Using a PC or Mac to handle Spotify might be more convenient if you frequently used it while working and had your earbuds connected to your phone.
Unfortunately, this isn’t possible with YouTube Music. This is possibly because the software, as described above, seems to isolate each session, allowing you to simultaneously listen different songs on separate devices while using the same account.