Music Streaming Finder™ – Music Streaming Comparison

Information verified correct on December 5th, 2016

Compare a range of on-demand music streaming services to help you find the perfect fit for your musical tastes.

Spotify? Pandora? Apple Music? There are so many music streaming services to choose from, but which one will serve up the music you love on the devices that you use? Competition is fierce in the streaming music space, which keeps monthly access prices low, but not every service offers every track you might want to listen to.

Streaming services compared

Free Trial?Streaming QualityTracksFeaturesFree TierPremiumPrice (per month)
Pandora1 weekPandora
64k AAC+
Pandora One
192kbps
~1,000,000Wake up and fall asleep to you favourite tracks with “Alarm Clock” and “Sleep Timer”Ad-supported Limited skipsPandora One
Ad-free, “more skips”
$6.50 AUD
Spotify60 dayFreeApprox. 96-160 kbpsPremiumApprox. 320 kbps~30,000,000Accesses music libraries from third-party apps
Signature algorithm
Playstation compatibility
Ad-supported
Six skips per day
Premium
Unlimited skips
Better sound quality
Listen offline.
$11.99 AUD
Apple Music3 month256kbps~30,000,000Save for offline listening"Expert recommendations""Expert recommendations"Add Apple Music content to your libraryApple Radio with limited skipsView artists on ConnectFollow artists on ConnectApple MusicUnlimited skippingPlay and save Connect content

Like Connect content and radio songs

Unlimited listening from Apple Music library

$11.99 AUD
Tidal30 dayStandard
320 kbps
HiFi Plan
1411 kbps
~30,000,000High Fidelity soundTidal Discovery (Publishing platform)No free tierStandard PlanHigh-Quality soundHiFi Plan

High Fidelity, Lossless streaming

Standard
$11.99 AUD
HiFi
$23.99 AUD
DEEZER30-day320kbps~35,000,000Listen to friends tracks through FacebookFlow and mixes on mobile
Standard quality
Unlimited music on tablet and computer
Premium +No adsOffline listeningHigh-quality soundImport MP3Premium +
$11.99 AUD
JB HI-FI NOW10-dayNot specified~18,000,000Filter age, genre and location to find the most relevant music for youFocus on Aussie musicNo free tierPremiumUnlimited streamingAirplay and Sonos streamingPremium
$10.00
Microsoft Groove Music30-day192 kbps~40,000,000Streamlined listening experienceFree web playerXbox Music PassMusic videosOffline listeningAd-freeGroove Music
$11.99
Google Play30-day320 kbps~20,000,000Create your own radio stationNo free tierGoogle Music All AccessListen offlineImport iTunes contentGoogle Music All Access
$11.99 AUD

What services offer multiple users or family plans?

  • Spotify has a Family Plan with support for up to 6 users, which costs $17.99 AUD each month
  • Apple Music has a Family Plan that covers 6 users. This plan costs $17.99 AUD
  • Tidal offers the ability to stream 1 device online and 3 devices offline concurrently
  • Pandora offers commercial plans for businesses
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