Best Music Streaming Service 2022: Free Streams to hi-res audio

Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music are more competitive than ever before, thanks to innovative services like podcasts and spatial music. Music Streaming Service

Best Music Streaming Service 2022: Free Streams to hi-res audio
Best music streaming service 2022

Streaming music is not only the most convenient and popular way to listen to music, but it may also sound fantastic. Particularly with the expanding number of services that offer lossless and spatial Dolby Atmos audio. But, with so many music services to pick from, how are you supposed to make a decision?

If you're looking for a new service — perhaps inspired by Joe Rogan vs. Neil Young, for example — you should think about things like monthly pricing and compatibility. Though prices have remained more consistent than with live TV streaming, with most services costing $10 per month, there have been some significant changes recently, particularly because most now include lossless audio at no additional cost. The majority of the services include music libraries with over 60 million songs that you can stream from your phone, computer, or other devices, while each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

To examine how each platform stands up for your monthly buck, I looked at the big names like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and YouTube Music, as well as lesser challengers like Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, and Pandora Premium. It's worth noting that I purposely left out services like Pandora, Rdio, and Napster UnRadio in this roundup because they only play music in a radio format and don't let you choose your own songs. Streaming should be about having options, which includes the ability to listen to entire albums at once.

So, which music streaming services offer the best value for money, as well as the finest sound quality and collection size? Continue reading for an in-depth look at each service, as well as a feature comparison and a complete price breakdown in the chart at the bottom of the page. This list will be updated on a regular basis. And, if you're looking for a quick summary, these are the top three.