Apple Music Now Has More Subscribers Than Spotify in the U.S.

Apple Music Now Has More Subscribers Than Spotify in the U.S.

Apple Music Now Has More Subscribers Than Spotify in the U.S.

Back in February, music industry analytics have predicted that Apple Music would have more paying subscribers than Spotify by the end of this year's summer.

Apple Music has reportedly surpassed Spotify in terms of paying subscribers in the United States, a feat that only needed time to happen due to the higher growth rate of Apple's music streaming service.

It's important to note, however, that Apple is still trailing Spotify when it comes to global subscriptions. The new report follows an earlier Wall Street Journal story suggesting Apple Music's rate of growth was on pace to eventually pass Spotify in the U.S.

Apple is likely to draw about USA 27 million users by the end of the year, with Spotify expected to have 24 million. Sirius XM Satellite Radio, which does not offer the same on-demand music options, has over 33 million subscribers. But while the headlines have been zeroed in on every move the platform makes, Apple Music has been steadily and silently edging ahead of the competition.


Spotify still has a significantly larger subscriber base worldwide than Apple Music, but it's worth keeping in mind that Spotify is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.

Eyes and ears have been on Spotify for its major strides in the music streaming world.

And sure enough, the worldwide figures for Spotify and Apple Music show a spread that is more in line with what one would expect. 70 million of these enjoy the paid tier, Spotify Premium, whereas the others use the ad-supported free tier of the service.

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