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Do you use Apple Music, if not what needs to change?
Saturday, June 11, 2016
- The reason I don't subscribe to Apple Music is simply that I don't want to pay $10/month for yet another subscription service. I've heard subscription services called leeches, which I find completely accurate. I don't need anymore leeches. I currently pay monthly for TV, internet, phone data, Netflix, Amazon Prime, iTunes Match (or whatever it's called now), iCloud backups, and a newsgroup service. It's not that $10 is too much. It's that another $10 is too much.I like Apple Music as a service, actually. I seem to be in the minority in that I like how the streaming tracks are integrated with my owned tracks. I've never really liked other streaming services because of how they seem to function more like radio programs, and they're so separate from my music. I'm a collector, and I want albums. I tediously tag my music and build out smart playlists based on those tags. It allows me to feel more in control of my music than anything other streaming services seem to provide.The only thing that would get me to sign up would be to lump the iCloud Backup and the Apple Music service into one "leech" for a lower price. I pay $2/month for iTunes Match and $1/month for my iCloud backup. Since iTunes Match is part of Apple Music, I just want Apple to include a decent cloud storage tier with my music plan.