Here are our top 3 choices, the also-rans and why they might or might not work for you. Streaming music is the most convenient way to listen to your favorite songs. And if you are concerned about sound quality, it may surprise you that streaming music can sound indistinguishable from -- or even better than -- a CD. The question is which streaming music service is best for you?
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Google Play Music is shutting down in December. But don't worry, Google now has an easy way to move your music library, playlists and preferences over to YouTube's music-streaming service. But YouTube Music recently unveiled a tool to help you transfer your entire library, profile and playlists from Google's streaming service into YouTube's revamped one with just one tap. YouTube Music is also getting some new features that may make it a bigger competitor to streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. At this point, you've still got time to access Google Play Music, move your music over and get used to the YouTube Music interface. But you can no longer purchase, preorder, upload or download music from Google Play Music through Music Manager. In the US and other areas globally, that will happen sometime this month.
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The good news is you have a lot of options. There is some bad news as well. Plus, a Google Play Music subscription also worked as a YouTube Premium subscription , making it the best one-two punch in video and audio streaming history. There exists no music streaming service with those features. Some services come close, though. Apple Music is the closest approximation to Google Play Music right now. It has a huge library of over 60 million songs, the ability to listen to both on-demand content and radio stations, and the ability to upload up to , songs of your own music. Still, it has almost all of the same Google Play Music features.