I’ve spent the last month or so reviewing the premium subscription services from several music streaming services. I tried MOG, Rhapsody, Rdio, and Spotify in that order. I ruled out online radio only services (Pandora, Last.fm, and the upcoming iTunes Radio) as I wanted to listen to specific playlists and specific albums in their entirety. I did skip Google All Access as one of my requirements something that runs native on iOS (not some cheesy HTML5 Web App).
Over the course of the trials, I discovered a TON of new music. I found artists that I may have heard once or twice in the past that are now some of my favorite artists. I tried to challenge the libraries with college tunes from 20 years ago. I put them through the paces on iPhone, iPad, Android, Web interfaces, and downloadable PC and Mac apps. Continue reading “Rdio vs. Spotify (vs. MOG, Rhapsody)”