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Grading the streams: The pros and cons of five popular services, from Spotify to Tidal

Grading the streams: The pros and cons of five popular services, from Spotify to Tidal

Here's a subjective rundown of five of the most popular services available in America, based on the experiences of one full-time listener.

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Jan. 18, 10:18 a.m.: This article misspells singer Tanel Padar's first name as Tanal and incorrectly gives the name of the band Austrian Death Machine as Australian Death Machine.
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Spotify

$9.99 per month; $14.99 family plan; free ad-supported version

Grade: B+

Pros: Premium service offers noticeably better fidelity than Apple Music. The industry leader, Spotify has an excellent interface...

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