Music is about the visuals as well in 2017

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Apple Music

I have been using the 3 month free trial to Apple Music that came with my BeatsX headphones over the past week despite using Amazon Music for the past 6 months.

Surprisingly, I am finding the Apple Music much more appealing than Amazon’s offering purely on the basis of the visuals.

I’m not sure what it is that is causing such a gap between the two, but the white background of Apple Music could be one part of it. It could also be that the organisational qualities of the Apple offering make much more sense that Amazon’s ‘here is your music now navigate through multiple layers to get to what you want to play’ approach. Actually, yes, it is that.

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Amazon Music

Irrespective of why I prefer one over the other, I have been most surprised that the visuals and organisation make such a difference. It should be the sound quality, speed of songs starting up when streamed and library completeness that counts, but in all of those areas they appear to be identical.

It has come down to the visuals and I am now wondering what to do next- is the £2/month difference a lot to pay just for a better visual experience? It should be, but I’m starting to think that it may be worth it.

One thought on “Music is about the visuals as well in 2017

  1. Why are you surprised? Ease of use and visual appeal are definitely worth something versus quality, volume, price, etc. People often pay more for a better experience. Think MacOS, iOS, etc. Why should Apple Music be any different. Unfortunately, it’s always about compromise, even if you don’t realize it. There are so many factors that go into a buying decision. The actual thing you want is only one of many.

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