Monday, January 23, 2023

Music streaming

I've not done a lot of music streaming. When I bought a new Chevrolet several years ago, it came with XM Radio. Later, XM and Sirius Radio merged to form SiriusXM. I've had XM Radio/SiriusXM Radio ever since.

In the last several years, there have been many music streaming services to emerge. I've tried a few, but have been happy with none of them. Tidal, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, Deezer, Qobuz, LiveXLive, YouTube Music, Idagio, iHeartRadio, and Pandora are among the most popular. Oh, and SiriusXM has a streaming service as well.

I only listen to a few SiriusXM channels, and $15.77 is not a bad price. Sure, it's possible to get a lower price with a retention plan, and I might try that one day, but I'm pretty much okay with the price. Of course, if there's a cheaper service I like, I might change. But for an automobile radio, SirusXM is a convenient way to go.

Perhaps one of the streaming music services would be a better option. Of course, that would mean using a mobile device, and that would mean data usage. I don't have an unlimited data plan on my phone, but I never run over my plan. Then again, I don't do a lot of mobile streaming.

I'm thinking about using YouTube Music for a while. You see, I really don't like the commercials that YouTube has, and have tried YouTube Premium before. I like it, but it's kind of expensive. But, it does include YouTube Music, making the price a little better. So, for the price only a couple of dollars more than some streaming services, and less than some others.

That means I could get YouTube without commercials, and an unlimited music streaming services at a relatively good price. So, I think I'm going with that. YouTube Music, as included with YouTube Premium. Whether or not I stick with it, I don't know. But I do want to find a good music service to add to my Streaming Life.

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