Tidal Vs Spotify

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channel in this video I’ll be reviewing

and comparing Spotify and title now I

made recent videos comparing Spotify to

Apple music and Spotify to Amazon music

in in those videos a lot of people

requested I compare Spotify to title now

title claims to be the superior music

app with the best music quality and the

best interface and I’m gonna dive in in

this video and figure out if that’s

actually true so I downloaded the title

music app and I’ve been using it

exclusively for quite some time now to

really dive in and understand everything

about the app and decide what I like and

don’t like about it I’ve also read a lot

of reviews online and comments from

other users comparing contrasting or two

to see what people actually like and

what they don’t like so I had the full

analysis everything you need to know

about both apps before you choose one

now one thing I want to add is this

video like all of my other videos is

totally unspun surd I am not being paid

by Spotify or by title unfortunately for

this video so this is really just a true

honest comparison to give you guys the

inside information for which is the best

music app out there

okay so just a really quick brief intro

here for those who don’t know title is a

much newer music app that claims to have

the best audio available now since they

were just created in 2014 they’ve also

been bought out by jay-z since then so

they’re owned by jay-z now and they’re

competing with Spotify directly even

though Spotify has been around 8 years

longer and as a result they have 20

times more users as of today they are

still competing very heavily in their

up-and-coming trying to overtake Spotify

in the near future and I both have

approximately the same library with

music so Spotify and title both have

between 30 and 40 million songs which is

honestly so much that at that point it

really doesn’t matter they basically

have every song you’re gonna look for so

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okay so let’s talk about the interface

right now so here we are on the title

app and so I’ve been using this for a

while like I said and one of the things

I noticed is every time I open it up I

always get Kodak black right there dying

to live so no matter what it always ends

up being the same thing on the top so

I’m pretty sure those are you know

recent releases and stuff like that but

overall it’s not going to be things that

are necessarily tailored to you so the

algorithm on this is what I’ve noticed

to be a weakness in this app now there’s

plenty of pluses but definitely one of

the things is it’s definitely geared

towards if you’re interested in rap and

mainstream music so if you go through

and you go to explore

like I said alive it is not tailored to

you so it’s a new stuff top stuff title

rising is gonna be artists that are on

the rise and so it’s not necessarily

tailored to your specific type of music

that you like so Spotify is definitely

on the contrast there I’ll talk about

that in just a second so you can talk

about genres and modes here so you can

choose so you can say you know I really

want some metal you can go there and

you’ll find you know new albums you’ll

find you know all kinds of different

stuff there so it’s definitely very

useful if you’re looking you can find

the music you’re looking for but I guess

what I’m saying is it’s not going to be

the best algorithm to tailor the music

to what you want so that’s one thing I

noticed also you hear you have tidal

rising like I said that’s gonna be

up-and-coming stuff and then Title X is

something that’s really cool it’s gonna

be a lot of you know shows and you

really feel connected to your artist

this is where people between this and

tidal rising you’ll see a lot of

exclusive stuff that artists might

release here before other places so

since it’s owned by jay-z he and several

other major artists like Kanye sometimes

we release music too here before any

other app out there okay so from the

main music page here we are you’ll see

at the bottom it says hi-fi that’s

something important to note because not

every song is available in hi-fi most of

them are because that’s essentially the

same quality as a CD like I said before

so if you go down to the actual bottom

left here it’ll say you can stream to

another you can you know whatever device

you might have right now I don’t have

any other devices on there but this is

now as of recently compatible with

Android TVs now if you get under the

options on the bottom right you’ll see

you can add it to your collection your

playlist whatever the usual options but

then you also have credits now credits

is something really cool because like I

said this is an app where you feel more

connected with your artists and so when

you actually go to credits you’ll be

able to see so just swipe back down and

we’re in credits right here so you can

see the credits for

who produced it who was in it the

author’s blah blah blah all the

different songs and over there you also

have the info so you can learn more

about the albums and if you’re really

interested in that you can find out a

lot more about that there’s also on

Spotify as well but it’s just something

that’s very available on tidal here

there was something else to note they

have about a quarter million music

videos out there so you can go to videos

and they’re not always music videos

sometimes they’re live concerts they’re

right here a title exclusive it could be

some song some music video whatever it

might be it’s going to be a lot of times

exclusive to title now that’s something

I’ve noticed because they claim they

have podcasts and if you actually go to

podcasts let’s see if we can actually

find pot shows in podcasts there aren’t

actually that many podcasts on here

right now a lot of the main ones that I

would listen to are not on here these

are just specific ones made by tidal or

jay-z or whoever else is using this app

so once we go over to search one thing I

will say it’s a slight negative is that

you can’t do any voice searching which

is a little bit inconvenient so when

you’re actually in the Rabia one thing I

noticed is that here let’s pause this

you can’t actually like or dislike song

so it can’t optimize your radio for you

as you’re listening is the radio it

literally is just whatever they think is

similar to this song alright guys now

let’s hop on over to Spotify now as I

said I made other videos about Spotify

and there’s so much here on this app

it’s a huge app I’m not going to go

through everything so what I will go

through some of the top features and

functions on this app that I maybe

didn’t mention in the other videos now

if you want to find out more go check

out those other videos there’s really so

much about the app for Spotify that that

I can’t I don’t have time in this video

to mention it all so here we are in

Spotify and just one thing to mention

first of all is the taste breakers

that’s something I didn’t show you last

time because I didn’t do the year review

from Spotify it actually tells you your

top songs of 2018 and taste breakers is

something that’s really cool they make a

playlist of songs I’ve never heard of a

single artist on this entire playlist so

you have something like 80 songs here

that they sent me and it’s a great way

to you know learn about a lot of new

music on there I’m a huge discovery

option that I did not mention in other

videos something that I did mention

other videos that is really cool about

this is you have a lot more podcasts on

Spotify so right there it says you can

search podcast or whatever and there are

tons of podcasts from people that are

very famous so Tim Ferriss now another

cool thing is the on tour section you

can find out when artists are on tour

you can also follow artists much more

closely here so I follow Neil Young so

whenever he puts out you know

new releases or something I’ll actually

learn about that I’ll see it it’ll pop

up in my feed and I’ll be able to follow

you know any playlists that he makes and

stuff like that so another cool thing is

you can fade between songs I think

that’s a very professional thing so if

you go over to settings there in the top

right you can actually go down and

there’s gapless playback and I say this

and I think every video but it is such a

cool feature in my opinion they also

have so many different settings that you

don’t have like car view is a very cool

one that I think is very safe so when

you’re using bluetooth in a car it’ll

pop up and look very simple it won’t let

you go to all the in-depth options and

the words get really big other cool

things is actually behind the lyrics so

not every song has that but you can also

like I said you can like and dislike

songs in a radio which is very cool you

can also report explicit content so

there is a user feedback system that

they have if some songs are not

appropriate so the way music is actually

stored on a digital device is with ones

and zeros now if you’re listening with

title is lossless quality and you’ll

have either 16 or 24 bits meaning 16 or

24 ones and zeros for every piece of

audio now if you have sixteen ones and

zeros you’ll have somewhere in the range

of about 65 thousand possible volumes

you can have at any given point so if

you’re listening to Spotify on the flip

side they actually compress their audio

which means they cut out things that

they think are similar and they try to

compress the data into something much

smaller that represents the overall

picture of it so it’s gonna sound

relatively similar but the clarity is

gonna be much more decreased can you

actually hear the difference between

Spotify quality and title quality of

answers absolutely yes I’ve tried it and

I actually hear it myself so you will

definitely hear not only a slight volume

increase between the two apps and I

think that’s just a normalizing volume

that they deal with in the app but

you’ll also be able to hear a clarity

increase when you’re going from Spotify

to title now that’s just with the title

hi-fi okay so just three quick things I

want to talk about the desktop versions

of these starting off at Spotify you see

the right bar there I blurred it out but

that has all my friends that I follow so

my friends that I follow I can see what

they’re playing real-time and I can

listen to what they’re playing real-time

so I’m actually using them as a DJ for

me or I can click on the playlist

they’re listening to and find out new

music through that way the second thing

that’s really cool about the desktop

version is also in the mobile version I

just want to point out that you can

actually use only one account at a time

online you can actually use three

offline but online use one at a time

because the others act as a remote for

the first one so if you have a laptop

setting up somewhere playing music you

can control that

with your phone so the third thing I

want to talk about is on title another

title app on your desktop it’s not

actually that exciting I’m not going to

go into any details there but if you go

to the web player or if you go to read

title com you can actually find a lot of

interviews and playlists made by

different artists or interviews of

different artists so it’s another cool

way you can become more connected with

your artists you learn more about them

and that’s something a title definitely

brings to the table as Spotify does not

so now let’s move on to finding new

music I’m just gonna talk basically on

this one so like I said on Spotify you

have taste breakers you also have the

year-in-review so it tells you top songs

that’s not really discovering new music

but taste breakers definitely is

discovering new music so they also have

your daily mix which you go over you

have six different daily mixes based on

what you listen to their different

genres that is something that by far

Spotify owns the game on that they also

have release radar so the find artists

that you like and tell you what is new

based on what you like you have

discovered weekly you have so many

different programs like that that can

really break down what you like in

different categories and show you what

you’re probably going to like from

artists that you haven’t even heard yet

so not only can you go to an artist

radio or a song radio or an album radio

but you can also go to a playlist radio

which is something that’s really cool so

if you make a playlist of a bunch of

songs that you really like this ends up

working out a lot like Pandora how you

can add a whole bunch of different seeds

say I like this song and this song in

this song find something that’s like all

three of them and it does that very well

now discovering music and title is a

little bit different than on Spotify so

it’s not so much discovering different

music that you didn’t know existed yet

as much it is discovering new music as

it comes out so as I said this is a lot

of mainstream music you can definitely

tell it’s owned by jay-z and generally

the rap industry as a whole because a

lot of the music out there is very

mainstream music so if you’re into that

this is definitely a great way to find

new music they’ll have exclusive

releases where you can find the newest

music there another way you can find new

music like I said before is if you swipe

that way it’ll tell you suggested tracks

based on you know what that music that

you’re listening to is there’s Title X

there’s billboards you can have artists

made playlists so a lot of artists that

are exclusive ones on here so maybe like

jay-z who owns it or some of his friends

so maybe of Kanye so an artist that uses

title a lot and tries to encourage

people to use title will make you know

their own playlists and stuff like that

now the actual pricing is pretty simple

the way it works is Spotify has an

actual free version so if you don’t pay

for Spotify at all you’ll have an ad


version you listen to ads but you don’t

have to pay for this disservice at all

so that’s one thing you can also do

family plans for about $15 a month you

can do a student plan for somewhere

between five and six dollars a month you

can do a student plan that also comes

with hulu for about the same price or

you can do the standard plan which is

about ten dollars per month now these

prices change from time to time but over

the course of the past few years it’s

been approximately the same now title on

the flip side has been ten dollars a

month for the standard / low quality

version of the app but if you pay a full

twenty dollars you actually get high

fine music and on your desktop you get

the Masters version available so you

know the pricing there is a lot more

expensive if you use title but if you’re

really interested in music quality and

if you’re really interested in in

mainstream music and stuff like that

then it’s definitely you know a good

option so which one is actually the best

for you well if you were somebody who’s

interested in the social aspect so maybe

sharing playlists making collaborative

playlists seeing what other people

listen to then Spotify is definitely the

one for you and likewise Spotify is the

one for you if you are interested in a

very small niche music and you want to

find more of it the algorithm of Spotify

is way better for finding new music

that’s not mainstream also if you want

to see the free version if you want to

follow artists or if you want more

podcasts so there are three other great

reasons to use Spotify so on the

flipside if you’re talking about title

you know title great if you’re an

audiophile if you really have high

quality speakers and headphones and you

really hear the difference and you

really care a lot about that then you

definitely want to go title it’ll be

worth the extra money for you likewise

if you’re interested in mainstream music

and you want to feel like a VIP like

you’re connected to your artists you’re

getting the first release you’re gonna

hear the newest songs before anyone else

then title might be the one for you if

you’re a big music follower so you

really want to see like the earliest

release ever then definitely titles

another one if your artists are some of

the early release artists on tidal

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