You can tune into Apple's exclusive radio station
While both services offer algorithm-dictated “radio stations” that will play music inspired by a particular artist or song of your choosing, Apple Music also offers an exclusive station: Beats 1. The 24/7 streaming station broadcasts from studios in New York, Los Angeles, and London and features shows hosted by an impressive lineup of well-known and celebrity DJs. And if rumors are to be believed, it may only be the beginning of Apple’s plans for radio.
You get live updates from your favorite bands
Apple Music’s "Connect" feature is a place where artists can post exclusive content like playlists or live performances, provide updates about how an album is coming along, post photos, or just generally engage with fans. It's like being Facebook friends with all your favorite bands.
Two words: Taylor Swift
For the most part, Spotify and Apple have each secured the rights to the same music (roughly 30 million songs), however Apple is in the unique position of having a few exclusives in its arsenal including Taylor Swift, Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, and an instrumental version of Nine Inch Nails’ The Fragile.
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Joe McGauley is a senior editor for Thrillist Media Group.