Apple Music Surpasses Spotify In Paid US Subscribers For The First Time

Apple Music Surpasses Spotify In Paid US Subscribers For The First Time

Apple Music Surpasses Spotify In Paid US Subscribers For The First Time

In regard to on-demand music streaming services, the report says both Apple Music and Spotify now have more than 20 million subscribers in the USA, with Apple just "a hair ahead" with "20 million plus" members.

This report comes from Digital Music News, which cites an unnamed major music distributor in the United States as the source of these claims. According to sources from Digital Music News, Apple Music streaming service now has more than 20 million paying users in the States than Spotify. This overtaking doesn't appear to be surprising - numerous reports over the past few months have noted Apple Music's accelerated growth in favor of Spotify, which logically lead to Cupertino dethroning the older streaming service. Though the iPhone X's sales haven't quite lived up to Apple's expectations, the company's success in other parts of their business is undeniable. At that rate, it was inevitable that Apple Music would take the lead eventually.

While exact numbers were not given in order to protect the identity of the source, Apple Music is said to have "20 million plus" subscribers. Spotify still owns a large worldwide lead with 70 million paid subscribers globally and - when you factor in all Spotify's free, ad-supported accounts - 160 million overall users.

Thanks to Apple Music's rapid growth in the past year, it will continue widening the gap between Spotify and Apple's streaming service. Note that users enjoying the three month free trial of Apple Music have not been included in the aforementioned tally.

Related news