Which streaming service has the most listeners and songs?
- Which streaming service has the most paying listeners and which has the most active listeners
- Which streaming service offers the most tracks
Which streaming service can reach the most listeners and which one has the biggest track selection? We have the numbers and answers.
We’ve probably all read countless articles about which streaming service is supposedly the most important and which is growing the fastest. But which one actually has the edge over the rest when it comes to sheer numbers? We wanted to know the specifics and will show you the analysis here.
The most listeners
When it comes to paying users, Spotify clearly has the edge with exactly double the amount of listeners that the runner-up, Apple Music, reports. Below that, you will find Amazon Music, QQ Music, YouTube, and Deezer.
When it comes to the total active users, including those with a free subscription, Spotify is only beaten by QQ Music, a Chinese provider that is part of Tencent.
|Streaming provider||Paying listeners||Total active listeners|
|Spotify||144 million||320 million|
|Apple Music||72 million||72 million|
|Amazon Music||55 million||55 million|
|QQ Music||42,7 million||657 million|
|YouTube Music||30 million||30 million|
|Deezer||7 million||16 million|
|Pandora||6,4 million||58,6 million|
|Tidal||3 million||3 million|
|Gaana||2 million||150 million|
The most songs
Now we know which streaming service has the most listeners, but where can you find the biggest selection of music? If we count Soundcloud as a streaming service, it is clearly the one offering the highest number of tracks, which, of course, is also due to the fact that musicians can upload their tracks themselves there. With a significant gap, Apple Music and Tidal then follow behind with 70 million tracks, as well as Spotify and Amazon Music with 60 million songs each.
Update: Deezer has informed us that they have recently expanded the number of songs from 56 million to 73 million. Of these, 70 million are also available in FLAC audio format (CD quality).
|Streaming provider||Number of tracks|
|Apple Music||70 million|
|Amazon Music||60 million|
|YouTube Music||50 million|
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