Apple Music

It makes the most sense when you go full Apple. I can start music on my iPhone using my Apple Watch; I can control it on my Apple TV over AirPlay with my iPhone, Apple Watch, or iTunes; and I can access it on my work network and on my Mac. It’s convenient when you're decked out in brushed aluminum. That’s really the draw. You could say it’s more expensive, the artists don’t make as much money, other services are more mature, Spotify even has a nicer app, but that all pales in comparison to how lazy I get to be.

I did experience some frequent, unexplained pauses on iOS 8.4.1, so let's see if iOS 9 will perform.

I do like the “For You” tab where they recommend curated playlists and artists based on your interests. I'm not very adventurous with my music, so this is an easy way to try new artists.

Since most musicians manage their music on iTunes anyways, you get to stream most available music. That’s still the struggle for mature streaming services like Spotify and Netflix. I don't miss having random songs or albums taken away from me.

I’m kind of curious to see how people will receive Apple Music once it launches on Android.

I wasn't sure whether to move back to the more mature Spotify or stay with the more convenient Apple Music, but I will be lazy.

Jonathan Phan Lê @jon_le