This was a tough decision. It was very close between Rdio, Deezer and Spotify. All offer brilliant levels of service, great Mac apps and, for the most part, are a joy to use.
However, Spotify’s apps are just that cut above, its feature set and settings options just that bit more refined. But it’s so close, you’d be equally happy with the other two services as well – it’s definitely worth trying out their Mac apps, anyway.
An honourable mention must also go to Google Play for its addition of uploading and streaming your own tracks for free. It’s a bit of a no-brainer. After all, there’s no reason why you can’t do that in addition to streaming music from another service such as Rdio.
Competition was fierce, but Spotify is just that bit more refined.