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Ranking Streaming Services by How Easy It Is to Add Songs to Library

Adding songs to the library is an essential tool for many users. Many streaming services consider it important enough to present this option as an unique button (usually a heart or + icon) in the key “Now Playing View”.  Unfortunately, not all do that. Let’s check this out, service by service:

Add song to library option available as a single click?

  • Spotify: yes. (Heart shaped button in the right corner)
  • Tidal: yes. (Heart shaped button in the right corner)
  • Qobuz: yes. (Heart shaped button next to play button)
  • Deezer: yes. (Heart shaped button next to play button)
  • Apple Music: no. (Hidden in “…” Then “Add to Library” is the 4th item)
  • Amazon Music Unlimited: no. (“…” vertical dots, then “+ Add to my music” is  the first item)
  • IDAGIO: no. (“….”, then Heart shaped button “Add Track to Collection” is the first option.

When you move away from the now playing screen, all apps provide a “ribbon” in the lower part of the screen where it always show the current song name and basic play/pause controls). Do the apps offer a button to “add to the library” in the permanent control ribbon?

  • Spotify: no (additional button is “Listening On…”)
  • Tidal: no (additional button is next track).
  • Amazon Music Unlimited: no (additional button is next track).
  • Apple Music: no (additional button is next track).
  • Qobuz: no (and no additional button).
  • IDAGIO: no (and no additional button).
  • Deezer: yes!

Bonus idea: imagine how useful would it be if you could add songs without opening the app! “Shake the phone to add song” maybe?

Screenshots!

This is bad (Apple Music now playing screen):

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This is good: (Deezer now playing screen):img_2051

This is great: (Deezer permanent control ribbon):

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