Jason Zabowski
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Jason Zabowski
Coppertino Inc.

"Hey! My name is Jason and Good Sound Quality means a lot for me. I’m researhcing the best Music Playback Solution and sharing my knowledge with you."

Google Play Music vs. Loop for VOX

Google Play Music is capturing the minds and hearts as a strong cloud storage for music. It is available on so many platforms and devices that its popularity is, of course, understood. Android smartphones and tablets, iOS-run devices - all work perfectly with Google Play Music. So far, the absence of the web player seems to be the only substantial disadvantage.

Loop for VOX turns out to be a worthy rival of Google Play Music. And here is why.

CAPACITY

  • Google Play Music capacity used to be just 20,000 songs. After the recent update it has become 50,000.

  • Loop for VOX stores the UNLIMITED amounts of music. It can be 50,000 songs or 500,000 songs and even MORE, there is no edge for the true audiophile’s music in Loop.

FORMATS

  • Google Play Music can recognize FLAC format and that is one of the things it should be praised for. It also supports MP3, AAC, WMA (Windows only), OGG, and ALAC on Mac OS only.

  • Loop for VOX still has a much WIDER selection to offer, though: aif, aiff, ape, alac, aac, m4a, mp4, caf, flac, mp1, mp2, mp3, mpc, sd2, vorbis ogg, spx, tta, wav, wma. Audio formats supported but played after downloading only in Loop (not streaming): it, mod, m4b, s3m, ay, mo3.

MATCHING FORMAT

  • Google Play Music sets a limit for the matching format. It’s only 320 kbps MP3. The maximum file size to upload is 300 MB.

  • Loop for VOX gives what it gets. It matches only the songs of the original quality. FLACs stay FLACs! (Round of applause, please!)

PRICE

  • Google Play Music annual subscription costs $0,00. Yes, you spend zero on it (but you also can keep only 50,000 songs, with a size of the file less than 300 MB). Sorry for the sad news, audiophiles.)

  • Loop for VOX has a free 14-day trial and a variety of subscription plans: $155.88 annual subscription price, $95.94 six-month subscription price, $19.99 monthly price. All plans provide you with the UNLIMITED range of songs you can upload into the storage.

HARDWARE

  • Google Play Music goes along with Android smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Chromecast, Android TV, and Sonos.

  • Loop for VOX is available on Mac, iPhone, Apple Watch. While using Loop for streaming music through VOX Music Player for Mac, it is possible to connect to Sonos audio devices. Android and Windows support is to launch later on this year.

REQUIREMENTS

DEVICES SUPPORT

  • Just 10 devices make the limit for Google Play Music.

  • Loop for VOX erases the limits. The limit on the number of devices you can use the service on is one of them. If you’re a music recording studio, and you have, say, 6 Macs, 2 Apple Watches and 11 iPhones, how do you get access to the same music on all of them? Loop for VOX can be the easiest solution.

In the end of this feature battle, we want to mention some great integrations Loop for VOX can provide.

  • SoundCloud integration, and the feed from the people you follow on SoundCloud can be accessed freely
  • Radio that hosts over 3,000 stations worldwide
  • LastFM integration
  • the opportunity to listen to YouTube music directly through the Mac app (the same feature for iPhone is currently being developed). No fees applied for that which makes it a great YouTube Red alternative

What to choose - Loop for VOX or Google Play Music - the decision is up to you.

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