2017 was a defining year for the streaming industry. As Spotify began to spread its wings and pull away from other music streaming services, Amazon Music quietly gained ground in the streaming space.
With more than 20,000 votes for this year's Dance Music Awards, we are pleased to announce the most popular streaming services from 2017. Despite the constant distaste for SoundCloud in the news, you might be surprised to see how popular SoundCloud was amongst our readers.
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Best Streaming Service of 2017
10. Amazon Music
Amazon Music is a music streaming platform, online music store, and music locker operated by Amazon.com. Since its inception, Amazon Music has been one of the most used streaming services despite the lack of press Amazon Music receives.
Deezer is an internet-based music streaming service that is currently available in more than 180 countries. With 16 million users on its service, this France-based company is increasing in popularity amongst other streaming music services.
Sirius XM satellite radio is a broadcasting company that provides three satellite radio and online radio services operating in the United States. BPM, Electric Area, and SiriusXM Chill tend to make up the majority of dance music played on its streaming music service.
Digitally Imported is an internet radio service for various types of electronic music including house music, trance, drum and bass, and a number of other channels. With 91 hand curated channels, Digitally Imported (Di.fm) is a favorite for many of today's EDM fans.
6. Google Play Music
Google Play Music is a music and podcast streaming service and online music locker that is operated by Google. Since the service was launched back in May of 2011, Play Music continues to be a fan favorite for music fans on Android devices.
5. YouTube Red
While YouTube has become a place for music fans for years, YouTube Red is a paid streaming service exclusively for YouTube in the United States, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, and Mexico. The monthly subscription service removes advertisements from everything you watch and comes with a number of original shows and music.
Twitch is a live streaming video platform owned by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon.com. Despite being introduced in 2011, Twitch has grown to become one of the most popular live streaming services and has become a huge hit for music fans around the world.
3. Apple Music
One of the newest streaming services on the block is Apple's Apple Music platform. While Jimmy Lovine denies his plans to leave Apple, Apple Music has more than 40 million songs on its platform.
Despite its takedown requests and heavy push towards hip hop, SoundCloud remains one of the favorite streaming services amongst dance music fans. Since its launch in August 2007, SoundCloud has been a go to for many fans to streaming their favorite artists, while also offering insight into their songs.
Ever since its launch in October of 2008, Spotify, the Swedish-based company has stood out from the crowd with its intuitive dashboard, extensive song collection, and playlist selections. With more than 60 million paying users and 140 million users in total, Spotify is the best streaming service of 2017.