There’s a plethora of music streaming platforms available in Canada. We’ve done all the tedious work for you! Here’s a visual aid allowing you to compare one platform to the other, and to help you choose what might be best for you!

Platform

Plans

Pricing (CAD$)

Additional Info.

Spotify

Student 
Individual 
Duo 
Family

4.99 
9.99 
12.99 
15.99

You have to live at the same address/location for multi-user subscriptions to work. 

Apple Music

Voice 
Student 
Individual 
Family 

4.99 

4.99 

9.99 

14.99

Works really great with the Apple ecosystem.

SoundCloud

Open Source 
SoundCloud Go 
SoundCloud Go+ 

Free 
4.99 
9.99 

You can also upload tracks you own rights too.

Individual 
Student  
Family 

HiFi 
Student: 50% 
Individual: 9.99 
Family: 14.99 
 
HiFi Plus 
Student: 50% 
Individual: 19.99 
Family: 29.99 

2 tiers: HiFi and HiFi Plus. 
This confusing plan layout can be a deterrent for new users.

Amazon Prime Music


Individual 
Student

7.99 
3.99 

Included in the Prime subscription. Limited access to certain music.

Amazon Music

Single-Device 
Individual 
Family 

3.99 
7.99 
14.99

Not Included in Prime. More unlimited music. 

YouTube Music Premium

Membership

9.99

No plan variety but you still get add free music and listen-offline.

Deezer

Free 
Student 
Premium 
Family

0.00 
5.99 
10.99 
17.99 

Save money: 25% off premiun plan if you pay annually.

There are probably many more platforms to add to this list but we’ve picked the most popular ones in Canada as of late.

It’s good to pick a music platform that suits your needs. For instance, if you’re a university/college student, save a few dollars by going for Student subscriptions that provide a premium experience for a fraction of the price. If you live with a partner or friend, Spotify Duo might be a great option because it’s a few dollars less than 2 individual accounts and much less than a family plan. You get the gist of it!

Keep track of your subscriptions!

Cancel subscriptions that you don’t use anymore! The worst thing is to under-utilize your subscription whilst continuing to make payments. It’s like you’re making donations to the streaming platform! Save more by keeping track of payments, cancelling those you don’t need and making adjustments to those you might not use as much but still want to keep.

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