Cost: Free with limited listening; $5 a month for unlimited online streaming; $10 a month for mobile and offline listening. Premium family plans are available for $18 to $23 a month.
How it Works: Stream specific albums and tunes from the library of more than 14 million songs; make playlists.
Cool Perks: Allows you to “follow” other users (whether friends or music pros). Has a large collection of artist bios—a plus for trivia buffs.
Drawbacks: Limited selection in alternative genres; sound quality could be sharper; no Beatles.
Best for: Music-loving families. It’s the only service that lets you register multiple accounts on a single plan.