What Are Your Favorite Sources for Music and Videos?


There are several different sources for obtaining music and videos. It seems like new ones are coming out all the time. But everyone has their go-to choice, their favorite source. We asked our writers, “What are your favorite sources for music and videos?”

Our Opinion


Let’s tackle videos first and many writers’ favorite, the behemoth that is YouTube. Many people prefer it. Mahesh likes it for the simple reason that it has everything. Charnita and myself agree with him there. Charnita also prefers that because she subscribes to many of the people she watches regularly. I don’t like to go to many different sources, and if you’re going to go to just one, it has to be YouTube.

Trevor and Derrik are both podcast-viewers, so they have their favorites for that genre. Trevor enjoys using Pocketcast for Android, while Derrik uses Podkicker Pro. In fact, he pulls podcasts out of iTunes with a bash script he wrote. Leave it to our writers to create something like that.


When it comes to music, we don’t really agree on a favorite source. This could be because we can’t even agree on streaming or downloading.

Charnita prefers to use Spotify for her streaming because “they have the best music library when it comes to the type of music I listen to. But she also listens to Amazon Music when she’s in the car since she has it through her Prime Membership. Trevor uses Spotify as well, and Damien is finding he is using it more and more often, but when he’s not, he’s buying music from Amazon and storing it on Google Play Music. Christopher and Derrik use Google Play Music as well.

Mahesh and I are the standouts. He uses Gaana because of the “thousands of music tracks ranging from hip-hop to rock.” I was a longtime iTunes user and used to say I probably funded a few wings on Steve Jobs’ home with the amount I used to download. But with the advent of Apple Music, I now stream it through that. It blends easily enough with my old iTunes, and there are very few things that aren’t available.

Your Opinion

As you can see, our experts here all have very distinctive choices when it comes to their music, but YouTube seems to still be the king when it comes to videos. How about you? What are your favorite sources for music and videos? Let us know in the comments below.

Laura Tucker
Laura Tucker

Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.

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