On the topic of Apple Music, I'm a happy customer. I tried Spotify and it just didn't gel with me, either as a free or a paid service. I can't explain why, except I think it was just generally annoying at the interface level.
I tried Apple Music as soon as it was available and after the three month trial, I couldn't bear to part with it. Sure I can only use it on my Apple devices, but that's pretty much got me covered - usually on my iPhone, occasionally on my Mac and from time to time on my Apple TV through my AVR and speakers.
Having gladly paid for the service in the form it was launched, it has only improved. The pre-iOS 10 version of the "For You" tab was magical. I have over a dozen suggested playlists saved that I like to listen to, with some old, some new, some owned, some rented music.
The new "For You" section is a bit different and I've not properly explored it yet, but I can say that the "My Favourites Mix," which is updated weekly, is fantastic
. +Bart Busschots
you said you don't get time to listen to all the music you already own. This playlist helps you do just that! I put this week's on for some programming this afternoon and from a playlist of 25 I can honestly say that 10 of those tracks fall in the Venn diagram intersection between "hell yes!" and "I wouldn't have picked that to listen to."
I've tried a couple of iterations of the "My New Music Mix" and generally enjoyed the music it has picked, with some really good stuff to be found as well.
In terms of how comprehensive the library is, I guess that depends on your tastes somewhat, but a colleague who is into dark, heavy metal was challenged to come up with about a dozen bands - none of which I'd heard of - and I was able to find at least a few albums for each. In some cases there were dozens of albums.
I can tell you that as recently as five years ago, I was the in the same "I already own a ton and I want to own anything I listen to" camp. I also used to swear I'd never buy downloads, never buy DRMed content etc etc. But I changed over the years. Sometimes I think about the monthly cost of the subscription, or whether I'm "getting value" out of it each and every month, but then I consider that, perhaps unlike a software subscription, this service is providing me with "updates" weekly, plus instant access to almost anything I can think of and then it seems like an absolute bargain.
It is regrettable that it's "in your face" so much when you choose not to participate, but on the flip-side, when you do participate - that's called "integration." And that is one of the biggest pluses of all. I don't have to install a single app anywhere to get all this.