|Product||Spotify (Windows)||Amazon Instant Video||Crackle (iOS)|
|CNET editors' rating||4.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||2 stars||2.5 stars||2.5 stars|
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With its enormous catalog of on-demand streaming music and its built-in social features for discovering new tunes, Spotify is an absolute must-have for audiophiles and casual listeners alike. But free users, beware of intermittent eardrum-piercing ads.
Amazon Instant Video is only instant if you're a Prime subscriber or once you've already purchased content from Amazon's Web site, but the lower cost for some videos might make it worth your while.
Crackle offers a good selection of free movies and TV shows, but you'll have to suffer through annoying ads and a lack of search tools.
Music and audio
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Video and screencasting
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