Sorting Through the Streaming Music Universe

Who will survive such a crowded marketplace?

While the Internet of Things takes center stage when we talk about connectivity, the future of streaming music presents consumers with a whole new set of opportunities and challenges as it moves beyond the desktop and smartphone. With digital music now embedded in car apps, smartwatches, headphones, Google Glass and home appliances, the dizzying array of niche players has manufacturers confused about the right brand with which to align.

@Chris_Heine Christopher Heine is a New York-based editor and writer.