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Topic # 193847 26-Mar-2016 16:31
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I was playing with one the other day and I can remember the name of it, you can play shuffle, you can play a particular song or an album or a theme or an artist etc. It wasnt overly expensive either. They were touting it as the paid competition to pandora.

 

Anyone know what Im talking about or have any other suggestions?

 

Ive never downloaded a torrent and never will. If I went to work and didnt get paid for my work simply because my boss thought I wasnt worth it Id be pissed. Just saying, its not my thing so no suggestions there please. Each to their own.


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  Reply # 1520055 26-Mar-2016 16:33
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Spotify is pretty good. you can get it included free with a few spark mobile plans.





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  Reply # 1520056 26-Mar-2016 16:41
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Spotify is good (playlist, offline/saved playlists, shuffle etc). However I find pandora great for finding new music that I might not otherwise listen too.  Pandora is a lot smarter than spotify when it comes to the radio setup and a bit easier on mobile data when out an about.

 

 

 

There is also google play music and apple music

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1520057 26-Mar-2016 16:45
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Pandora and iHeartRadio




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  Reply # 1520059 26-Mar-2016 17:00
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nah it wasnt spotify it was much better than that, its becoming huge overseas.


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  Reply # 1520064 26-Mar-2016 17:10
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So huge you cant remember it's name.

 

Sounds like a marketing failure...

 

A.

 

 


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  Reply # 1520065 26-Mar-2016 17:11
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Below is a list of major streaming music services known to people.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_on-demand_streaming_music_services

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1520066 26-Mar-2016 17:20
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I personally use Pandora (mostly) alongside Spotify. Have used Google Play Music quite a bit too and enjoyed it however get Spotify for free.

 

Tried Apple Music, hated it, i'm pretty sure my trial is still active however have not come back since.





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Personally I use Groove (Microsoft one), initially it was because it was one of the few to support Windows Phone but I've grown very attached to the program across all my devices.

 

 

 

They all have the same limitations, albums that won't be for sale due to greed, look at the three key points:

 

 

 

     

  1. Quality of the app interface as you'll spend a lot of time navigating it
  2. Subscription cost per month
  3. Data usage (does it download songs for offline, if so how often does it have to be connected)

 

 

 

You'll find that point 2 will be the make or break for you, with the possibility of point 1 depending on your chosen platforms.





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  Reply # 1520088 26-Mar-2016 17:54
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I've got a groove music sub too. No complaints, it just works. You can d/l albums onto your device as part of your sub, although I'm sure many of the others subs will let you do the same. To be honest, it's probably much of a muchness between all the different providers...

 

Thing I like about groove is it's installed on every win 8/10 machine. So after you sign in, your collection is all there (after syncing of course). Across all devices too, from xbox to your tablet.  Again, this feature is also probably included in the others...


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  Reply # 1520091 26-Mar-2016 18:02
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Spotify limits how many devices you can download to, which rdio didnt do, That is something that is really annoying since I have to be careful which device I download to or it will just take everything off one of the others.

 

Spotifys ability to download playlists is good, saves heaps of data. I also find it streams properly on 3/4G on high quality whereas I had long delays before playback started and frequent skips on google play music.





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  Reply # 1520099 26-Mar-2016 18:18
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I must be old. I play my own music thats on my device. Radio via SoundsFM  is a change tho. 


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  Reply # 1520117 26-Mar-2016 18:50
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I use Pandora (meh, but this will most likely change now Pandora has bought Rdio's IP)

 

http://techcrunch.com/2015/11/16/confirmed-pandora-buys-key-rdio-assets-for-75m-in-cash-rdio-files-ch-11-to-shut-down/

 

 

 

Spotify (okay)

 

 

 

Tidal (pricey but some quality audio available with tracks I wouldn't normally listen to)... whether they continue to exist is up for debate.

 

http://nypost.com/2016/02/25/samsung-restarting-tidal-acquisition-talks/

 

 

 

Apple Music (tried it, didn't like it enough to continue paying for it. I'll reassess in a year or so.).

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1520120 26-Mar-2016 18:52
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Dunnersfella:

I use Pandora (meh, but this will most likely change now Pandora has bought Rdio's IP)


http://techcrunch.com/2015/11/16/confirmed-pandora-buys-key-rdio-assets-for-75m-in-cash-rdio-files-ch-11-to-shut-down/


 


Spotify (okay)


 


Tidal (pricey but some quality audio available with tracks I wouldn't normally listen to)... whether they continue to exist is up for debate.


http://nypost.com/2016/02/25/samsung-restarting-tidal-acquisition-talks/


 


Apple Music (tried it, didn't like it enough to continue paying for it. I'll reassess in a year or so.).


 


 



Normal Tidal is the same price as Spotify. Which has similar or slightly better audio quality than Spotify.

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  Reply # 1520214 26-Mar-2016 22:06
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Spotify - Great value, superb support if anything goes wrong, and sign up to I heart Radio to listen to some Radio Stations or playlists every non and then





 

 

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  Reply # 1520230 26-Mar-2016 22:43
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Groove I think thats the one. Its one thats making huge market gains overseas.

 

 

 

Spotifys a bit 1999 ;-p. We didnt even use it much when we had it in our phone bundle free.


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