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Topic # 88581 18-Aug-2011 13:26
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/5464014/JB-HiFi-to-stream-music-to-Kiwis

I wonder how this will turn out? Knowing the company I doubt very well, however it is a step in the right direction :D

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  Reply # 509032 19-Aug-2011 14:54
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I don't mean to sound stupid but what is the point of a music streaming service?

I have a music collection at home on my PC based CDs and podcasts. If I am at home I listen straight from the hard drive. If I am out I put music on my phone.

I don't mind paying for music but I'll be dammed if I am paying each time I want to listen to a song, and on top of that pay for the bandwidth each time I listen. This is just plain crazy if we are talking about streaming songs over 3G mobile networks considering the prices we pay for 3G data. 

Am I missing something?




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  Reply # 509042 19-Aug-2011 15:13
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crackrdbycracku: I don't mean to sound stupid but what is the point of a music streaming service?

I have a music collection at home?on my PC?based CDs and podcasts. If I am at home I listen straight from the hard drive. If I am out I put music on my phone.

I don't mind paying for music but I'll be dammed if I am paying each time I want to listen to a song, and on top of that pay for the bandwidth each time I listen. This is just plain crazy if we are talking about streaming songs over 3G mobile networks considering the prices we pay for 3G data.?

Am I missing something?


Don't vodafone already have a music streaming service for about $10 per month for unlimited 3G downloading of music over their network? YOu never however own the songs, you only have htem for as long as you are subscribed to the service.

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  Reply # 509053 19-Aug-2011 15:29
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Sounds like it'll be the same deal that Vodafone and any number of competitors has done in the past, you buy the song via your mobile, download the (generally heavily DRM'd) track to your device, then play it as long as you've got a valid certificate to do so.

As of iOS 5 for iDevices you'll be able to do (almost) everything via the iTunes store over 3G/Wireless soon which would make it redundant for a large number of the customer base. If/when Google Music ever becomes available in NZ it'd be the same deal for Android as well, I'm not holding my breath for that one though.

So basically, welcome to 5 years ago JB.




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  Reply # 509072 19-Aug-2011 15:57
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So as long as you are paying your $10, or whatever, a month you can listen to what ever you want over a your phone and you don't pay extra for the data transfer. 

That makes more sense, thanks for the explanation. 

If you could also listen over your home sound system then I would be interested.

 




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  Reply # 509081 19-Aug-2011 16:37
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Isn't streaming different from actually downloading?

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  Reply # 509083 19-Aug-2011 16:42
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firewire: Isn't streaming different from actually downloading?


It's possible that they will be an actual streaming service (ala streaming radio), but they must surely be aware of how impractical that is given cellular data charges in NZ.




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