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Ultimate Geek

  # 628735 22-May-2012 09:19
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NZ Top 40 App is nice. I have iTunes match with no locally stored music and playlists were brought through, without any music :(

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Master Geek

  # 628772 22-May-2012 09:59
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So how would you compare it to Rdio? Does Spotify state the odd songs as unavailable?


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Ultimate Geek

  # 628774 22-May-2012 10:02
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Yes no Matchbox 20, Pink Floyd and a few others in my favourite collection. However it copes with this better than Rdio by synching those songs unavailable, with the songs from iTunes, if you have them. So you don't have to keep switching back to the iTunes music app.

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  # 628781 22-May-2012 10:15
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cooljoo: So how would you compare it to Rdio? Does Spotify state the odd songs as unavailable?

I specifically went looking for an album I know hasnt been available on Rdio and found that it was available on Spotify. However - I also looked for another album that shows as unavailable on Rdio - on spotify it simply didnt turn up in search results (as if that album didnt actually exist). Much of a muchness right now - but I've grown fond of the Rdio apps and UE

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Ultimate Geek

  # 628783 22-May-2012 10:16
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In Spotify's settings you can choose to hide unplayable tracks. This is turned on as default on the iPhone app. Rdio doesn't do this.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 628793 22-May-2012 10:30
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So far, there's been a couple of songs from the 90's that are listed, but 'unavailable'. But other than that, I'm loving it. 

Having fun re-discovering songs i haven't heard since the 90's! I love the 'Related Artists' section in the corner!

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Ultimate Geek
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  # 628799 22-May-2012 10:31
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As far as I'm aware Pink Floyd isn't available on the US version either

Been using the US version for awhile, glad the NZ is now available


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Technical Solutions Aust

  # 628801 22-May-2012 10:32
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unable to subscribe as it doesn't think my credit card is from NZ..... logged a ticket, so stuck on free in the meantime

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Ultimate Geek

  # 628812 22-May-2012 10:46
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I think we get free premium for 2 days. And then can sign up for a free 30 days after that. 

But it seems no-ones credit card is working. Don't think they've got it all working yet.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 628814 22-May-2012 10:47
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Try Paypal if you have it. Worked for me.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 628820 22-May-2012 10:51
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myopinion: Try Paypal if you have it. Worked for me.

Sweet, thanks. If credit still isn't working in a couple of days, I'll use my paypal.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 628824 22-May-2012 10:59
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Does anyone know if there is any geographical restrictions for NZ content wise? We already use the UK paid version (thanks to having a UK CC). Keen to switch to the NZ service but need to know if there will be a lack of content.

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Master Geek

  # 628893 22-May-2012 12:21
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Quite a few songs are not allowed to be played in New Zealand; most of them I have found are in the billboard top 100 etc so new songs.

I will be sticking with the US version of Spotify for now.

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Master Geek

  # 628899 22-May-2012 12:35
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Well that's a shame. Other than apps I don't see how spotify is greater than Rdio.

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Uber Geek

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  # 628907 22-May-2012 12:43
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The catalogue is really impressive. I've been throwing some really obscure stuff at it and i'm getting hits galore!

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