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  #797153 10-Apr-2013 13:48
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old3eyes: Now if only we can buy hardware like the Nexus 4 from the NZ Play store


Yes, and maybe Google Glass?
+1 for movies, books and magazines too. Although I am fairly well served in the latter by amazon and zinio.




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  #797158 10-Apr-2013 13:58
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320 bit rate is pretty good. Better than the 128 some are still selling.

 
 
 
 


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  #797160 10-Apr-2013 14:04
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Dingbatt:
old3eyes: Now if only we can buy hardware like the Nexus 4 from the NZ Play store


Yes, and maybe Google Glass?
+1 for movies, books and magazines too. Although I am fairly well served in the latter by amazon and zinio.


If they dont add hardware to the store then I am just going to pirate it!

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  #797175 10-Apr-2013 14:22
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It needs AAC support. I'd be happy to stream 128-192k AAC over mobile data, but doing 320k mp3 over mobile data is terrible.

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  #797191 10-Apr-2013 14:50
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hmmmm this has got me thinking.

I have been using the US play store for a little while now. Even bought some music.
I wonder how this change will affect my existing content.

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  #797197 10-Apr-2013 14:55
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Just got it today here in AU as well




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  #797198 10-Apr-2013 14:56
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ajobbins: Just got it today here in AU as well


You can order hardware though, correct?

 
 
 
 


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  #797209 10-Apr-2013 15:37
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kiwitrc:
ajobbins: Just got it today here in AU as well


You can order hardware though, correct?



Yes in the AU Play Store you can..




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  #797222 10-Apr-2013 15:56
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lxsw20: Pretty sure the highest on Spotify is 320kpbs

Spotify Premium also uses the sonically-superior Ogg Vorbis format to boot!
Even the ~160kbps Ogg Vorbis they employ for standard (non-premium) streaming is much better than most mp3 of the same bit-rate.

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  #797238 10-Apr-2013 16:39
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afe66: I agree with an above poster. This is too late for me,

I have moved on to streaming with spotify for 13 per month. On my pc, HTC One X and my Sonos system.

If this had been movies I would be interested but no we still get a hobbled crippled service compared with overseas.

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agreed but still great to see the service arriving at last.  Sonos and spotify rock!

When can we get a netflix equivalent!!!???

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  #797365 10-Apr-2013 19:59
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I stopped reading at the word 'buy'

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  #797377 10-Apr-2013 20:10
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Another fan here of Spotify, for $12.99 a month and over 15 million tracks which can be cached to your device, I see no reason to pay per album or track, and lots of newly released albums are on Spotify. 

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  #797389 10-Apr-2013 20:34
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Do you have to have a compatible device, or is it like iTunes where you can buy and download songs to your computer to play?

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  #797391 10-Apr-2013 20:38
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da5id: Do you have to have a compatible device, or is it like iTunes where you can buy and download songs to your computer to play?


You can buy the music from any computer, using any web browser, and download on to your computer, than transfer to any device. You do this all through your Google account.

You can download the music you buy twice through the web interface, and unlimited times (I think) using the Google Music Download manager.

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  #797392 10-Apr-2013 20:43
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Hopefully this is the first step in hardware purchasing being enabled also.

Agree with everyone else, this is too late to really excite me. Can't remember the last time I paid for music.

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