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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:47 AM

Spotify hits Australia and NZ today.

So who's going to sign up for this music streaming service??

It's a great idea... I just wish Apple had done it first.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:58 AM

Nope. No interest in it.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:03 AM

nope, only because i am not really into new music, and all the stuff i like is already on my iPhone.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:07 AM

Many of my friends have it in the UK, it's fantastic, A revolution in the music industry.

I'll definitely be having a look.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:09 AM

I don't have time to listen to alot of music, so I'm not going to sign up, but it's a brilliant idea.

You can get a free trial to it, which I might do so I can check out all different types of music and then see what I like and buy the albums from the iTunes store....:) Cheeky.. Aren't I...:)
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:43 AM

why not just listen to the minute and a half preview on iTunes? or like the new John Mayer album you can listen to the entire album before it's release
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:16 AM

Because its John Mayer! Lol
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:40 AM

Like some of you I do not have the time to listen to loads of music. I do find music draining at times.

Spotify sounds good and will get my "other half" onto it. He loves his Jazz and contemporary music... it might interest him. Mind you he has a vast Jazz collection already!
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:13 AM

Could be an iTunes killer. Its already overtaken iTunes in a couple of European countries and is no 2 in most of the rest of the European market.

16 Million songs online, very impressive

EDIT Scratch that, all my previous posts on this subject are null and void. To use Spotify you need a Facebook account... EPIC FAIL!! :angry:
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:13 PM

You crack me up Headman. Another Facebook hater.

I can see why people hate Facebook... It really is an invasion of privacy. But for a company it's a great way to get their product name out there and target potential customers, so it's very beneficial for them.

I don't care having to register with Facebook for these things. It doesn't seem to bother me.

How about trying Sonys Music Unlimited headman, that just launched today as well and works exactly like Spotify. I believe it's cheaper too. I've downloaded both Apps and am yet to try them out.

Looks like you don't need a Facebook account for the Sony option.

Check it out here: http://www.sonyenter...usic-unlimited/
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:38 PM

Thanks for the suggestion Brian but I'm a Sony as well as a Facebook hater ;)

I've got enough music of my own but after seeing my friends use it I was really looking forward to Spotify, never mind, I'm sure I'll live :)
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:20 PM

It has a 'sign in with spottily account' option on the website - not that I'll bother. Just saying.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:39 PM

Yeah, but I think that was for old users. On the many websites I checked it seems all new users need to sign in via Facebook as of late 2011... Sucky sucky suck suck ;)
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 04:33 PM

Hmmm. I can understand why they'd want to but, not thanks. I'm trying to limit my FB exposure.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:04 PM

Guys, I have been testing out Spotify and it is brilliant. Why Apple didn't do this first is beyond me.

Get over the Facebook thing and test it out..... Unlimited music just a few taps away. You get a 48 hour free trial.

This could kill the iTunes Store.

But if you like owning your own music then iTunes is still for you.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:17 PM

But it's only streaming like a radio station ? Isn't it ?
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:22 PM

Yes, but a radio station with 16 million songs and you control the playlist and don't have to put up with douchebags like Sandilands ;)

But I still have no intention of rejoining Facebook :)
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:55 AM

So it basically just chews up more of my limited bandwidth ? Pass
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:46 AM

Guys, you can download over 3000 songs to play offline. So you do that over your wifi network. Then you can play the songs anywhere.

I'm telling you, this is quite ingenious.

Apple missed the ball here.

Let's see if they play catch up.

In the meantime I have a 30 day trial to enjoy any music I like.
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:09 AM

View PostBrianB, on 23 May 2012 - 09:46 AM, said:

Guys, you can download over 3000 songs to play offline.


Crikey, I did not know that!

Might be setting up a dummy Facebook account this afternoon lol
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