Spotify Premium (for mobile use)


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Kay
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Anyone paid for the Premium service?

After the multitasking update that came out for the iPhone app last week, I'm seriously considering signing up. Apparently it now functions just like the normal iPod, and can replace it completely. Seems like a great way to discover new music, plus I can import my iTunes library, and delete anything I barely listen to nowadays if it's available through Spotify.

Only problem is, this service still seems a bit too good to be true, even for £10 a month. Will it last? I hope so, as I don't want to start relying on it only for it to be cruelly taken away.

Also - for anyone that uses the iPhone app - does the standard EQ work with the Spotify app? Can't seem to find the answer online, but I've got a feeling it doesn't (this might actually be a deal-breaker for me, as it happens).

I see it's possible to have a month's 'trial' by gifting an e-card to yourself... think that'll be my first port.
#1 at 17:51:42 - 09/07/2010
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I've never gone for these music streaming sites for 2 reasons:

The musicians get an even smaller amount of money than any other type of service
I don't want to rely on the service (that has a business model that doesn't seem sustainable) for my music needs. At least iTunes is so huge that it's unlikely to fail overnight.

£10 a month is never going to keep them afloat.
#2 at 01:27:00 - 10/07/2010
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Micro_Explosion said:
I don't want to rely on the service (that has a business model that doesn't seem sustainable) for my music needs. At least iTunes is so huge that it's unlikely to fail overnight.

£10 a month is never going to keep them afloat.


The service is finally due to launch in the US later this year, and I'd imagine that will lead to a massive increase in usage and popularity.

Anyway, I bought an e-card over the weekend to give myself a month's trial with it, and it's fantastic. If I find an album or particular song I like, I can add to a playlist, and then the next time I use the iPhone app it'll automatically start downloading the tracks through wi-fi/3G so I can listen on the tube. It syncs to all computers, so I can do this at work as well. If the novelty factor doesn't run out then I can see myself signing up properly.
#3 at 15:56:10 - 12/07/2010
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Soooo free Spotify is gonna get crippled :(

It'll change the way I use it but I guess the allowances are fair.
#4 at 08:15:46 - 16/04/2011
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Spotify introduces apps

Sounds quite good, actually. Starting to look like something worth paying for.
#5 at 19:59:31 - 30/11/2011
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I actually pay for the premium service. it's like putting something back into the music industry :)
#6 at 17:47:45 - 01/12/2011
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Google Music All Access launches in the UK.

Early birds pay £7.99 a month, for a similar unlimited-use-on-computers-and-Android service to Spotify which currently stands at £9.99.

The major difference being that Google's free option isn't like Spotify's "play anything, supported by ads" free version.

Anyway, just a heads up. I don't plan on paying for either. I think there's more interesting options out there compared to being able to listen to ANYTHING - but that's just me.
#7 at 09:47:54 - 08/08/2013
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Hmm. Could be tempted by this but it needs to be integrated into SONOS before I can even try it.
#8 at 09:58:07 - 08/08/2013

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