Why Spotify is music to my ears

Why Spotify is music to my ears

Summary: Just released for the U.S. market, why Spotify has been (and always will be) music to my ears.

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  • Spotify is available on a number of devices, including Android, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices -- along with other top of the range Nokia handhelds. In this screenshot, you can see it is running on an iPod touch.

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    For more on Spotify, read the corresponding post on the ZDNet iGeneration column.

  • When searching for content (in this case: Mumford and Sons, because they're awesome), you can play them straight from your mobile device, or you can add them to a playlist for playing on your computer.

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    For more on Spotify, read the corresponding post on the ZDNet iGeneration column.

  • Because some connections can be slower, such as 3G on phones, music is streamed at a lower quality -- but on Wi-Fi, the quality is far higher.

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    For more on Spotify, read the corresponding post on the ZDNet iGeneration column.

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  • So you love it because... it's Rhapsody?

    Been through all the slides, and I still fail to see why Spotify -- massive buzz notwithstanding -- is somehow any different/better than an existing product that has been serving the U.S. market for a decade. Each and every slide seems to be a feature Rhapsody has as well. Aside from the fact that someone might prefer the look of Spotify, what's so new?
    jlh2977
    • RE: Why Spotify is music to my ears

      @jlh2977 I'm no expert, but I think people love it because its free, and has a library three times the size of Rhapsody and Napster.
      lo0py
    • RE: Why Spotify is music to my ears

      @jlh2977

      Rhapsody is 10 bucks a month, Spotify is free ! Doesn't sound the same to me. Rhapsody only offers a free two-week trial , but after that there is no free tier.

      Side Note: I have heard though that after the first 6 months or so, they may further cripple the Spotify free tier and only let you listen to "x" amount of hours a month. Of course, that is not set in stone....but I am curious how this plays out. More competition = Consumer wins !
      bigghands
    • RE: Why Spotify is music to my ears

      @jlh2977
      rhapsodys iphone app is terrible! takes a long time to load, if you lose 3g which happens often you need to wait for the songs to buffer, it crashes, etc etc. none of this happened on the spotify app, oh and its catalog of songs is at least double. many songs i couldnt find on rhapsody
      rocketboy5114
  • RE: Why Spotify is music to my ears

    Get with the programme my US friends. Spotify rocks. Having graduated to the paid-for service and introduced dozens to it, you will see the point. Sit back make the play list you always wanted and live the dream. Timberlake better have a plan for MySpace that is literally stellar to beat this.
    Positivemarketing.org
    • RE: Why Spotify is music to my ears

      @Positivemarketing.org I'll stick to my Zune Pass thank you.
      JoeHTH
  • RE: Why Spotify is music to my ears

    IMESH COST THE SAME AND IS MUCH BETTER
    gm130@...
  • RE: Why Spotify is music to my ears

    How is this service any better then grooveshark
    jscholl19@...
  • RE: Why Spotify is music to my ears

    Spotify free? Geez, what yahoos. First of all, on general principles, nothing is free. Somebody is paying somehow. But specific to Spotify, the "free" service is ad-supported. The rest is pay. Not to mention the DRM.
    Vesicant
  • RE: Why Spotify is music to my ears

    Spotify rocks, easy to use and the Free version is a great itroducer with very understated and unobtrusive advertising supporting it for you.<br><br>Amazon need to junk their *EXPNSIVE* **** Cloud music/storage service, and just buy Spotify, as with their recent purchase of the DVD Rental/Video streaming business Lovefilm in Europe.<br><br>This will consolidat entertainment down to 4 players globally<br><br>- NetFlix (Which amazon web services powers anyway)<br>- iTunes<br>- Amazon/Lovefilm/Spotify<br>- Robbing studio barons/Cable & satellite companies/Cell Companies
    neil.postlethwaite
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  • RE: Why Spotify is music to my ears

    I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, BidsNew. comHERE
    Janelle8
  • RE: Why Spotify is music to my ears

    I am using an old Spotify account at the times when was free (by invitation) here in Spain. Amazing! when you are as me: a retired man hearing music of all ages at my home.
    pablo.handler@...