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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 13:01 
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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 13:38 
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Like I say it depends on how much I use it. Even when it was all free there would be months at a time when I'd just end up not using it at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 13:48 
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I was directing that at Mr Chris, as he appeared to be complaining.

Actually, I worked that out on £10 a month - isn't it cheaper than that if you don't have mobile access?

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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 14:01 
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Yeah, it's only a fiver if you don't want mobile access. I figure I probably stand a better chance of getting my money's worth by paying a tenner a month and having that too.


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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 14:47 
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I'm like Mark - some months I won't use it at all. Also, I, as you well know, am a mahoosive cheapskate.

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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 14:32 
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I have to say that after having had Spotify premium for some months now I wouldn't be without it. After a while of keep on listening to the same old tunes or looking for new albums by people I already listened to I'm finding so much new music to listen to. A tenner a month for this and six quid for Netflix is nothing.


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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
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The recommendations have started to include "songs that are popular in your area".

I'm not sure how well that will work...

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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 13:37 
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Spotify* listens are going to start counting toward the Top 40 this week (100 listens = 1 "purchase").

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/j ... gles-chart

That's a pretty big deal.

*also Deezer, Napster, Xbox Music, Music Unlimited and Rara

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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 13:40 
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Does that mean Let It Go will be number one?


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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 13:43 
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The charts are pretty irrelevant these days, so I can't be bothered to get too cross about this.


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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 13:45 
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Nope: http://charts.spotify.com/embed/charts/ ... /gb/latest

It's not that different from the normal chart, unsurprisingly.

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Does that mean Let It Go will be number one?


Only when they add Youtube views

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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
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Does that mean Let It Go will be number one?


Only when they add Youtube views

You too, huh?


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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
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Do "listens" on free accounts add to the total?
If so, does anyone fancy a Beex No 1? I'm sure we could bot it... ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
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Do "listens" on free accounts add to the total?
If so, does anyone fancy a Beex No 1? I'm sure we could bot it... ;)


Didn't some musicians already 'game' Spotify by uploading ten second tracks of silence and getting loads of people to listen to them?

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DavPaz wrote:
Curiosity wrote:
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Does that mean Let It Go will be number one?


Only when they add Youtube views

You too, huh?


It was for a while. Now she's back to being addicted to watching other people open Kinder eggs.

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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
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DavPaz wrote:
Does that mean Let It Go will be number one?


Yup, *queues it up for 30,000 plays and puts pc on mute*

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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:59 
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Fucking Spotify seem to have removed the Discover feature which was pretty much the best thing about it. After using it for so many years the recommendations had become really decent and I've found loads of new stuff to listen to through it. You can still get to it by entering spotify:app:discover into the search box but it's now infested with shit about what is "trending near you" and suggestions that I might enjoy listening to cocking Mumford and shitting Sons. Appalling wankers. If I cancel this what decent alternatives are there? Does anyone use the paid Google Play music?


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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:00 
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Fucking Spotify seem to have removed the Discover feature which was pretty much the best thing about it. After using it for so many years the recommendations had become really decent and I've found loads of new stuff to listen to through it. You can still get to it by entering spotify:app:discover into the search box but it's now infested with shit about what is "trending near you" and suggestions that I might enjoy listening to cocking Mumford and shitting Sons. Appalling wankers. If I cancel this what decent alternatives are there? Does anyone use the paid Google Play music?

I use Last.fm for recommendations. It needs to track what you've been listening to for a while though.


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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
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If I go to "browse" there's a 'Discover' tab at the top. It looks just like it's always looked.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:19 
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Yeah, it's different for different people at the moment. There's a whole thread on their forums about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 13:14 
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Spotify's a giant pain in the ass, on Android anyway. I rarely use it so it's not worth paying for but now and again I want to hear a particular album I don't have on my phone so fire Spotify up. As a free user I realise I'm hobbled by the 'shuffle play' feature but that way it's supposed to work is it plays the tracks of the selected album in a random order. What it actually fucking does is just start playing whatever the hell it wants, sometimes tracks from a completely random artist, all the while telling you that it's shuffle playing the selected album. It's the kind of obvious bug that should be so trivial to find I assumed it was me that was doing something wrong but I fiddled with it for ages and couldn't find any obvious idiocy on my part. It pretty much renders the software useless which has led to me uninstalling it.


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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 13:23 
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I've never known that to happen. You're selecting the album and then hitting play "on" it, right, rather than going to the artist and scrolling to the album in their list of "everything" and choosing one of the songs?

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I pay £10 a month, it works fine for me ;) Well, Mrs T, as she is the main user...

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I've never known that to happen. You're selecting the album and then hitting play "on" it, right, rather than going to the artist and scrolling to the album in their list of "everything" and choosing one of the songs?


Yep, the former.


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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 19:32 
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markg wrote:
Fucking Spotify seem to have removed the Discover feature which was pretty much the best thing about it. After using it for so many years the recommendations had become really decent and I've found loads of new stuff to listen to through it. You can still get to it by entering spotify:app:discover into the search box but it's now infested with shit about what is "trending near you" and suggestions that I might enjoy listening to cocking Mumford and shitting Sons. Appalling wankers. If I cancel this what decent alternatives are there? Does anyone use the paid Google Play music?

I didn't get on with Spotify, I do use Google play though. Will see how it compares properly when I get my own car back.

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 Post subject: Re: Spotify - Free music streaming thingy
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I resubcribed for Premium on this the other day, according to my account history I last had Premium back in 2010.

Anyway, it works well enough through a web browser but the proper PC application seems a lot better than I remember it being, and I had a very enjoyable couple of hours last night hopping through a load of music I wouldn't normally listen to thanks to the way it puts 10 suggested artists next to the top 10 most popular tracks by the artist you're currently listening to.

I should probably connect it up to Facebook so I can SEE WHAT MY FRIENDS ARE LISTENING TO and it promises not to post anything without my consent.

Getting some playlists on the go would be a good idea too, I had a few left from 2010 but they weren't that good in the main, IIRC you can get them from the community so the spadework has been done.

I'll probably go for the £14.99 six accounts option, so Mrs Hearthly and Hearthly Jnr can have it on their PCs. (You can have up to six Premium accounts for £14.99 on the same 'master' account, as long as everyone is at the same address.)

I'm not sure if Spotify is the best music service but Apple Music is out because, y'know, iTunes on PC, lol. Google Play is another option which TBH I didn't really investigate but I wasn't massively impressed with it on the couple of occasions I've watched a film on there.

Anyway, it seems good.

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