What are you listening to right now?

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Matzel on Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:56 pm

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Stunned on Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:28 pm

Added a spotify BBCode.









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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Matzel on Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:47 am

I like the idea. Is this only good if you're in the US?!


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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Matzel on Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:06 am

Just researched spotify's geographic availability as of May 2014:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uruguay. In Estonia, Greece and Romania, the Premium service was offered until July 2009, but never the free version. Only customers with credit cards or PayPal accounts in one of the above-mentioned countries can buy a Premium account.

I thought I was missing out on a great thing here, but Canada is not among the countries where spotify is currently offered. I suppose I could use some fancy VPN shenanigans to make it happen...?!
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Stunned on Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:46 am

I had no idea Spotify wouldn't be available in Canada. Wow. Personally, I love it. I started with the free streaming for a while, then switched to premium.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby CBL on Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:30 pm

Now that my previous streaming provider is defunct (MOG--bought out by Beats), I've been looking at other providers. Currently, I'm using the free version of Rdio and am okay with it; of course, I haven't done much in the way of searching yet, so we'll see.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Matzel on Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:29 am

CBL wrote:Now that my previous streaming provider is defunct (MOG--bought out by Beats), I've been looking at other providers. Currently, I'm using the free version of Rdio and am okay with it; of course, I haven't done much in the way of searching yet, so we'll see.


I stream Jango for free. It is free of on air adverts (there is a small banner on the UI that you can close). They play independent artists every so often but you can advance any song you want without limits. You either select exisiting stations or generate your own according to your tastes. I have multiple for different things / times. Songs you like you can give the 'thumbs up', meaning they will play more often. Songs you don't like you can 'thumbs down', meaning they go on your blocked songs list.

Great free alternative to regular OTA radio that is so chalk-full of commercials that you hardly hear music anymore....

It's available online in your browser or as app in the Google Play Store.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby CBL on Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:35 pm

But can you listen to an entire album by an artist (and not some station that jumps from album to album or hit to hit)? That is one of the requirements of my streaming service (I'm an old school listener). I dislike the whole jumping from song to song depending on some computer's algorithm :lookround:
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Stunned on Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:39 pm

With Spotify you can listen to whole albums with the following notes:

  • Desktop/tablet lets you listen to anything you want whenever you want whether you're premium or not.
  • You can listen to albums on mobile for free, but only in shuffle mode.
  • With premium, the mobile shuffle restriction goes away and you can download songs to your phone so if you don't have network access, you can still listen to saved playlists (album or whatever)

Mobile, in general, wasn't available back when I wasn't a premium member. I switched from Pandora to Spotify back then anyway because I could listen to songs on demand.

I'm now a premium member and love zero interruption/talk and support for mobile, desktop, and tablet for my playlists.

Spotify also has the same kind of 'radio' stations based on a song or artist with similar thumbs up/down refinement. I've found a lot of great music this way, but love being able to play my playlist on demand too.

I wasn't familiar with Rdio. It looks comparable.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Matzel on Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:56 pm

Spotify is available in Canada now. I think it has been for a few months.

I will be installing the app on my brand new Moto X (2nd Gen) in a few minutes.... :biggrin:
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Stunned on Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:06 am

Awesome. Have fun. I still love it... :)
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Matzel on Fri May 15, 2015 6:45 pm

The Offspring - Coming for you
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby CBL on Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:48 pm

Well, this summer's sub-genre exploration is cow punk, so here one band I've enjoyed listening to the last few weeks:



It's a fan vid, but fun nonetheless


Here's a more traditional vid (I guess)

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Postby Matzel on Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:54 pm

New experience for me. Sounds a lot better to me than cow country! :mrgreen:

Yee-haa!
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