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Old 03-28-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default Music listening bros, do I want Rdio or Spotify premium for my phone?

Talk to me, I can't make my mind up becuase I haven't tried Rdio. Spotify is okay for the phone but suffers with connectivity on 3g.
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you like spotify?
i still haven't tried it, but all my friends tell me i'd love it.
regardless, on the phone, i use pandora. for some reason, i find it easier to name an artist or a song i like instead of creating an account which knows all my music.

maybe i have the wrong idea about spotify.
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I gave Spotify a go but am also a Pandora One user. No matter what mood I'm in, I have a station to suit it and it helps me find new songs I like but don't know/haven't ever heard.
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Grooveshark has been around a lot longer, why isn't it well known like Spotify?

Is Grooveshark like Friendster, and Spotify like Facebook?
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you like spotify?
i still haven't tried it, but all my friends tell me i'd love it.
regardless, on the phone, i use pandora. for some reason, i find it easier to name an artist or a song i like instead of creating an account which knows all my music.

maybe i have the wrong idea about spotify.
You have the wrong idea about Spotify. The ---- is free, and you get to make your own playlists or select albums.
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pandora dont let you upload your own music.
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You have the wrong idea about Spotify. The ---- is free, and you get to make your own playlists or select albums.
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pandora dont let you upload your own music.
My understanding is that Spotify gives you access to a huge library of full-length songs and allows you to create playlists, share songs and listen to friends' playlists. There is not a lot of song suggestion and what it has requires you to follow up on. It is active on the listener's part.

Pandora, in contrast, is highly passive on the listener's part. You can literally type in the name of one artist and Pandora will (with more or less success) create an entire music station for you. Depending on what you are trying to do, that can be all you need.

Try creating "a radio station inspired by the TV show Justified" however, and you will deal with some frustration.

A negative to Pandora is that you can't say, "I really want to listen to Keb Mo's rendition of Fulsom Prison Blues right this second" like you can with Spotify.


That's my understanding, at least. I don't want to spend the time creating a buttload of static playlists, so I opted for Pandora. I have not used Rdio.
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I have a spotify subscription. No commercials, but the only way to use it on an iPhone is $10/month.

My office doesn't allow streaming music from our computers, and when I signed up, I had not heard of Grooveshark or Rdio.

Pros:
Listen to full albums.
Create playlists.
Download music to phone when on wifi and listen 'offline' when not on wifi.
Has just about everything

Cons:
Costs money to use on phone
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Grooveshark and Pandora are some of the 2 best things that happened to the quality of my life, for the money spent. I'm a paying subscriber to both.
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I bought Spotify, this bitch is closed.
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My understanding is that Spotify gives you access to a huge library of full-length songs and allows you to create playlists, share songs and listen to friends' playlists. There is not a lot of song suggestion and what it has requires you to follow up on. It is active on the listener's part.

Pandora, in contrast, is highly passive on the listener's part. You can literally type in the name of one artist and Pandora will (with more or less success) create an entire music station for you. Depending on what you are trying to do, that can be all you need.

Try creating "a radio station inspired by the TV show Justified" however, and you will deal with some frustration.

A negative to Pandora is that you can't say, "I really want to listen to Keb Mo's rendition of Fulsom Prison Blues right this second" like you can with Spotify.


That's my understanding, at least. I don't want to spend the time creating a buttload of static playlists, so I opted for Pandora. I have not used Rdio.
spotify has "artist radio" and "genre radio" as well. it's not thumbs-uppable the way pandora is, so you get what you get, but it is OK and you can skip songs for days.

for what it's worth, there's not much reason to pay for pandora anymore. install the chrome addon "pandora enhancer" and it's very good even for free. plus you have mobile access. and no more hour limits. you do have skip limits but I rarely hit those.
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I've been loving a combination of rhapsody and pandora. pandora for new music discovery, rhapsody for playlists. i've been super happy with the depth of the rhapsody catalog, and with the playlists downloaded to the phone i don't need any connectivity to listen to them.
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If you jailbreak your Iphone, Grooveshark is the best damn thing to use. Spotify doesnt have anywhere near the amount of songs as Grooveshark. I have both Spotify and Grooveshark BTW
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I like spotify cus you can easily share playlists. you can also subscribe to oher people's playlists.

For instance, here is my workout playlist, titled, "Work it Bitch!!!"


http://open.spotify.com/user/faeflor...6bWw1wDonOiP1B
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