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Spotify screws over Premium Users and lets Free users use Spotify Connect

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1 minute ago, RejZoR said:

Can't even use Spotify, like I'm living in Sudan, 1891...

No wonder, no internet eh?


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9 minutes ago, YoloSwag said:

No wonder, no internet eh?

No, it just says it's not available in my country...

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11 minutes ago, YoloSwag said:

Does PayMaya work on Spotify? haven't tried yet as I've always been joining the Spotify bundles of other people lol.

I haven't tried it. I use my credit card via PayPal.


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4 minutes ago, RejZoR said:

No, it just says it's not available in my country...

I was actually joking...

 

But have you tried the SoundCloud Go version? I think in the US they had a the SoundCloud Go version that you could download some songs and play them like Spotify Premium.

If not just stick to leaving youtube open or back to ripping CDs.


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For me I start with the "There's no way I'm not gonna spend $1,000 on a system."

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Then "Let's start with the 'best budget GPU' and 'best budget CPU' that actually fits what I think is my budget."

Realizing my budget is a lot less, I work my way to "I think these new games will run on a cheap ass CPU."

Then end with "The new parts launching next year is probably gonna be better and faster for the same price so I'll just buy next year."

 

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16 minutes ago, Commodus said:

There's absolutely nothing wrong with this.

 

The main reason you pay for Premium is to get rid of the ads and play music while offline.  The need for Premium to play on connected devices was a holdover from an era when gadgets like smart speakers were seen as rare extras.  It's just another platform -- your ability to play music shouldn't by limited by whether or not a device has a screen.

 

I never quite get the notion that giving free users more features is a bad thing.  It's not an exclusive club where you're trying to exclude as many people as you can.

Very much so agreed. Giving something extra to free users is in no way "screwing" anyone. 

 

Spotify might lose money if less people are premium as a result and/or they might decide to increase the price of premium in the hopes that users who stay on premium will happily pay more while more people who weren't using Spotify at all are now compelled to switch to free Spotify. But regardless, no one is getting "screwed" by any reasonable definition.


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neat i guess, wont ever use it though


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I have Spotify premium because higher bitrate and no ads


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Just now, Mihle said:

I have Spotify premium because higher bitrate and no aids

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3 hours ago, AluminiumTech said:

It's not spotify specific speakers. It applies to smart speakers and any WI-fi device you want to cast to.

It's great that Apple products have this built-in as Airplay and have for some time. With Bluetooth A2DP that my speaker and car have I can't tell the difference anyway. Glad I made the move to Apple Music a while ago. 

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Spotify isn't the only streaming service and if you're upset a paid for feature is now free, stop paying for it.


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So that's what i've been doing when playing spotify on my Echo Plus and controlling it from my phone or PC?

 

Is that really something to get riled over that free users get it as well ????


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Why is this a problem, more free features is not a bad thing for consumers. If premium is no longer worth it for you then move to the free version, it’s a win for you.


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That's a little extreme. Screws over Premium users? How? Are they losing features? Oh, right, they're not. A feature they had is just becoming available to the masses.

It's not even like the free users are getting unlimited access or offline downloads; things that people likely pay to have. It's just a wireless access option.

You're so salty for no reason. This is a really poor and improper way to present "news".


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I'm sorry, but I fail to see how Premium users are getting screwed over. 

 

Oh, so Free users now get the ability to stream their library to any WiFi enabled device in their house which enables Spotify Connect? Good for them. As a Premium user, I use Connect often, but it has never been a key reason on why I subscribed in the first place. 

 

The key reason why a lot of us Premium users even subscribed in the first place is to be able to listen to music without ads alongside the ability to stream at a higher (though not lossless) quality and the ability to store music on the device for offline use. We can confidently say Premium users are getting screwed over if Free users can listen without ads, but that isn't the case. 


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"Screws over premium users"

 

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Honestly this doesn't bother me, this feature doesn't feel like it should pay gated anyways. Though I only pay for spotify student, I dont think it's worth full price with or without this

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15 hours ago, Slayerking92 said:

pay for music?  havn't done that since the 90's.

And this is why music is shit these days,  that's we have been inundated with the X factor, the voice, and 50 million other BS music shows and manufactured entertainment.  It's why musicians now have to have other jobs or become multi skilled at running a business.  Music doesn't pay like it used to.

 

We will never see another bod dylan, jimi hendrix or led zeplin size band again because everyone now publishes free (or close to) on the internet,  almost guaranteeing they'll become little more than an underground success if they are lucky.  The lime light is now reserved for acts that still turn a profit, acts that follow the formula.  

 

 

 

 


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21 hours ago, AluminiumTech said:

Spotify is screwing over Premium users and giving Free users access to Spotify Connect.

Screwing over users by giving more stuff out for free. That is such a funny way to see things.

 

I still can't use this free feature on my Google Home, because Developers need to implement the free connect feature in their software first.

Kinda crazy that this might make you happy.

 

I for one am happy about this change. I don't use any of the premium Features, but connect was indeed a consideration, just did not want to shell out a full premium for a feature i may use once every month or so. Also: I am always happy to see people get good stuff for cheap / free. My life does not get worse, just because others are happy.

 

Seriously, you should consider overthinking that attitude.

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You forget to mention the amount of people using hacked version of spottily to use premium features.


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On 11/7/2018 at 10:28 AM, Mihle said:

I have Spotify premium because higher bitrate and no ads

The few times I used spotify I simply used in a web browser and had adblock on. That being said it was hard to find the web browsers version at the time. 

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12 hours ago, mr moose said:

And this is why music is shit these days,  that's we have been inundated with the X factor, the voice, and 50 million other BS music shows and manufactured entertainment.  It's why musicians now have to have other jobs or become multi skilled at running a business.  Music doesn't pay like it used to.

 

We will never see another bod dylan, jimi hendrix or led zeplin size band again because everyone now publishes free (or close to) on the internet,  almost guaranteeing they'll become little more than an underground success if they are lucky.  The lime light is now reserved for acts that still turn a profit, acts that follow the formula.  

 

 

 

 

They make their money through concerts now. 

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