Do you stream music or do you have it locally stored?

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  1. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't see a thread for this, so I decided to make one!

    Do you stream music or do you have it locally stored?
    Personally, I used to stream, bit since I moved carriers, my internet was weak at school. So that's when I started to have it locally store. But once in a while, I do use Pandora and Spotify to discover songs. What about you?
     
  2. Todd H macrumors regular

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    Stored on my 10 TB server and streamed to my phone using Plex.
     
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    Spotify Premium all the way.

    Unlimited data, so why not.
     
  4. theapplefanboyj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, haven't heard of plex before; what is it?
     
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I do a little bit of both. I have music on the iPhone and I use iTunes Radio. I just made a new station to listen to in the car this morning.
     
  6. Menel macrumors 603

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    Both, on wifi I stream. iTunes Radio.

    On the go, I keep 3-4 playlists synced.
     
  7. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I rotate the locally stored music, but I also have a number of stations I stream via Sirius.
     
  8. imlovinit macrumors 6502

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    I do both. Used locally stored forever and decided to change it up with spotify as well as 8tracks for some playlists. Now, my locally stored music is about a gig or two of songs that are not available on spotify.
     
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  11. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    Stored music is dead for me.

    Podcasts are are that is left. Theres more new music coming out every week than I can listen to.
     
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    Spotify Premium is the best thing I could possibly be subbed to.
     
  13. emir macrumors 6502a

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    Spotify Premium all the way with offline availability when needed. Just if their catalogue was a bit better and they were owned by Apple for full integration...

    also, this thread should've been a poll.
     
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    Stored. I have a comparatively small data plan because we have Wi-Fi at work, but they probably wouldn't like me streaming music over it all day :p
     
  15. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Stored locally on my PowerBook G4 in iTunes. Uploaded/deleted to Google Play using the Google Music Manager System Preference whenever my iTunes library is modified (including playlists) and streamed from Google Play to my iPhone using the Google Music app.

    Never have to worry about my music getting from iTunes to Google Play. It's automatic.

    I have a 64GB iPhone 5, but ALL my music (over 9GB) is on Google Play because of this process.
     
  16. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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    Both.

    What fits on my device is downloaded. What doesn't is streamed from the cloud.
     
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    I stream everything with Google play. I signed up for all access when it was $8 and I've kept it since then.
     
  19. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Both but I rarely listen to my stored music. Mainly Pandora.
     
  20. Skika macrumors 68030

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    Stored locally, about 3gb. The convert to AAC function is really neat and a space saver.
     
  21. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Locally stored. Everything (except for movies) is on my rMBP and iPod Classic with some playlists on my iPhone. I buy less music on iTunes in a year than it would cost me to stream paid Spotify or the like, and I share 6gb of data with two other iPhones and an iPad. My car also has no built-in integration, so I'm limited to an FM transmitter which just isn't worth it most of the time. FM radio is free, and I don't mind the commercials.
     
  22. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    Tored locally. I stream all my music with iTunes Match at work. I haven't gotten into the whole Spotify thing yet, I just like one app for my music and happy with this set up so far.
     
  23. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000

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    Stored locally. What happens to you guys who are out of signal on your network or have a weak signal?

    I could never rely on a network to stream music due to it's unreliability. It's almost guaranteed to lose signal or have an unreliable signal when you're travelling at speed on the train or when you're on the move. If you live in London and are travelling on the tube/underground as many people do there is no signal so you'll have to rely on locally stored music if you want to listen to music on your daily commute.

    Also, the battery drain on 3G/4G is quite high. That's why i avoid streaming music over a cellular network.
     
  24. sixxmum macrumors 6502a

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    Another Spotify Premium user.

    I always have a dozen Spotify playlists or albums downloaded at a time for times when signal is weak etc.
     

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