Re-subscribed to Spotify

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by markhort, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. markhort macrumors 6502a

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    Gone back to Spotify today, at the moment Apple Music isn't quite there yet. I was a bit quick to jump ship.

    Wondering how many have done the same thing?
     
  2. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Not me. AM will get better as time goes by. Love the siri integration. Good luck.
     
  3. markhort thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully in the next couple of months Apple will sort out all the bugs and I'll be able to move over permanently.
     
  4. Razeus macrumors 601

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    It's fine for now as it's free. But when they start asking me for payment, they better have it working perfectly.
     
  5. JuryDuty macrumors 6502

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    I did, too. I love the Siri integration with Apple Music, but the rest of the service just isn't there yet.

    That said, if Apple gets their act together, I'll go back to AM...but for now, Spotify is where it's at.
     
  6. markhort thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Back in Spotify land and it just feels so much more solid and polished. Dare I say I've missed using Spotify. Early days for Apple Music I know.
     
  7. wellred macrumors member

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    The only thing I miss about spotify is the user generated playlists. Are all the playlists on AM created by Apple?
     
  8. Sanlitun macrumors 6502

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    I had intended to, but ended up not cancelling my Spotify.

    I find that AM is rehashing a lot of things I have heard before whereas Spotify is really good at making recommendations for things I haven't heard. The user generated playlists and the Discover Weekly type playlists are great on Spotify. If there is something like this on AM I can't find it.

    A lot of things either missing or not coming up in search on AM. There are many examples, try searching for Blue Turk in AM etc. AM is just not ready yet, and Spotify is still more fun.
     
  9. markhort thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Spotify is the best allrounder at the moment. One thing I missed from Spotify while using AM was Spinnin Records playlists. I like EDM and they are really active within Spotify.
     
  10. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Not for me. About 10% of the jazz/r&b genre on Apple Music is not available on Spotify.
     
  11. bushido Suspended

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    the playlists r sorted so much better on Spotify. on AM its just a endless list of too much yet nothing at all
     
  12. Uofmtiger macrumors 68000

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    It is the best allrounder for you. That is great. However, Apple Music is the best allrounder for me. I now have 25,000 song on Apple Music. How do I access any of them on the road from my car using Spotify? I can't.

    What does Spotify do when I say "Hey Siri play popular music from 1983".. Nothing. With Apple Music "The Police" start playing. Siri is a game changer.

    I have also mentioned elsewhere that Spotify doesn't work properly with my car's Nav screen, while Apple Music does. Must be the fact that Spotify has only been around a couple months...not.

    I don't think Apple Music is perfect, but it works best for me now. Also, the more I listen, the better the suggestions will be, so I am willing to live through some of the minor bugs now to continue to build up a better engine. Personally, for my needs, Spotify wouldn't even be second on my list of best allrounder music services.
     
  13. BSben macrumors 6502a

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    I had tried Spotify a LONG time ago, and it was useless back then. Apple Music has some problems, but it is still free for me at the moment. Not 100% sure that I will keep it, but if I don't then I won't use another service. I think I am too old fashioned in my habits. I like to actually buy vinyl or CDs, because I love the printed lyrics, the complete credits (writers, producers....) I like the back cover, the booklets. And no service (including the iTunes Store) really cater for that
     
  14. maxsix Suspended

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    Spotify is obviously highly popular and ultimately useful. I have used them all and keep returning to Spotify paid version. Even though Apple may have a few more selections in content that's of little consequence since I always use at least a couple of services.

    The reason I quit using Apple Music is that as long as people use it that gives Apple just the incentive it needs to slow walk fixing the significant shortcomings that it has. Yet that said its customary for a large number of Apple supporters to adopt whatever Apple ships and make excuses for the company.

    If maps is an indicator I do think some improvements will appear over the next year. I'll revisit it then to see if it's become worthwhile.
     
  15. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    I don't consider myself a lemming for Apple. But since I am an Apple user, AM integration within their ecosystem is what I consider a keeper for the service.
     
  16. repete7 macrumors member

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    Last straw was Siri not working for me. When I ask Siri to play a playlist, it says,"Hmm, I'm having trouble playing that. If you aren't on Wi-Fi, make sure cellular data is enabled." I am on wifi and cellular data is enabled. I can open AM and play the playlist myself by tapping on it. There are just too many bugs. Spotify works for me now.

    I'm glad AM is working for you. I really wanted to like it.
     
  17. Uofmtiger, Sep 2, 2015
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    Uofmtiger macrumors 68000

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    Spotify also has fans that won't switch no matter what (of course, many of them are using the free service). They, for example, try Siri once and have an issue an go back to Spotify. Guess what, Siri NEVER works with Spotify. I also can't access 25,000 songs from my library with Spotify.

    To me, Spotify isn't even second. It doesn't work properly with my nav and has major shortcomings compared to Rdio.

    This has nothing to do with being an Apple fanboi. The service is simply better for my needs. It has all my music (which is nice for when I want to hear a Beatles, Prince, Neil Young, or any other album in my collection that the service doesn't have). It has Siri which makes everything easier, especially at work and car, where I can just say "Hey Siri, Play the Revolver Mono album by The Beatles" and that version of the album starts and plays without any other intervention. I don't even need to look at the screen.

    If you had some sort of bug, I feel bad for you, but I haven't had any major issues, so I am not moving to a sub-standard service that can't do Siri and handle my 25,000 files.

    Don't worry, it is a standard response by many that have a differing opinion about any Apple product or service. Some people think that you can't possibly just have a different opinion based on your own experience.

    I had the same glitch. It was probably an iCloud issue that was easily resolved by restarting the phone and signing into my account again. Siri has worked perfectly since then. How did you clear up the issue that Siri doesn't EVER work with Spotify?

    Also, just Google "Spotify Outages" or "the Spotify application is not responding". Spotify isn't perfect, either.
     
  18. markhort thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There's very few services out there which are perfect. It's just about finding the one which works best for you. At the moment that's Spotify for me. Hopefully Apple Music will be in the future.
     
  19. repete7 macrumors member

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    ...oooh chill. I used the Siri example as the last straw of all the bugs I've experienced with AM. Thanks for the tip about fixing the problem with Siri and I've logged in an out of iCloud/restarted my phone so many times that I'm just done. I never said Spotify was perfect (or that it worked with Siri). I said that I really wanted to like AM and I was glad for whsbuss who did.
     
  20. Uofmtiger macrumors 68000

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    You are right, it was way over the top for me to point out that it is impossible for Spotify to get that specific bug because it doesn't have that feature. Sheesh.
     
  21. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    No me--AM seems to be more adaptive to the way I listen to music and I find I don't spend as much time trying to decide what I want to listen to. I like most music but listen to a lot of Alternative on AM--as I did on Spotify. For me, the three best ways to listen to Alternative--or an genre for that matter--on AM is--A-List playlist, Hot Tracks, and Tops Songs--with these three lists of songs, I can pretty much find all that is popular and new in Alternative (or whatever genre you may want)--which is what I look for the most in listening to an on-demand streaming service. So I'm very happy with AM.
     
  22. JuryDuty macrumors 6502

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    It really seems to depend on what you listen to. I ported a 250-song playlist from Spotify and 25 of the songs weren't available on Apple Music. On the other hand, I found songs on Apple Music that aren't on Spotify. So it all depends on what you want to listen to at the time.
     
  23. skiltrip, Sep 3, 2015
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    Right now I'm bouncing between Google, Apple Music, and Spotify. I've found songs/albums on all three that I can't find on the others, though Google has been the most complete in my searches.

    Right now my running has Google and Apple neck and neck, with Spotify trailing.

    Apple bugs and lack of a "go to artist"/"go to album" link setup, and inability to create a playlist directly from adding a song to a playlist is hurting it. It's For You tab and music discovery is making it a strong runner.

    Google's solid and quick interface is giving it a strong showing, but the music discovery and suggestions are pretty lacking, and I find their mood based, time of day based playlist thing pretty worthless.

    Spotify is losing because there is no way to add my own Music to their catalog in order to supplement holes in their catalog. Both Apple and Google make it easy to do that. But, the Discovery Weekly playlist is pretty darned good. Based on my listening, a song popped up on there that I hadn't heard since I was a teenager, and that was pretty damn cool (The Soft Boys "I Wanna Destroy You"). It also served up a bunch of cool stuff I'd never heard. Aside from Discover Weekly though, I don't much like the everyday music discovery on Spotify.
     
  24. navaira macrumors 68040

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    I ignore all Spotify playlists because they're, umm, not very good, but Discover Weekly is amazeballs. For You, on the other hand, still fluctuates between "hey y'all look at the crap Apple think I should listen to hahaha", music I already own or offensively bad suggestions. I haven't discovered anything of interest through For You.

    I am only using AM on desktop so Siri isn't a selling point for me (why is there no Siri in El Cap...?), and my library is too large to let iCloud rip it to pieces, which also means I can't save songs from AM for offline listening. So as far as I am concerned, AM and Spotify integrate with my existing collection to the same degree (i.e. none at all), but Spotify desktop app allows me to add my iTunes library and playlists. Which I actually don't do and I stream even music I own, because I like the idea of paying the artist a bit more in royalties, as minuscule as they are.
     
  25. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    I agree with the above on Spotify. I've yet to find a truly well put together playlist on it. But, Discover Weekly serves up a nice big plate of awesome.

    For You, for me, in AM is great though. I don't get very many random BS suggestions.
     

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