What music service do you use?

OvOHaak

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With so many different music services out there, Spotify, rdio, Google Play Music, Beats music, etc... Which do you usually stick to? And why?

I personally use Spotify premium, I love music can't love without it. The only complaint I have with spotify is I can't Stream my own personal music I upload to spotify, my own personal music must be downloaded to my device, taking up a lot of space on my phone... Especially with my 6200 tracks..
 

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I use the iTunes Music Store more than any other music service, I like to own my music. I really like Spotify too, but after listening to a song enough times on it, I end up buying it from iTunes. Much of my music isn't readily available online, so I still have to hunt down the rare CDs from time to time for the highest quality.

I also use Google Play Music. I uploaded my entire iTunes Library to Google Play, so now I always have my music on any device, anywhere.
 

thatoneguy82

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Jul 23, 2008
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I use Spotify Premium as well in addition to my iTunes Match. More often than not, I use my own library rather than Spotify. The only time I use it is when I want to listen to something I don't have (of course), but usually if I like it enough, I'll get and put it to my iTunes library.
 

eattherich

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Jul 8, 2011
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Berlin
I currently use Spotify as Telekom (a German carrier) gave me two years of Premium as part of my my iPhone 5s contract. I couldn't argue with that but at first I really didn't like the design, especially after coming from Rdio. Now that Spotify 1.0 is out, however, I'm happy again! :)
 

richwoodrocket

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Apr 7, 2014
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Buffalo, NY
iTunes Radio works the best to me. It's integrated with iTunes Store and my Apple ID and syncs between all devices. Plus, no extra app to download.
 

rsnapeuk

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Oct 19, 2011
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Spotify Premium

Use Android so it's easy to get music there, music I listen to changes so frequently no point purchasing.

Only £5 a month (student discount)
 

BeeGood

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Sep 15, 2013
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ITunes Radio and I use TuneIn for local stations.

I used to use Pandora but switched once iTunes Radio came out. Almost as good as pandora with music selection. Easy to use and I can launch individual stations with Siri and I like the fact that there are no on-screen ads (don't mind commercials that much).
 

cube

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May 10, 2004
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I had Spotify Premium with my iPhone but when I switched to BB10, their Android app would not work at the time there, while Deezer had a Made for BlackBerry app and gave me 50% off Premium+, so I switched.

I understand since BB 10.2.1 which has additional native Android support, the Spotify app works, but I'm not going to pay double, specially when they don't really support the platform, even having to put up with Deezer's quirks.
 

cynics

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Jan 8, 2012
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I still use Pandora. Mostly because it's pretty easy on data use. Not that I care about data use but I find other services buffer a lot more then Pandora and that drives me nuts.
 

Rodster

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May 15, 2007
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I tried the premium Pandora and I wasn't impressed with the audio quality. I also sampled some of the others including Spotify, MOG and others. I prefer Apple Radio on iOS 7 and I will try their paid service when they announce it.
 

Buddygor

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May 22, 2012
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With so many different music services out there, Spotify, rdio, Google Play Music, Beats music, etc... Which do you usually stick to? And why?

I personally use Spotify premium, I love music can't love without it. The only complaint I have with spotify is I can't Stream my own personal music I upload to spotify, my own personal music must be downloaded to my device, taking up a lot of space on my phone... Especially with my 6200 tracks..

I love Spotify. The new iPhone and Mac apps are really sleek, and instant access to whatever you want for a relatively cheap monthly price is pretty fantastic.
 

SandboxGeneral

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Sep 8, 2010
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I just use iTunes Match. When I am in the car it's either the iPod or SirusXM. All of which are commercial free and that's important to me.
 

whsbuss

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May 4, 2010
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SE Penna.
iTunes Radio and Spotify. When I hear something new that I like on iTunes Radio I add it to my Spotify playlist.
 

Frankied22

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Nov 24, 2010
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I have had a subscription to Rdio, Spotify, and Google Music All Access before. Now I just mostly listen to my own music through iTunes and when I want to just put background music on I play iTunes Radio. I also pay for iTunes Match so my music is backed up and I get no ads in iTunes Radio. I can't stand hearing ads when I am listening to music.
 

afsnyder

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Jan 7, 2014
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iTunes radio because I don't feel like downloading Pandora and it's right there pre-installed on my phone and computer....
 

KUguardgrl13

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May 16, 2013
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Kansas, USA
My own music in iTunes or standard fm radio. Not enough data for a streaming service, and I still have an iPod Classic. I use an fm transmitter in my car for road trips, otherwise it's the good ol radio. I've been looking into installing an aux connection in my 07 toyota corolla, but I need to find the right parts to add to the factory stereo.