Will Apple TV ever get Spotify?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kristoffer4, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. kristoffer4 macrumors 6502a

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    What are the chances of this happening?
    Apple TV got Netflix so I guess it is not completly unlikely.
     
  2. chenks macrumors 6502a

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    There would have to be will on both sides for it to happen.
    The question would be though, is Spotify really something that you would want on a TV ?
     
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    I think the first step should be to get AirPlay working on the desktop version of Spotify. The iOS version has it, but not the desktop. Could eliminate some of the need to have it directly on the AppleTV.
     
  4. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    I don't see why not. My AV receiver has it built in. You don't have to have the TV on to listen to music through Apple TV.
     
  5. kristoffer4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You can do that via airfoil.:)
     
  6. chenks macrumors 6502a

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    then why even have an appletv?
    you could simply stream spotify from existing devices to your AV receiver (ie mac, pc, laptop etc).
     
  7. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    Because of all the other reasons to have an Apple TV. Airplay, movie rental, playing video using home sharing, etc.
     
  8. chenks macrumors 6502a

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    But you already said your AV receiver has it built-in, so why would YOU need it on AppleTV?

    As I said, Spotify would need to want it just as much as Apple would. You may find that Spotify would need to negotiate new licensing terms to have content played on a TV.
     
  9. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    I don't need it, and I never said I did. Others might find it useful though.

    As for renegotiating rights for a TV (press release):

    It's an audio service. Why would it make any difference if it's on a TV or not? On the AV receiver there is a TV out with a user interface. Apple TV would be no different.
     
  10. chenks macrumors 6502a

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    you'd be surprised on the oddities of rights ownership and licensing.
    just look at Hulu and the many attempts they've made to restrict access.
     
  11. kristoffer4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They already do it on the boxee box so I don't think they would have to renegoiate.
     

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