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Have you tried Spotify? Do you like it?

Asked by Aethelflaed (13752points) July 18th, 2011

This question has been asked before, but a couple years ago, so I’m hoping it’s ok to repeat since there may be changes in the service since then.

Do you like Spotify? Would you recommend it to others? Do you prefer it to Pandora?

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everephebe's avatar

I dunno about it, but my brother just liked it on facebook.
He was onto liking google 4–5 years before it got any major public attention, and he is savvy.

starboyg's avatar

I love my brand-spanking new Spotify account. Although you can’t compare it to Pandora. Pandora, you name the artist and it just starts playing music. With Spotify, it’s more like having an iTunes library that has all the worlds music in it.

To get pandora like features, you would need to use something like to make a playlist for you. (
I find the mobile applications to be far superior in load times than that of Napster.

The one downside I have with it right now is that there is not a browser-based version of it available. This means I can’t use it as easily on my work computer, and you wouldn’t be able to use it on a chromebook.

Vortico's avatar

I’ve been using Soundowl a lot recently. I’m sure the music database isn’t as large as Pandora or Spotify, but it’s online-based and doesn’t require an account to play (or even download) music.

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trickface's avatar

Spotify has been my favourite program for over 2 years now. I am a total music fiend, trying to squeeze as many hours of my most-loved music into my day as possible, and the instant streaming of anything is what makes Spotify awesome. I introduced so many people to it back in the day, they should pay me, haha.

Since the free version has been cut short to a 5-hour monthly sample, I still use it as my main music player over iTunes. It’s lightweight (which I love) and I can easily switch between my own tracks and Spotify’s. When I first signed up I was shocked at how much content they had per artist and it was so much more organized than Grooveshark or, I’ve made several playlists since then which are fun to create as you collect songs that you fall in love with over time.

For people who have multiple computers, just download Spotify to each of them, it’s a small program and all you have to do is log in to your profile and bam all your playlists are there.

Spotify is definitely the only thing stopping me from downloading illegally, so yes.


Bellatrix's avatar

I can’t get it in Australia. So no and I don’t know :-(

syz's avatar

This guy really seems to like it.

Aethelflaed's avatar

@syz Yeah, but it’s a couple years old.

syz's avatar

@Aethelflaed Yes, the header explains that it’s a re-print in response to Spotfy being available in the US.

Preethiop's avatar

Spotify is a million times better than Pandora.

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Preethiop's avatar

@Aethelflaed You can search for and select what songs you want to play. And I believe you can make your own playlists. The paid version allows you to download tracks too.

Aethelflaed's avatar

I found this article on it, which seems to think that it’s overhyped because the free version is useless.

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