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[spotify] Spotify Canada 3 months for 99 cents (Offer ends Dec 31 2017) No QC

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  • Dec 7th, 2017 9:02 pm
Oct 17, 2012
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Too much work lol. I just watch the 30 second ad
Might try on weekend.
Thanks for suggestions!
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Jan 2, 2012
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My take on Spotify;

I tried it out during the last $.99 for 90 day offer.
I initially installed the app on my Mac Mini, which acts as my music player in my kitchen. The GUI is very good, although I sometimes got frustrated with getting it to do what I wanted. Possible user error on my end, but frankly if I have to wrestle with less than intuitive software, I consider it poorly done. I didn't want to have to spend hours dicking around with something while I'm trying to chop onions.

The audio quality was good, although since it was in a less than ideal listening environment, it's hard to say.
I liked that the app was available across a variety of platforms; my Android tablet and phone, Xbox, Denon receiver, and even an older Mac Mini running Snow Leopard that lives in my garage - (but sadly soon to become unsupported by Spotify). The GUI was obviously different on the mobile devices, and I actually preferred using it over the desktop app. I didn't try the Xbox app, because I concentrate on killing, not dancing, when I'm on it. Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes

I have a fairly eclectic taste in music, and only once or twice I couldn't find what I was looking for during searches.

I haven't tried any of the other music services so I can't compare Spotify.

The biggest thing for me is the cost/benefit. While I think it's a good service, I just don't use it enough to justify $10 a month. I'll continue to use the 'free with ads' version, for sure.
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stevewk wrote:
Nov 20th, 2017 4:36 pm
Anyone else keep getting stuck at "Enter a valid postal code"? I've tried combinations of spaces, capitilization, hyphen but doesn't seem to be accepting any actually valid postal codes?

Edit: Looks like because I set up my account at work, it likely picked up a US IP address and set my account to "US" (not modifiable). Will trash this account and make a new one from home. Thanks OP!
Stuck there as well...did it work at home?
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For those of you on the fence, Spotify is the best music service, I listen on android/iphone and windows and it's the best across the board. I'm giving insight from around 6m-12m ago, but Google music crashed constantly on my iphone, and even apple music froze up. I hate itunes, so apple music sucks on PC, but google music wasn't bad, Spotify is the best because of the remote feature, and pretty basic/simple app to install.
I also have a fire tv, GM is a pain to install on, and I don't think you can install apple music, so again Spotify wins.
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mtlmonk wrote:
Nov 30th, 2017 9:21 am
Stuck there as well...did it work at home?
Yes, I remote desktop'd to my home PC and no issues.
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Oct 15, 2013
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Spotify is the best service but $9.99 a month is too much when you consider how many free options there are out there. Not like I can't afford it but it's the principle!

If it was $4.99 I'd get it.

The ads are annoying but its the lack of HQ streaming with the free version I really don't like.
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sooperdice wrote:
Nov 20th, 2017 1:01 pm
I am currently trying out Tidal, its awful aside from the sound quality. Going back to Spotify once the trial is over.
What do you dislike about Tidal? I've only used it a few hours so far, and to me it seems about the same as Spotify.
(Mind you, I only listened to maybe 10-15 hours of Spotify during the last $.99 offer, so I can't say I had a huge user experience with it)