Spotify announces unlimited free browser music streaming less than a week ahead of Beats...

By Justin Kahn · 7 replies
Jan 16, 2014
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  1. Last month Spotify introduced free shuffled music streaming for its mobile apps, and now the company is taking it one step further by offering free unlimited streaming on its desktop and web browser apps. While this feature has always been...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Spotify will easily win this specially if we look at how good beats audio products are, so is spotify making premium users the loosers in all this?

    If beats audio made good quality products for the prices they are currently at instead of garbage then I can see them giving spotify a run for their money but as with the current products chinese knock offs are cheaper and better lol.
  3. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    Good. some competition will give Spotify some incentive to improve their features. maybe, and just maybe we'll have a slim chance of getting FLAC audio in the future, even if it's a slim chance, and a distant future.
  4. MrBlkfx1

    MrBlkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 863   +204

    I don't think that this really encourages new paying users. But, I don't feel screwed over at all either. I'm a premium user because it allows us to listen to music offline. So, as long as that feature is exclusive to us, I think the paid / free options are balanced enough.
  5. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    What's the deal with the songs having to be shuffled? I tired out the app and for one of my lists, it told me that it was too short so it was going to play some songs like the ones on my list mixed in. What do they have against letting us choose our music? It's not like the music they pick is indie stuff with no royalties.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    It would be nice to get a music service like either of these in this neck of the woods, maybe then I wouldn't have to pirate the songs that I can't find for love nor money legally.
  7. OliTheG

    OliTheG TS Member Posts: 61   +27

    Well, isn't that nice for Spotify.

    Shame they lost my support when they decided I have to pay £10 a month to listen to music locally on my phone.

    Seriously. I just uninstalled it, and am now using Google Play Music. It lets me play music I own.

    Basically, what spotify has done for mobiles, is let you buy a record, let you buy a hifi setup, then decided you need to pay £120 a year to unlock the CD player DRM. I happened to use spotify because I have found the default iOS music player, and default android player to be clunky and fidgety.


    Desktop, I still sort of use it, but very rarely now. It's a shame, Spotify used to be the only good all around client, but now that they ****ed over 99% of their mobile listeners, who cares now.
  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Wow just another reason I love Spotify.

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