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Old June 6, 2018, 11:36 AM
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Yeah. I'm a serious fan of it because too many times I'm listening to tunes in low/no coverage zones. Ski hills are hit and miss spotty at best, and if I go back country for a day or two its definitely a zero coverage zone.

The flexability of 'offline', the large song database and the family pack pricing at $15 is what sold me on Spotify. Prior to that I was using Google Play and Songza prior to that, before they got bought out by Gplay.
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Old June 6, 2018, 12:04 PM
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Google Play Music. I don't listen to very popular music and they almost always have everything I've ever searched for. Love the simple thumbs/up. If I thumb up something on my computer, it automatically gets downloaded on my phone. Don't do any actual streaming on my phone.
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Old June 6, 2018, 12:10 PM
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Interesting, thanks Sagath. I've generally avoided the streaming service because of limited utility to me if I am only on cellular data. Maybe I need to have another look.

I will admit I still actually BUY albums and songs... digital versions, but I still like having them. Biggest attraction to me for the steaming would be exposure to music I wouldn't normal buy or just haven't heard yet. Likely worth it for that.
I'm in the same boat as you in that I tend to purchase albums, but like you said.... the streaming service does offer exposure to content that's either new or just never been on my radar. It does this in two ways... the most obvious are their daily mixes + discover/release radar, but I'm finding just as much new (to me) stuff when it starts adding "similar" music to continue on after a playlist (or album) has finished. There's also the option to select "radio" based on either an artist or a specific track that can take you down some interesting musical paths.

As far as "offline" goes... as Sagath said, it restricts playback to tracks you've already downloaded onto your device. The difference for me on this new phone is that there's a setting outside of spotify itself which puts spotify into offline mode. Not sure if that's zenui specific or if it's a function of Android nougat.
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Old June 10, 2018, 06:08 AM
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One of spotify's biggest complaints is the apparent inability to save the daily mixes for offline play, but there's a work-around for that in the windows client.

The windows client allows you to save the daily mixes "save to playlist" and while it initially only populates a low number of songs (somewhere under 20) once you select the saved playlist it offers recommendations which I can only assume work off of the same algorithm that the online Autoplay (continues playing similar songs once you get to the end of a playlist) feature does. Those recommendations can be easily added to the playlist to fatten the list up for offline play.

Once created on the windows client, those playlists can then be downloaded onto your android device for offline play of your daily mixes. The only downside is the static nature of those saved playlists... unlike the live daily mixes these playlists will not be dynamically adjusted based on your current listening habits.
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Spotify. Shared with 5 other people (Immediate family members who live at the same address of course, not just me and 5 random friends.........) works out to $2.62 / mo / person after tax.

I work out of cell service a lot of the time, but I've downloaded about 3 dozen playlists that I like to my phone and have no issues using it that way.
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I am on google music right now. Love the selection and ease of use, but the pre-done playlists are a bit lacking. May try spotify for a few months and see if I prefer it.
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