I’ve been using Spotify for a couple of months now. And I’ve mostly streamed music on the computer.
The reason to that? Because I don’t use my tablet that much and it costs me a monthly fee to stream the music I wish to stream on the phone. As from last month, I’ve subscribed on a monthly fee basis, in order to be able to stream the music on the mobile. Don’t get me wrong, you can SHUFFLE music but that leads to songs being played randomly based on playlists or albums and you might not get what you are looking for, therefore I’ve choosen to subscribe and pay for the service. That way, I can listen to exactly the song I choose to even on the mobile.
After using it for like two or three weeks I can now tell you why Spotify might be the best streaming service available.
First out is the content. Almost everything, every artist, every album, I literally mean ALMOST EVERYTHING OUT THERE is available. There are a few exceptions thought. For instance you won’t find Taylor Swift’s 1989- album as the singer has chosen to pull it off because in her own opinion, the service is paying the artists too little in royalties. There have been blog posts on Spotify’s official blog by one of its founders that told us that the service has already been payed out 3 billion $ in revenue to artists and singers.
There are even some albums that other artists have chosen to release on iTunes or Tidal. Dr Dre’s Compton or Lil Wayne’s FWA are two of the exemples I can think of. But most of the content is there to find, nevertheless.
The main reason that I think Spotify is the greatest is that it works so good on low speed connections. For instance, last month, I have runned out of Internet (as I have mobile Internet – 80 GB in a month) and I was forced to surf at 200 Kbit/s for the rest of the time. Youtube was working awfull and so was checking the email or loading pictures and videos on my Facebook- and especially Twitter- feed. But Spotify worked out just well. It might have taken 10 or 15 seconds to load a song, but once that happened, I had no problems listening to albums or playlists. The songs that followed needed no loading, but there were a few exceptions. FEW is the keyword.
As a newly fee- subscriber, of course I wanted to check out the service on my phone. With no WI-Fi available while traveling subway or bus, I used my operator’s Internet. And it turns out that Spotify does not need much bandwidth. Today for instance, I have been using it for 45 minutes to 1 hour and all it “costed” me was approximatevely 30 MB (30.41 to be exact). This is the mainly reason that I believe that Spotify is the best experience you will get out there. Just picture being able to browse through all your favorite artists and music and gather their songs in playlists that you can aswell save for offline listening, as you can listen to with an Internet connection and it will work on a low Internet connection and it will not take much bandwidth.
If you are interested in trying it out, check out Spotify’s main webpage and get set up today. For a monthly fee, you can listen to all your favorite music on the mobile aswell. If you don’t want to subscribe, you can always create your playlists with your music of choice and share it on your blogs, facebook or with friends free of charge while being able to use the service on your computer.