Well I have to say I do not agree with this article…plus it is WAY too early to say anyone has won anything…
I have had nothing but issues with iTunes match and I consider myself a power user of all three of the services…..
For those using the services what do you think?
What have you picked?
Online music is very personal, so what makes the service you use stand out for you…
Review: iTunes Match wins cloud music war by wisp
Apple, Amazon and Google all offer cloud music services.
I used Amazon MP3 for a while to download new music. Once Spotify became available in the US I moved on. I would much rather pay $10 per month to stream any of millions of songs rather than paying for each individual song that I may only listen to a few times every so often.
You can store the songs for offline play but I think the app has to be able to login first. Otherwise there's no different from just paying $10 and downloading every song in the library.
Ah I see. Google Music works best for new artists to get their work out there. But as a consumer of music, it's all about Spotify.
No Google Music or iTunes Match services in the UK. So Amazon, if I used them, would be the winner hands down.
Spotify is just a horrible experience in Ubuntu and I don't have time to work out how to improve it for myself. I'll be honest, I don't see much difference between the model they offer and the one Napster have been offering for years – mind you I haven't made a like for like comparison either so I may be talking rubbish.
I use Spotify on my iMac when I'm at home, but primarily on my iPhone when I'm in the car…hence the $10 subscription. Definitely worth it though.
+Brent Fishman that's the joy of Linux though isn't it, could just be something in my set-up. I may try it in Mint later.
+Brent Fishman One service I have not yet fully given a chance – I guess I should….
+Brent Fishman see, now I'm going to lose hours sorting this out lol….
So the bigger question is if Google or Amazon or Apple came out with a real subscription service would anyone use those…..
+Brent Burzycki As long as it had a decent interface and all of the same major labels as Spotify at a lower price then yes. If they come in at the same price with the same songs, what's the point of switching?
Ok Spotify experts.. what is the best way to just have a random playlist of new music from associated artists etc – can you do that in Spotify… like you can easily in pandora?
+Brent Burzycki Just do a search for the type of music you want to hear and select the first one. It'll play the list from there.
+Brent Fishman ok that is interesting…..
+Brent Fishman I was bummed it's not in the mobile app.
Itunes match + Spotify it's all I need, just brilliant.
+Brent Fishman No doubt I'll be giving it another go. Time and web connection are limited at the moment though
Just had a look, seems to really be sorted out. Now bringing forward my retry. Like the theme you use for Mint too.
+Brent Fishman It was the background picture I liked most about it. lol