Matt Marine @CAW – You have to use the app, which blows on the ipad. That’s why I never use it. 3 months ago
Turdish Burl Ignoring the fact Spotify isn’t available in Canada, a proprietary desktop app means it’s a non-starter for Linux users like myself. Cross platform web app or go home! 3 months ago
CAW a.k.a. The Aquatic Ape Hey, Jason, as regards using rdio on the iPad, do you get to use the web-interface or does it kick you out to the far-inferior app-based interface? I’m on the verge of taking the plunge with an iPad but would be rather pissed to learn that I couldn’t post comments like this from it – the prohibition on the iPhone infuriates me (last.fm has a nice iPhone work-around; why doesn’t rdio? 3 months ago
Jason Paul @weown the sky totally agree! Spotify is still a ghost town as far as my own personal network (whose tastes are often not even close to mine anyway). Honestly, I found the UI incredibly confusing too. Looking forward to getting Rdio off of my MacbookPro because it’s a recource hog for the type of work I do. Another thing to move over to the iPad which I now use for 50% of all internet related leisure activities. 3 months ago
weown thesky I signed up for Spotify… I can see the appeal in the desktop app and super fast music playback… but with no sense of community like on here, I felt… alone.
Rdio’s big appeal to me is the “Your Network” feature where I’ve selected some people with excellent musical tastes to follow… I’ve already found more great music following some of you guys and gals in the past week than I have in a few years. 3 months ago
weown thesky That iPad app looks awesome… good for Rdio on getting that out there. Hopefully they modify the iPhone app in the next release to match the desktop app and iPad app and make the theme black/graphite/charcoal (whatever you call that color) instead of light blue. 3 months ago
Matt Marine Thanks for that heads up @JP. I’m really looking forward to that. I use the ipad a lot when I take off, and will be nice to have something besides the phone to check out Rdio. Kind of hard to see albums and such on the phone. Hopefully Apple won’t take forever to approve it.
And after just watching the video showing it in action, I’m really looking forward to it. Looks like a very user friendly interface, and not a huge change. 3 months ago
Jason Paul It’s a battle. I cannot wait for this one! First Look: Rdio’s iPad App Now Awaiting Apple’s Approval, We Go Hands-On: http://techcrunch.com/2011/07/19/rdio-ipad-app/ 3 months ago
wifeonthefarm I step away for a weekend and all hell breaks loose around here. I bit the bullet and signed up for free Spotify, too. On there as wifeonthefarm. Maybe I’m just getting old and grouchy but I don’t have it in me to play around with yet another music site. Rdio and Last.fm are my discovery/streaming sites, and I really don’t need a cloud storage site. Except for the playlist vs. blurb issue, Rdio meets most of my music needs. When I’m away from my laptop, I use the Rdio and last.fm iphone apps and rarely feel the need to find an obscure track from my local music files. Sounds like that’s also the general consensus around here. 3 months ago
Jason Paul Thanks everyone for some amazing dialog. I will eventually archive this thread on my blog at http://jasonpaul.net and I’ll let you know when I’ve done that. I Talked to some people at a BBQ yesterday. 30 somethings. Word on the street. Despite all the media hype none of them had heard of Spotify (no less Rdio which is nothing new). So perhaps it’s a slower movement to subscription music than I was hoping for with the Spotify announcement. I currently am only connected to 7 people in my Spotify account. That’s remarkably slim considering that within a few days of Joining Google+ I’d almost replicated half of my Facebook network. I think we need to root for Spotify. In truth, I don’t think it’s that great right now, and certainly not better than Rdio. But they do have the hype to bust the subscription door down. I guess most Americans stubbornly cling to their comfort zones. It kind of surprises me the stubborn resistance to change. Truth is if you’re on Rdio or Spotify, you’re not like that majority. But only when the majority changes does the culture change. 3 months ago