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bernt
2008-10-07, 02:13
How about SB support for Spotify? http://www.spotify.com

Here in Sweden we can't use most of the Musicservices (not even the official LastFM service) offered by the SB so at least one should be nice.

Kind Regards.
/Bernt

mattybain
2008-10-07, 04:15
Yes SC support for Spotify would be great, Spotify rocks, as someone put it it's like LastFM on steroids!!

booguss
2008-10-07, 04:25
I'll sign the wish list too. That looks great!

Cheers!

/booguss

simbo
2008-10-07, 04:48
Please could you explain to a billy-no-mates-with-an-invite what makes this service different from last.fm?

mattybain
2008-10-07, 05:19
Please could you explain to a billy-no-mates-with-an-invite what makes this service different from last.fm?

It's and ad supported free service, the extract below sums it up well, it's taken from this blog
http://www.robertnyman.com/2007/09/05/spotify-blows-me-away/

What is it then?
Spotify will, if it continues to deliver such a great experience as it currently does, revolutionize the way we access and listen to music! Itís like Joost but for music, with outstanding performance and without the stupid geographic restrictions the video service has.

Basically, itís an iTunes-like interface where you can listen to radio adapted to what decade and music type your like, or, and this is what really blows me away, search for any song or artist you want to hear, and it is immediately streamed to you! Then you can also create playlists of any songs you like.

Just imagine the power of having any music you want to listen to just by your fingertips, without the need of transferring it to each and every computer where you want to listen to it. Imagine having all the music you ever owned, and more, available to you at any computer or location. Amazing!

bernt
2008-10-07, 06:06
This could mean (In a perfect world)

No need for SC just SN.
No need for buying or downloading music.
No need for rip, tag, store or chase albumcovers.

Let's hope for ReplayGain, Gapless playback and the ability to set the bitrate manual or automatic depending on your download speed.

This I could pay for.

autopilot
2008-10-07, 07:30
Just imagine the power of having any music you want to listen to just by your fingertips, without the need of transferring it to each and every computer where you want to listen to it. Imagine having all the music you ever owned, and more, available to you at any computer or location. Amazing!

It's not exactly new. I already used a service like that, it's called Napster On Demand - £9.99 a month for access is an incredible music library. Hopefully the Squeezebox will support it one day. Those that live in the states have Rhapsody, which is the same but US only. Also, Last.FM have a similar service in beta right now.

Free but with adds does not really appeal to me, i would rather pay a few quid and not have to endure tedious adverts. However, like that blogs says, it could be done well - but my guess it that it will be plastered with adverts.

autopilot
2008-10-07, 07:32
This could mean (In a perfect world)

No need for SC just SN.
No need for buying or downloading music.
No need for rip, tag, store or chase albumcovers.

Let's hope for ReplayGain, Gapless playback and the ability to set the bitrate manual or automatic depending on your download speed.

This I could pay for.

Are you say the USA is a perfect world? lol :)

autopilot
2008-10-07, 07:39
Anyone got an invite?

mackan
2008-10-08, 00:56
Hey, I'll sign the wish list too! And now when it's released it got a premium service too, with no ads.

bobkoure
2008-10-08, 04:40
Are you say the USA is a perfect world? lol :)
Of course not. But it's a large market, which tends to drive retail prices down (efficiency of scale) and makes things like Pandora available - the RIAA might suck big time but there's a large potential market making the fight potentially worthwhile.
Isn't that a major reason for European unification? (well that, and getting the descendants of the three sons of Charlemagne to stop fighting over territory).

mattybain
2008-10-09, 00:43
It's not exactly new. I already used a service like that, it's called Napster On Demand - £9.99 a month for access is an incredible music library. Hopefully the Squeezebox will support it one day. Those that live in the states have Rhapsody, which is the same but US only. Also, Last.FM have a similar service in beta right now.

Free but with adds does not really appeal to me, i would rather pay a few quid and not have to endure tedious adverts. However, like that blogs says, it could be done well - but my guess it that it will be plastered with adverts.

Just out of interest what sort of quality is Napster in and do they really have a good depth of music? I have been amazed that relatively obscure bands like Spirit of the West and Ned's Atomic Dustbin are well catered for on Spotify.

Having played with it I would say the radio is not as good as LastFM, it doesn't have the same quality although it does play a lot more stuff by the artist you have selected i.e. SOTW radio played 95% SOTW songs (however they included the Pogues as well which I *hate* )

And yes I do have one beta slot left, if you want it then PM me on here with your e-mail addy and I will send you one.

It seems that Spotify welcome "partners" I wonder if they would be accomodating if I wanted to write my own Spotify plugin.

I am guessing with Napster that they dont fundamentally want to deal with Logitech so other than my lack of experience of PERL this would be the main thing to othercome.

autopilot
2008-10-09, 03:28
Of course not. But it's a large market, which tends to drive retail prices down (efficiency of scale) and makes things like Pandora available - the RIAA might suck big time but there's a large potential market making the fight potentially worthwhile.
Isn't that a major reason for European unification? (well that, and getting the descendants of the three sons of Charlemagne to stop fighting over territory).

i was joking. He said 'in a perfect world' those things would exist - and they do in the us. They do in the uk too, but not via the squeezebox. i was not mocking the US, but the fact people dont realise these services are already well established - but reading that gushing blog you would think Spotify was a completely new invention and there had never been anything like it. But nevermind.

autopilot
2008-10-10, 04:05
I have been amazed that relatively obscure bands like Spirit of the West and Ned's Atomic Dustbin are well catered for on Spotify.

Napster's library is very good, much better than Rhapsody IMO. Spirit of the West are well catered for on Napster - 'Two Headed' seems the most popular album. Ned's Atomic Dustbin there too - there not that obscure though, they were very popular with students when i was at college.

mattybain
2008-10-10, 06:52
Napster's library is very good, much better than Ned's Atomic Dustbin there too - there not that obscure though, they were very popular with students when i was at college.

I did say relatively obscure, I mean realtive to say Coldplay or Radiohead LOL

Didn't realise you could check out what music was on Napster before signing up. Seems very good, may give it a 7 day trial.

However without SB integration it is all academic anyway :(

gbruzzo
2008-10-18, 09:17
a spotify invitation, after patiently waiting for a week or so.
What an awesome service! I second the development of a plugin for SC 7,...

cgbystrom
2008-10-19, 08:05
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It seems that Spotify welcome "partners" I wonder if they would be accomodating if I wanted to write my own Spotify plugin.
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Check out my project spotify-plugins at http://code.google.com/p/spotify-plugins/
It offers support for third-party plugins for Spotify. Still in it's infancy but I do have a Last.fm plugin ready to be released.

- Carl

mattybain
2008-10-23, 03:03
Check out my project spotify-plugins at http://code.google.com/p/spotify-plugins/
It offers support for third-party plugins for Spotify. Still in it's infancy but I do have a Last.fm plugin ready to be released.

- Carl

Carl

That's great, if you want me to help test it then let me know. Very interested in a LastFM plugin for Spotify.

Matt

sand
2008-10-27, 01:07
Hi,

If you have a spare Spotify invite laying around, I'd be happy to use it!

Thanks

majtchus
2008-10-27, 13:00
Hi,

If you have a spare Spotify invite laying around, I'd be happy to use it!

Thanks

Yes please!
I would love to get it if you want to give it away...

bernt
2008-11-07, 05:11
http://getsatisfaction.com/spotify/topics/can_you_stream_to_a_squeezebox?utm_medium=widget&utm_source=widget_spotify

browellm
2008-11-12, 08:03
I got my invite for this service a few days ago.

It's bloody brilliant. Absolutely no B**S** service, dead simple to use. Great catalogue. Already bought a CD because of some stuff I listened to on it.

Very very impressed.

mattybain
2008-11-12, 09:51
http://getsatisfaction.com/spotify/topics/can_you_stream_to_a_squeezebox?utm_medium=widget&utm_source=widget_spotify

Thats great news at least they have the desire to do it, I can't see Logitech turning down the offer of more services.

mattybain
2008-11-12, 09:52
I got my invite for this service a few days ago.

It's bloody brilliant. Absolutely no B**S** service, dead simple to use. Great catalogue. Already bought a CD because of some stuff I listened to on it.

Very very impressed.

It's okay, they have lots of music but the radio down right sucks, it's unlistenable, now LastFM's brains with Spotifys music and you would be talking!!

chrisch
2009-01-05, 11:27
How about SB support for Spotify? http://www.spotify.com

Here in Sweden we can't use most of the Musicservices (not even the official LastFM service) offered by the SB so at least one should be nice.

Kind Regards.
/Bernt

Yes, I agree it would be really great if the Squeezebox supported Spotify

Best regards,

Chris

m0rph13
2009-03-09, 01:14
Can you please add Spotify to the available services from the network?
I really enjoy Spotify but I cannot use it from Squeezebox as it is.

t-force
2009-03-09, 07:42
Can you please add Spotify to the available services from the network?
I really enjoy Spotify but I cannot use it from Squeezebox as it is.

I'm sure that the team are well aware of Spotify - and Spotify are certainly aware of Squeezeboxes. But imagine it would take quite a bit of work to get a suitable plug-in working for SC. Patience, I feel, is the order of the day here.

mattybain
2009-03-13, 04:41
I'm sure that the team are well aware of Spotify - and Spotify are certainly aware of Squeezeboxes. But imagine it would take quite a bit of work to get a suitable plug-in working for SC. Patience, I feel, is the order of the day here.

Amen to that, but I can't wait:). With this and the rumoured iPhone app Spotify would be awesome. The catalogue grows daily and it's interface is so much better than Napster.

autopilot
2009-03-13, 07:38
I think once Spotify complete their API, we will see plugins etc appearing all of the place very quickly.

Jon Spriggs
2009-03-13, 08:41
I'm quite late to Squeezebox, but are you aware of the despotify.se command line client for spotify. It's only available to premium members, but I've heard good things about it, and it may well help in adding spotify as a plugin?

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t-force;404794 Wrote:
> I'm sure that the team are well aware of Spotify - and Spotify are
> certainly aware of Squeezeboxes. But imagine it would take quite a bit
> of work to get a suitable plug-in working for SC. Patience, I feel, is
> the order of the day here.

Amen to that, but I can't wait:). With this and the rumoured iPhone app
Spotify would be awesome. The catalogue grows daily and it's interface
is so much better than Napster.


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Ur[s]uS
2009-04-06, 00:48
another person interested in having integration with spotify
i've searched, but not seen any indication from Logitech that this is on the agenda
does anyone know better?

simbo
2009-04-06, 00:56
uS;413192']another person interested in having integration with spotify
i've searched, but not seen any indication from Logitech that this is on the agenda
does anyone know better?
Don't take Logitech's silence as a sign that things aren't happening. LT don't announce these things before they're in place (look at the recent Napster enhancement as an example).