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MeSue
2011-07-13, 21:05
I just read about Spotify coming to the US by invitation only. I don't know if current members will be able to send invites, but just in case... This is me begging! :-D

Ikabob
2011-07-13, 21:20
I just read about Spotify coming to the US by invitation only. I don't know if current members will be able to send invites, but just in case... This is me begging! :-D

Sue,
Get your invitation by going to Spotify.com.

I am wondering also when is Spotify's expected date of arrival and what makes it so good(better than Rhapsody)?

MeSue
2011-07-13, 22:21
Oh, I did sign up there, too, but I didn't know if they would send invitations to everyone who signed up, so thought there might be a better chance of getting one by asking here. But I still don't know if members will be able to send them.

franklyfred
2011-07-14, 00:24
just saw this http://lifehacker.com/5821025/spo...pods-ready

erland
2011-07-14, 06:02
I just read about Spotify coming to the US by invitation only. I don't know if current members will be able to send invites, but just in case... This is me begging! :-D

Let me know if don't get one in a day or two and I'll make sure you get one, the same is also true for anyone else in US who have sent me donations for my third party plugins/applets and is interested. However, remember that to be able to use Spotify with your Squeezebox I believe you need a Spotify Premium account, it's not enough with the free account you can get through invites.

maggior
2011-07-14, 06:19
I've been playing around with Napster and am interested in seeing how Spotify stacks up. I like Napster's price and so far the service has been solid, but I'm frustrated by the fact that a significant number of albums I go to play have tracks which are "download only" and will play only a 30 sec. sample. It was cool though to get to listen to the entire new Yes CD on the day it came out. :-).

I'll check out their website later on today, otherwise I'll be here begging along with MeSue :-).

maggior
2011-07-14, 06:23
It occurs to me that it is too bad that all registered squeezebox users don't get an invite, much like any registered squeezebox user can sign up for a napster trial, rhapsody trial, etc.

socistep
2011-07-14, 08:06
Hi All

I have a spotify subscription and think its great to be honest, the main pro's for me

- Availability - great range of songs, not sure how it stacks up against Napster/Rhapsody in terms of million of songs though
- Playlists - This is a killer feature for me, ability to search and find playlists from other users, you can get any type of playlist for any situation and cuts out doing a lot of work yourself! For example one of my favourite playlists is a BBC 6music weekly radio playlist playlist, updated each week and great for finding new music - this trumps iTunes, Napster etc. for me
- Offline usage - I use spotify on the go on iphone/HTC phones, cut out the manual element of maintaining a mp3 collection
- Software - very slick, updates automatically from iphone, HTC phone, Squeezebox, Linux desktop software, as soon as a choose a playlist on one devices its automatically on the other

cons

- Not all music is available - recent example is the Arctic Monkeys album not being on spotify so I just bought the CD without trialling
- Viewing your music isn't comparable to SB, music is organised by playlists as opposed to artist/album/genre/playlist etc. options you get in SB server - I think this will get better

I still buy CD's but trial all my new music on spotify first before only buying the stuff I like

Thats my views, any questions please let me know!

cheers
Ian

danull
2011-07-14, 09:17
(Edited) - Just noticed that they are only supporting Spotify on Radio & Touch, according to another thread....so I won't be using this anyway.

MeSue
2011-07-14, 09:22
Okay, so you don't need an invitation to sign up for Premium and since that is needed for Squeezebox access, I will probably go that route. I wish I could find a comparison of what you get with free/premium/ultimate. The web site is pretty skimpy on details.

pski
2011-07-14, 09:38
Okay, so you don't need an invitation to sign up for Premium and since that is needed for Squeezebox access, I will probably go that route. I wish I could find a comparison of what you get with free/premium/ultimate. The web site is pretty skimpy on details.

The news articles indicate the basic ($5) version only allows streaming to PC's. Premium adds mobile devices and higher quality audio..

erland
2011-07-14, 10:09
Okay, so you don't need an invitation to sign up for Premium and since that is needed for Squeezebox access, I will probably go that route. I wish I could find a comparison of what you get with free/premium/ultimate. The web site is pretty skimpy on details.

Doesn't the bottom half of this page describe it ?
https://www.spotify.com/us/get-spotify/overview/

If it doesn't, just ask and those of us that have Spotify will try to answer.

erland
2011-07-14, 10:10
The news articles indicate the basic ($5) version only allows streaming to PC's. Premium adds mobile devices and higher quality audio..

Correct and Squeezebox is treated as a mobile device so you need Premium to use that.

erland
2011-07-14, 10:12
(Edited) - Just noticed that they are only supporting Spotify on Radio & Touch, according to another thread....so I won't be using this anyway.

If you are running a local Squeezebox Server, you can install Triode's excellent third party Spotify plugin and that will work on all hardware Squeezeboxes.

And before someone asks, both Tridodes plugin and the official Logitech plugin requires a Premium Spotify account.

MeSue
2011-07-14, 10:22
Doesn't the bottom half of this page describe it ?
https://www.spotify.com/us/get-spotify/overview/

If it doesn't, just ask and those of us that have Spotify will try to answer.

Yes, Thanks! I could not find that page.

Mark Miksis
2011-07-14, 10:47
Anybody know of a good comparison of Spotify, Napster and Rahpsody in terms of library breadth? I've googled but haven't found anything useful. I'm a fairly happy Rhapsody customer, but would switch if Spotify has a larger library.

jhonsberger@msn.com
2011-07-14, 10:50
I like the Spotify iphone app but MOG seems much more organized to me.

Do i really have to manually put my playlists in alphabetical order??!!!
Please! And from the webplayer no less.

TCM
2011-07-14, 11:35
I'm not sure if it's possible for me (as a swede) to give away invitations to americans. If it's possible I have 39 invitations to share

EDIT: apparently it is possible

If you have an invitation, you can invite friends to Spotify Free if they live in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, France, Spain, The Netherlands or the US.

If you want an invitation just pm your email adress to me :)

MeSue
2011-07-14, 11:59
I just joined. Still figuring it out. Here's my profile if anyone wants to send me music to try: http://open.spotify.com/user/mesue

MrC
2011-07-14, 13:07
A brief inside look:

http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/14/spotify-us-premium-service-hands-on/

jallison
2011-07-14, 13:08
If you are running a local Squeezebox Server, you can install Triode's excellent third party Spotify plugin and that will work on all hardware Squeezeboxes.

And before someone asks, both Tridodes plugin and the official Logitech plugin requires a Premium Spotify account.

Actually the support thread for the Triode plugin says, "will play back via Squeezebox 2 and later hardware players, SoftSqueeze and SqueezePlay" So us early adopters with our Squeezebox 1 hardware are SOL I guess.

- Jeff

socistep
2011-07-14, 14:57
I just joined. Still figuring it out. Here's my profile if anyone wants to send me music to try: http://open.spotify.com/user/mesue

Here's my best of 2011 playlist :-) a work in progress!

http://open.spotify.com/user/socistep/playlist/62z2B6UoyMTiIUAh4OqFWQ

franklyfred
2011-07-14, 15:52
Squeezebox is treated as a mobile device. Question is it 320k bit rate or something lower? Thanks

franklyfred
2011-07-14, 16:01
Also if anyone has an extra invite. Please PM me would like to try it. Thanks

MeSue
2011-07-14, 16:40
It's 320, Fred, with the premium sub. You need a Premium subscription to use it on your Squeezebox and you don't need an invite for that, but if you still want an invitation, I have three.

Thanks for the playlist, soci. I'll check it out.

pski
2011-07-14, 16:50
Squeezebox is treated as a mobile device. Question is it 320k bit rate or something lower? Thanks

Additionally:

If you are PREMIUM and have a RADIO can you sync it with the other players to SPOTIFY?


I'll be checking FREE and will relate my <ancient> tastes to Rhapsody <which I ditched after the free peeeeeeeriod.>

franklyfred
2011-07-14, 16:52
Thanks gonna go premium for the 320k.Need that 320 sound

Ikabob
2011-07-14, 18:15
Yes, that 320 sound is NICE! I would like to know how to save (aka star) an entire album using ipeng.

aubuti
2011-07-14, 18:43
Thanks gonna go premium for the 320k.Need that 320 sound
Well, if you "need" it then you should take note that premium gets you a "...bitrate of up to 320kbps on your computer (not all tracks are currently available in high bitrate)." (http://www.spotify.com/us/get-spotify/premium/)

Still, even if it's a minority of their tracks that are 320kbps, that's infinitely more than Rhapsody or Napster offer.

JJZolx
2011-07-14, 19:28
I'll take an invite if anyone has an extra. PM me.

TCM
2011-07-15, 01:15
If you want an invitation just pm your email adress to me :)

I still have invitations left

JJZolx
2011-07-15, 01:31
Already got one. Thanks!

Scott
2011-07-15, 03:54
I'll take an invite. Thank you.

S

maggior
2011-07-15, 05:30
I decided to bite the bullet and ponied up $10 for a month of premium service to check this out since it's been hyped up so much. So far I can say I'm impressed with the selection of music, but I have yet been able to listen to a single note.

The app on my iPod Touch will not play music - it appears to but the the time doesn't advance on the track. When I try to play it on my squeezebox (SB3), I get an error telling me that it's an invalid file (I think that was the error). Tonight I'll try the PC app to see if I can get anything going.

Looking on their website, it looks like everything is just peachy - no service outages or anything.

Anybody else experiencing anything like this? Needless to say I'm pretty dissapointed at the moment.

Ikabob
2011-07-15, 08:07
Rich, do you have Triodes plugin and the setting at your Spotify username and password? I do not think that the SB3,SB2,SB1 or the Boom are supported by official Spotify.

maggior
2011-07-15, 08:38
Rich, do you have Triodes plugin and the setting at your Spotify username and password? I do not think that the SB3,SB2,SB1 or the Boom are supported by official Spotify.

I've been doing some reading since my post and I see that the official plugin only supports the radio and the touch. I've never seen this sort of dependency before, so it took me by surprise. Tonight I will try Triodes plugin.

When it didn't work on both my iPod Touch and squeezebox, I figured the issue was that their servers were being overloaded.

Why it won't work on my iPod Touch using their app is a complete mystery to me. Perhaps it will just magically work when I get home from work tonight.

MeSue
2011-07-15, 11:34
I've noticed the Squeezebox display and webUI is often getting out of sync with what is playing. I am using Triode's plug-in. Is this typical, or maybe a connection issue? (I have some downloads going on in the background today.)

blahbobbyblah
2011-07-15, 12:57
I will take an invite if anyone has any left.

tamanaco
2011-07-16, 06:07
Add me to list for an invite.

slippyr4
2011-07-16, 15:10
pm me if anyone wants an invite, i have lots left.

franklyfred
2011-07-16, 16:14
Been playing spotify. Yes you can tell the the difference between encodings on songs. Some sound very clean while others can be a little muddled. It seems like it skips a song with the "not available in your region". But if there are a few in a row it stops. That needs to be improved. You should not have to go to the remote to push a button to get it going again, very frustrating. Maybe I havent figured this out yet but Is there a radio function for genres or artist, Imported some playlists but a radio, would be very nice

TCM
2011-07-17, 13:15
If you want an invitation just pm your email adress to me :)

:)

hdmkv
2011-07-20, 11:52
Hi TCM, maybe I'm getting dinged for being a new forum member, but I don't see a way to send PM's. So, can I just request a Spotify invite... my e-mail is bupadhyay at hotmail . com Thanks!

TCM
2011-07-20, 12:17
Hi TCM, maybe I'm getting dinged for being a new forum member, but I don't see a way to send PM's. So, can I just request a Spotify invite... my e-mail is bupadhyay at hotmail . com Thanks!

I've sent an invitation now

hdmkv
2011-07-21, 11:18
Thank you much! Just signed up.

charo53
2011-08-20, 22:52
I need an invitation for Spotify!

TCM
2011-08-21, 00:14
I need an invitation for Spotify!


If you want an invitation just pm your email adress to me

I've got 30 invitations left :)

erland
2011-08-21, 21:28
My name is Dilan Jones and nice to meet you by the way

I need a favor...do you have anymore Invites?like Premium?if so please send me one.to timmy_thms@yahoo.com

If you want to listen to Spotify on your Squeezebox you need a premium account and to get a premium account you need to pay for it and that's possible to do already today even without invites. An invite will not give you a premium account, it will just give you the possibility to listen to Spotify on a computer.

charo53
2011-08-21, 22:23
I've got 30 invitations left :)

I send a PM with my email. Thanks

MeSue
2011-08-22, 09:00
Does anyone know... if I cancel Spotify Premium today, but my renewal date is the 14th... will it continue as Premium until my renewal date and then drop me down to free status? Or will they stop my Premium immediately and refund me the unused time?

I've decided to go with Rhapsody instead, at least until we get MOG on Squeezebox.

Browny
2011-08-22, 10:04
Mine stayed on Premium until the money ran out!

MeSue
2011-08-22, 10:09
Mine stayed on Premium until the money ran out!

Thanks, that's what I expected, but wanted to make sure.

osan
2011-08-22, 11:26
Some invitation codes

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