subscription music services assoiciated with your MP3 player....

Discussion in 'Other MP3 Players' started by out of control, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. What is your take ? Standard accounts - "to go" accounts

    This thread could include any subscription service available. Comparing, raving, ranting.

    Personally I have tried different services. I'm coming to the conclusion streaming the music is simply the future, and is my preferred method of delivery at this time. I don't even bother buying music anymore. Currently I'm not in a "to go" mood right now, but my next choice for "to go" device I am leaning towards a G2. I like refreshing the music rather then having to rely on a wifi spot to stream it with some other service. Moving around outside with wifi is just not functional for me.

    What do you prefer ? How do you decide what brand MP3 player to purchase ? Or maybe you are a ipod junkie.

    More of a general discussion thread just let it flow...........
     
  2. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

    I think everybody here knows its pandora and a zune for me-dam that yellow triangle explanation point is tempting the hell out of me!LOL
     
  3. Pandora and a zune ? You can transfer pandora stations with what zune model ? Can you provide a link with some more info ? Last I checked Pandora was mostly "to go" streaming with data plans, and cell phones.
     
  4. jmcmahan

    jmcmahan Member

    I have a Rhapsody "to go" account. I primarily use the ibiza rhapsody that streams channels, tracks or albums. Or you can transfer channels, tracks or albums on the ibiza rhapsody to play when a wi-fi connection is not available.
     
  5. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

    I dont think they are able to do that yet-i just stream pandora thru my surround sound at home and thru a stereo at work and the zune is with me everywhere else.I do hope something like that is possible in the future.
     
  6. OK. I just misunderstood what you were saying. You don't combine the two. Use use them separately.
     
  7. It seems safe to say subscription music services is passing in the wind. I was into it for a while, but not so much anymore. I'm confident DRM will phase out. Streaming the music will be the new trend. The question I pose is will the subscription service change their business model to meet the demand ? Or will they fizzle to a sizzle. I heard rumors at one time of itunes doing subscription service, but I just can't picture them doing that.
     
  8. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    The RIAA has done everything they possible can to kill off any other method of music delivery except for CD and DVD's. It is only when Artist start refusing to renew their label contracts and went out on their own and the labels finally started making deals outside of RIAA. If RIAA had their way all these online music service would die tomorrow.

    I think rather these online services make it will depend on if they have a player that allows you to take it beyond the computer and internet connection and the pricing point at which the offer them. Right now in my opinion Slacker has the best setup going. Though it isn't considered an MP3 service. Rhapsody is suppose to be the cream of the crop and I don't find anything whatsoever exciting about it. Amazon beats them price wise and actually have most of their music in MP3 without any kind of DRM crap. Rhapsody still has a good bit of DRM protected music and it might be in WMA or it maybe in RAX.

    The industry outside of Apple has gone with a standard of 256kp MP3's for non DRM music.
     

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