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Flipp
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Registered: ‎20-01-2013
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How to buy songs?

Hey there,

 

this may sound like a real stupid question, but how do I buy songs? I have Spotify Premium and according to the FAQ it is possible to buy songs and get them as MP3. Now I just can't figure out how to Download them (and yes, I tried right clicking on them , but in the Pop-Up menu there is no such point.)

However, I am able to make songs available Offline (since I have Premium) , but I guess this is not the same as buying songs, because I want them as MP3.

 

Maybe anyone can clarify this for me?

 

Best Regards

Peter
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Re: How to buy songs?

Hey! Welcome to the community :) 

 

The FAQs are in need of updating, it is no longer possible to purchase tracks through Spotify as mp3's as the downloads store has been recently removed from all countries (it was never available everywhere) whilst they focus on new streaming features and improving the service. 

 

I would suggest you have a read at this FAQ about the downloads store as well as the main topic on this issue here.

 

At present, Spotify have not ruled out the return of the downloads store in the future, but there are no current plans to restore it. 

 

Peter

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Flipp
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Re: How to buy songs?

Hey there,

 

thank you for your answer :) 

That cleared things up for me! Thank you very much!!!

Best Regards

 

Flipp

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Amarelsahli
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Registered: ‎22-01-2013

Re: How to buy songs?

But is it still possible to put them on your iPod? or also not? Because i purchased spotify Premium to put music on my iPod... Secondly i don't understand why, (i just upgraded to spotify premium) but when i want to download a song, he asks me if i'm sure i want to buy this song? But i thought that for the 9.99 i could download songs unlimited? Or do i have to pay for the music above the 9.99? where is the 9.99 for in that case?

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Re: How to buy songs?


Amarelsahli wrote:

But is it still possible to put them on your iPod? or also not? Because i purchased spotify Premium to put music on my iPod... Secondly i don't understand why, (i just upgraded to spotify premium) but when i want to download a song, he asks me if i'm sure i want to buy this song? But i thought that for the 9.99 i could download songs unlimited? Or do i have to pay for the music above the 9.99? where is the 9.99 for in that case?


Hey! Welcome to the community :) 

 

Spotify premium gives you unlimited, high quality, advert free streaming from the massive Spotify online music catalogue as well as access to Spotify on your mobile devices using the Spotify app (supported platforms are Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, Symbian) and the ability to make playlists available offline inside the Spotify client/app for use when you do not have any internet connection. 

 

Spotify premium does not give you access to downloading tracks as mp3's or use of tracks outside of the Spotify ecosystem. If your iPod is not a Touch, then you can not use your Spotify premium subscription for content on that device. You will need to find, purchase and download tracks from another source. You can however use the Spotify client to transfer any tracks that you own to your iPod, just like iTunes can. 

 

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Amarelsahli
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Registered: ‎22-01-2013

Re: How to buy songs?

So.. with spotify premium i don't own the tracks? i still have to pay for it?

I'm sorry but i'm really not getting the idea.. the only 'extra' thing i can do with spotify premium is to listen to the music on a few devices, such as my iPhone? so only if you download the spotify app on the device.. otherwise you can't. But within these 9.99, i still don't own any song? i have to pay for that above it?

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Marco
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Re: How to buy songs?

That is correct! Oh and you get high quality streaming (320 KB/s).

Spotify is a streaming platform after all.

 

Besides, did you really think you pay 10 euros and can download as many mp3s as you want while other (legal) platforms offer them for 1 euro + each song? :P

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Amarelsahli
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Registered: ‎22-01-2013

Re: How to buy songs?

yeah .. it's not the first time i hear i'm quite naive. So yup!! It's because on the website stood that i could use them at my iPod, by the way : 'deezer' makes it possible to put them on the iPod..

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Marco
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Re: How to buy songs?

Yea I'm with you at this point.

They should definitely make that clearer that it's only iPod Touch. Nano works too but only for local sync (songs you own as mp3).

But don't worry, you're not the first one who misunderstood that. ;)

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Re: How to buy songs?

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Amarelsahli wrote:

by the way : 'deezer' makes it possible to put them on the iPod..


The iPod Touch, yes. Just like we do. 

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