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3333 songs, are you kidding me?!?!?!?

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3333 songs, are you kidding me?!?!?!?

I just spent several hours curating a playlist (a BASIC playlist mind you), to get started on filling up my 64 gb iPod.   I had to go through and search for a wide enough variation in music styles that I wouldn't get bored, select a few albums from each artist- some I already knew and some that I would like to try, had to figure out how to get the app to work on my older iPod, then manually download and transfer them all to actually get them onto my ipod.  

 

 

After all this, AND after spotify already took my money, I find out that I am only allowed to put 3333 songs on each device.   Is this a joke?  The point of spotify and services like this, the reason I am paying a monthly fee is so that I can have a collection of songs that I can have access to quickly.   Now I'll admit that with an internet connection, and the save feature, this is basically what I have.   In this way, spotify is really worth the ten bucks a month.   IF I have an internet connection, then it works about as easily and effectively as if I were playing them off of my ipod.

 

But if I lose internet connection for whatever reason, and I haven't pre-planned in case of this, I'm screwed!  Too bad if I want to listen to this song I've had stuck in my head all day, if I forgot to manage it as one of the 15 or so gb of music I'm allowed to download at a time, then I'm out of luck!   

 

I'm sure there's some sort of contract that makes it this way, but I just don't get it.  No matter how much music I'm allowed to download, if I stop paying, it's all gone, so why limit it?  If anything, letting people download as much as they like would keep the traffic off of your servers, because people wouldn't need to constantly be modifying and changing things.  Plus, for as many different artists as I like to listen to, this basically equates to me having to cherry pick not even just albums, but specific songs off of albums.  

 

Please fix this,  I don't see how it benefits anyone involved, and it's incredibly frustrating that I just spent hours setting everything up only to find out that now I have to go back through all of the music I just chose and cherry pick what I want to be able to listen to in my car (since I don't have unlimited data on my mobile device), or in the case that I lose a solid internet connection.  Not only that, but once I fill up on those 3333 songs, if I ever want to add a new album or even song,  I have to make the arduous decision of what to get rid of, which is a crappy choice to have to make.  

 

It's not the end of the world, and I still think spotify is one of the best music services out there (at least for the listeners--maybe not for the artists), but this is a pretty glaring flaw.

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People, please send an email to any music streaming review site you've seen to clearly indicate this unrealistic limitation. People have the right to know this hidden rule before they subscribe and pay to Spotify. I've already contacted some  

 

Spotify shall learn its lesson or perish. 

 

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Oh, I forgot to add-

 

If you are going to have a restriction, why not make it comparable to the average device?  If a good amount of portable devices are around 64gb, why not make the limit by gb instead of song?   10k songs sounds reasonable, but when you divide it up it goes pretty quick.   It makes way more sense to have it done by gb than some arbitrary number of songs.   If I listen to music that is longer than 3-5 minutes, I get severely cut back on how many songs I can get.   If I want to have a studio and live album, because maybe I practice my instrument to the studio albums but enjoy listening to the improv on the live albums, I get severely cut back on how many songs I get.   

 

 

Marked as solution

People, please send an email to any music streaming review site you've seen to clearly indicate this unrealistic limitation. People have the right to know this hidden rule before they subscribe and pay to Spotify. I've already contacted some  

 

Spotify shall learn its lesson or perish. 

 

Found the solution. It’s called Apple Music 

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