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000eric000
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if I understand well, Spotify is based on Peer to Peer, isn't it?

 

So when I leave Spotify open, it will continue to use data ? Even if I do not listen to music

 

Does anybody have an idea how much Spotify use data on internet?

* when I listen to music?

* when I do not listen, but Peer to Peer is using it

 

I can use 35Gb per month and now I'm at almost 100Gb per month (with high cost on top)

 

thank you

 

 

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user-removed
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Hey there.

 

P2P is removed from Desktop Spotify, it shoult not use Upload anymore much.

 

Hope this helps in data usage.

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000eric000
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seems 

or stupid question from myself and I should know answer myself

or very difficult questio that nobody knows

 

:-)

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slaw
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Switched back to BT yesterday as 3 kept dropping out when streaming, but would also be interested to know the data usage figures for streaming by the hour?

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user-removed
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Hey,

 

No one care about this in Spotify office... So I can help.

 

Spotify use P2P only in Desktop software. In Mobile no P2P. If you have limited internet, try Offline playlists (Only Premium). Download tracks once and you can listen in Offline mode. Also if you use Premium, try 160 kbps Quality - less data usage. On Mobile you can use 160/96 kbps. The 96 kbps is pretty good for earphones or to listen music in Limited Internet or Slow Internet.

 

Data usage:

 

96 kbps => 0.72 MB per minute.
160 kbps => 1.2 MB per minute.
320 kbps => 2.4 MB per minute.

 

Plus P2P usage. P2P is 10-50MB in hour. I don't know. If you listen a lot mainstream, Spotify use a lot P2P.

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slaw
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Thanks that's exactly what I wanted to know.
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000eric000
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CHEEERS

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ModelSupplies
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Perfect, hpguru, that's exactly what I needed to know, too~!


@hpguru wrote:

Hey,

 

No one care about this in Spotify office... So I can help.

 

Spotify use P2P only in Desktop software. In Mobile no P2P. If you have limited internet, try Offline playlists (Only Premium). Download tracks once and you can listen in Offline mode. Also if you use Premium, try 160 kbps Quality - less data usage. On Mobile you can use 160/96 kbps. The 96 kbps is pretty good for earphones or to listen music in Limited Internet or Slow Internet.

 

Data usage:

 

96 kbps => 0.72 MB per minute.
160 kbps => 1.2 MB per minute.
320 kbps => 2.4 MB per minute.

 

Plus P2P usage. P2P is 10-50MB in hour. I don't know. If you listen a lot mainstream, Spotify use a lot P2P.


 

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activists
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I played about 4 songs this morning and I used 1500 MB. For me that is about $23 of prepaid mobile broadband. I could've bought an entire album for that.

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licenced
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@activists wrote:

I played about 4 songs this morning and I used 1500 MB. For me that is about $23 of prepaid mobile broadband. I could've bought an entire album for that.


From your mention of prepaid mobile it sounds like you are referring to the mobile app? It's unclear now whether hpguru's statement above about the mobile apps not using P2P is still true - especially for the new (preview) Android app release. See this thread: http://community.spotify.com/t5/Mobile-Android/Preview-beta-release-app-using-a-LOT-of-data-on-3G/td...

 

As far as I am concerned this is a bug - Spotify should not be using this much data if you have the 'download over 2G/3G' option switched off.

 

 

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Stefkawa900
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I use a Premium Account and even when I set the settings to "not use 3G", the app still seems to be consuming 3G data??

 

I used a data traffic monitor on my Android Galaxy 3S and this clearly marked data usage, even when not using Spotify.

 

Only when I do a full log-off, there is no more usage of data.

 

Any ideas anyone?

 

Thanks and kind regards,

Stefan

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