I didn't use Spotify yesterday until the preview app was announced and I installed it. Since installing it yesterday shortly after it was announced I've been using it a fair amount.
I have only listened to music in playlists already downloaded for offline use, but Spotify itself has been online.
In Settings 'Download over 2G/3G' is set to OFF - although as stated I have not been listening to anything requiring a download and have also not sync'd any new playlists, except while on wifi last night when I sync'd one new album.
In the two days, 19th and 20th, Android shows Spotify as having used nearly 100MB of network traffic.
This is worrying. Why is it using so much data? I am on a data plan that restricts how much 'streaming and downloading' data I am entitled to use, so am worried that I am going to get throttled due to this.
Can others with the new app please check their own usage amounts?
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I had a temporary solution for this while in the beta. Should probably still work now, although I haven't tested yet if last.fm will still scrobble.
If you are on android ICS do the following:
System settings --> Data usage --> Set mobile data limit (tick this) --> find spotify in the list in the lower end of the data usage screen --> press it --> on the spotify stats scroll down and restrict background data
If you look at the stats you see you will cut about 90% of the data... I had about 60mb currently, foreground was only 2,6...
I hope this helps those also under tyranny of their service providers. Mark as solution if this helped you.
Question: How many playlists do you have? I have MANY...
Who's that question directed to?
I have many playlists too, but the ONLY ones I actually listen to while out and about are those sync'd offline