Let's suppose I want to make a party in the woods with my friends, and that's gonna be a huge party we're planning for years, we want to smoke weed all day and all night for arround 5 days and have some fun, also we like grindcore a lot, the average duration of each track of this genre is like 1 minute, maybe 1:30, we've created a Grindcore playlist in spotify for this purposes.
Also we're kind of a good listeners, so we can detect any repeated song.
So if you give us a limit of just 3,333 songs, let's do the math:
3,333 per 1.25 minutes of each track equals 4,166.25 minutes of music
And 69.43 divided by 24 hours a day equals = 2.8 days
So, We'll not gonna make it!
In short terms, I really like a lot the service but the limit sucks, and not because I want to hear all the music I've added as offline, but because I have moods, any kind of mood, also I don't have the time to categorise my songs into playlists, And of course I don't want to pay a lot for data charges.
I switched to Google Play Music Premium (just means I am a paid subscriber)... It is the same per-month cost as Spotify for a single user subscription, has as much (if not much more) music content available than Spotify, has *unlimited* mobile device downloads (I have 73+ GB of music downloaded on my Android Phone currently), has higher quality/ad-free streaming than both Spotify Google Play Music Basic (non paid use), works on all platforms and syncs with all signed in devices/browsers, includes a YouTube Red Subscription for no added fee (means ZERO adds- ever on all YouTube content from signed in devices/browsers & access to their premium content), features YouTube-based music videos for most modern day music from within Google Play Music App, has great playlist/sleep/sound EQ customization features, an easy to use interface, curated playlists/collections of music based on tastes/mood/time/activity, you can upgrade to a family plan to include 5 other subscribers under your account for an additional $5.99/month (I believe- it may be 6.99 USD, but no more than that) & there are *many other* added benefits not listed here which make it a far superior music subscription service- my favorite being that you can both voice search for a track, or just have your phone simply listen to any music playing around you to then identify it & send you to that track/album/artist. If you're an iOS/iPhone user, Apple Music is also a better option than Spotify in terms of downloaded content, however my wife uses Apple products (phone/tablet) & utilizes our Family Google Play Music Subscription with no issues whatsoever across her iOS devices. It's not even a fair comparison- do yourself a favor by switching to either Google Play or Apple Music & put your monthly subscription payments to such far better use than giving it to Spotify!
This thread was originally created 5 years ago. Our complaints have kept up, and multiple suggestion pages have been put up and closed over these years, labeled with the excuse that it "could not be changed in the near future". It is now 2017, again 5 years later than the creation of this thread. Spotify, what has changed over these 5 years? Is your definition of the near future much different than ours? Please, as paying customers, we'd love to know.