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JackOfAllGames
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Hello all! I just saw an ad on Spotify today, advertising the Roku app. I was very happy to hear that Spotify is on Roku. I'm now giving premium a second look. If I'm to be paying for premium, I'm going to want to be able to carry my favorite playlists with me (in addition to listening on the Roku at home). I'm aware that my old Sansa Fuze won't work with Spotify so I'm looking for what will. I thought this would be easy to find, but all roads appear to lead straight to http://www.spotify.com/mobile/overview/. It would appear that since Spotify did a site redesign, the page no longer exists. So I'm asking here (hoping this is the right board):

 

Where can I find a list of MP3 players that work with Spotify?

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Peter__
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Hey! Welcome to the community :) 

 

Spotify's supported Platforms are Windows, Mac, Linux (Preview), iOS (iPhone and iPod touch), Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry and Symbian. 

Generic mp3 players aren't supported, it needs to be an internet connected device with the ability to run a Spotify application. The only non-phone device I know of is an iPod Touch, but there might be android alternatives if you have a shop around. 

 

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Hi there.

 

Thank for your question.

 

There's no option to transfer songs from Spotify as mp3. So most mp3 players not support Spotify.

 

There's option, most of high-end mp3 players are running now on Android and this way you can install Spotify. Usually storage is limited on these, so better option is just Android phone where you can easily hold 32 GB memody card for your tremendous Spotify collection being Offlined. I would suggest a phone around 150 €, it will not lack to run apps at same time.

 

For example LG Leon about 129 € will run Spotify. If you want durable glass, LG Spirit about 149 € have Gorilla 3 glass. I use Spirit for my music streaming and it is my main phone.

 

Hope this helps.

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JackOfAllGames
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No one? Okay, perhaps an easier question - does anyone know of any non-Apple devices in the neighborhood of...say...$50-80 that work with Spotify? I'm just looking for a new MP3 player that'll work with Spotify. I'd prefer to stay away from Apple devices as they're rather pricey and Apple often doesn't work well with non-Apple products (I'm a Linux/Windows/Android user).

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Peter__
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Hey! Welcome to the community :) 

 

Spotify's supported Platforms are Windows, Mac, Linux (Preview), iOS (iPhone and iPod touch), Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry and Symbian. 

Generic mp3 players aren't supported, it needs to be an internet connected device with the ability to run a Spotify application. The only non-phone device I know of is an iPod Touch, but there might be android alternatives if you have a shop around. 

 

Peter

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JackOfAllGames
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Hey, thanks for the answer! I was afraid that might be the case. I'm surprised that as long as Spotify has been around, something hasn't been worked out. I don't want to pay a few hundred dollars to use Spotify on the go. It'd be cheaper to go back to buying music and using my cheap little Sansa Fuze. I'll look around and see if there are any cheap android devices or more...creative solutions (maybe some long-range wireless headphones or something - that could at least work 90% of the time).

 

Thanks again! That was very helpful.

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jeansmusic
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Good morning i have spotifuggle premium and the reason i got it was so i could play  the music on my mp3 player  and it said on the premium sign that you can take your music with you that is misleading if i can't do that

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Peter__
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@jeansmusic wrote:

Good morning i have spotifuggle premium and the reason i got it was so i could play  the music on my mp3 player  and it said on the premium sign that you can take your music with you that is misleading if i can't do that


You can take your music with you, but unfortunately it does require a supported mobile application. 

 

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Dougrichey41
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I am plugged into a RCA jack on my laptop and can hear the music from my speakers just the speakers from my laptop can you fix this for me and will rejoin with you soon. Doug

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Peter__
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@Dougrichey41 wrote:

I am plugged into a RCA jack on my laptop and can hear the music from my speakers just the speakers from my laptop can you fix this for me and will rejoin with you soon. Doug


What are you outputting to @Dougrichey41 ?

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heidigoodsite
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I just got a premium package and am just sad to see that I can't download songs to my Sony Walkman. I guess I should just cancel my subscription or is it possible that there may be a fix soon? I tell everyone about Spotify and truly love it....but, don't have an iPod and frankly..if I can download from iTunes, why can't you get a fix? Thanks!

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Peter__
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@heidigoodsite wrote:

I just got a premium package and am just sad to see that I can't download songs to my Sony Walkman. I guess I should just cancel my subscription or is it possible that there may be a fix soon? I tell everyone about Spotify and truly love it....but, don't have an iPod and frankly..if I can download from iTunes, why can't you get a fix? Thanks!


I can't see it changing in the near future, since the whole Spotify system relies on content being played through a Spotify app.

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