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Will we be able to download our music to other systems that are not part of the IPod team, such as a RCA MP3 Player

 

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There may be a misunderstanding here. Allow me to explain.

Tracks from the Spotify catalogue can only be played on devices that can install the Spotify application. Such as Windows & Mac computers, or smartphones listed here on a Premium account - http://www.spotify.com/mobile/overview/

In terms of MP3 players, Spotify is currently only compatible with iPod devices, such as the iPod Shuffle, Nano and Classic. On these devices, you can transfer local files or tracks purchased within the application using the Download Store in Spotify. The Download Store is currently not available in the US.
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I'm with a lot of people here...if you make Spotify compatible with other MP3 players I would be a subscriber.

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the most i can recomend is a samsung galaxy player or walkman with android

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I am wondering the same thing.  I would like to use my PREMIUM account on my MP3 player (not an iPod) if possible.  If not then I may downgrade my subscription to SPOTIFY UNLIMITED or go back to the free option.

 

I hope that other users know the answer to this question.  Thank you ahead of time

I would love to put all the music I like on my MP3 player since I still have so much more room left. Other wise I have to go out and spend so much money on buying cds to get it on the **bleep** thing. I don't have the money for an Ipod, nor do I like apple devices. I would love to put music on my Sansa E260 from Spotify.

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There may be a misunderstanding here. Allow me to explain.

Tracks from the Spotify catalogue can only be played on devices that can install the Spotify application. Such as Windows & Mac computers, or smartphones listed here on a Premium account - http://www.spotify.com/mobile/overview/

In terms of MP3 players, Spotify is currently only compatible with iPod devices, such as the iPod Shuffle, Nano and Classic. On these devices, you can transfer local files or tracks purchased within the application using the Download Store in Spotify. The Download Store is currently not available in the US.
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It's really disappoiting that with a Premium subscription, it's not possible pour upload the music on any MP3 player. Do you plan any solution to make that available ?

Spotify's Offline music is encoded. Only Spotify can understand it. So not to be happen this. To iPod you only can transfer Locals.

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I'm with a lot of people here...if you make Spotify compatible with other MP3 players I would be a subscriber.

Am completely with you all. Am currently running with a Sansa clip and wouldn't trade it for a big device such as an iphone to run. If at least we could transfer spotify songs (others than locals) to a iPod shuffle, that would be a good start but that's not even the case as far as I understand it. That's too bad.

Maybe Spotify could release their own MP3 player for premium users. One that could understand the encoded songs and one we could run with. A million dollar idea right there! I'll accept bank transfer thankyou.

If Rhapsody can do it, then so too should Spotify. I hate Apple products, and will not support groups of business that allow that company to maintain a monopoly. Fix it or I just will never give you my money. Iam sure there are several others who feel the same. 

 

Gotta love capitalism and free market concepts. 

 

 

we should be able to put music on our fricken MP3's! because if i cant get music on there that means no mjusic for my party and no music= Lavatron mad. and that means spotify gets one less user Smiley Mad

Hey Lavatron,

Where streaming music is concerned, Spotify relies upon a kind of "closed system". It needs to do this so that all plays can be logged, and rightsholders can be compensated, and so that access to the music can be controlled. Streaming music can only be synced to Spotify apps.

If it were possible to sync streaming music to a device that does not support a Spotify app (eg iPod shuffle) then you would be able to walk off with as many tunes as you like for the payment of one month's subscription. I don't think any artist or composer would be happy with that idea.
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What about releasing a portable music player for running so that i can play my offline songs? Y'know maybe a $50 4G player that can read the encoded songs for premium users or something.

Sounds a very cool idea indeed. Why don't you suggest it in the Ideas section? See how much support you can get.
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Nah i'm cool with not trying. I'll rally with my money. As soon as a rival releases one i'll jump ship.

The idea's been around for a few years. It's called a Zune.

 

MS's old model was interesting, $15/month but you could download 10/month as MP3 (which not everyone did, and the credits didn't rollover) . Otherwise it had to be music that had to be synced every two weeks or less in order to stay playable.

 

Zune is (pretty much) dead, as they don't make them anymore.

 

But I liked the model. 

So  from what IM getting from your posts is that I can't use spotify on any brand of mp3 it has to be an ipod?

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the most i can recomend is a samsung galaxy player or walkman with android

Missykstone - The only mp3 player Spotify supports are iPods, yes. You can read more about it here: http://www.spotify.com/help/faq/ipod-integration/
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If it were possible to sync streaming music to a device that does not support a Spotify app (eg iPod shuffle) then you would be able to walk off with as many tunes as you like for the payment of one month's subscription. I don't think any artist or composer would be happy with that idea.

 

Yet Rhapsody manages to do exactly that by requiring a sync to your pc every so often to confirm the license.  Why can't Spotify? 

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