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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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With an iPod Classic or Shuffle? Or an iPod touch/iOS/Android device?
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@Sam wrote:
With an iPod Classic or Shuffle? Or an iPod touch/iOS/Android device?

Sam, my wife has a Sansa Clip, just a regular old MP3 player. She can sync songs from Rhapsody to it and play them offline. After a week or two, the songs will no longer play and she has to resync it.

 

If Spotify had this functionality, I would switch over, since it would be $5 less per month. I understand that almost everyone has a smartphone these days, but for those of us who don't, Rhapsody is more functional than Spotify.

I Use my Sony MP3 Player in the fitness studio.

The studio has windows to a swimming bath. So smartphones are not allowed. Because you can take pictures with the phone.

I dont buy Apple products. They are expensive and incommodious. 

 


@Sam wrote:

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.

Yo Sam,

yeah - we need composers. And I need files for my sony-mp3-player. Maybe all of us would be happy, if I could download a fixed number of files per month (e.g. 10 or 20 and only for premium-users) for unlimited offline-usage. You'd just have to count the downloaded files and share the cash accordingly to the particular artists. It would also be no problem to negotiate this individually with each artist.

 

Cheers.

This.

This is something I have thought about as well.  I would be happy to pay a reasonable amount of cash for a small mp3 player for running.  

I think people missing the point about spotify and how it works.
As mentioned earlier spotify music is encoded in a format that only spotify software will be able play. This is for Copyrighting reasons (ie paying for the right to listen to a track, not own it).
The reason it will not work on any old mp3 player is the fact that most mp3 players are not made to hold any software, they can only hold mp3's. Where as apple and ios devices have the ability to store any apps (ie spotify app).
Standard mp3 players will never be able to use spotify (ever).
I don't like this either btw but it is the only way spotify can maintain its legality and relationship with music companies.
Hope this clears things up a little.

We're not arguing that what you've stated is incorrect.  You're missing the underlying point of this thread.  The point isnt' why can't it currenlty do that, it's why aren't they working towards something that can accomodate this request.

 

The demand is there, if other competitors (Rhapsody) can accomplish this, then Spotify can work towards it as well.  If they refuse, stating that 'the system just isn't designed that way,' then they're going to ostracize a portion of their market (if that portion is even worth it to them, remains their decision).  We're raising our hands as members of that market share.

I also agree with this. I do not want to buy a apple product for different reasons, but I want to have a mp3-player I can use Spotify on, because I use it so much my phone has to be charged every day. 
Spotify should cooperate with Sony or another brand that makes mp3-players, and make a special Spotify mp3-player, or at least make Sony (or another brand) make a mp3-player that has android market (google play), that can run Spotify. I believe this would be a popular product.


@mbjohannesen wrote:

I also agree with this. I do not want to buy a apple product for different reasons, but I want to have a mp3-player I can use Spotify on, because I use it so much my phone has to be charged every day. 
Spotify should cooperate with Sony or another brand that makes mp3-players, and make a special Spotify mp3-player, or at least make Sony (or another brand) make a mp3-player that has android market (google play), that can run Spotify. I believe this would be a popular product.


You can actually already by android web enabled Sony walkmans. 

I can't give you a direct link, but have a look for NWZ-F805 online, not 100% sure if Spotify would actually work with that device, but it is proof there are devices like this out there already. 

 

Peter

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I use spotify primarily to play my local music, plus some nice discovery features.

 

 

I am looking for a way to drag my own files to my own devices and players.

Say, 'Save playlist's local files in M3U playlist'  and/or  'Copy playlists's local files to directory/device'

 

I realize this may conflict with user expectations a bit -- 'why does it do only part of the playlist, waah?' -- so I'd say hide it under advanced features with a caveat note.

 

Thing is, playlists are fun, but if they have zero value outside spotify, then I have little further interest in building them, because I'll get more mileage from any decade-old player...

 

 

 

 

I've got a Sony Walkman that I'd LOVE to use with Spotify, but no go. As a result I'll probably drop my premium before the trial ends. Makes me sad.

So this thread has been going for over a year now.  Has there been any progress with getting your system to work?

Hi Sam 🙂

 

But there's so many portable music players better (in terms of sound quality) than iPods or related devices. Many people have them, and many people do not want to have smartphones (which are not that smart, by the way). I was ready and happy to pay for the Premium version because I thought I would be able to download files to my sansa clip+. But if/since that's not the case, I'll downgrade and pay half the price.

 

I think your argument of having all the music with one-month payement is not convincing/realistic. No-one is able to acquire all the music within a month, and, more importantly, I —  and most of us, I'd think — would stay online all the time anyway, as portable players are not the only means of playing music. People have often times high-quality stationary sound systems in their homes.

 

Please be so kind as to consider these arguments at spotify. I think there's really no need to worry in advance when it's not needed.

 

Kind regards

Czarek

I don't understand why people are rambling on about liscencing issues or artist rights.  Why is it okay to take Spotify anwhere I go on my mobile phone but not on a music player?  How is that different???  I use Spotify on my Android phone, my friend on her iPod Touch.  We both use these devices for running.  I use the offline AND online funtionality as I have unlimited 4G data with my mobile contract.  However, these devices aren't a practical size for running and usage kills my phone's battery longevity.

 

So, why's it ok for me to have all the futionality of Spotify on my laptop, my TiVo, my Android phone but not a dedicated music device???  To me... it all seems a bit... odd.  I can play and/or download unlimited tracks on my TV, my laptop and my phone... but not my MUSIC PLAYER.  How bizarre does that actually sound???  A MUSIC app that is not available to me on a dedicated MUSIC device!!!

 

I, like someone else on this forum, invested in an Android based Creative Zen Touch 2 assuming I'd be able to get the Spotify app from the Google Play Store, just as iPod users can from the App Store.  Alas, I can't.  I should've checked with Creative before buying, but, hey-ho, we live and learn.  I, like many users of Spotify Premium, don't ever want to buy an Apple product.  Why exclude us?  The more Apple-centric a company becomes... the less I like it.

 

Whilst it's great that I can use my Spotify Premium account on my phone for commuting to work, etc, my phone really isn't a practical size for running.  A dedicated Spotify Player (or an app on my Zen) for my runs would be IDEAL.  I'd even pay a slightly higher subscription to have such a practical solution made available to me.  

 

I hate to moan at Spotify as it's an amazingly useful product... but the tech world moves fast... and really... they need to keep up with changing ways their subscribers use their product.

 

Get on it Spotify... or many of us will jump ship.

 

 

PS:  I loathe the new, white, GUI on the desktop app.  :o(

Get on it Spotify... or many of us will jump ship.

 

Do you know of any other streaming services which do allow this sort of usage? I have a nano so I am always looking for the best source of content! 

 

As for you Creative Zen, if its an android device but it doesn't have access to google play, you might be able to download the installer files directly from m.spotify.com or find a hacked version of android to run on it (with play support) online. 

 

Peter

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I actually came here looking for a specific non ithingy mp3 device for spotify premium+ (which i subscribe to), any news since 2012?

I think you sort of answered your own question in a kind of round about way. 

 

I'm fairly new to Spotify, and kind of like it too.  I used to be a Rhapsody user for years, and not into Apple products for the same reasons many of the others have said.  However, I have never totally been satisfied with Rhapsody.  And I do prefer this Spotify now.  However, what you people say is annoying me as well. 

 

But I get the feeling there must be sort of an underlying agreement with Apple somewhere.  Apple is some huge conglomerate -- so well organized  -- and is like a monopoly as much as they can make themselves out to be.  Kind of ironic because of how much larger Microsoft and Windows has always been over them.  But they still do all they can to exist in this fashion as much as possible.  So, I figure they have some part in Spotify, or why we are seeing their products more exclusively mentioned.

 

The other thing about about why not mp3 players when it's clearly about the MUSIC, when it is allowed to all these other portable device is... again... you answered your own question.  it's all about the MUSIC.  It's this idea that maybe they want to make the product accessible to a certain extent.  However, the KEY, or dividing line between accessibility and pure MUSIC purposes is just that.  For they figure with MP3 players proper, this IS the lifeblood or the complete purpose of the device!  So, it's not simply about making the music portable, but crosses over, in their minds, into the copyright areas.  For they figure people think of mp3 players as today's CD players proper. And even though phones are pretty much the same thing.  A lot of people don't see them the exact same way.  For even if you can't run with them in the same way.  They also normally don't carry as many songs, or have as nice of a display, and geared towards music.  So this is why they don't quite go that little "extra inch.," though it is ridiculous!  In other words, even though you are paying for their service, they -- along with the artists -- still want to encourage you SOMEWHAT to buy their mp3s for your primary players!

Hey, I need to know if Spotify will work on an Android enabled Sony F series Walkman.

This.

http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=...

Thanks

Hi. It runs android OS so should work, in theory.

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