Right, I have slow internet as it is. Roughly 6-7meg down and lucky if 0.90meg up, for this reason... I want to disable spotify from uploading. I don't care if half of the program is based around P2P Networks, let me leech from users or the spotify server.
I pay £5 a month for unlimited spotify, yet I cannot use spotify when I'm playing games or otherwise, since the upload kills my ping. Spotify downloads are fine however, but when you're saturating my 0.90meg upload speed, you're saturating my line, TOO.
If there is no option to disable P2P and/or uploading, I'll be forced to cancel my subscripton with you. You know, you have a real chance to bring money to record labels, you charge a high monthly price as it is (premium should be £5!) and then you skimp on bandwidth and networking, forcing that labour onto your customers lines.
Of course though, it is always about greed and what you can cut/downgrade to save a buck.
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Heh wow, over a year on and this topic is still a debate. Well I still use spotify, but only free. I sometimes grab a month of "unlimited" ever now and then when I have a binging month of my playlists.
Otherwise i am radio listener instead now. Digitally Imported, SKY FM, JazzRadio and RockRadio are all owned by the same company, so I over 200 radio stations ad free, highest quality for a premium cost of $4.99 a month, that includes all their mobile apps too.
With 200 radio stations, plenty of genres to pick from. If I want to listen to a specific song whilst im out, ill just youtube it. They add radio channels all the time too, had an email couple days ago saying they added 3 new channels to di.fm
Don't get me wrong, a year on... they still use p2p. I'm not mad, spotify has its place in my life, just one that won't get very much of my money until things change.
Spotify as a company is very lucky, because it's the first of it's kind. But time will run out and stubborn spotify employees will be the death of this company. Just like social networking sites never changed, so they ended on the back shelf when something better came along.
It's the human condition and company owners never change for fear of ruining their product; yet the irony is that the lack of changes or adapations will be the death of their company. Heh.
I tried out the spotify mobile now us "free" peasent users can use it, it's horrific... because im listening to a song, you still have to pay royalaties to artists, and I still get ads to cover this; same as on the desktop client. But you purposely made a bad BAD move by only allowing shuffle play. Why? To frustrate users even more and force them to spend £10 a month on your service?
From my point of view, that purposely made bad move about shuffle play only is a factor why i WONT be paying for spotify in ANY capacity until it is fixed.
Im unsubbed from this thread, to anyone reading. Spotify isn't interested in your feedback on this issue, it's been over a year so dont waste your typing skills on them, find a company that values it's customers instead of trying to force them into paying.