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Okay, why do people with an iPad get to listen to whatever they want whenever they want, but those of us with an iPhone can only play their playlists on shuffle? That's completely unfair.
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Its down to licensing, an iPad is a tablet (greater than 7") and an iPhone is a mobile device, that is just the way the cookie crumbles. The move to allow on demand playback on tablets was in response to falling PC sales and the fact tablets are rapidly replacing traditional laptops. A phone is still a phone sadly!

 

To be fair, everyone should be happy - you used to need premium to use Spotify on both of them! 

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@josephd60 No you don't ;-). If you ever have that issue, then something isn't right.

 

You need a premium subscription in order to sync your tracks offline. Not to sync them between different platforms.


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Re: iPhone vs. iPad

Peter__
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Its down to licensing, an iPad is a tablet (greater than 7") and an iPhone is a mobile device, that is just the way the cookie crumbles. The move to allow on demand playback on tablets was in response to falling PC sales and the fact tablets are rapidly replacing traditional laptops. A phone is still a phone sadly!

 

To be fair, everyone should be happy - you used to need premium to use Spotify on both of them! 

Peter
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Spotify Last.FM Twitter LinkedIn Meet Peter Rock Star Jam 2014


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josephd60
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I am finding that what's on my iPhone is completely different than what's on the iPad. I have two playlists on my iPhone.
Yet the iPad doesn't even have what I have on the iPhone.
It keeps showing all the playlists I keep deleting.

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josephd60
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Now it's fixed. The playlists are in sync with each other.

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Jordi
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Hi @josephd60,

 

Are you logged in with Facebook on both devices? If not, make sure you do.  

 

Glad to hear!


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josephd60
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I am on the fence about subscribing to premium. I thought you had to be a premium subscriber to have your playlists sync between the iPhone and iPad. Thanks!😊

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josephd60
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What I also like about the premium subscription.
Having an iPhone, I can plug the phone into the USB in my car stereo, and use Spotify for all my music, without using data.
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Jordi
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@josephd60 No you don't ;-). If you ever have that issue, then something isn't right.

 

You need a premium subscription in order to sync your tracks offline. Not to sync them between different platforms.


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josephd60
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Ok, thanks again for the quick replies! 😊

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josephd60
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Every time I get ready to sign up for premium, something else crops up.
I cannot understand why my playlist I created is different between the iPhone and iPad. I have music in my playlist that is not on my iPad.
Ok, I found it why, it can sometimes take awhile for the devices to sync.
I did sign up for premium. I love how I can go offline and listen to my playlists in my car. 😊
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