What streaming music service do you use?

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tapper mike
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4846 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Post Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:07 am

At work....when we are allowed to play music in the back everyone uses spotify. I much prefer shoutcast / simple shoutcast for my phone. https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... t&hl=en_US

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pljones
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6331 posts since 8 Feb, 2003 from London, UK

Re: What streaming music service do you use?

Post Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:02 am

I don't. For some reason, I find hearing what's going on in the world comes in handy.

jsp1979
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2987 posts since 7 Aug, 2008

Re: What streaming music service do you use?

Post Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:10 am

I have a Google Play Music subscription. Love it.

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chaosWyrM
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1727 posts since 29 Apr, 2010 from NYC

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Post Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:30 am

i use a bunch of them. i have 4 chromecast audios around my house, and i use bluetooth in my car. i use different services for different things:

googleplay music
pandoa
digitally imported
iheart radio
radio.net
amazon music

i use iheart radio to stream just regular radio. its about 2 mins behind the live broadcast...but i dont care.

i use googleplay music to stream "categories"... like ill tell google to play a radio mix of nick cave (or whatever) and ill get nick cave (obv) but also tom waits, leonard cohen, lou reed, grinderman...ect...kind of like pandora but without timing out after 45 mins or whatever it is. also i use googleplay music to stream my own catalogue of stuff i uploaded.

i use digitally imported ALL the time....i really like di.

pandora....eh....i dont use it that much anymore...its a pita. i used to use it a lot though...ive kind of replaced it with googleplay music.

radio.net i use to stream internet stations (as opposed to terrestrial which is what i use iheart radio for)

amazon music...eh...i dont use this that much...but it comes with prime sooo.....


i really love the chromecast audio devices. whole home wifi audio without spending several hundreds on sonos (for each device) or other ridiculously priced set ups. i spent 100 bucks and used various computer speakers id saved along the years. done and done. the whole house AND my yard is covered.

a chromecast audio is 25 bucks...and you use any speakers with an aux input.....done. you can set up groups so you can play music in your living room and kitchen and bedroom....or any combination you want, you can play something different in every room if you want....independently control volume....all from your phone or by voice commands with a google home device. i have a home mini.

its fantastic.
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Rad Grandad
27505 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: What streaming music service do you use?

Post Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:36 am

I stream when I am outside, I have been spending a lot of time in my front yard with a Bose acoustic wave in the garage facing out and my kindle connected via bluetooth. I use pandora but I could probably do better. I mostly just listen to a station I made that I just put in Alvin Lee, I get more than just Alvin Lee and it's a good mix for me.

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Googly Smythe
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2191 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Not where I was just now.

Re: What streaming music service do you use?

Post Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:25 pm

I'm still buying cds... :o
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Bombadil
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2134 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from The Schwarzwald of My Mind

Re: What streaming music service do you use?

Post Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:14 pm

I don't. Amazon Prime gives limited access to Amazon music, but I'm not paying anything further. I generally listen to music on my computer, through a decent interface and decent monitors. If outside, I have a Cowon i9, which sounds better than any Apple gizmo, and holds around 100 albums, perhaps more. Bottom line is, I listen to what I want, when I want.
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BMoore
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1560 posts since 19 Aug, 2011

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Post Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:08 pm

I had forgotten Digitally Imported. Thanks!
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thecontrolcentre
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23215 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: What streaming music service do you use?

Post Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:11 pm

Googly Smythe wrote: I'm still buying cds... :o
Me too ... for listening on my hifi in the living room & in the car.

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9785 posts since 19 Feb, 2004 from Paris

Re: What streaming music service do you use?

Post Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:20 pm

Googly Smythe wrote: I'm still buying cds... :o
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4666 posts since 22 Jan, 2005 from Sweden

Re: What streaming music service do you use?

Post Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:25 pm

I use Spotify free, just to investigate a new artist I heard - and which album to buy.
Are there enough good songs on there etc.

Then I buy that on CD.
- yeah, I'm one of those....

t3toooo
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1912 posts since 25 Dec, 2005

Re: What streaming music service do you use?

Post Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:50 pm

KVR's Music Cafe

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CrystalWizard
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664 posts since 10 Jul, 2008 from Orbiti sw usa

Re: What streaming music service do you use?

Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:59 pm

Mostly listen to LPs, cassettes, CDs, and 24/96.
Occasionally No Pigeonholes, KVR Cafe, WFMU, WKCR.
Sorry didn’t answer the question: none.
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jancivil
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16170 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

Re: What streaming music service do you use?

Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:33 pm

I don't, never did, never will. Absolutely no need.

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DJ Warmonger
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2892 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: What streaming music service do you use?

Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:45 pm

Nah, as a DJ I'm used only to listening mp3s from my own device so I could play them later.

I also listen to Mixcloud as an online radio, but didn't do that for a long time as well. Most of DJs, inluding some big names, do not mix in key and I can't stand this anymore :help:
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