Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 14th Jul 2011 19:33 UTC
Podcasts Spotify launched in the US today, to become the third serious provider after MOG and RDIO services that offer unlimited streaming of their catalog for a rather small-ish monthly fee. Napster, Real, ZunePass, Thumbplay (now sold away), also offer a similar service, but they never managed to capture the market the same way. I have used all three services above over the last year (some in a short trial mode, some through lengthy subscription), so here's how I see them go down.
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Rhapsody
by Casey99 on Thu 14th Jul 2011 21:32 UTC
Casey99
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2011-07-14

Don't count out Rhapsody yet. They may not have the hype lately, but various sources still claim Rhapsody has the most subscribers in the US. Not to mention the other various on-demand services offered that you did not mention. Slacker Premium, Qriocity, Kazaa, and Grooveshark all want a piece of the market as well.

Other than that I agree with your observations. Rdio simply has too few songs to make it worth while.

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RE: Rhapsody
by WorknMan on Thu 14th Jul 2011 22:24 in reply to "Rhapsody"
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2005-11-13

Don't count out Rhapsody yet. They may not have the hype lately, but various sources still claim Rhapsody has the most subscribers in the US.


Last time I tried them, they had some gaping holes in their library, but that was admittedly a few years ago. I ran into the same problem with Zune.

I wish iTunes would come out with a streaming service, assuming they had their entire library available for streaming. Hell, I'd buy an iPod just for that.

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