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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You can have all the free sampling you want on youtube or any other "service" out there.

I want the music stored on my server, thank you very much. I am perfectly capable of streaming it to any device I may want to use it.

With a service like this it's a whole lot easier to find new bands to listen to. Going through YouTube for example is tedious and slow whereas in Spotify et. al. you just tap on "Next." I've found dozens of bands that I would've never found otherwise just by stumbling around on Spotify.

THAT is exactly the strength of these kinds of services.

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Lennie Member since:

Might as well create an interface around Youtube so you can click next then.

Obviously that already exists:

But I'm not a user of any of the mentioned services or blib so I probably have it all wrong. :-)

Edited 2011-07-15 12:29 UTC

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