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Best music streaming service.

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by StephenH, 28 Jul 2020.

  1. StephenH

    StephenH Chris Jones

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    Have Amazon music HD account. Hate the PC interface.
    Prefer Spotify for ease of use and a better selection of music from the 60's, 70's and 80's. Not tried any of the others streaming sevices.

    I listen mainly on my old 5.1 amp via a wired Echo dot or on my iPhone. So no way am I now as fussy sound quality-wise.

    I am new to the music streaming world, I have a large CD collection of .flac music on my QNAP which is networked up to PLEX.

    I reach for Spotify now mainly through the ease of use.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Jon

    Jon Jimmy Neighbour

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    There’s a £1 a month for 3 months offer on Tidal at the moment if you wanted to try that.

    That even includes the CD quality tier - normally £19.99pm - and you get some MQA hi-res and also specially mixed Dolby Atmos tracks (if you have the kit to hear it).
     
  3. scaramanga

    scaramanga Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    On a similar note, anyone know which streaming service has the best algorithms?

    I know Spotify is supposed to be the best, but I tried it for a few weeks and all it wanted to do was recommend new music. New music is brick.

    Google Play/YouTube Music is the best I've found so far, but the audio quality isn't great.
     
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    ShipOfTheseus Alan Hutton

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    Spotify recommends me old music all the time. Agreed that YouTube has the cleverest algorithms.
     
  5. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Kasey Keller

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    I'm with Play music for this reason. Selection is great too.

    Would also be keen to here if Tidal or Deezer are any good. Spotify doesn't work for me. I just didn't like it
     
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  6. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Les Howe Staff Member

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    I have both spotify and apple music. Spotify always feels "busier" whereas Apple music feels "easier". Critically, their curation seems more interesting. Between "essential", deep collections and referring similar artists, they have actually lead me to artists new and old I did not know.
     
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    thfcsteff Les Howe Staff Member

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    I am also signed with google play but never really use it (business expense)...I will try it out more. Never tried Tidal and Deezer? Hmmm. Tried it briefly but did not have enough to get me away from apple or spotify.
     
  8. scaramanga

    scaramanga Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    Google's algorithm is excellent at learning what you like. I can often start a playlist from a song and it will go for hours with me rarely having to skip.

    I was skipping 2-3 out of every 4 tracks on Spotify.
     
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    scaramanga Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    Couldn't get on with Spotify either. Spent ages liking a load of bands, played music I liked for a while and it still kept recommending crap.
     
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  10. StephenH

    StephenH Chris Jones

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    Amazon music didn’t have
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    unbelievable!

    Thanks guys for your input!
     
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  11. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Ian Walker

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    For more choice and no cost, try vk.com

    It’s Russia’s version of Facebook but it has an extensive music library uploaded by users. There is no cost unless you want to pay for the app which gives you 30mins a day free. On a computer it’s completely free.

    No algorithms suggesting music for you, but can join/follow people who have similar tastes and publish music.


    Sitting on my porcelain throne using glory-glory.co.uk mobile app
     
  12. Jon

    Jon Jimmy Neighbour

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    Or just buy some vinyl.
     
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    Mikey10 Sergei Rebrov

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    Don’t mention that. Sold my entire collection in a moment of weakness six years ago. Still wake in the night regretting it.
     
  14. scaramanga

    scaramanga Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    Tried that but cornering in my car scratched the fucj out of it.
     
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    milo Mel Hopkins Staff Member

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    I wouldn't want that anywhere near any device of mine
     
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    SpurMeUp Ian Walker

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    Whereas Facebook is fine?
     
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    milo Mel Hopkins Staff Member

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    I didn't say that. I do not use Facebook either because of concerns about what they do with data. Voluntarily giving data to malicious state actors, though, feels a step further.
     
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  18. Jon

    Jon Jimmy Neighbour

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    Rookie error.

    Copy it onto a C90 first.
     
  19. Jon

    Jon Jimmy Neighbour

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    Gulp :’(
     
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    milo Mel Hopkins Staff Member

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    @scaramanga hasn't managed to find any of the Wiggles albums on vinyl
     

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