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I want my money back. Is this happening to everyone? argh.
for bigger implications than this...! 2004-5 everyone thought MySpace was unconquerable and the future for social networking/music promotion/etc and now it's a fucking graveyard of nothingness. How long will ideas like Spotify last, does promoting music on Facebook work, now that everyone can 'do a radiohead', what will be the next 'doing a radiohead' - what happens next?
I like the idea of the Band App that continually feeds stuff through to the fan (yesss, like Adele's...), and that Billy Corgan is planning a huge interactive campaign for the next Pumpkins album. Agruably he did a great job with online stuff around the Machina albums, so am really intrigued what he will do 12 years on from that.
Had to reinstall it 3 times yesterday alone. First it kept saying I was in offline mode, even though i was online, then when i logged off it wouldn't let me log back on. Said there was a firewall blocking it (there wasn't, I checked). I know a tenner a month isn't much for what it offers, so maybe I shouldn't complain, but the least you expect for any paid subscription is a working programme.
What's wrong with yours?
Because macs are for c***s.
Works fine on Macs, unless it's OS 10.4
Especially when it goes into offline mode for no fucking reason.
won't stop going fucking offline!
I held out for about six months with the mobile app, but the lack of customer service/support forced my hand in the end. Whether i was in online/offline mode streaming over wifi or 3G it didn't make a blind bit of difference - it was useless. Constant crashing and asking for log-in details repeatedly. Won't even play two songs before conking out. I've now downgraded to unlimited.
The only advice Spotify can offer is re-install the app - which does absolutely fuck all. The development team clearly haven't got a clue and the level of customer support is nothing short of a disgrace. It's a real shame, because other than a few issues a week or two ago, the desktop version is extremely reliable/wonderful.
If Spotify is in this for long haul, they desperately need to work on their customer skills. You only need to look at the help forums to see all the people that are cancelling their subscription due to
the app's inadequacies.
My spotify mobile app is fine
But many iPhone 4/S users are reporting similar problems.
They even seem to have improved the iphone app (it actually clears the cache now). The only time it goes offline for me is when my internet drops out but that's O2's fault rather than spotify's.
as it was down. But apart from that I've always found it works perfectly on pc and mobile.
been done already then.
As I complained that their broken playlists and playlist folder mechanism caused me to lose loads of playlists and generally leave my library in a mess.
spent ages trying to get it working with re-installs and firewall checks before i thought to check their twitter which said they were having problems all night
it's an online service so problems are bound to arise at times, not like i dont have tons of music to fall back on so no harm lost
piracy and buying music isn't so old fashioned then
It's like being back on The Old Republic forums.
Go on, someone write a thousand-word diatribe about how Spotify are terrible human beings and how they'll never get their hands on your hard-earned money again
I didn't even ask, or notice anything wrong, had a minor blip yesterday... I'm still a happy customer
still works like a charm.
seems pretty nice... BUT what if iTunes goes down? Or you stop paying the yearly money? These are genuine questions. I'd rather just buy some bandwidth and stream my own hard drive to me. That can't be much more, can it?
Hopefully this doesn't get lost as I was thinking of making this its own thread: How expensive is it to set up your own hard drive as a server (of sorts) - so that you could access the files from any laptop, mobile phone, etc with an internet connection?
i've never tried playing/streaming media from it. or paying for extra storage. but it's pretty great for cloud file storage/serving type stuff for documents/photos/etc.
and owning music? spotify is great for previews or deciding whether an album is any cop after a few listens.
or a dropbox style thing depending on streaming and storage, as TheWza said. I just wanna know the cheapest way to reliably access my home pc harddrive contents from anywhere with an internet connection basically (including playing media).
(you better be ready)
then again i have none of this fancy equipment you mention, my phone cost a tenner and my ipod was second hand haha. Piracy, vinyl and cheap cd's 4 lyf...... probably.
The things you do
To stop the truth from hurtin' you
wouldn't go online for the first time the other day and was sorted out within a couple of hours.
Saying that the next month will be charged half price for all the 'log in issues' I've been having. News to me, but no complaints...
Used to just be people with whom I'm friends on Facebook.
This happening to anyone else?
Really odd. It's a pretty pointless feature anyway, but even more so when I'm just getting constant updates on what random Swedish people are playing.
which is a pain for me as I was the git that made the pitchfork (best of decade) one years back and as a result have literally thousands of people coming up on the left hand side of my feed