1. campbellc's Avatar
    Hi all,
    I've been an iTunes guy forever but I love Windows products. I have a 1520 and a Surface 2. I'm trying to get the hang of Xbox music. Are there any advantages of streaming your music versus storing on an SD card? I'm specifically referring to my phone.
    11-11-2014 03:44 PM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    SD card works better especially if you do not have unlimited data. Also what carrier are you using your 1520 on? I pretty much use music on my SD card since I do not have the XBOX Music subscription. And I stream music using Nokia Mix Radio, Spotify, Pandora and occasionally Songza.
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    11-11-2014 06:08 PM
  3. campbellc's Avatar
    AT&T. Will music purchased on iTunes and transferred to an SD card play on another device? WP or Surface?
    11-11-2014 06:21 PM
  4. xratola's Avatar
    In terms of quality, none. The only advantage I see in streaming music is that you don't need to have a lot of space available. However, you'll only be able to listen to the songs you stream as long as you pay for the subscription, yet, in normally purchased music, you pay once and listen forever IN ANY DEVICE.
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    11-11-2014 06:33 PM
  5. worldspy99's Avatar
    AT&T. Will music purchased on iTunes and transferred to an SD card play on another device? WP or Surface?
    Yes it should as long as its in the MP3 format and I believe Apple was the first one to fight the DRM nonsense so once transferred to the SD card in MP3 format it will play on any device.
    campbellc likes this.
    11-11-2014 09:54 PM
  6. campbellc's Avatar
    Thanks guys, it does work. I transferred some music that I purchased on iTunes to an SD card and it plays. For some reason I thought it wouldn't. However, the movie I copied over from my iTunes library did not play.
    11-12-2014 08:40 AM
  7. worldspy99's Avatar
    Thanks guys, it does work. I transferred some music that I purchased on iTunes to an SD card and it plays. For some reason I thought it wouldn't. However, the movie I copied over from my iTunes library did not play.
    What format did the movie download as?
    11-12-2014 08:45 AM
  8. jomarr's Avatar
    The only con I see in streaming music is I can't track my plays with Last FM. If Windows Phone gets last fm support for Spotify or Xbox Music, I might ditch some of my music in my phone.
    11-12-2014 08:56 AM
  9. campbellc's Avatar
    Mpeg -4
    11-12-2014 12:16 PM
  10. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    I prefer streaming. However, I'd rather keep music if I want to listen to it again.
    Posted Via Tapatalk for Windows Phone.
    11-12-2014 08:00 PM

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