04-05-2013 11:28 PM
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  1. th0mas96's Avatar
    Hey,
    Curious that noone posted it yet, Spotify released version 2.0 with WP8 support!! It's a beta, but works pretty good for me.
    Description:

    Spotify Beta opens up your Windows Phone to a world of music. With Spotify Premium you can access millions of tracks from our library, and take your playlists on the go with the Offline mode no connection needed.

    Spotify Premium free trial
    If you havent tried Premium before, you can try it on your mobile for 48 hours, completely free. You dont even need to enter credit card details. Simply download the app and log in*.

    If 48-hours isnt enough, you can extend your trial by 30 days by following the details in the email we send you when you log in.

    Features:
    - Search, browse & play millions of tracks.
    - Explore & play your friends' playlists, top artists and tracks.
    - Stream over WiFi or 2.5/3G - all your existing playlists are available.
    - Offline playlists - play your music without an internet connection.
    - On-the-fly sync - every track you add to a playlist appears on mobile and computer.
    - What's New view.
    - Receive music from friends via the inbox.
    - Starred tracks - tag all your favourites into a special list.

    * If you dont have log in details, just register for a free Spotify account on the Spotify website. Full Mobile Terms of Use & 48-hour free trial terms and conditions can also be found on the Spotify website.


    link: Spotify | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    02-08-2013 01:00 PM
  2. cameradork's Avatar
    Just got it - so happy that's finally here! Now I just need G+ and a FB-created FB app and all will be right with the world :)
    juststart likes this.
    02-08-2013 01:14 PM
  3. Brrakn's Avatar
    Do you know if this is only for US users atm? I'm from Norway, and can't find it in my windows app store...
    02-08-2013 01:14 PM
  4. cameradork's Avatar
    Do you know if this is only for US users atm? I'm from Norway, and can't find it in my windows app store...
    Blog post says it just started rolling out, so it might be a few hours before it's available everywhere. Not sure if that means everywhere everywhere, or just US everywhere.

    Spotify arrives on Windows Phone 8
    Brrakn likes this.
    02-08-2013 01:15 PM
  5. cameradork's Avatar
    Supports offline downloads and high-quality streaming

    02-08-2013 01:18 PM
  6. Jan Knudsen's Avatar
    I have spotify on my danish lumia 920
    02-08-2013 01:19 PM
  7. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    Supports offline downloads and high-quality streaming
    As someone who has never understood the big deal with Spotify (I've admittedly never tried it), why is this a big deal with Nokia Music around? Spending $10/month on the premium service is silly when Nokia Music offers offline playlists for free.
    02-08-2013 01:45 PM
  8. Chregu's Avatar
    Can somebody explain me how Spotify works: If I have a premium account, all the music they offer is off line and per stream available, without any limitations?
    02-08-2013 02:12 PM
  9. th0mas96's Avatar
    I think so. In germany, it's also available, and tmobile offers contracts with free spotify that doesn't count as data usage, hat's one of the reasons it's so awesome.
    02-08-2013 02:19 PM
  10. Chregu's Avatar
    I think so. In germany, it's also available, and tmobile offers contracts with free spotify that doesn't count as data usage, hat's one of the reasons it's so awesome.
    Yeah, my provider here has the same, so I started thinking about it.
    02-08-2013 02:40 PM
  11. cameradork's Avatar
    As someone who has never understood the big deal with Spotify (I've admittedly never tried it), why is this a big deal with Nokia Music around? Spending $10/month on the premium service is silly when Nokia Music offers offline playlists for free.
    I like Spotify's selection and interface more. I also like it that I can use Spotify on my Android tablet, iPhone, PC and Mac (and now my 920 also!!). Nokia's free service has a limited number of downloads and limited number of times you can skip tracks on the radio. As far as I can tell, you can have Nokia Music create mixes for you based on a song you want, and then you can make those mixes available offline. You can't however, say "I want everything that Lemon Jelly ever recorded in a single playlist, available offline on all my devices, organized in this order." You can with Spotify, and even if they don't have all of it in their library, if you have some of it locally, you can integrate it with your playlists and push those tracks to your mobile device.

    If you only ever use your Lumia and like the selection they choose for you and aren't picky about what you hear, then I would agree that it's silly to pay for Spotify when you can use Nokia Music.
    MDak280 likes this.
    02-08-2013 02:57 PM
  12. cameradork's Avatar
    Can somebody explain me how Spotify works: If I have a premium account, all the music they offer is off line and per stream available, without any limitations?
    Right. The only limitation is your data plan if you're streaming a lot over 3G/4G/LTE. You're also limited to only playing off one device at a time, but that kind of makes sense so you can't distribute your account to a bunch of people.
    Chregu likes this.
    02-08-2013 03:01 PM
  13. madisonjar's Avatar
    but you need a premium account to use the windows phone version correct, you cant just use it like pandora?
    02-08-2013 03:19 PM
  14. cameradork's Avatar
    but you need a premium account to use the windows phone version correct, you cant just use it like pandora?
    From what I can see, there's no access to the Radio functionality in the WP8 app at all - even with the premium membership. You can use Spotify's Radio on iOS and Android for free, so I'm sure it's just a matter of time before they open it up to WP8 as well. It's beta for now, so I guess they haven't baked everything, but I'm glad they made offline listening a priority and released that first since that's what I mostly use the mobile app for. I use the desktop client for discovery and management because it's a lot faster and more robust.

    *edit* - In short, yes, it looks like you need a premium account or the 30-day free trial to use the WP8 app for Spotify right now.
    Last edited by cameradork; 02-08-2013 at 03:59 PM.
    madisonjar likes this.
    02-08-2013 03:39 PM
  15. madisonjar's Avatar
    From what I can see, there's no access to the Radio functionality in the WP8 app at all - even with the premium membership. You can use Spotify's Radio on iOS and Android for free, so I'm sure it's just a matter of time before they open it up to WP8 as well. It's beta for now, so I guess they haven't baked everything, but I'm glad they made offline listening a priority and released that first since that's what I mostly use the mobile app for. I use the desktop client for discovery and management because it's a lot faster and more robust.

    *edit* - In short, yes, it looks like you need a premium account or the 30-day free trial to use the WP8 app for Spotify right now.
    I love the desktop app, and I am glad I am not going crazy (I had this app on my iphone and have never paid for it) I am hoping the make it sooner rather then later as I dont listen to alot of radio but without pandora and this its pretty empty out there
    02-08-2013 04:02 PM
  16. willybraatlund's Avatar
    Do you know if this is only for US users atm? I'm from Norway, and can't find it in my windows app store...
    For those of you not getting it yet, just change region to sweden. Then download the app and change back.

    Jeg er fra Norge ogs.
    02-08-2013 04:20 PM
  17. slashd0t's Avatar
    Couple things... Why use it over Nokia Music? Because you can listen to anything you want, not just a pre-defined playlist of music.. You literally have access to any album you want.

    I'm noticing some bugs with Bluetooth in my car.. I can't get it to work at all actually, app either freezes, crashes to sits there trying to get the song to work.. Anyone else have this issue?
    02-08-2013 05:38 PM
  18. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I like Spotify's selection and interface more. I also like it that I can use Spotify on my Android tablet, iPhone, PC and Mac (and now my 920 also!!). Nokia's free service has a limited number of downloads and limited number of times you can skip tracks on the radio. As far as I can tell, you can have Nokia Music create mixes for you based on a song you want, and then you can make those mixes available offline. You can't however, say "I want everything that Lemon Jelly ever recorded in a single playlist, available offline on all my devices, organized in this order." You can with Spotify, and even if they don't have all of it in their library, if you have some of it locally, you can integrate it with your playlists and push those tracks to your mobile device.

    If you only ever use your Lumia and like the selection they choose for you and aren't picky about what you hear, then I would agree that it's silly to pay for Spotify when you can use Nokia Music.
    All I have is a Windows desktop and a Windows Phone, so the other devices don't apply to me at all. Also, Nokia Music gives you 4 playlists at a time, which covers a large amount of music. It only takes a couple of minutes to DL or refresh a playlist over WiFi, so it's not TOO limiting when you're talking about getting music. Oh, and the whole "limited skips" is easily beaten--it doesn't count starting a different playlist as a skip. All you do is start a different playlist, then restart the one you want, and you're fine with that, so the skips are really unlimited, if you want them to be.

    I've not tried Xbox Music, so IDK if it allows for offline use, but I just can't say that Spotify does anything to justify $10/month, especially if Nokia Music+ gives you unlimited downloads and skips for $4/month (not sure if it allows for track selection).
    02-08-2013 06:14 PM
  19. cameradork's Avatar
    All I have is a Windows desktop and a Windows Phone, so the other devices don't apply to me at all. Also, Nokia Music gives you 4 playlists at a time, which covers a large amount of music. It only takes a couple of minutes to DL or refresh a playlist over WiFi, so it's not TOO limiting when you're talking about getting music. Oh, and the whole "limited skips" is easily beaten--it doesn't count starting a different playlist as a skip. All you do is start a different playlist, then restart the one you want, and you're fine with that, so the skips are really unlimited, if you want them to be.

    I've not tried Xbox Music, so IDK if it allows for offline use, but I just can't say that Spotify does anything to justify $10/month, especially if Nokia Music+ gives you unlimited downloads and skips for $4/month (not sure if it allows for track selection).
    It sounds like Nokia Music suits your needs, so there's no reason for you to pay for another service. I listen to music 8-10 hours a day while I'm working, and I'm really picky about what I listen to, so I can justify the $10/mo for Spotify. It ended up being far cheaper than what I was doing before, which was buying tons of albums.
    02-08-2013 07:26 PM
  20. Ferrarifan123's Avatar
    https://www.change.org/petitions/mic...windows-phones

    Get MSFT to put more effort into getting apps. It was already bad enough waiting for Spotify...
    02-09-2013 01:25 PM
  21. SergeMcG's Avatar
    I'm not using it. I use Deezer, much better for everything. Even if you don't pay you will retain the radio feature.. better and more choice than Nokia Music+
    02-10-2013 08:15 AM
  22. Jaripi's Avatar
    I'm not using it. I use Deezer, much better for everything. Even if you don't pay you will retain the radio feature.. better and more choice than Nokia Music+
    I just read all reviews in store applied for Deezer ... a lot of claims about it ... does it work well for you ?
    02-10-2013 08:37 AM
  23. Lilleverden's Avatar
    finally, but i was suprised they did nothing on the ui, just change the color scheme or something, and a download prorgress would be nice , and 2.0?? its a 1.2 version
    fast mockup
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    02-10-2013 09:21 AM
  24. imem's Avatar
    finally, but i was suprised they did nothing on the ui, just change the color scheme or something, and a download prorgress would be nice , and 2.0?? its a 1.2 version
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    what important change a working ui or get a app that work?

    Some time i feel that Spotify can't do any thing that get the community satisfied
    Just my opinion
    02-10-2013 10:03 AM
  25. Lilleverden's Avatar
    Was it really a complaint or was it a question?
    a 1.0 upgrade for most is a some kind of overhaul, new features ui changes :)
    Just my opinion
    02-10-2013 10:11 AM
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