Which streaming services do you use?

Which music streaming service(s) do you use?

  • 7Digital

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Amazon Music

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Apple Music

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Deezer

    Votes: 1 14.3%
  • Google Play Music

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pandora

    Votes: 1 14.3%
  • Qobuz

    Votes: 1 14.3%
  • Spotify

    Votes: 3 42.9%
  • Tidal

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • YouTube (music via videos)

    Votes: 3 42.9%
  • YouTube Music (music streaming only)

    Votes: 1 14.3%
  • Other (please reply in-thread)

    Votes: 1 14.3%

  • Total voters
    7

Rudy

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For future content ideas, I wanted to toss a poll out here to see what everyone is using for streaming services. I know the services offer up their own subscriber numbers, but it's better to find out what our members are using specifically.

Please limit comments to which service(s) you use, and feel free to comment on which level of service or subscription you have, how you listen (at home, portable, in the car, etc.), and quality concerns you may have. Other comments ("I don't use it because...") and opinions will be removed--start another thread for those. 🙂

One note about Pandora--they acquired streaming service Rdio a couple of years ago, so they now offer more traditional streaming options in addition to their legacy semi-interactive predictive radio service that was an extension of the Music Genome Project.

Regarding the two YouTube choices--if you use the standard YouTube interface (with video) to listen to music, choose that one. If you have a YouTube Music app and use that service, choose it as well.

I am not including anything like Internet radio stations or services like TuneIn Radio or Sirius/XM Internet, as those are not services in which you can specifically choose artists, albums, tracks or playlists to listen to. Also, there is no need to vote if you do not use a streaming service.

Thank you!
 
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Harry

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To sample something I don't own a hard copy of, I'll look for it on YouTube. It may be a recording that I've never heard before, or a mix that's different from standard.
 

alpertfan

Member
Spotify. I listen on my home PC. I stream music all the time now-I haven't bought physical product in seven years, and don't intend to. I've built lengthy playlists of songs I've enjoyed since before streaming was a thought. The service doesn't carry everything I look for, but I'm hopeful.
 

TjbBmb

Member
Spotify. I listen on my home PC. I stream music all the time now-I haven't bought physical product in seven years, and don't intend to. I've built lengthy playlists of songs I've enjoyed since before streaming was a thought. The service doesn't carry everything I look for, but I'm hopeful.
I felt the same way. Had been using Spotify for several years and was ready to accept that this was the way I would listen to music from now on.

Then one day I started playing some vinyl for the hell of it. I was amazed by how much the music came alive!

Streaming servicesare convenient, but there is no substitute for vinyl records..
 

Rudy

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We just need to know which one, and how...the use cases are irrelevant to the poll. :wink:
 

Murray

Well-Known Member
I currently use the free (ad supported) tier of Spotify and Deezer. I listen at home on my laptop, which is connected to a pair of JBL USB speakers. I tried the paid subscription of each for a couple of months, and while the streams are supposedly higher quality on the paid service, I couldn't really hear the difference through this setup. As I only use it to sample new music (to see if it's worth purchasing the CD), or for background music when cooking or washing dishes, the free version is "good enough". I also use YouTube (with videos), for needle drops of old albums that never got any kind of digital release.
 

Mike Blakesley

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I have a subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited. I use it various ways:

1. To provide background music at work
2. To check out something I've always wanted to hear but haven't owned before (and if I like it enough, I might go ahead and buy the CD)
3. To create short clips of songs I don't own for my fireworks soundtracks

I have the ability to use AMU in the vehicle, but internet and cell service is spotty enough around here that it's not reliable enough for long trip listening on the road. I use SiriusXM, or my own collection on iPod, in the vehicle.
 
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