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Old 11-18-2014, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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If a download isn't that, I want no part of it. Streaming--okay, but a purchased track--hands-off.
You are not purchasing the song. I think this is where you are confused. You are not downloading the song as a separate file for you to archive somewhere in a file system... you are effectively "caching" the song so that your Spotify player does not require internet to listen to it. This is useful to reduce data useage on your mobile device or to listen to your playlist offline for any other reason (spotty cell coverage)

There is no "saving" the file anywhere. If you were purchasing the song then I would agree with you... but this is not the case.
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:40 PM
 
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You are not purchasing the song. I think this is where you are confused. You are not downloading the song as a separate file for you to archive somewhere in a file system... you are effectively "caching" the song so that your Spotify player does not require internet to listen to it. This is useful to reduce data useage on your mobile device or to listen to your playlist offline for any other reason (spotty cell coverage)

There is no "saving" the file anywhere. If you were purchasing the song then I would agree with you... but this is not the case.
Yes I figured that, and that is too bad. What would be nice would be that if you hear a song you like, you simply tap "buy that song" and it's downloaded, as an MP3 file, to your device or in cloud storage etc. As it is, what I've been doing is "sharing" the song so that I can have a record of it for looking up later for downloading however and whenever.
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:42 PM
 
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Yes I figured that, and that is too bad. What would be nice would be that if you hear a song you like, you simply tap "buy that song" and it's downloaded, as an MP3 file, to your device or in cloud storage etc. As it is, what I've been doing is "sharing" the song so that I can have a record of it for looking up later for downloading however and whenever.
You can do that with Amazon Prime Music. Stream it from their selection or station... and if you want to purchase it, just tap the buy button.
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Old 11-19-2014, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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You can do that with Amazon Prime Music. Stream it from their selection or station... and if you want to purchase it, just tap the buy button.
Same with Rhapsody.

Don't know why you'd do that when you can just add it to your library and listen any time you want, but you can.
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Same with Rhapsody.
And Pandora. And Spotify. And And And....
They all support this.

Are we missing the part where many of these services have a FREE version as well? Use the free version, hear a song you like, *buy*. Best of both worlds. No?
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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And Pandora. And Spotify. And And And....
They all support this.

Are we missing the part where many of these services have a FREE version as well? Use the free version, hear a song you like, *buy*. Best of both worlds. No?
Pandora doesn't really support it per say. Pandora simply takes the song and routes you to Amazon or iTunes to purchase.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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OK so 3 clicks, instead of 1.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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OK so 3 clicks, instead of 1.
Haha yeah pretty much. Point is though that none of the streaming service really provide you a "buy" option (to my knowledge). They only provide you with the same service you could have bought the song with in the first place (iTunes or Amazon).
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:48 PM
 
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The way I'm using Pandora as of late, it's as if that vs the traditional way are sort of "partners." That is, Pandora has been what I've been using for providing an "automatic mix" and also as a way to learn new music. I forget sometimes--not all, but much of the music I've come to like came from hearing it "in the background" as the radio played. Pandora is like the radio, but better, as the music it plays is more the style of what you're looking for, and you can quickly "flag" songs you want as favorites.

Meanwhile, one song in particular "Standing on a Rock" by Brian Capps, is one I started going nuts over when it played. I downloaded it, and now I have it, in MP3 format, and can play it all I want on demand and back it up all I want wherever I want and play it on whatever I want.
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: NJ
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The way I'm using Pandora as of late, it's as if that vs the traditional way are sort of "partners." That is, Pandora has been what I've been using for providing an "automatic mix" and also as a way to learn new music. I forget sometimes--not all, but much of the music I've come to like came from hearing it "in the background" as the radio played. Pandora is like the radio, but better, as the music it plays is more the style of what you're looking for, and you can quickly "flag" songs you want as favorites.

Meanwhile, one song in particular "Standing on a Rock" by Brian Capps, is one I started going nuts over when it played. I downloaded it, and now I have it, in MP3 format, and can play it all I want on demand and back it up all I want wherever I want and play it on whatever I want.
I never had good luck with Pandora and gave up on it a long time ago. I have always found that you put in the artist you like and they play everything except that artist. You put in Billy Joel and they will play Phil Collins, Elton John, etc. but rarely any Billy Joel.
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