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    Spotify hard at work on a Windows Phone 8 version of the app | WMPoweruser

    Don't know when, but at least it's going to happen . This is the #1 app I'm missing on WP8.
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    haven't you tried xbox music? It is just as good.
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    No, it really isn't. It clunky and a pain to use.

    If Spotify is as food on WP8 as it is on other platforms I'm a happy dude!
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    Quote Originally Posted by santillanavila1993 View Post
    haven't you tried xbox music? It is just as good.
    Already invested in Spotify - I have the paid subscription and I use it on other devices and have all my playlists set up and whatever whatever. I like Spotify and don't really want to switch at this point. I can wait :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cameradork View Post
    Already invested in Spotify - I have the paid subscription and I use it on other devices and have all my playlists set up and whatever whatever. I like Spotify and don't really want to switch at this point. I can wait :)
    How does the premium account work? For instance, on Zune and WP7, I was able to download DRM protected tracks on my computer and then sync them to my phone. Can I accomplish the same thing with Spotify? I'm ready to jump ship on Xbox music as it lacks even the most basic functionality.

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    well if this is legit, I am very happy. hopefully the first of many "popular" apps to join the club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sketchy9 View Post
    How does the premium account work? For instance, on Zune and WP7, I was able to download DRM protected tracks on my computer and then sync them to my phone. Can I accomplish the same thing with Spotify? I'm ready to jump ship on Xbox music as it lacks even the most basic functionality.

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    It's similar but works different. In Spotify you have playlists you create and when you switch to "offline" mode it will download and cache the music for that playlist or whatever you plan on listening to in "offline" mode. I'm not really a huge fan of it, you can't just hit "download" like you can with Xbox Music on individual songs or albums. There is no local syncing, it's all done via the Internet. The interfaces for Spotify are great though and creating and syncing playlists actually works... and can be done via a mobile device unlike XBM right now but I'm sure MS will fix that. It has a function similar to the XBM "Smart DJ" feature but I've found I like Smart DJ a little more.

    XBM has made it a little easier to listen to music in my car. With WP8 I download most of my music to my phone and when I get in the car it just starts playing via BT automatically in random mode. With Spotify on my IPhone I'd have to start up the client and in offline mode.

    You can sync offline playlists on upto 3 different devices with Spotify. Spotify has tons of music but in the end it's about half the selection Xbox Music has. I have found a few obscure tunes on XBM I couldn't find at all on Spotify, but that's not really the norm.

    I switched from Spotify to XBM since it's cheaper and I like the mechanics of it better. I was using Spotify on OSX which XBM has no client for right now but have found I just use my phone now even when I'm at my desk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philxor View Post
    It's similar but works different. In Spotify you have playlists you create and when you switch to "offline" mode it will download and cache the music for that playlist or whatever you plan on listening to in "offline" mode. I'm not really a huge fan of it, you can't just hit "download" like you can with Xbox Music on individual songs or albums. There is no local syncing, it's all done via the Internet. The interfaces for Spotify are great though and creating and syncing playlists actually works... and can be done via a mobile device unlike XBM right now but I'm sure MS will fix that. It has a function similar to the XBM "Smart DJ" feature but I've found I like Smart DJ a little more.

    XBM has made it a little easier to listen to music in my car. With WP8 I download most of my music to my phone and when I get in the car it just starts playing via BT automatically in random mode. With Spotify on my IPhone I'd have to start up the client and in offline mode.

    You can sync offline playlists on upto 3 different devices with Spotify. Spotify has tons of music but in the end it's about half the selection Xbox Music has. I have found a few obscure tunes on XBM I couldn't find at all on Spotify, but that's not really the norm.

    I switched from Spotify to XBM since it's cheaper and I like the mechanics of it better. I was using Spotify on OSX which XBM has no client for right now but have found I just use my phone now even when I'm at my desk.
    Thanks. Sounds like it's not really what I'm looking for. All I want is the same functionality I had with Zune and WP7, but apparently that's not going to happen.

    -R

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