Spotify App is here

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by mikerr, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Spotify App has appeared on TiVo now
    (a day before its offical launch date of 29th)

    • Needs a spotify premium account ( £9.99 a month) - but I already have one
    • can select your account playlists (created on other devices/PC)
    • you can explore an artist, but no text search yet
    • you can star tracks, which will show up in playlists
    • only plays in the app ( as all apps do - I was sort of hoping for background music in menus...)


    On with the screenshots:

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  2. kandinsky

    kandinsky New Member

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    Does it do the ad supported version?
     
  3. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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  4. Fixerman

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    This is a superb app. It's a music lovers dream. Don't forget it's available free for six months for customers on certain plans.:)
     
  5. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Six months free spotify for XL and above customers who take out/extend a 12 month contract:

    http://shop.virginmedia.com/existing-customers/customer-offers/upgrade-to-faster-broadband.html
     
  6. Tony Hoyle

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    No search, so no way of playing something that isn't already in a playlist*.. and it's *really* slow when you have over 100 playlists like I do.

    The lack of search alone probably makes it of limited use for me - I use spotify to discover music not just play the stuff I've heard before.

    Audio quality is quite good though.


    * Well, nearly.. there's a browse at the track level that'll show you other tracks by an artist - but then no way of assigning them to playlists.. it's all very disjointed.
     
  7. Fixerman

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    Most Spotify fans will already have their playlists set up and when you want to search or add more you simply have a choice of doing it on your computer or your mobile device. Simple! Just consider the TiVo app as mainly a player of all of your music that you have researched on an other device. After all non VM subscribers are paying the same amount for a premium account and have no way of playing their music other than a computer or mobile device.
     
  8. Dec 3, 2011 #8 of 13
    passingbat

    passingbat New Member

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    Simply stupid.

    Why should you have to use a second device; everything you need should be on the device you are using.

    I had a look at the Sony music service on my Blueray player and that has a search function; they don't expect you to use other devices to do it.
     
  9. Dec 4, 2011 #9 of 13
    beara

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    I've just tried to load it, an after signing in, it's causing a reboot if I touch the 'up' key :-(

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  10. yerksha puddin

    yerksha puddin New Member

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    I can't use it because it doesn't have a screen saver. This means that the screen display stays more-or-less static for the duration. I'm worried that this might lead to burn-in (old fashioned CRT TV). :(
     
  11. Shanezam203

    Shanezam203 Member

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    yeah I like how the Tivo music player moves the album art around and majority of the screen is black so it's not a concern then. Curious about this Spotify, I would like to try it on the Tivo.

    Where is this showing up, sorry I do not see it. Is this not in the states yet?

    Thanks,
    Shane
     
  12. VirginMediaPhil

    VirginMediaPhil New Member

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    That would be why this thread is in the 'Virgin Media TV with TiVo - UK' forum. :)
     
  13. Shanezam203

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    yep, I 1st Searched for Spotify so it didn't jump out @ me at first... :cool:

    Coming to the US anytime soon?
     

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