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    streaming audio services... what do you use?

    I love listening to music... all day, every day. Helps with my sharpening, makes me feel good, and is just plain old fun. I've been using pandora since college, along with an extensive personal music collection. Lately, there have been other services popping up. I've tried rdio, grooveshark, last.fm, and spotify. Spotify is my most recent test, and i'm pretty happy so far with their premium service- high quality streaming, vast selection of music, works on my mobile devices.

    Just curious who else uses streaming audio services... what do you use and why?

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    slacker.com basically pandora but better, and no commercials save for the occasional self promotion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    I love listening to music... all day, every day. Helps with my sharpening, makes me feel good, and is just plain old fun. I've been using pandora since college, along with an extensive personal music collection. Lately, there have been other services popping up. I've tried rdio, grooveshark, last.fm, and spotify. Spotify is my most recent test, and i'm pretty happy so far with their premium service- high quality streaming, vast selection of music, works on my mobile devices.

    Just curious who else uses streaming audio services... what do you use and why?

    -Jon
    Hey Jon!

    I too have music playing just about 24/7. I was an avid Pandora user...but got absolutely fed up with their weird function for intuitive music suggestions. Lately I've just fallen back on my own music library, and pick mp3's up off of Amazon when I find something I'd like to add to it.

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    I have used Spotify for some years now and i'm happy with it.
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    I've used pretty much all of them at some point too, but was going through a period of just listening to my own collection along with podcasts (beyond pod app) and audio books (audible).
    I finally purged my phone and pc of the scourge that is itunes and have been happily using Google Play's cloud service which syncs with all the music on your home PC, and then streams to your mobile device of choice. The quality is awesome as is the support for file types like FLAC. Plus, you can chose the option to "keep" selected music on your device if you're going to be on a plane / out of signal or just on a kick frequently listening to something in particular and want to save the bandwidth.

    I just notice that Google started an "all you can listen" service with gives you unlimited access to everything on Google Play Music (comparable to itunes in size and selection) for a set 9.99/mo. It also has a radio feature. I started a free 30day trial and so far I don't think I'll be canceling it any time soon.
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    I usually use my own shoutcast type server for my music collection...but use Pandaora whenever that's not working/available. I did recently download the iPhone app RDIO on a friends suggestion, but haven't used it yet...
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    Pandora - didn't even know how many other options are out there. I was thinking about ripping my 1000 CDs (now in storage) to FLAC but pretty quickly realized that this is crazy. Probably not going to happen.

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    I just started using Spotify and it has been good so far, great selection of music. I also use jazzradio.com some, after that is my own library of music.

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    Google Music.
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    Spotify, it is amazing!
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