Why couldn't have Microsoft just given us Spotify?

#1 Posted by Wolverine (4269 posts) -

Instead of renaming their proprietary music service that no one uses to "Xbox Music", why couldn't they just give us access to services like Spotify and Rdio? I just don't get it.

#2 Posted by QuistisTrepe (628 posts) -

You can't be serious with this topic.

#3 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1543 posts) -

Why do the majority of companies release closed software instead of releasing it under an open source license?

#4 Posted by Totori (559 posts) -

they don't get money then

#5 Posted by Grimluck343 (1132 posts) -

This thread has potential.

#6 Posted by AndrewB (7198 posts) -

@Totori said:

they don't get money then

They *could*, just not nearly as much of it.

#7 Posted by OmegaPirate (5519 posts) -

they spent all their money on usher

#8 Posted by EXTomar (4131 posts) -

@OmegaPirate said:

they spent all their money on usher

This is the most reasonable thing in this thread so far.

#9 Posted by Dagbiker (6899 posts) -

Windows the most closed Os out there, oh, wait.

#10 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2661 posts) -

Spotify pretty much sucks anyway.

Use your own cloud streaming libraries, people.

#11 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1145 posts) -

@Rolyatkcinmai said:

Spotify pretty much sucks anyway.

Use your own cloud streaming libraries, people.

Well, what I've found is nice about Spotfiy is that it does let you use your own cloud streaming libraries.You can just supplement it with yours. It's not my favorite service, but it's pretty cool.

#12 Posted by EXTomar (4131 posts) -

Also, why is this an issue when your TV and your phone and tablet and your "box that plays everything else" handles Spotify? If anything receivers are falling behind where they need to act more like mixers instead of source selectors.

#13 Posted by chplusink (23 posts) -

I hope you all understand that MS doesn't write 3rd party apps. It's up to services such as Spotify to write an app for Xbox One. Take these discussions to the Spotify forums, and we'll eventually see a Spotify App on Xbox One (if they aren't already working on one now).

#14 Posted by Humanity (8002 posts) -

I hope you all understand that MS doesn't write 3rd party apps. It's up to services such as Spotify to write an app for Xbox One. Take these discussions to the Spotify forums, and we'll eventually see a Spotify App on Xbox One (if they aren't already working on one now).

I will NOT be bamboozled with reason!

#15 Posted by BigSocrates (205 posts) -

@totori said:

they don't get money then

You're saying Microsoft is trying to profit off its users? I WON'T HEAR IT! NOT MY PRECIOUS MICROSOFTY! NOT MY LOVELY BALMER!

#16 Posted by Rafaelfc (1286 posts) -

#17 Posted by Yesiamaduck (672 posts) -

Spotify pretty much sucks anyway.

Use your own cloud streaming libraries, people.

Saying Spotify sucks is kind of off, you can say you don't agree with the service in that for your money you get an awful lot of content to the point where it could be considered unethical... however as a service and platform it's fucking amazing value to the consumer.

#18 Posted by bigjeffrey (4176 posts) -

This thread has potential.

one year later it still has legs

#19 Posted by Shortbreadtom (521 posts) -

Because profit

#20 Edited by spookytapes (256 posts) -

I really really wish the xbone had Spotify. as long as they're shilling Xbox Music, though, it'll never happen. They've made it a pain in the ass to even play the music you already own this time out.

#21 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2661 posts) -

Saying Spotify sucks is kind of off, you can say you don't agree with the service in that for your money you get an awful lot of content to the point where it could be considered unethical... however as a service and platform it's fucking amazing value to the consumer.

Anyone who has actually used the platform would agree it's awful. The interface, app, website, everything are truly awful. Yeah it's a great deal and a great value, but my point from years ago still stands, which is perhaps a more painful indictment than I even initially intended. Here we are almost two years later and their interface still sucks.

#22 Posted by JaceTwice (11 posts) -

@yesiamaduck said:

Saying Spotify sucks is kind of off, you can say you don't agree with the service in that for your money you get an awful lot of content to the point where it could be considered unethical... however as a service and platform it's fucking amazing value to the consumer.

Anyone who has actually used the platform would agree it's awful. The interface, app, website, everything are truly awful. Yeah it's a great deal and a great value, but my point from years ago still stands, which is perhaps a more painful indictment than I even initially intended. Here we are almost two years later and their interface still sucks.

I've used it. I pay 15 buckeroos a month for it. The last thing I would say about any of it is that it's awful. Hell I can find music I want to listen to faster on spotify than I can on my phone's default mp3 player.

The worst thing I'd say about spotify is that it's frustrating to see albums you like disappear and reappear every so often.

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#23 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2661 posts) -

I've used it. I pay 15 buckeroos a month for it. The last thing I would say about any of it is that it's awful. Hell I can find music I want to listen to faster on spotify than I can on my phone's default mp3 player.

The worst thing I'd say about spotify is that it's frustrating to see albums you like disappear and reappear every so often.

I've been paying for it for about 18 months now. I've never heard anyone who thinks the interface is even adequate. It's truly awful. The service is fine.

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