Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Stereosound, Oct 4, 2016.
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I voted Apple Music. I used Tidal for a while and appreciate the lossless and now MQA streaming, but right now for my modest system Apple Music sounds fine. There are a couple things about Tidal that drive me absolutely nuts. The favorites system is pathetic and leaves no real "library" to navigate with any efficiency. The lack of gapless playback is also odd. It's been long enough. They should have that figured out. Finally, and perhaps the most mind boggling of all is the lack of a "shuffle all" feature.
I like Spotify's layout and curated playlists, but I found Apple Music to sometimes use better masterings than Spotify. Two examples are Willie Nelson's "Shotgun Willie" and "Phases and Stages."
I also think that Apple Music's library navigation is the best. I like to have the albums by a particular artist sorted under that artist instead of going straight to all the tracks by that artist (like Spotify).
Qobuz Sublime + the best. It's like having a streaming HD Tracks.
How do you get it in the US. I want it, so I can quit Tidal.
I would like to know this as well.
Download Tunnel Bear (or similar VPN app) and choose France, UK or somewhere where Qobuz has service(from Tunnel Bear Menu). Use Paypal. Then you are good. You do not have to keep using Tunnel Bear after initial set up. Once online thru Tunnel Bear, use chrome to translate French site (don't go to US -english site). Once you download english software app(s) (Phone, tablet, Computer, or log in thru Bluesound) just log in and set up preferences.
I used a VPN to create an account for purchases. After a few months, with a few purchases each month, I didn't need to use the VPN. After six months or so, I signed up for Sublime without a problem. They have a good selection, but some of what I'd like to stream, like ECM, is still only 50 second samples.
Thank you, @DaleClark and @scompton! I didn't realize I'd only need a VPN for the initial set up.
Amazon for me; incredible depth of selection
I gave up on Amazon after my trial period. I had a couple of albums disappear before my eyes when I tried to play them.
I'm on Tidal and it's decent but I doubt I'll stay after my 5 free months from Sprint.
I had one disappear while I was playing it! (Marvin Gaye Luve in London). I was allowed to play the first four or five tracks then no more, even the ones I just played. And sure enough, not available any more.
Tidal does play gapless at least in the HiFi tier. Also has a shuffle mode.
Pandora for me. Hard to argue with free, and I like exploring new things in a genre. If I like it I'll just download the single from iTunes
Is this new? In the iOS app? I only experienced gapless when I had tracks downloaded. Where is the shuffle all feature?
I'm a vinyl guy though I like what I see/hear of Tidal.
Listen to Radio Paradise as well...
Radio Paradise Mobile
Can't find the shuffle mode on Tidal App Offline. • r/TIdaL
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Perhaps you didn't have the most updated versions of the software?
This wasn't too long ago - a couple months. I remember the offline music was only sorted by albums, and I could never figure out a way to shuffle all the songs I had saved offline. That's good if they fixed it though! Now if they could just replace the favorites system with a library navigation that makes sense I would consider switching back. Oh yeah - last time I checked they didn't have any of Jerry Garcia's studio albums. Maybe those are up now too.
EDIT - still no Garcia albums.
Ok so I just checked out the most recent version of the iOS app. Here's my main issue - I have a bunch of albums saved to "my collection." I can shuffle individual albums, but not my entire collection. When I go to the "tracks" section of my collection, there is nothing there, despite having added a couple hundred albums to my collection. I cannot find a way to shuffle my whole collection without manually adding thousands of tracks individually.
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