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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Buy a Mac.


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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    I store all my music on a PC with Plex Media Server installed. I can stream it to my tablet, phone, laptop, etc. It does pretty good through the interwebs and as a bonus, I have Google Chromecast so I can cast it to my TV and play it through the sound system my TV uses.



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    iTube is quite the app, that's all I'm saying.


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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by cycoticfan View Post
    I store all my music on a PC with Plex Media Server installed. I can stream it to my tablet, phone, laptop, etc. It does pretty good through the interwebs and as a bonus, I have Google Chromecast so I can cast it to my TV and play it through the sound system my TV uses.
    I like Plex as well. However Ive only used it for movies.



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    I switched to streaming a decade ago (imo it's crazy to buy songs/albums anymore).

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    I like Google Play and the ability to access all my tunes from my phone but I don't like it as a media player on my home PC.
    I'm not an audiophile, so what is wrong with Google's chrome streaming? It's not good for your mp3 collection? Anyway, $9.99/month for a Google Music subscription that would have all of those songs anyway.



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    I switched to streaming a decade ago (imo it's crazy to buy songs/albums anymore).



    I'm not an audiophile, so what is wrong with Google's chrome streaming? It's not good for your mp3 collection? Anyway, $9.99/month for a Google Music subscription that would have all of those songs anyway.
    I love the Google music subscription. Really helped me back into some new genres I otherwise never would have.



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    I switched to streaming a decade ago (imo it's crazy to buy songs/albums anymore).



    I'm not an audiophile, so what is wrong with Google's chrome streaming? It's not good for your mp3 collection? Anyway, $9.99/month for a Google Music subscription that would have all of those songs anyway.
    It's OK. But it's pulling your tunes from the cloud instead of your pc so the quality is going to vary with your internet connection. Not a huge deal I guess.

    But now I'm going to have to check out this Google subscription service so it may all be a moot point!



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnerclone View Post
    I don't buy any music since I have the internet.
    This was my reaction.... people still buy music?



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    It's OK. But it's pulling your tunes from the cloud instead of your pc so the quality is going to vary with your internet connection. Not a huge deal I guess.

    But now I'm going to have to check out this Google subscription service so it may all be a moot point!
    I used Rhapsody for 9 years. It was generally good, but had a clunky pc application and cost $15/month if you included mobile (phone) streaming. I decided to try Google for the 30-day free trial and cancelled Rhapsody within a week. I was blown away by the Chrome app, the radio options (think Pandora), and the slick Android interface. You can also download your playlists to your phone for playing when you don't have a connection (or want to save data plan bandwidth). It's a great service, and I have yet to search for a song they don't have in their library.



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnerclone View Post
    I don't buy any music since I have the internet.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones01 View Post
    This was my reaction.... people still buy music?
    Yes. It's called NOT STEALING.

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    I used Rhapsody for 9 years. It was generally good, but had a clunky pc application and cost $15/month if you included mobile (phone) streaming. I decided to try Google for the 30-day free trial and cancelled Rhapsody within a week. I was blown away by the Chrome app, the radio options (think Pandora), and the slick Android interface. You can also download your playlists to your phone for playing when you don't have a connection (or want to save data plan bandwidth). It's a great service, and I have yet to search for a song they don't have in their library.
    That settles it. I'm trying Google.



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    I used Rhapsody for 9 years. It was generally good, but had a clunky pc application and cost $15/month if you included mobile (phone) streaming. I decided to try Google for the 30-day free trial and cancelled Rhapsody within a week. I was blown away by the Chrome app, the radio options (think Pandora), and the slick Android interface. You can also download your playlists to your phone for playing when you don't have a connection (or want to save data plan bandwidth). It's a great service, and I have yet to search for a song they don't have in their library.
    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Yes. It's called NOT STEALING.

    That settles it. I'm trying Google.
    I'm kind of a Google fanboy and I've never tried their music service. You just talked me into it:)



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    I don't know why you wouldn't give it a shot if they're still doing the 30-day trial. Also, you can import your iTunes library and playlists.



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Songza orgrooveshark or spotify.



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    iTunes for Windows always has been and still is a terrible program.



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    I don't know why you wouldn't give it a shot if they're still doing the 30-day trial. Also, you can import your iTunes library and playlists.
    Actually, I think I did try it when it first came out and it had issues. I don't have the option of the 30-day trial any more and $9.99/mo is pretty spendy considering Pandora One is $36/yr. Maybe after my Pandora One runs out I'll give it another shot.

    Sorry for the thread derail OP



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