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The Breakdown On Music Streaming Service, Spotify

Spotify is a huge music streaming service that just launched here in the U.S. after much success abroad. The music is composed of underground and mainstream labels and brings the best of both worlds.

It differs from Pandora (Internet Radio Station) in a number of ways. Firstly, you can freely search for a song out of a database of 15 million tracks, rather than randomly listen and hope for a song you like to pop up, as how Pandora currently works.

Not to hate on Pandora though, the Music Genome Project is very complex and its what makes Pandora so great, because relevant songs are played based on specific qualities of music.

But with Spotify, being able to access whatever song you want, directly from the cloud, is something that cannot go unnoticed. Now all this comes at a price, and for $5 a month you can get unlimited streaming from a laptop or a PC.

If you want to listen to Spotify on your mobile device, it’ll cost ya double the price and you will only get about 20 hours of music listening per month.

Not only is it similar to iTunes, but you can also take your favorite tunes on a social level. Now, even though this is a music streaming service, I want to remind you that you will not be able to download any of the songs you listen to. This is very much like a cheap version of XM Radio, except much much better. See the video to learn how to install Spotify on Linux Ubuntu (a less common operating system).

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