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10:30 AM on 11/29/12
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10:34 AM on 11/29/12
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Kinda looks like Rdio (which is a good thing).
10:35 AM on 11/29/12
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Liking it so far. I think the only thing I dislike is not being able to see Music/Podcasts at once because I'll forget I have new Podcasts to listen to.

This is the way to go pre-streaming service in 2013 though. Continue to blend into Rdio's design
Dear Apple: Please buy Rdio.
10:43 AM on 11/29/12
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Right? The designs seem to be meshing together, Rdio is only losing traction (it feels like, at least) to Spotify even though they're greatly improving, and 100B in da bank.

Please.
There was a rumor for a while Microsoft was gonna make a play for Rdio. I think Apple's belief is they can do what Rdio is doing themselves -- and with the iCloud streaming and everything now -- we might be getting close to that kind fo thing from iTunes.

I'm now using Rdio for about 99% of my music listening on a daily basis. I only use iTunes to keep track of podcasts, play pre-release albums, and as a media server for TV/Movies on my Apple TV. Besides that, it just kinda sits open most days. The Rdio catalog is just too perfect to add a bunch of shit to my queue - hit play - and forget about it.
10:57 AM on 11/29/12
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So you would definitely recommend Rdio over Spotify? I've been considering subscribing to one and I can't make up mind.
I, personally, greatly prefer Rdio.
10:59 AM on 11/29/12
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What about when you're not at home?

Maybe I don't do as much music exploration as you do (well I'm sure I don't since my paying job is entirely non music related) but for me I can't fathom having to rely on a cellular connection in order to stream a song. Even with LTE now on the iP5 one day I'll be sitting at work and have full bars and the next I'll have no signal.

I think if we got to a point where our cellular networks were as strong as say, Japan's, I could see only using Rdio or Spotify for myself. As of now though the idea of relying on ATT in the subway sounds terrible.
The Rdio iPhone app lets you sync albums to your mobile device for offline listening, if you don't want to stream over it. So, I always have a good portion synched up on there.
11:11 AM on 11/29/12
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question for those who've already downloaded the update: is it still possible to view everything in the traditional list format? the lack of that option (from all of the pictures i've seen so far) is the only thing making me nervous about downloading this immediately.
If you view by songs -- yeah ... no real reason to do it though. The album / artist format is far better.

Edit: Uploaded the wrong attachement the first time. Was supposed to be the song layout. O well.
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11:13 AM on 11/29/12
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question for those who've already downloaded the update: is it still possible to view everything in the traditional list format? the lack of that option (from all of the pictures i've seen so far) is the only thing making me nervous about downloading this immediately.
Trying again.
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11:16 AM on 11/29/12
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There's no doubt in my mind that Apple thinks they can do it better than Rdio, and I don't necessarily doubt it either. They'd probably rather champion that they did it themselves and kill Rdio, Spotify, and Pandora in the process of doing it.

I just really like Rdio's new updates.
Me too. But I also believe there's a place for both. Heh, at the moment I have no problem with my current workflow.

Rdio for most music listening at home on any computer, or AirPlay to other speakers. iTunes as a media server for any TV or Movies I download. NOW if I could store all those in iCloud and save space on my computer ... that would be pretty cool. iTunes Match my West Wing collection. Save 500 GB. Haha.
11:36 AM on 11/29/12
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I just want to reiterate this point...

UP NEXT is so good. I always questioned why iTunes never included it... It's so simple but so effective. I always loved that about Winamp.
Yep, after I started using it on Rdio, I was unable to go back to iTunes. It's great. I think of things I wanna listen to and add them to the queue. Or just load up a bunch of stuff for the day.
11:37 AM on 11/29/12
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Sidenote. I wish there was an iCloud.app on all Apple devices
What would the iCloud app do?
11:38 AM on 11/29/12
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It would be nice if iTunes accepted AVI files. Come on, folks.
Most everything is M4V it seems these days (and I've found it's a more consistent quality), or you can convert it with Handbrake if you happen upon something like that.
12:54 PM on 11/29/12
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I don't know. Just being able to manage music, documents, photos, videos, etc, etc would be much easier in my mind that way - at least in iOS. I see that complaint a lot for the iPhone

Ah, so like a file system ... yeah, I think their entire goal is to remove the file system. Heh.
12:57 PM on 11/29/12
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this is why I love this website: a whole thread full of people freaking out about the new iTunes update.


Such a great point. I told my GF today when she asked what I was doing today, "uh, I'm talking with other people about iTunes 11." Hahaha, she gave me a look like, "what in the hell??"

Yes, yes, this is what I am doing.
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