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(Billboard)   Apple plays the if you can't beat them join them game and looks to port iTunes to Android   (billboard.com) divider line 190
    More: Obvious, iTunes, Android, Apple, Android Phone, Spotify, IFPI, iPhone, RIAA  
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jbc [TotalFark]
2014-03-24 01:07:27 PM
Subby, If android had a decent music service, there'd be no reason for iTunes to come in and pwn it.
 
2014-03-24 02:01:27 PM
Yes, please.
 
2014-03-24 02:01:56 PM

jbc: Subby, If android had a decent music service, there'd be no reason for iTunes to come in and pwn it.


I use Amazon and I'll be installing iTunes sometime after the heat death of the universe.
 
2014-03-24 02:36:05 PM
Hahaha. No thanks.
 
2014-03-24 02:39:00 PM
DON'T DO IT IT'S A TRAP
 
2014-03-24 02:46:21 PM

timujin: jbc: Subby, If android had a decent music service, there'd be no reason for iTunes to come in and pwn it.

I use Amazon and I'll be installing iTunes sometime after the heat death of the universe.


THIS!
 
2014-03-24 03:08:38 PM

timujin: jbc: Subby, If android had a decent music service, there'd be no reason for iTunes to come in and pwn it.

I use Amazon and I'll be installing iTunes sometime after the heat death of the universe.


If you have a Samsung Galaxy >=3, Milk Music is free.

And the day I install anything that says "Apple" on anything I own, it will be quite chilly in hell.
 
2014-03-24 03:29:59 PM
If iTunes hadn't somehow degraded from "slightly clunky but still usable mass music organizing/purchasing platform" to "Who the hell wrote this interface and why does it actively fight my trying to accomplish basic tasks??" sure.
 
2014-03-24 03:33:02 PM
Next thing you'll know they will port iTunes to Windows.  That will definitely be the death of Apple.
 
2014-03-24 03:35:06 PM
So does this mean that Apple is inventing Xbox music now?
 
2014-03-24 03:36:34 PM
Let Me Laugh Harder
 
2014-03-24 03:38:24 PM

jbc: Subby, If android had a decent music service, there'd be no reason for iTunes to come in and pwn it.


What's funny is that you actually believe that....

Google Play OWNS iTunes.  Deal with it.
 
2014-03-24 03:39:22 PM
Please yes... do this!
 
2014-03-24 03:40:27 PM

jbc: Subby, If android had a decent music service, there'd be no reason for iTunes to come in and pwn it.


cdn.macrumors.com
www.androidguys.com
www.altpress.com
 
2014-03-24 03:42:39 PM

timujin: jbc: Subby, If android had a decent music service, there'd be no reason for iTunes to come in and pwn it.

I use Amazon and I'll be installing iTunes sometime after the heat death of the universe.


I refuse to use iOS products (all the way back to the iPod) because I refuse to be owned by iTunes.  I don't have Quicktime and haven't in years and years because QT forces iTunes.
 
2014-03-24 03:46:12 PM
Even my Macbook doesn't have itunes on it. I'd rather have every medical condition that includes the word "prolapse" than tolerate the existence of itunes.
 
2014-03-24 03:54:20 PM

RexTalionis: jbc: Subby, If android had a decent music service, there'd be no reason for iTunes to come in and pwn it.

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Rhapsody
Pandora
 
2014-03-24 04:00:26 PM

TNel: RexTalionis: jbc: Subby, If android had a decent music service, there'd be no reason for iTunes to come in and pwn it.

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Rhapsody
Pandora


Beats
 
2014-03-24 04:00:38 PM
Keep your sh*tful software away from my less sh*tful software.
 
2014-03-24 04:00:57 PM

TNel: RexTalionis: jbc: Subby, If android had a decent music service, there'd be no reason for iTunes to come in and pwn it.

[cdn.macrumors.com image 175x175]
[www.androidguys.com image 650x397]
[www.altpress.com image 570x386]

Rhapsody
Pandora


Slacker
 
2014-03-24 04:01:10 PM

timujin: jbc: Subby, If android had a decent music service, there'd be no reason for iTunes to come in and pwn it.

I use Amazon and I'll be installing iTunes sometime after the heat death of the universe.


Yep. This.
 
2014-03-24 04:01:50 PM
I like google play. It gives me nice, high quality, properly tagged MP3 files for my archive, and then I can download them locally any time I want to my phone or tablet as well.

I thought iDevices were selling way more then android devices. Why would Apple want to move into such a small market?
 
2014-03-24 04:02:50 PM

sendtodave: TNel: RexTalionis: jbc: Subby, If android had a decent music service, there'd be no reason for iTunes to come in and pwn it.

[cdn.macrumors.com image 175x175]
[www.androidguys.com image 650x397]
[www.altpress.com image 570x386]

Rhapsody
Pandora

Slacker


Sirius Internet Radio.

/what, my daughter listens to it
 
2014-03-24 04:06:12 PM
Really, itunes on windows is really what got Apple moving in the right direction, so trying to put itunes on other things isn't a bad idea in practice....

..on the other hand, I keep hearing radio ads for iTunes Radio, and it always talks about opening iTunes or some other app to find their radio service, and I have to wonder... Apple accidentally backed into a whole new interface paradigm where each little app does "one thing only and one thing only" and is represented by a single icon. The fact that Apple "hides" this wonderful new feature that they are heavily touting within a pre-existing app somewhere tells me that someone somewhere within their building doesn't quite get how their own interface is actually used by real consumers.
 
2014-03-24 04:06:54 PM
Yeah Apple?  Here's my response:

www.roflcat.com

/When you make iTunes into someone that's not a resource hog, then I'll take a second glance at you
 
2014-03-24 04:07:17 PM
It will be so simple it won't even need a settings page. Take that Android and your complex 'options'.
 
2014-03-24 04:07:32 PM

enry: sendtodave: TNel: RexTalionis: jbc: Subby, If android had a decent music service, there'd be no reason for iTunes to come in and pwn it.

[cdn.macrumors.com image 175x175]
[www.androidguys.com image 650x397]
[www.altpress.com image 570x386]

Rhapsody
Pandora

Slacker

Sirius Internet Radio.

/what, my daughter listens to it


YTdownloader
 
2014-03-24 04:08:22 PM

RexTalionis: jbc: Subby, If android had a decent music service, there'd be no reason for iTunes to come in and pwn it.

[cdn.macrumors.com image 175x175]
[www.androidguys.com image 650x397]
[www.altpress.com image 570x386]


Not too sure about Google Play.  Recently bought something and when I tried to play it on my phone, it needed a Wi-Fi connection.

So that's a major red flag against Google Play.
 
2014-03-24 04:09:41 PM
ITunes is part of the reason i switched from Apple to Android. Take your stupid bloatware and go be fat somewhere else Apple.
 
2014-03-24 04:10:41 PM

nickolasj80: TNel: RexTalionis: jbc: Subby, If android had a decent music service, there'd be no reason for iTunes to come in and pwn it.

[cdn.macrumors.com image 175x175]
[www.androidguys.com image 650x397]
[www.altpress.com image 570x386]

Rhapsody
Pandora

Beats


Oh....FARK BEATS~!  Seriously, fark Monster and fark Beats.  The most overrated pair of headphones and earphones in existence, period.

Overpriced and overbased piles of crap; I just got the SoundMagic e10s for $40 and they easily kill Beats with it's balanced bass and great sound.
 
2014-03-24 04:11:54 PM

Russ1642: It will be so simple it won't even need a settings page. Take that Android and your complex 'options'.


You mean I can't have to ability to control what I want my player to do?  Really?  Fark that noise.
 
2014-03-24 04:14:25 PM

Rwa2play: Not too sure about Google Play.  Recently bought something and when I tried to play it on my phone, it needed a Wi-Fi connection.


It was trying to download the file you bought so you could play it.

However, google play has an option that prevents it from using a cell network for downloading things, because they are good people, who understand you might have a limited data plan on your phone.

Go into the settings, and you can tell it that it's OK to use LTE or whatever to download stuff.
 
2014-03-24 04:15:15 PM

Rwa2play: RexTalionis: jbc: Subby, If android had a decent music service, there'd be no reason for iTunes to come in and pwn it.

[cdn.macrumors.com image 175x175]
[www.androidguys.com image 650x397]
[www.altpress.com image 570x386]

Not too sure about Google Play.  Recently bought something and when I tried to play it on my phone, it needed a Wi-Fi connection.

So that's a major red flag against Google Play.


You must be doing it wrong, because that has never happened to me and the gazillions of others who have bought songs from Google Play.

Unless you bought an app that has to hit a licensing server every time you run it.  Well, that is your own fault.
 
2014-03-24 04:17:01 PM

fluffy2097: Rwa2play: Not too sure about Google Play.  Recently bought something and when I tried to play it on my phone, it needed a Wi-Fi connection.

It was trying to download the file you bought so you could play it.

However, google play has an option that prevents it from using a cell network for downloading things, because they are good people, who understand you might have a limited data plan on your phone.

Go into the settings, and you can tell it that it's OK to use LTE or whatever to download stuff.


Ehhhh, I bought it online and it d/l to my phone.

Now, I could understand that, once i buy it, it's locked down to my account.  But if you can't trust me to listen to it at anytime, ummm why the hell do you want me to buy it off of you?

Seriously, I've bought music from iTunes and I could play it anywhere I want to; so why can't Google Play do the same?
 
2014-03-24 04:17:24 PM
The only thing I actively enjoyed about moving from the iPhone to Android was deleting every trace (yeah, right) of iTunes from all of my systems
 
2014-03-24 04:17:29 PM

fluffy2097: Rwa2play: Not too sure about Google Play.  Recently bought something and when I tried to play it on my phone, it needed a Wi-Fi connection.

It was trying to download the file you bought so you could play it.

However, google play has an option that prevents it from using a cell network for downloading things, because they are good people, who understand you might have a limited data plan on your phone.

Go into the settings, and you can tell it that it's OK to use LTE or whatever to download stuff.


Also make sure you click the thumbtack icon on any music or books or whatever you want stored locally just to be sure it is available offline.
 
2014-03-24 04:18:19 PM

theflatline: Rwa2play: RexTalionis: jbc: Subby, If android had a decent music service, there'd be no reason for iTunes to come in and pwn it.

[cdn.macrumors.com image 175x175]
[www.androidguys.com image 650x397]
[www.altpress.com image 570x386]

Not too sure about Google Play.  Recently bought something and when I tried to play it on my phone, it needed a Wi-Fi connection.

So that's a major red flag against Google Play.

You must be doing it wrong, because that has never happened to me and the gazillions of others who have bought songs from Google Play.

Unless you bought an app that has to hit a licensing server every time you run it.  Well, that is your own fault.


Except I use Google Plays own music app to play it on.
 
2014-03-24 04:18:26 PM
iTunes?

www.hahastop.com
 
2014-03-24 04:18:47 PM
Any decent alternatives for managing itunes based podcasts in an Android based environment? I have an ipod classic that I use for podcast listening in my car (itunes on computer to manage podcast subscriptions) but if I can deal with one less device I would certainly do so.
 
2014-03-24 04:19:31 PM

Rwa2play: so why can't Google Play do the same?


Because you are to dumb to be using technology.

/Sorry to be upfront about it, but I use the app every day. I know it works the way I'm telling you.
 
2014-03-24 04:20:04 PM

Bootysama: fluffy2097: Rwa2play: Not too sure about Google Play.  Recently bought something and when I tried to play it on my phone, it needed a Wi-Fi connection.

It was trying to download the file you bought so you could play it.

However, google play has an option that prevents it from using a cell network for downloading things, because they are good people, who understand you might have a limited data plan on your phone.

Go into the settings, and you can tell it that it's OK to use LTE or whatever to download stuff.

Also make sure you click the thumbtack icon on any music or books or whatever you want stored locally just to be sure it is available offline.


Thanks~!  I was wondering why the heck I couldn't play it on my phone.

My bad then.
 
2014-03-24 04:21:29 PM

fluffy2097: Rwa2play: so why can't Google Play do the same?

Because you are to dumb to be using technology.

/Sorry to be upfront about it, but I use the app every day. I know it works the way I'm telling you.


It really should default to whatever device you use it on.
 
2014-03-24 04:22:41 PM
Noooo.  Keep that nasty ecosystem and turgid software away from my devices.   I don't even use the Play Store, so this is unlikely to matter to me anyway.  There are some nice free and open source programs for Android that play media beautifully.  VLC is nearly stable now, for one.

Also, Apple people, look -- an MPEG video on our computer; we can drag it to our devices' memory directly!  It's Magic!

Look!  We can use our smart phones to download an MP3 file from any web site!  We just download it, and then play it.  It's Magic!

/seriously, I was SHOCKED that iOS browsers don't let you do the latter
 
2014-03-24 04:26:43 PM

Rwa2play: Bootysama: fluffy2097: Rwa2play: Not too sure about Google Play.  Recently bought something and when I tried to play it on my phone, it needed a Wi-Fi connection.

It was trying to download the file you bought so you could play it.

However, google play has an option that prevents it from using a cell network for downloading things, because they are good people, who understand you might have a limited data plan on your phone.

Go into the settings, and you can tell it that it's OK to use LTE or whatever to download stuff.

Also make sure you click the thumbtack icon on any music or books or whatever you want stored locally just to be sure it is available offline.

Thanks~!  I was wondering why the heck I couldn't play it on my phone.

My bad then.


No problem. I use Google's unlimited music service and you can have it auto download specific playlists with the thumbtack so when I'm at home picking new music for my gym playlist it will automatically download it every time I add a song.

/run on sentence ftw
 
2014-03-24 04:29:21 PM

Bootysama: No problem. I use Google's unlimited music service and you can have it auto download specific playlists with the thumbtack so when I'm at home picking new music for my gym playlist it will automatically download it every time I add a song.

/run on sentence ftw


it was my first time using Google Play to buy songs so I'm not familiar to the different settings that it has for offline use.
 
2014-03-24 04:29:28 PM
fark Apple. For years they thought they could use iTunes to lock people in, thus preventing them from replacing their iProduct with something else. Now that it's happening anyway, they want to come over to the formerly shunned platform and convince people to use their product? Not even if there wasn't a good alternative.
 
2014-03-24 04:30:07 PM

derpy: I refuse to use iOS products (all the way back to the iPod) because I refuse to be owned by iTunes.  I don't have Quicktime and haven't in years and years because QT forces iTunes.


The OS on legacy iPods is not iOS.  And for iOS products - you haven't needed iTunes for a couple of years now.
 
2014-03-24 04:31:17 PM
Rwa2play:

it was my first time using Google Play to buy songs so I'm not familiar to the different settings that it has for offline use.

These things do have manuals.

/surrounded by idiots.
 
2014-03-24 04:31:48 PM
Am I the only one who steadfastly refuses to turn over my library to some "music source" like iTunes, Play or something else?

I want to have a library on my computer that I can copy to my device as needed on a wireless connection (when I'm at home. When I'm not at home, I have things to do). So far, everyone's so up their own ass about managing a library (which I've been doing just fine for a decade, guys) that they forgot about things like wireless connectivity (Airdroid is better than MediaMonkey Beta at this, which is just sad).

// what would the time commitment be if I turned my library over to Play, and how much of it could I be expected to lose?
// I don't buy music from services (tips fedora) enough to make it worth it to join one ecosystem
 
2014-03-24 04:32:13 PM
So much fail in this thread.  Is reddit down?
 
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