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How bad is Spotify?

It's a bourgeoise vice, but I really like it. I hate having to search all over the web to pirate albums, organize those albums in my desktop, and transfer transfer both to my phone and laptop from my desktop. Spotify just makes the process so much easier. I can listen from any device I want. I want to add some songs to my playlist? I search it up and add it in a matter of seconds. I want to share music? I copy a link and send it over in seconds. Spotify has 99% of the music I listen to and I don't even listen to mainstream stuff.

Should I really make the effort to switch back to pirating? Should I stop prioritizing comfort over data security? What does /tech/ think?


Well it's obviously a big fucking botnet like all proprietary mobile apps. Also they're miserable to artists.


But should I really care if I'm in a music botnet? I mean, the only data they can get is what I listen to—why should I care about that?



Well torrenting is retarded easy, I dunno why you'd ever stop.


https://newpipe.net/ newpipe is a free (of charge, but also free) android app that lets you use youtube with no ads, and you can have audio in the background or in a popup window. newpipe has been the reason not to use spotify for me, for so long


I never switched away from pirating. My digital music collection has been growing for 15 years and while probably 90% of it is available on Spotify I wouldn't trade it away for anything.

What about the rare radio freestyles I downloaded on underground rap forums ~2006?
What about the rare compilations and B-sides?
What about all the fanmade video game remixes from OCRemix?
What about the hundreds of datpiff mixtapes?
What about fanmade remasters that eclipse the botched commercial release (e.g. Frances the Mute)?
What about songs that get region-locked or that Spotify loses the rights to or may lose the right to in the future?
What if I want the ability to play the music on any device, at any time, without the device ever connecting to the internet?

If you have to ask why piracy is better then you're obviously already at home in the botnet. You yourself say it's convenient and has everything you need, so what's the problem?


Not when I don't have a dependable torrent site and I have to scout a million sites just to listen to music.




I had an app like that on my phone but I deleted it because I'm trying to make my phone as "dumb" as possible.

Also youtube quality is crap.

1% of the music I like isn't on spotify but I pirate those and put in on my phone. Easier than doing it for every single album that I listen to.


I just "google" whatever I need and find it immediately lol, mostly lossless even.


Maybe it's different now. I got on Spotify in 2016. Back then, it was a real pain in the ass to pirate everything. Perhaps it's easier now. If it is, maybe I'll switch back.


I got a huge music collection, but I've been using Spotify because most devices today are so storage averse that it became a pain carrying even 1/3rd of my ENORMOUS library around.

I really wish there was a 1TB music player with bluetooth and some internet connectivity

use Soulseek dummy


SD cards?


Mine's going strong after 4 years.

plus an SD card like >>8176 says. If you really need 1TB you're gonna have to cough up another 200 clams for the storage. No way around that though.


Spotify is great for discovering new music from it's playlists and shit.
I still pirate music after finding stuff from it.

Sucks there's not way to download stuff from it though. I don't want to download from deezer or youtube.


Sounds like you're too far gone, stick to goyify.




just use soulseek (nicotine+) to download music


join a private tracker, you can get the best version of any album you want and people there know how to rip music from streaming services. supplement with soulseek or just use soulseek alone if you're not picky about quality control
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There is though. I found this app on F-Droid called SpotiFlyer that literally does that. I'm not a tech expert, but I trust F-Droid apps for privacy and it only wants permission to access storage do download the file, but you can see that on their F-droid page.


Use Any Video Converter (desktop app) or Free Online Video Convdrter website to download your music

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