1. Wreckus's Avatar
    Does anyone know when Spotify will open up the "doors" to allow anyone sign up for an account in Canada?

    I submitted my email address to get a code to get in early and still haven't received one yet and I really want to sign up for their service as every other digital music service pretty much stunk for me for one reason or the other (google music, Xbox music, etc).

    Hate that Spotify didn't just let anyone sign up for an account in Canada.
    07-12-2014 04:51 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Google is your friend here, search using a VPN or proxy.
    07-13-2014 12:58 PM
  3. iBright's Avatar
    Yeah not available in China too so I always use a VPN to access it n it works just fine


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    07-13-2014 04:33 PM
  4. Wreckus's Avatar
    It's coming to Canada, but what's stupid is that you need to sign up to get an invitation and it looks like I didn't get one. Tempted to go back to RDIO since google play music offline playback is borked. But I heard good things about spotify and I wanted to give that one a shot.
    07-13-2014 04:47 PM
  5. acerace113's Avatar
    I've been waiting for 3 days now... Also added a second email just incase. I have tried rdio, I did like it but the monthly cost and catalog wasn't enough for me.


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    07-14-2014 10:03 AM
  6. Wreckus's Avatar
    I've been waiting for 3 days now... Also added a second email just incase. I have tried rdio, I did like it but the monthly cost and catalog wasn't enough for me.


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    I added an second email address as well. What I don't like about RDIO is that they don't have a chart of the top 50 or 100 songs overall and in each genre.

    Update, RDIO does have a chart of top songs. Sorry.
    Last edited by Wreckus; 07-14-2014 at 03:28 PM.
    07-14-2014 10:34 AM
  7. pkcable's Avatar
    Can you guys get Google Play Music? It's just as good and a bit cheaper only 7.99 a month. I have used both. Spotify IS a little cooler and a little more intuitive, BUT Google Music gives you almost as much at a much better price.
    07-15-2014 01:22 AM
  8. Wreckus's Avatar
    Tried google play and cancelled it. Latest update borked offline listening and even with offline listening working before, I was nearing my data cap for the month. So I cancelled my all access account.

    Now waiting for an Spotify canada invitation or i'm going back to RDIO.
    07-15-2014 01:39 AM
  9. acerace113's Avatar
    Can you guys get Google Play Music? It's just as good and a bit cheaper only 7.99 a month. I have used both. Spotify IS a little cooler and a little more intuitive, BUT Google Music gives you almost as much at a much better price.
    In Canada it's $9.99 and I haven't tried it I might try it though soon.


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    07-15-2014 07:43 AM
  10. Wreckus's Avatar
    Quick update...gave up waiting and giving deeper a go and i'm really impressed. Their IOS app, to me, is great and I like it much better than xbox music & RDIO.

    Also, I like how easy it is to add albums to your collection and the sound quality is great.

    Unless Spotify blows my mind when I get an invitation, I'm sticking with deezer. Doesn't help deezer is 5 bucks a month for the first 3 months.
    07-16-2014 05:20 PM
  11. acerace113's Avatar
    Quick update...gave up waiting and giving deeper a go and i'm really impressed. Their IOS app, to me, is great and I like it much better than xbox music & RDIO.

    Also, I like how easy it is to add albums to your collection and the sound quality is great.

    Unless Spotify blows my mind when I get an invitation, I'm sticking with deezer. Doesn't help deezer is 5 bucks a month for the first 3 months.
    I gave up and tried google play music all access, I like it but I still can't find an on-demand service that has a good dubstep catalog. I've tried rdio and find google play music better. I've also tried iTunes Radio and found it ok.


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    07-16-2014 05:45 PM
  12. Wreckus's Avatar
    I gave up and tried google play music all access, I like it but I still can't find an on-demand service that has a good dubstep catalog. I've tried rdio and find google play music better. I've also tried iTunes Radio and found it ok.


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    Don't have iTunes radio up in Canada yet, so can't comment on that service. Maybe try deezer and see what it offers before you upgrade to premium.
    07-16-2014 05:53 PM
  13. acerace113's Avatar
    Don't have iTunes radio up in Canada yet, so can't comment on that service. Maybe try deezer and see what it offers before you upgrade to premium.
    I have a US iTunes account so I can use iTunes Radio any time. I might try deezer but my google play music trial ends August 14th so I got a while still.


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    07-16-2014 06:14 PM
  14. acerace113's Avatar
    Don't have iTunes radio up in Canada yet, so can't comment on that service. Maybe try deezer and see what it offers before you upgrade to premium.
    Ok I have tried deezer, it does offer more songs than google play music but it's not as constant as google play music in terms of music quality. The songs that are available in HQ in deezer are good but if you come across one that isn't it doesn't sound good at all. In terms of data usage I've noticed deezer uses less data than google play music but for some reason google play music loads more faster than deezer over cellular data. One thing I don't like about both google and deezer is it loads ahead which uses more data if I don't listen to those songs it loads ahead. Overall they are both good but I would pick google play music all access over deezer due to sound quality constancy. Comparing the discovery part (the radio part) of google and deezer to iTunes Radio I would have to give it to iTunes Radio cause it wins in both sound quality and music catalog plus it uses less data since it only loads one song at a time and only starts loading the next song when there is about 10 seconds left in the current song. In terms of music discovery all 3 are equal, iTunes Radio does have a slight advantage with first play but that's it.
    Once spotify does launch 100% in Canada (which is in "coming months" apparently) I will try it and compare. Also google play music, deezer and spotify all offer songs in UPTO 320 Kbps mp3 with iTunes Radio songs in 256 Kbps m4a.


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    07-18-2014 09:17 AM
  15. pkcable's Avatar
    I still think you should just google unblockus.
    07-22-2014 02:00 PM
  16. logvkp's Avatar
    I would wait. Be patient. They said they could not guarantee anything, but I personally am waiting
    07-23-2014 11:19 AM
  17. Wreckus's Avatar
    I gave up and just going to buy my music from the iTunes store. I already find that the songs are much better to listen to than any streaming service I tried before.
    08-02-2014 12:08 PM
  18. acerace113's Avatar
    I gave up and just going to buy my music from the iTunes store. I already find that the songs are much better to listen to than any streaming service I tried before.
    I've decided to keep google play music all access for now since it was the most consistent of all in terms of song quality. I still buy songs and albums on iTunes also. I don't think I can ever go full cloud streaming due to my data plan.
    08-04-2014 08:28 AM
  19. acerace113's Avatar
    Update: I just got an invite code for spotify
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    08-13-2014 10:18 AM
  20. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Yay for legitimate access to Spotify in Canada, finally!

    Beats Music was my paid service till now, but I may switch over to Spotify. (Receiving the invitation last week was a surprise -- I'd forgotten I'd signed up for one.)
    08-18-2014 01:31 PM
  21. acerace113's Avatar
    After trying spotify it's not bad, is has a good catalog of songs, it's similar to dezzer and google play music all access. One thing I do like is that songs load one at a time so it's easy on cellular data. With premium you can stream on demand, and get access to songs at 320 Kbps and you can sync music from your computer to the spotify app. With free you can shuffle playlists and play radio stations. Songs stream at 160 Kbps. One thing that is concerning is the app stores a cache of songs you listen to and it doesn't have an option to delete or control the cache on the device and the cache can get big:
    Spotify in Canada-imageuploadedbytapatalk1408448090.481984.jpg
    Other than that it's not bad. The desktop site lets you stream on demand weather you have premium or not (so far). There are audio ads if you don't have premium. The cost is $9.99 CAD + tax so for me it would be $11.12/month compared to google play music all access which cost me just $9.99/month. I will still buy songs on iTunes since it gives me the best song quality.
    I would say for anyone that wants to move to on demand streaming, try every service that is available in your country and choose the one that best fits you and your needs.


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    08-19-2014 07:46 AM

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