bucketo, I also have a Slacker account and you're right that Slacker is focused on providing personal radio stations. Its customization options in that area are much better than Spotify's. However, as you say, Slacker has no on-demand functionality.
I am liking my 7 day trial. Good selection and very good sound quality. Think I will sign up for the 4.99 streaming only plan. What about the rest of you? I have an iPhone but doubt the sound quality would be as good over 3G. Seems you can download and sync also but I read that there may be Canadian restrictions in this area.
How is Rdio treating you guys? I'm still playing with the free version of Spotify. I really love the fact you can listen to any song any time. I was getting a bit tired of the ads and decided I'd try the pay membership. They have it pretty locked down though, can't use my Visa and with Paypal they check the country of origin so I really can't find a way to pay (sad isn't it, someone wants to pay for something and can't).
If I can find a way to pay for Spotify (UK) I may look elsewhere. Going to try the 7 day trial of Rdio today and compare it to Spotify, see if the same music I've found in Spotify comes up in Rdio etc.
Anybody still using this service and would like to comment how things are now. I'm thinking about signing up for this or getting a Spotify account. Need to figure out which service will serve my needs better.
I use both Rdio (the $4.99/month web version) and Spotify (significantly more expensive as I'm paying someone in the U.S. extra). If I had to pick one I would pick Spotify for its ability to merge local music tracks with their online collection, their (slightly better) radio feature, and their app ecosystem. Rdio, however, is a lot better with showing new releases and since it runs in a browser, it's a lot more lightweight than Spotify's increasingly heavy client.
The annual account filing contains a management report, dated April 23 this year, where Spotify said a launch on the Canadian market is planned.
Not exactly rushing it are they?
When it arrives in Canada, I will investigate, however, I am still quite happy with Rdio on Sonos so it would have to have some compelling new functionality for switching. My kids also use Sonos on their portable devices without any problems so its a great deal at $10 a month.