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Published 6 years ago by carpenoctem with 13 Comments

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  • radixius
    +4

    And the world keeps on spinnin'. There's nothing interesting about speculating on this, unless they have something killer planned that will bring masses of people from one platform to another. This is a service that is dead on arrival, full stop.

  • VoyagerXyX
    +4

    And there is officially an oversaturated market. For some vague and unknown reason I'm annoyed by this. DO SOMETHING INNOVATIVE. Ugh. /rant

    • ClassyCritic
      +3

      I don't see where Facebook can really improve over other options, specifically Spotify. Other than some current Facebook users, I don't see many people jumping ship.

      • Swanee (edited 6 years ago)
        +4

        Yeah it kind of reminds me back when Myspace was trying too hard to be everything to everyone. I remember the Myspace video service start and subsequent blocking of youtube links for a while. Difference is facebook can do the same thing but much more quietly by devaluing youtube in their algorithm. I imagine we will see the same thing with shared links to other music services now.

      • VoyagerXyX
        +3

        This sounds really mean but I hope it flops hard so that new startups recognize the space is full. The services in place meet the needs of every potential customer at a reasonable price with great service.

  • treelegs666
    +3

    I don't like spotify sharing things with my facebook, so why would I want a service that may force me to share what I'm listening to.

  • rigel
    +3

    I just don't see Facebook's alternate services really going anywhere. They're trying to get into the news world, music world, video world, virtual reality world?... I think they should just stick to working on the social networking side of it and stay away from media. Personally, I'm turned off by Facebook-branded services, and I know others are too, because of the concerns with privacy.

    I'm sticking to Spotify, even though the Windows Phone support is lackluster.

    • VoyagerXyX
      +4

      I'll also be sticking with Spotify. After making my initial comment on this thread I was thinking to myself about Windows support of Spotify and I thought it would be really awesome if windows just bought Spotify out and integrated it into the operating system. Now THAT would be something.

      • rigel
        +3

        That would be pretty nice, but I doubt it'd happen. The entertainment team is focusing pretty hard on Groove Music (previously Xbox Music) and that is a direct Spotify competitor. I think if they can introduce better features and better integration to Groove Music, they can steal some of Spotify's market share. Not much reason for buying Spotify in that event.

        But that would definitely be something.

        • VoyagerXyX
          +3

          Microsoft does a GREAT many things right but music has never really been one of them. Groove may completely have me doing a 360 on my opinion (I have yet to use it.) but I think this might be one problem that Microsoft could just solve with an acquisition to be honest.

          • rigel
            +2

            I think so too. I really loved the Zune system and it was so ahead of its time, but they discontinued it. I feel like if MS had put time and money into improving Zune (both hardware and software) and the Zune Pass model, it could be one of the top competing services today. (Hey, I still use my Zune HD!) Instead, they phased it out and made the functional yet feature-lacking Xbox Music, that basically no one uses because Spotify has taken over the industry.

            Here's to hoping MS makes some better decisions on the entertainment side of things soon.

  • double2 (edited 6 years ago)
    +2

    Facebook have proven their only talent is paying through the nose for other services. Why don't they just pay $903848907592 billion (in shares, of course) and buy spotify, then do next to nothing in the means of integrating the services?

  • CuppaMatt
    +2

    Like they were making a phone to "Rival the iPhone and Android" and their email service to "Blow Gmail out of the water"?

    Cool I guess.

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