Recently, the music streaming giant re-branded it's CD-quality (flac) tier and is now available on Bluesound's platform. The announcement is most welcome as I've been patiently waiting for a Tidal HiFi alternative. After signing up for their 30-day trial, I listened to a number of very familiar favorites and so far I'm impressed with the … Continue reading Deezer HiFi
After years of playing in Apple's sandbox, this past Spring I began looking in earnest for non-Apple replacements for my aging gadgets (iPhone 6 & iPad Air). In a nutshell, Acer's Chromebook R11 convertible replaced my iPad and Google's Pixel 2 became my 1st ever Android phone. Late to the party Google's Cast technology has … Continue reading Chromecast Audio
After much research prior to my 1st Android phone purchase, I settled on Google's Pixel 2. Despite being extremely happy with the phone I was, admittedly, a bit disappointed with the Bluetooth specs Google had published for their latest greatest .. Bluetooth 5.0 + LE. That's it. No aptX (never mind aptX HD). I wondered … Continue reading Bluetooth Revisited
Pandora In a previous post I stated the Pandora Premium tier wasn't what I was looking for as a supplement to Tidal and cancelled my subscription. However, it didn't take long to find myself really missing all that Pandora brings to the table. Music discovery is what I value most with the service and their … Continue reading Streaming .. again
Just a follow-up .. my Amazon Music Unlimited trial is about to end and I decided to purchase a yearly subscription for $79. It's a good value (for Prime members) over the usual suspects (Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, etc.) even with Apple's recently announced $99/yr option. Yes, I like the service.
In a previous post about streaming I mentioned signing up for a Pandora Premium 60-day trial and with only a short time left I've decided to cancel my subscription. While I enjoy Pandora for music discovery, the Premium service is just not what I was looking for to compliment my Tidal HiFi service. I like Tidal HiFi … Continue reading Streaming update
I'm a fan. In fact, I subscribe to Tidal's $20/month Hi-Fi tier. I've also had paid subscriptions for other services including Apple Music, Spotify, and Pandora. Suffice it to say I've more than dabbled in this world of rented music. I still enjoy my own personal library and on occasion purchase music but streaming is … Continue reading Streaming