I’m a Spotify user. When I know what I want to listen – I open Spotify.
“Open Spotify” means – open web player, not the application. I do not have the application installed at all. So, Spotify for me is a pure web service.
Generally, this works fine and I already have rather big music library there. Big for me.
Definitely, Spotify has playlists. And these play lists do not work well for me. I do not know why. Really. I find some playlist which promises me good background music and then actively click “next song” since current one does not fit.
Probably something wrong with playlists, probably something wrong with my expectations.
Very probably I can train myself to be fine with Spotify playlists, but I do not want to.
I found a strange solution for this problem. This solution is called youtube.
But youtube is not a music, but video service? Yes.
Youtube is overcopyrighted (and removed many videos where background sounded like something copyrighted)! Yes.
Nevertheless, I found a huge number of “videos” with nice background music. And this music works for me.
And, yes, this is music, not a music video, not a video, since video part is either static or changes very slowly and does not matter anyway.
Moreover, when my 2 hours long relaxing video ends, youtube starts next one. As result., it is mostly endless. For background music, this is a nice feature.
Therefore my music setup now is:
- Spotify when I want to listen “my music library” or find learn some exact artist
- youtube when I need some background music (when I work or read a book)
So far I discovered only one negative side effect from this youtube usage: youtube home page suggest me music videos only, meanwhile before I suggested me videos related to a real video I really watched. I can live with this.