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    Default Spotify vs Youtube Music

    Iíve been using both of the above to stream background music to my smart tv.
    I prefer Spotify as I like the way the tracks are displayed on screen.
    I have attempted to create the save playlist on both.
    However there are a number of tracks that wonít play in Spotify but will in Youtube.
    It would appear these are (non copyrighted) tracks, by some the same artists I have on my playlist in Spotify.
    My old brain is trying to work a way round this.
    Can anyone help me out here.

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    Default Re: Spotify vs Youtube Music

    Some artists are against spotify , as they dont pay them enough royalties . So those artists dont allow their music on spotify
    Also , some artists also dont actually have the publishing rights to some of there songs , so 3rd parties who have those publishing rights can decide if those songs are allowed on spotify


    Taylor Swift pulled all her music off Spotify for years (but are now back on there)

    from 2014 , not sure of the rate now
    "So how much do Spotify artists actually make? Artists earn on average less than one cent per play, between $0.006 and $0.0084, to be exact"

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    Default Re: Spotify vs Youtube Music

    However there are a number of tracks that wonít play in Spotify but will in Youtube.
    Can you give an example of a couple ? Never had any tracks not play, there are some tracks not available but generally if available play fine.

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    Default Re: Spotify vs Youtube Music

    I stand corrected, not available on Spotify, but available on YouTube.

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    Default Re: Spotify vs Youtube Music

    Quote Originally Posted by Driftwood View Post
    I stand corrected, not available on Spotify, but available on YouTube.
    Well that would be the reason they don't work on Spotify Mind you if you were to download a song and add it to your Spotify playlist you create it should play fine.

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    Default Re: Spotify vs Youtube Music

    Gotta like Spotify, used to use the Free version, but now using the paid ( got pissed off one night with the ads at a BBQ so subscribed) , shared it with the Mrs ,can down load the songs (I use a third party program) ONE of the own created play lists is 8 1/2 hours non stop. (got several, as well as a LOT of Albums)

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    Default Re: Spotify vs Youtube Music

    I'm just on the free version atm.
    One example would be, Birds in Flight, by Dan Lebowitz.

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    Default Re: Spotify vs Youtube Music

    This may be a bit long winded or not work for you at all depending on What you are streaming the Music from. But if you wanted youtube Music.

    Install something like ClipGrab, go to Youtube find the music https://clipgrab.org/faqs/howto-download-youtube-video Download the music to your Computer. Save it in a Folder.

    Open Spotify, upload the music to Spotify from your Computer after changing the settings point it at the Folder you created previously. https://support.spotify.com/us/artic...o-local-files/

    Look on Spotify - Local Files -- Then Stream it to the TV.
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    Default Re: Spotify vs Youtube Music

    Thanks I'll give that a try.

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    Default Re: Spotify vs Youtube Music

    OK I installed the clipgrab, although windows security didn't want to let it in.
    I find it good to use for this purpose as you can select to just download the music mp3 without video, which is all I needed.
    Once in the system, spotify will play them with the saved playlist, but only from the system they are on.
    On other systems they showed as greyed out.
    So I copied them to onedrive & added that location spotify's local files.
    This works ok on windows but as yet not on android or whatever the tv runs on.
    I'm still experimenting.

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