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    programs or websites like itunes

    hey guys im getting a google nexus 4 in a few days i have used itunes for years and for music its awesome, but when it comes to films and tv the files you pay for cant be played on anything but apple products and this boils my blood.

    does anyone know any sites that are accessible from the uk that i can buy and download tv shows.

    im looking for venture bros and archer blinkbox is quite limited. thanks a lot guys
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    For all my music needs, I just use youtube, but then again, I only listen to music when at the computer so that may not be a viable option for you.

    For TV Shows/Movies, if Netflix offers subscriptions for non-U.S. people then it's alright for that, has a decent selection.

    I think Hulu also has a subscription feature for Hulu + which you can get a lot of TV shows/Movies from.
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    I believe Play Music and Play Movies & TV are available in the UK.

    The Play Store is really turning into one-stop shopping for everything on Android.
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    Spotify is your best choice for music streaming.

    (Youtube has very poor quality)

    Netflix is the best choice for streaming movies in Sweden but i'm not sure that you're able to get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgaith View Post
    Spotify is your best choice for music streaming.

    (Youtube has very poor quality)

    Netflix is the best choice for streaming movies in Sweden but i'm not sure that you're able to get it.
    Spotify also spams Facebook with all the music you listen to, which I'm not really crazy about.

    And if you listen to music from certain artists the quality is usually decent.

    720p or 1080p

    To be honest, for certain genres of music I don't notice a difference unless it's going from 240p to something higher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hastings95 View Post
    Spotify also spams Facebook with all the music you listen to, which I'm not really crazy about.

    And if you listen to music from certain artists the quality is usually decent.

    720p or 1080p

    To be honest, for certain genres of music I don't notice a difference unless it's going from 240p to something higher.
    You can make Spotify account without facebook connection. Unless thats US thing "FB only"..
    Also Spotify should have "Private" mode that doesnt spam FB.
    Spotify is awesome, even with ads.. Got myself free month trial on premium and its great too.

    Problem with Spotify might be if you are searching some indie bands or asian music. Its pmuch western only with some "Gangman style" or Girls generation.

    Thats where Youtube comes into play too. And 240p is horrible on all genres compared to stuff like 480p cept dubstep. Thats always bad ;P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceleaf View Post
    You can make Spotify account without facebook connection. Unless thats US thing "FB only"..
    Also Spotify should have "Private" mode that doesnt spam FB.
    Spotify is awesome, even with ads.. Got myself free month trial on premium and its great too.

    Problem with Spotify might be if you are searching some indie bands or asian music. Its pmuch western only with some "Gangman style" or Girls generation.

    Thats where Youtube comes into play too. And 240p is horrible on all genres compared to stuff like 480p cept dubstep. Thats always bad ;P
    Yeah, if I'm listening to electronica music or dubstep, it's gotta be 720p or higher, the sound difference is just phenomenal at 720p/1080p when compared to anything under that for the genres I listed.

    Eh, I also wouldn't want to use Spotify, because it probably wouldn't have all of the music I listen to on it. My tastes in music have a ridiculously wide variety, so I don't know if it would have it.

    For example, one moment I can be listening to Two Steps From Hell, then Traktor Bowling, then dubstep stuff, then Feint, then...and so on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hastings95 View Post
    Yeah, if I'm listening to electronica music or dubstep, it's gotta be 720p or higher, the sound difference is just phenomenal at 720p/1080p when compared to anything under that for the genres I listed.

    Eh, I also wouldn't want to use Spotify, because it probably wouldn't have all of the music I listen to on it. My tastes in music have a ridiculously wide variety, so I don't know if it would have it.

    For example, one moment I can be listening to Two Steps From Hell, then Traktor Bowling, then dubstep stuff, then Feint, then...and so on.
    I always thought 720p/1080p was a description of video resolution. how does 1080p have a bearing on sound quality?

    Really not being a dick...just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poser765 View Post
    I always thought 720p/1080p was a description of video resolution. how does 1080p have a bearing on sound quality?

    Really not being a dick...just curious.
    Not sure myself, but I can definitely hear the difference in some songs, for example, try listening to this song on 360 p, then put it on 720 p (Or if you don't want to listen to the whole song, just the first 20 seconds of each setting), it's an amazingly large difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hastings95 View Post
    Not sure myself, but I can definitely hear the difference in some songs, for example, try listening to this song on 360 p, then put it on 720 p (Or if you don't want to listen to the whole song, just the first 20 seconds of each setting), it's an amazingly large difference.
    yeah, I have no doubt there is (can't listen to it...internet sucks BAd right now), but I just don't understand the terminology. Wouldn't that be a matter of bitrate and not resolution? Maybe it's a youtube only thing we upload videos and not audio files. Hmm yeah surely that has something to do with it.
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    I have Pandora and Netflix on my Galaxy Note II. I know Netflix (at least in the US) has the first 2-3 seasons of Archer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poser765 View Post
    yeah, I have no doubt there is (can't listen to it...internet sucks BAd right now), but I just don't understand the terminology. Wouldn't that be a matter of bitrate and not resolution? Maybe it's a youtube only thing we upload videos and not audio files. Hmm yeah surely that has something to do with it.
    I don't know, did some quick searching and found this:
    http://www.quora.com/Does-the-pixel-...ity-on-Youtube

    Does the pixel count affect sound quality on Youtube?
    I have seen on some videos that people have commented 'If you're not listening in 720p then you're not listening at all', can't remember where. I know the pixel count affects video quality but does Youtube change the sound quality as well?
    Pixel count isn't related to audio quality, but youtube does compress audio at different levels for different resolutions. This would make more sense if Youtube listed videos as "low", "medium" and "high" instead. Here's the breakdown:

    Lower "resolution" videos use the MPEG audio layer in mono at 22050hz, 8kb/s

    Higher quality videos are in stereo using AAC audio (mp4a) at 44100hz and a variable bitrate.

    Ultimately it's about matching the quality of the audio/video to your available bandwidth.
    It's from quora, so I can only see the first answer, but it's one of the few things I could find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hastings95 View Post
    Spotify also spams Facebook with all the music you listen to, which I'm not really crazy about.
    Protip: dont connect your spotify accout to facebook if you dont want it to be shared, its that simple
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hastings95 View Post
    I don't know, did some quick searching and found this:
    http://www.quora.com/Does-the-pixel-...ity-on-Youtube





    It's from quora, so I can only see the first answer, but it's one of the few things I could find.
    Perfect. Makes sense...thanks for the leg work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomgpally View Post
    Protip: dont connect your spotify accout to facebook if you dont want it to be shared, its that simple
    Aye, I didn't actually know this was an option since I've never even been to the Spotify website, and Youtube serves all my music needs well enough, I've just seen it spamming on some of my friend's accounts when they listen to music on Spotify.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poser765 View Post
    yeah, I have no doubt there is (can't listen to it...internet sucks BAd right now), but I just don't understand the terminology. Wouldn't that be a matter of bitrate and not resolution? Maybe it's a youtube only thing we upload videos and not audio files. Hmm yeah surely that has something to do with it.
    I think youtube uses resolution as a bitrate for dummies
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    Quote Originally Posted by poser765 View Post
    Perfect. Makes sense...thanks for the leg work.
    No problem, I still don't understand why for some genres of music this doesn't really have a sound difference, but meh unless an acoustical specialist comes in and lets us know, I can't be bothered.
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