iTunes from Best Music Player For Windows

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iTunes (/ˈaɪtjuːnz/ or /ˈaɪtuːnz/) is a media player, media library, online radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc. It is used to play, download, and organize digital downloads of music and video (as well as other types of media available on the iTunes Store) on personal computers running the macOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems. The iTunes Store is also available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.


Yep, still have to download and manage my songs on a music player for my smartphone. The simple reason being I travel a lot in the inner city - constantly going in and out of the train underground. I also go in and out of busy skyscrapers where coverage gets spotty at times. It's just so much easier for me to make my playlist and not worry about it. I guess I'm also an edgecase.

I still live on mp3 and FLAC files because: 1) I want complete control of my playlist. Streaming forces ads, unskippable songs, or random songs; but if I'm not out to "find new music" then I pretty much just want to hear what I've got. Also could be listening to audio books, comedy sketches, etc. that I'll add to a playlist even though it's not music. 2) corporate offices block any sort of streaming service. YMMV but my main client who is pretty technologically inept still blocks everything from youtube to spotify to steam to torrents etc. for all their employees. Tethering to my 4g to waste bandwidth when I have the files I want to hear doesn't make much sense. And at their open floor plan (hear HR and sales on the phone from anywhere you sit) office, headphones are a must. 3) my playlist is cherry picked - out of an album I typically like a couple songs, so I don't need an overkill, bloated "management" application to organize music. Winamp got bloated so I'm on foobar2k.

I just don't get streaming; it goes over my head. Seems too new and ephemeral and abstract... I prefer the "physical" mp3 (or even cd)... plus, how do you listen to music when there's no wifi or decent data connection?

Streaming services have a good selection, but they don't have everything I want. I also prefer using a tiny little media player (Sansa Clip+) to play my music when on the road, over using a cell phone with no physical buttons. I also prefer not using up my cell phones battery and data quota on streaming music. I only have 1gb/month worth of data. More than enough for my ordinary needs. If I was to stream music, I would have to go for a bigger package deal and pay for a gazillion minutes and messages I'd never use a fraction of. I do also use Spotify when at home. For me it's not either or. It's using what's the best fit (to me) for the occasion.

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