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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Acal, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Acal

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    I've been with iPhone for a long time now. But helped dad pick out a Droid X a few months ago and he loves it. I'm very attracted to the phone myself and it has got me thinking about switching to Android. But I talked to a couple dealers and neither could give me a straight answer on how to buy movies and music.

    Could someone specifically tell me what is the most used / preferred method of legally purchasing movies and music with an Android phone? I'm not talking about indie record companies or Pirate Bay or Pandora or Youtube videos or ripping from CDs. I want to know what people use to purchase legitimate blockbuster movies and chart topping songs. Please! If I get another response that sounds murky/misleading I might give up on Android for good. Right now it doesn't sound like there is a real alternative to the iTunes store.

    Thanks!
     

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    It says something when 29 people view a thread and not one can comment on a legal way to purchase popular movies / music, one of the biggest and best features for mobile computing. Ouch! Glad I didn't switch for just a change of scenery.
     
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    My Android phone comes with Sound Hound which is an app that indentifies songs. I believe that you can also purchase songs through this app as well. Shazam is also another such app that you may be more familiar with. You these apps should have links to allow you to purchase the songs.

    There should also be various music sites where you can purchase songs and movies and download them to your computer. Once the songs are there you can just copy them to your phone. Just connect the phone to your computer, set it as a USB drive and then drag and drop using the file explorer on your computer.

    If you prefer to use a sync option, your phone should have an app that allows you to sync the phone to your computer. On my HTC, I have an option to sync my music. When you plug your phone into your computer, just choose the sync option (instead of USB drive) and then the syncing software will sync your music of your computer with your phone.

    I personally do not prefer to use the sync option. There is more music on my computer than what I want to put on my phone. Also, if I decide to move my music files elsewhere on my computer, the sync option would end up deleting them off my phone. A friend of mine has an iPod music player. The computer he used to use was reformatted. Now he cannot ever plug his iPod into that computer or the sync will delete all of his music off his iPod.
     
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    You can purchase movies with the blockbuster app, and download music with the amazon mp3 app, both are in the market.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, that Amazon MP3 store looks amazing!
     

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