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tmarnik

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Portable Subscription
« on: September 21, 2012, 04:48:45 pm »

I recently upgraded to the portable subscription but when I try to transfer a Performer Store song to my Droid Razr Maxx, I get the following message:

None of the tracks can be transferred.
Device is not compatible with subscription tracks.

Obviously the extra money for the portable subscription isn't worth it if it doesn't actually work.
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Re: Portable Subscription
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 12:40:08 pm »

Is there anybody out there who can help with this? The description of the Portable Subscription:

Get everything in the Standard Subscription plus the ability to listen to all your music on any compatible portable music player.

I can't find a list of "compatible" portable music players anywhere, but I have a hard time imagining that a pretty popular Android device would somehow not be compatible.

The fact that I can find zero documentation on the Performer Store, and the fact that this forum really feels like a ghost town, has me asking the question again: am I the only one who is paying to use and actually gives a crap about the Performer Store? Am I crazy for pumping my money into something that doesn't actually work all the way and nobody seems to care about???

Can anybody help?
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Re: Portable Subscription
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 12:42:37 pm »

Subscription content uses WMA protection.  This means only Microsoft certified players (Plays For Sure) will work.  I'm not aware of any Android devices that meet this requirement.
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Re: Portable Subscription
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 01:11:48 pm »

OK. It would be nice if that bit of information were posted in the description about what the Portable Subscription buys you. I could have saved myself a few bucks.

And forgive me for going on a bit of a rant here, but I really don't understand why such a great feature like the Performer Store is being left to languish from a total lack of love. The last I checked, Android was the most widely used smartphone OS - and it's not supported??

I dabbled with Spotify briefly and it was ridculously easy to either stream content to my phone when I was on network, or download it to my phone so I could play it when I was off network - and I could do that for $10 a month instead of $16! It makes absolutely no sense to me that Performer Store doesn't provide those same capabilities on a phone OS that people actually use.
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