I just upgraded my Rhapsody account to Rhapsody to Go and oh my gosh, I just fell in love all over again. Within twenty minutes, my mp3 player was full of music. Just drag, drop and go. Anything you want. I am telling you, it is the coolest thing since sliced bread.

You see, Rhapsody offers the To-Go upgrade that allows you to transfer pretty much any song they have to your mp3 player. There is no individual track charge. The catch is that this is subscription content and you do not own it and it doesn’t live on your computer for you to do as you wish with it. When you delete it from your mp3 player, it is gone and if you want it again, you will need to transfer it again. The great thing about this is you can add, delete, change etc as much as you want.

Now, I am not one of those people that is all hung up on ownership. If you are, then Rhapsody in general is not the service for you, except they have a larger collection and cheaper prices for downloads than anyone else. I just don’t feel the need to own all the music I like. For those albums that I really like and want as part of my collection for years to come, I go and buy the cd. So for me, Rhapsody is just about perfect.

It is like walking into a record store and just listening to whatever you want. And now being able to take it with me is icing on the cake.

My only gripe, and it isn’t a gripe about rhapsody, is that it wouldn’t work with my iPod. This is one of the reason that it took me so long to upgrade my account. I had an iPod and it didn’t work. Well, it finally had been long enough and I could buy a new mp3 player and so I made sure to find one that is compatible with Rhapsody. I went with the Creative Zen V Plus and I have to say, i don’t miss my iPod at all. It is sleek, very small (suprisingly so) and has all the features I needed. There are many other players that work with Rhapsody available as well depending on your needs.

Now, this is not a problem with Rhapsody. Believe me, they would support the iPod if they could. The iPod does not support subscription content. Apple wants you to only be able to buy music from their store and play it in their format. It’s as simple as that.

3 Responses to I Love Rhapsody!!

  • Taceyie says:

    thats for sure, brother

  • Whatz up Guru, what made you want to write on e Rhapsody!! at The Redesigned Mom? I was wondering, because I have been thinking about this since last Sunday.

  • admin says:

    Well, most of the time I write about mom related stuff, but hey, can’t a mom love music too? I was totally jazzed about my new mp3 player and had just upgraded my Rhapsody account. I have been a Rhapsody user for about 6 years, since it was purchased by RealNetworks, where I used to work. It was what was on my mind at the time and that’s what this is really about for me.

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