Love To Own Your Music? 7digital Is A Great Alternative

Millions of people are streaming their music these days with apps such as Spotify and Pandora to mention just a couple. But those apps can’t cover every way I like to listen to or use my music. I like the ability to move my tunes between devices including hard drives and USB sticks. That means purchasing singles and albums for my library. So what are the choices?

I’ve never been a fan of iTunes, and since getting a Priv I’ve avoided Google Music. I prefer not to “feed the beasts”. For my needs I’ve settled on 7digital.

Screenshot_20160821-101427

7digital is the service that drove the original media store in BlackBerry World. When that service expired 7digital put their app in BB World as a replacement. I’ve been using it before then and continue to do so. They have a website as well which lets you download your songs to PC for storage anywhere. Any activity/purchase is reflected in both the website and app.

Menu

As you can see, there are menu options that let you browse the store, check out the music you’ve purchased, view your downloads, and use Genre searches for finding new music.

Settings

The settings are numerous. Two of my favorite options are to download FLAC versions of my purchased songs, and also to be able to download to my SD card.

Screenshot_20160821-101442

Browsing your list of purchased tunes lets you download them to your device, stream them, or play them from your already downloaded location.

Screenshot_20160821-112725

As you can see you have all the usual controls available to you for playing your music. I tend to use a different app for playing songs on my device but for checking out your 7digital library it’s all there.

If you’re like me and want to take total control over how and where you listen to and store your music, be it in the cloud, on your numerous devices, or anywhere, and you want choices in the quality and size of your tunes from mp3, AAC, and FLAC you owe it to yourself to check out 7digital.

Available in BlackBerry World and Google Play. Enjoy your music!

Canuckvoip

Dave Matthews here. I'm a phone guy by trade supplying VOIP systems for business and industry. BlackBerry devices, playing PRS guitars in my band, golf, and RC flight are my current passions.

  • Anthony

    I use 7 Digital. It’s also HMV Digital.

    • Canuckvoip

      I forgot about that. Thanks for the reminder!

  • bartron

    If you want to listen to CD-quality or better (a.k.a high-resolution audio), then you have little choice but to buy downloadable music because very few (I only know of 2) music streaming services will stream CD-quality or better. Tidal is one of them, and it looks like they’re about to be sold to Apple who will certainly shut the Tidal service down, as they did with the Beats service. Qobuz is the other, but the last time I checked, their service is only available in a few European countries.

    7Digital is great for downloadable music, and high-res music. They have a huge catalog and the customer service is really good.

    BTW, 7Digital is in the process of becoming the music supplier for Pono. :-) Pono’s previous supplier went bankrupt.

    • Canuckvoip

      Cool! Pono is Neil Young’s startup isn’t it?

  • Anthony

    The apps “Radio Tunes” and “Jazz Radio” stream CD quality music if you’re a Premium Member. Websites with the same name require flash to play the music.

Top