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mister_the_loaf wrote (edited )

"they're disabled by the companies because then consumers wouldn't pay for online music subscriptions"

Anyone who believes this has never actually listened to a radio station at any point in the last 25 years. Wall to wall commercials, occasionally interrupted by 4 minutes of music. Unless you really, really enjoy listening to commercials, radio has nothing to offer.

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periol wrote

Gonna have to disagree with you. Sure, radio stations suck with their commercials, but there would be way fewer people paying for streaming music if they knew they could just open an app on their phone and play the radio. I would never pay either way, but radio is convenient and a known entity for people, even with the commercials. How else were the tech companies going to do their 'disrupting'?

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