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Friday, May 30, 2008

How to use Comcast Rhapsody

Since comcast has such a busy annoying interface, and since >I< figured this out on my own, I figured I would supply this for the rest of the world who is likely curious as to how to do this.

If you have comcast high speed internet, you get a free rhapsody radio account with it. Most people who just pay for rhapsody would have to go to the rhapsody site and set up an account and all that- you don't with comcast.

Go to the comcast.net website and log in using your comcast credentials.

There will be a "music" link at the top of the page.

On the music page, click the "rhapsody radio" link.

This will sign your comcast account into rhapsody. Once comcast has initialized your account with rhapsody, you don't need to use this login method anymore.

You can now go to rhapsody.com and sign in using your comcast login info, and install their mini-player and now you don't have to go through comcast's site anymore.

Happy you.

4 Comments:

At June 16, 2008 6:17 PM, Blogger Pam said...

Do you get Rhapsody's full services with this? I had no idea this was an option! Thanks for the info!

 
At June 16, 2008 6:55 PM, Blogger Will Von Wizzlepig said...

Actually, no. The comcast-rhapsody deal gives you 25 free listens (songs you can play immediately) and then it turns into radio-station only for the rest of the month.

Here's what you get, from the comcast/rhapsody page:

*Listen to over 100 commercial-free radio stations.
*Create your own radio station based on your favorite artists.
*Get 25 free song plays every month
*FREE to all Comcast High-Speed Internet subscribers (a $60/year value)!

 
At September 27, 2008 3:18 PM, Blogger Megan said...

Thats kinda of gay. If I wanted to listen to the radio I would just listen to it on my I-home or in my car. And if I wanted to just listen to songs online I can easily do that with Youtube, myspace or any of those other free sites. So I think they are making this into such a fantastic deal when it really sucks. I great deal would be free downloads or something like that. But whatever that is what frostwire and limewire are for I guess.

 
At September 27, 2008 10:44 PM, Blogger Will Von Wizzlepig said...

hmm. not sure what you mean, Megan.

There is free content all over the place if you are willing to tolerate commercials and DJs- such as the regular radio- or there's your own music- which you must then collect and arrange yourself... and then there is internet radio, which, for someone who works at a desk a lot, can be quite nice.

Rhapsody is an OK service, aside from their lame player/web player. I agree there. And the 'free' service that Comcast offers is essentially just enough to annoy you into subscribing.

If you want to see a really cool and free service (make an account, it's still free and no commercials), try out Pandora.com . Very cool way to find new music and also hear some of your favorite music.

 

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