Spotify stops support for Windows Phone app (UPDATE)

Spotify stops support for Windows Phone app (UPDATE)
The update that Spotify sent out for its Windows Phone app in February 2015 will be that app's final update. The music streamer has decided that it no longer is worth it to add the newest features for the small number of Windows Phone users. Yes, that hardy bunch will still have access to the app, but it will continue to fall behind the capabilities of the iOS and Android versions of Spotify.

UPDATE: Spotify reached out to tell us that this story is based on a tweet that was incorrectly released. As it turns out, Spotify has sent out an update to its Windows Phone 8.1 app today. This new version, 5.2, also includes support for Windows 10. Spotify has issued a statement: "Our main goal at Spotify is to offer the best music experience on the market, covering all platforms. To clarify our recent information regarding the Windows Phone experience, we will continue supporting the Windows Phone 8.1 experience moving forward and we are actually improving our support for Windows 10 in our coming update 5.2, which will be available starting today."

As for a Windows 10 version of Spotify, the company says that it can't say if or when such a release will be out. But at the same time, it did say that if such an app was created users would receive a notification that the update was ready to be installed.

Spotify has 75 million users at last count, with 20 million paid subscribers and 55 million using the free, ad-supported tier of service.


source: MSPoweruser

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31 Comments

1. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

what is Windows Phone? Are there still people stuck in the 2000s ?

14. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Microsoft should create Windows Android version. There's no other way but to Android.

16. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

MS has found another way out: Windows 10 continuum Universal app support.

20. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

living in a dream and waiting for your dream to come true is not a bad thing

26. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Windows Phone is DEAD. Long live Nokia!

28. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Ouch. That's a dagger. I wonder how many major App developers have gone mass Exodus now?

4. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

This website do a horrible job for windows phone news so it's not much of a dagger, it's just like when bank of America remove their app for windows phone 8 and 8.1 but now they bringing back a universal windows 10 app that connects with all your windows 10 devices, but I'm pretty sure this website never posted that about bank of America doing a universal windows 10 app, but I bet if you search for bank of America windows phone app you will find the one that say they removing support, this worse website for windows news, if it didn't have a good community of friends here, would no longer need to be on here

8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

You sir are correct. Relying on this sight for anything windows phone related is like relying on my cousin to pay me back...aint gonna happen. Do they post some stuff? Sure. Good stuff? At times. But they don't have a single good windows writer.

3. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Instead of putting in the title no more updates for Spotify for windows 8 and 8.1 phones, they put on the headline for windows phone, so all the people who do not read the article will think it include all windows phone even windows phone 10, but I guess this how this website work with posting windows phone news

5. Unordinary unregistered

Good. Maybe this will open up Microsofts eyes and start funding, in all aspects, the developer ecosystem of WP. Payout, tools, support, conferences, incentives, advertising to the outside world, the whole nine yards.

9. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

The average windows dev, the good ones, make nearly 12k per month off a very small user base. Where the equivalent makes 8k on ios or 4900 on android.

10. Unordinary unregistered

Interesting. Can I see some hard evidence? I like those stats

17. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Wan to see hard evidence? Here you go: www(dot)phonearena(dot)com/news/Report-Windows-Pho​ne-app-developers-gross-twice-as-much-as-their-And​roid-counterparts_id78854

18. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Wanna to see hard evidence? Here you go: www(dot)phonearena(dot)com/news/Report-Windows-Pho​ne-app-developers-gross-twice-as-much-as-their-And​roid-counterparts_id78854

35. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Posted here. The competition on WinPhone is much less than other app stores, meaning most likely a more loyal fan base to said apps, and probably, I could be grossly assuming, probably keep their apps longer. However, with the various multiplat tools out there, supporting 3 mobile os's has never been easier. I know I would quite my day job for 30k a month (if I got to all 3 os's with something popular)

6. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Windows 10 Universal app is coming!

7. kopkiwi

Posts: 88; Member since: May 31, 2013

Disgustingly titled article ya dickheads.

11. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I hate to pile one but its really not looking good for the future of Win Mo. At some point they have to look at the money spent, invested in Win Mo vs what they could do just supporting the competition. That and Android license fees...its IMO a no brainer to just close up shop.

13. Leandronb

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

WP keeps getting worse day by day. I just helped my dad start using skype in his lumia 730, and the android app is miles better than the WP, is just stupid.

19. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

It's the fault of the developers, they're not stuffing in the latest bells and whistles in the WP version of their apps.

21. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

fault of developers? man, skype is microsoft's own application...

22. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

sorry to say but...I don't think windows phone will survive another year...

25. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Yeah, Windows 10 Mobile on 17th of March.

27. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

31. profperez1

Posts: 76; Member since: May 08, 2012

Sadly I had to leave Windows OS. I'm a MLB At-Bat guy--so I had to ditch it. It was really the best and most interesting phones I had. So I am using an iPhone 6+...YAWN! Why does anyone spend $800+ for the same phone that they created 10 years ago. The battery life hasn't even improved. I will say it has a great camera.

32. ZeroCide

Posts: 809; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Poor Title!!! Also now false reporting according to other sources on the net. Tis writer needs to get a better fact checker. or stop asking Siri for article advise.

33. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

OK this is NOT an issue.. its no different than saying they quit supporting IOs 7 or Android CupCake.. seriously.

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