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Registered: ‎18-06-2012

Release Notes - Spotify for iOS 0.6.0

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  • New: Shiny new interface. You can navigate around the app with a new sidebar. Check it out by swiping left-to-right, or by pressing the ≣ button in the top left of the app.
  • New: Now Playing bar. You’ll always see what you’re listening to along the bottom of Spotify. To switch tracks, just swipe along it. Tap or drag to see more information about the current track. Tap the cover art in the extended view to use AirPlay, and disable/enable shuffle and repeat.
  • New: Track menu. Tap the … button on any track to see a redesigned context menu.
  • Fixed: "Track only available online" issues. This would sometimes appear after start-up, or when you’d been offline for a little while. Not any more.
  • Fixed: Lock screen will now always display the correct track.
  • Fixed: Shuffle now switches off after you’ve used "Shuffle Play" on an album or playlist.
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laxu
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Registered: ‎27-02-2013

Re: Spotify for iOS - 0.6 update

If by "shiny new interface" you mean "let's move the bottom buttons to the sidebar and keep everything else pretty much the same" then yeah, it's shiny alright.

 

I mean after several years we still don't have Related Artists, meaningful search results etc. For example if you search for an artist and click on the artist, you only get a list of albums. No top hits, related artists, biography etc stuff that is available on the Android version.

 

At least the lock screen track issue was fixed. Also big thanks for fixing the annoying shuffle play behavior. It was really irritating to have to manually turn it off if you forgot it on.

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Swanny
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Registered: ‎27-02-2013

Re: Spotify for iOS - 0.6 update


laxu wrote:

 

I mean after several years we still don't have Related Artists, meaningful search results etc. For example if you search for an artist and click on the artist, you only get a list of albums. No top hits, related artists, biography etc stuff that is available on the Android version.


The version number might give you a hint: 0.6. It hasn't even reached 1.0 yet, so chill out, I'm sure there's a lot more planned out. I'm just grateful to have the lockscreen bug finally fixed. 

 

And I like the new sidebar navigation as well. Should make it easier to expand the app with more features in the future.

 

The track options will take some getting used to after being so used to swiping a track for options though, but at least the navigation is a bit clearer now overall.

 

Still a few bugs here and there (already noticed the play icon in the iOS status bar still gets stuck on after pausing a song, for instance), but it's an improvement for sure! The main thing for me is still the lockscreen bug finally being fixed :P

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SteveBrammer
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Registered: ‎06-02-2012

Re: Spotify for iOS - 0.6 update

Two Android releases in the last month and not a peep about it here in the community, and we had to prise out of you what they contained.

 

I hope this is Spotify turning over a new leaf and I look forward to a similar announcement and release notes together with the next Android release.

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Gurmukh
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎27-02-2013

Re: Release Notes - Spotify for iOS 0.6.0

I'd love to see support for Playlist searching. No app on iOS can do this yet.

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Pronnie
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Registered: ‎27-02-2013

Re: Release Notes - Spotify for iOS 0.6.0

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Just updated to 0.6, nothing changed.
Restarted iPad, nothing changed.
Do I miss something?
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mschmitt
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎27-02-2013

Re: Release Notes - Spotify for iOS 0.6.0

Same here. However the version number did change, so I suppose they are talking about the version for iPhone and not for iPad, both in the change log and here in the forum.
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laxu
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎27-02-2013

Re: Spotify for iOS - 0.6 update


Swanny wrote:

laxu wrote:

 

I mean after several years we still don't have Related Artists, meaningful search results etc. For example if you search for an artist and click on the artist, you only get a list of albums. No top hits, related artists, biography etc stuff that is available on the Android version.


The version number might give you a hint: 0.6. It hasn't even reached 1.0 yet, so chill out, I'm sure there's a lot more planned out. I'm just grateful to have the lockscreen bug finally fixed. 


Version numbers aren't exactly meaningful. I mean the Android version is also 0.5.something but is functionally and visually superior. I truly hope Spotify ups their game and makes the iOS version similar to the Android one.

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MattSuda
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Re: Release Notes - Spotify for iOS 0.6.0


Pronnie wrote:
Just updated to 0.6, nothing changed.
Restarted iPad, nothing changed.
Do I miss something?

The iPad app is basically the same. The changes are for the iPhone app.

 

The iPad and the iPhone app are bundled in the same app

 

(Apple lets developers create an app for both iPad and iPhone so it's easier to update and it's easier because it's universal)


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MattSuda
Posts: 963
Registered: ‎14-02-2012

Re: Spotify for iOS - 0.6 update


laxu wrote:

If by "shiny new interface" you mean "let's move the bottom buttons to the sidebar and keep everything else pretty much the same" then yeah, it's shiny alright.

 

I mean after several years we still don't have Related Artists, meaningful search results etc. For example if you search for an artist and click on the artist, you only get a list of albums. No top hits, related artists, biography etc stuff that is available on the Android version.

 

At least the lock screen track issue was fixed. Also big thanks for fixing the annoying shuffle play behavior. It was really irritating to have to manually turn it off if you forgot it on.


I agree. It's not fair that the Android version is still far more advanced in some ways.


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