Apps like Soundcloud will lower the volume when a notification or GPS voice direction is played (known as ducking). Spotify still pauses the track. This is much more distracting, particularly when driving.
Ok so I release Spotify obviously wont want to give us a formal estimate of when the new app will be out. I understand that companies don't want to make promises they cannot keep, and saying they only want to release it when it is right is spot on.
On the other hand Spotify just doesn't work for ICS Android users. Previously Spotify have released a number of experimental and beta builds. So how about it Spotify? Get us an ICS compatible experimental beta and then all of us whingers on the Android forums can actually help by providing feedback.
And if it doesn't work well? Who cares as it doesn't work for us now anyway!
I have always been very frustrated with the fact that if I want to listen to a song or use it in a playlist (offline) within the Spotify app, I cannot do so with a song that is already on my device.
I use the Spotify app on my iPhone for most of my music listening. However, I have a handful of other apps that allow me to listen to my local music through them (like a game or workout app for example), but all these other apps can only see songs on my iPhone that were synced via iTunes. Say I want to listen to a certain playlist or album during my workout using my workout app, but I also want to listen to those same songs later in the Spotify app (offline, to save on data streaming). This would require me to have TWO copies of each song on my device (Which is rediculous! Who has the extra space for that?), one in the native music player library, and one synced using Spotify.
PLEASE find a way for the Spotify app to recognize the existing songs on a mobile device without having to sync them using desktop Spotify. No one should have to have duplicates of local songs on their device. Compatibility with the local native music on a device would be a godsend!
To avoid running up data charges for those of use without unlimited plans on our mobile devices:
It would be fantastic if spotify could detect the absence of the WiFi network and automatically switch to offline mode to avoid streaming on 3G/4G. Ideally, you could turn this option on or off depending on your preference. Even the ability to simply turn off 3G streaming would be an improvement (this option already exists for synching).
As it is, i have to remember to turn offline mode on and off everytime i leave a wifi network. This frequent toggling of the offline mode has resulted in the loss of my synched content on several occasions. Adding this feature to the settings menu would save me time and money, improve the overall experience of the app, and create another draw for the premium subscription.
I wrote an email about this a while ago and got a response back that it's something they would like to maybe do but they needed more interest in the idea before they devote time to it.
I'm not sure if this is for the other mobile apps too but I know my adroid app doesn't have this. Basically, there are a few music apps (not sure if I can mention the name but one I used to use a lot with the initials W.A.) out there that have check box in settings that lets the app use the headset/headphones to control play, pause, skip, etc. instead of controlling the phone.
Right now, if I try to use the controls on my headphones to play, pause, or skip while in the Spotify app it will simultaneously dial the last incoming or out going number in my phone.
It's just handy, especially in the winter so I don't have to haul my phone out of my pocket or dig in my bag for it, I don't have to haul off my gloves, mittens, or go buy special ones to use the touchscreen (I would imagine it would be a pain if your exercising or something like that too)...only have to click one of the buttons on my headphones.
Currently the Android App forgets the last played song after several hours not using spotify.
Seems when it looses internet connection it forgets the song. ("Internet connection lost" message shown and the marking of the current song disappeared).
Spotify should save which song of which playlist has been played recently. So after startup of spotify the - one - last played song - should be marked. And a simple tap on "play" should resume the song.
On iPhone this feature already seems to be available.
Thanks Spotify team for adding folders to the playlist section of the Android App, but when I go to playlists and want to open a Folder I have to scroll down all the way to all playlist. This is because there is this really annoying section of only downoalded playlists.
And when I have moved inside of a folder and want to go back, i have to scroll back, because the App doesn't remember the place in the list, where I was...
We don't need a section with only the downloaded playlist. It just makes it much more impractical to use this section of the app.
Just let the not downloaded Playlists disappear when I go to offline mode or something like this. But this is just so annying.
I have 63 playlist downoaded. I have to scroll down all of this playlists to go the the folders. Why?
If you so badly want this feature, please make a own section with just dowloaded playlists or folder. But don't just inundate the playlistsection.
I use the Android App to listen to music in my car. When I stop Spotify it forgets which playlist I was listening to and which songs I already heard (I usually have my playlist on random). This causes Spotify to play some songs over and over again and skip other songs completely.
Why have a widget with a big play button when it won't start playing your music?
I use my phone and my tablet (both ICS) for listening to music at uni. The proxy server prevents use of the Spotify app in online mode, so it would be good to have the app use the OS proxy settings, particularly if Spotify radio is going to be included in the app at some point. Other apps like Google Music are able to stream music through the proxy, so it seems to be possible.
Just some ideas for the Android app. First, the ability to change the order of playlists, and the songs in the playlist. Second, on the new ICS version the close application button has gone, which was useful for stopping it when wanted. Finally, official application for Android tablets, with more functionality like the desktop version.
Having only just replaced my iPod (80GB classic) with my phone (Galaxy S), I was hoping to receive similar functionality via Spotify. However, I find offline listening to be incredibly clumsy! I find that having one playlist full of music I wish to sync just does not work. In the mean-time, I have resorted to creating one playlist per album. This still isn't great, but is a marked improvement.
I think that there's a better solution to this problem.
I propose that browsing your offline files becomes a little more succinct, and similar to the functionality of other music players on the market. The simple ability to browse your offline artists/albums/genres would improve the usability of this app to a huge extent.
I travel ALL the time, so love that Spotify Premium lets me use my UK card to access anywhere in the world. But as I spend alot of time in Singapore, my Singapore phone cannot access spotify on the Market.
I don't see why you need to restrict the service AND the app.
This isn't a problem on the iOS App Store as Apple determines region by credit card address... like spotify. Google in their infinite wisdom decided that was too simple.
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