YouTube, Netflix, HBO GO, Prime and others are still updating their apps on my 2014 Samsung TV, but Spotify not only isn't, but decided to take the app down all together. It's obviously not about the users' convinience, at least you could explain what it's about. I'm unfortunately canceling my subscription after 5 years.
Spotify have proven to be a company that does not respect their customers. maybe they have a new genius manager who smoke a lot of mary jane and one morning woke up with the brilliant idea to **bleep** everything and then asked for promotion
The Samsung TV app the Roku app, and the Amazon Fire Stick app are gone. Something is really wrong. this doesn't make any sense. Spotify would not be willing to loose so many premium customers. That is a lot of money. Something is wrong.
That's the case. I don't think Spotify had any impact on Samsung's decision. It's the case of Tizen. Only Android will be supported. End of story. So either we can use a chromecast or mirror the screen to our tvs.
Another option is to play music from your android device through bluetooth. My other home theather has BT, so that's how I listen to Spotify. Unfortunately my primary sound system and my living room TV do not support BT (well TV allegedly has BT but only for communication with the remote), but Spotify app was there. But now the only solution (workaround) I found is the mirroring (I don't know if all phones support this feature, since my 2 phones are Samsungs).
The app seems to be gone forever, since it will only be available on Samsung TVs with Android software....
Guys, but try this:
install Samsung connect or Screen Mirroring on you phone, tablet or whatever android device you have, mirror it to your smart TV and play it that way. You will see the phone super narrow phone screen on TV, but I have an option in my Samsung TV to turn the screen off. But the sound plays fine. If you have any home theater connected to your TV, you can play it through it.
I still need to try the second option, i.e. via the built-in web browser. that should work as well and imho that will be also ok, since I hated the app although it was convenient to use any workarounds.
I really hope I helped just a bit.
edit: I tried the web browser, but it says it does not support the spotify web player...
this would leave us with playing music via spotify app on an adroid device and mirroring the device's screen to tv.
I can't find any other workaround right now.
Quality of sound is a bit off, but I will live with that.
My 7-series Samsung TV which cost me $1500 and was marketed as having Spotify and Skype among other software, is just over 3 years old. First Skype disappeared - annoying but no deal breaker, since I only used it occasionally. But Spotify was my second most used TV app next after Netflix! Until today, apparently!!!
I just got home from working long hours all week and turned on the TV - my only excuse for a sound system at home - to listen to a Spotify playlist and it's gone! No explanation, no nothing. Are you **bleep**ting me? I've had a Premium account for years and this is how you treat me? Well you can take your streaming service and shove it!
Thank god where I live products have to work as advertised for at least 5 years, or you can return them for a full refund according to law. Spotify's name was used in the ads. Guess how happy Samsung is gonna be when half of Norway starts returning our 2 and 3 year old TVs for refunds due to YOUR **bleep**up!
Hey guess what Spotify? Due to your bleep-up I was just reimbursed 1/3 of what I paid for my now nearly 4-year old TV. According to law I could have gotten all of my money back and returned the sucker, but I decided to play nice and only asked to be given back an amount equal to what I had paid extra for a smart TV, compared to a lesser, cheaper, not-so-smart TV.
The electronics store acknowledged that the TV was no longer as advertised, and compensated me for it just like the law says they have to. Bet they love you now....
Are the creators of spotify so rich and ignorant now that they have forgotten that not everyone can just go out and buy a new tv? Did you guys forget that at one time you didn't have millions? Or were you born to a rich family and never had to experience working hard every day just to save up for a new tv? Either way this is an appalling and abismal way to treat your paying customers! $12.99 a month isn't too bad but to play on my Smart Samsung Tv which now apparently I'm going to have to get a new one well lets see here...now my math isnt great but let me have a go. So from my research an average basic hd tv from samsung is $2200 now divide that by 24 months because lets say your ignorance hasn't disappeared by then and you do this to all 2017 and older models aswell and now we're looking at $91.6 plus the spotify premium charge as well and that's now $104.65 a month. So have you and Samsung teamed this up so you can make more money? Or are you just ignorant meatheads not thinking about the financials for majority of your customer base? Either way I'm done with you Spotify.