New Android ICS beta Application Available for Download

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New Android ICS beta Application Available for Download

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licenced

@MrGrove wrote:

 

 


@MrGrove wrote:

Any higher bitrate options availabe?  ive stopped using spotify mobile as audio quality is just awful.  Now converting my audio to high bitrate ogg files (avg 7mb a track), sound quality is much better....


There are options for streaming vs. download quality - low, medium and high

 

But what do they mean?? What is High???

 

 


Don't know for sure - someone else on the other thread mentioned bit rates of 96, 160 and 320 respectively.

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Nakebod

Still no radio and/or apps support 😞

I want Soundrop! Smiley LOL

volcacius

Considering it took 5 months to release the update, i'm pretty disappointed. Apart from apps, there are still a lot of basic features missing:

- SORTING 

- Repeat a single track

- Lockscreen widget on stock ICS

- SEARCH within offline playlists

- Notification bar widget

- Queue management 

16 million songs, but no way to sort them.

jm9843
With a couple of additions.

@volcacius wrote:

 

- SORTING 

- Repeat a single track

- Lockscreen widget on stock ICS

- SEARCH within offline playlists

- Notification bar widget

- Queue management 

- Apps/Radio

- Scrobbling

- Landscape mode (!)

- Tablet optimized layout (> 7'' devices)


 

Flakes

Have you guys deinstalled the old app first, or can they run simultaniously?

AlisdairC

Maybe I'm missing a trick, but the beta isn't picking up any local files stored on my device (TF201, ie Transformer Prime).Any solutions?

The beta is an improvement for sure, but a l-o-o-o-n-g way still to go (landscape mode,folders etc).

JonasHa

Can't seem to find any "Now Playing" view (presented as a list). So if I want to skip to a certain song I have to manually skip/swipe forward to that song. List view would be nice (maybe presented on top of the playlists and/or when clicking the text "Now playing" in playing mode.

 

Edit: Forgot to say.. really really like the new app otherwise - well done!!!!

 

/J

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@Flakes wrote:

Have you guys deinstalled the old app first, or can they run simultaniously?


When you install the new one it tells you it will be overwriting the existing one - no need to manually unistall first


@AlisdairC wrote:

Maybe I'm missing a trick, but the beta isn't picking up any local files stored on my device (TF201, ie Transformer Prime).Any solutions?


The new app doesn't include local file support 

 


@JonasHa wrote:

Can't seem to find any "Now Playing" view (presented as a list). So if I want to skip to a certain song I have to manually skip/swipe forward to that song. List view would be nice (maybe presented on top of the playlists and/or when clicking the text "Now playing" in playing mode.



Yep, there is no now-playing queue either...

 

 

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Afront

@licenced wrote:

The new app doesn't include local file support 


Well, I would't go that far: I have local files in playlists and they play just fine.

thehebe554

could you tell me how to close app when I am done  the old way does not work

 

thanks

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@Afront wrote:

Well, I would't go that far: I have local files in playlists and they play just fine.


Sorry, I mean local MP3s stored on the SD card

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blueorder

@jm9843 wrote:
With a couple of additions.

@volcacius wrote:

 

- SORTING 

- Repeat a single track

- Lockscreen widget on stock ICS

- SEARCH within offline playlists

- Notification bar widget

- Queue management 

- Apps/Radio

- Scrobbling

- Landscape mode (!)

- Tablet optimized layout (> 7'' devices)


 


Solid list.

 

But please, oh, pretty please, landscape mode. I use spotify mostly while docked.

Flakes

So far i realy like the new app. Great design (fits to ICS perfect) and super fast overall. Very awesome.

 

But there are a few things i don t get. Maybe that is also a spotify overall issue!?

 

- How are you supposted to handle albums? 

When i open an album i can "add as playlist". Then i have a new playlist for every new album.

Is that the way to go? To have a playlist for each album i want to download? With a few albums it works fine, but if you want a huge libary it get s a mess. There is no way to sort between Artits/Albums/Songs. Why not? 

How do you guys do it?

 

Otherwise ... i love where this app is going.

Rheve
My two cents on this list

@jm9843 wrote:
With a couple of additions.

@volcacius wrote:

 

- SORTING 

- Repeat a single track

- Lockscreen widget on stock ICS

- SEARCH within offline playlists

- Notification bar widget

- Queue management 

- Apps/Radio

- Scrobbling

- Landscape mode (!)

- Tablet optimized layout (> 7'' devices)

- Library

- Play Queue


 


 

pattont

The preview installs over the other one. I'm not sure yet, but it looks like my downloaded playlists are gone as well and I will have to re-download.

Flakes
😉

@jm9843 wrote:
With a couple of additions.

@volcacius wrote:

 

- SORTING 

- Repeat a single track

- Lockscreen widget on stock ICS

- SEARCH within offline playlists

- Notification bar widget

- Queue management 

- Apps/Radio

- Scrobbling

- Landscape mode (!)

- Tablet optimized layout (> 7'' devices)

- Library

- Play Queue

- Playlist Search


 

 

 

danielj58

@thehebe554 wrote:

could you tell me how to close app when I am done  the old way does not work

 

thanks



Doesn't look like you can, "killing" the process by swiping in the native task manager doesn't get rid of it either. 

danielj58

@licenced wrote:

Here's a shot of the lockscreen widget

2012-04-19_11-24-50.png



I'm somewhat puzzled as I have a One X too, and I don't see the lockscreen widget 😞

licenced

@danielj58 wrote:

I'm somewhat puzzled as I have a One X too, and I don't see the lockscreen widget 😞


What 'Lock screen style' do you have and do you see the music controls for the stock Sense music player?

 

System Settings -> Personalize -> Lock screen style

 

I'm using the 'Wallpaper' one - perhaps one or all of the others override the music control widget with all the other stuff they want to display

 

Dave

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thepest

Hmm, no widget or lockscreen controls on my Galaxy Nexus running stock ICS.

 

Overall feels quicker and looks nicer, but without at least a homescreen widget I'm going to struggle to continue using the new app.

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