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I have the same problem on my Android Smartphone.
Spotify is aware of this problem and they are investigating.
Hopefully it will be fixed soon! Thanks for your patience.
Its amazing that this is suddenly an 11 page thread when a day ago I could only see a few of the posts.
I also don't appreciate being told Spotify is responding on Twitter since I'm not on Twitter & don't want to be. Queries made here should get responses here.
Also, could anyone responding on behalf of Spotify ID themselves as to their relationship to Spotify?
Be still my heart it reappeared. Let's see if it stays. Let's see if it works!
Its coming & going. Repeated out-of-Spotify, back-to-Spotify moves sometimes gets it back.
Exasperating, but better than totally-gone.
I was not asked to upgrade, now or when search initially disappeared. Nor do I recall seeing a message that Spotify was upgrading.
Same problem - search button disappear after having expanded the "miniplayer" once. Seems to come and go randomly, but a sure way to lose it is using the miniplayer.
Make: Trekstor VT10416-2 aka "Volkspad"
me too.. 😞
android for Fairphone Kola Nut 1.8.5 (Android 4.3)
Update: I logged out of Spotify, then logged back in. Search feature was available in the menu bar initially, but it quickly disappeared again. 😞
I have been having trouble with the search option showing up on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Nothing triggers the absence of the search bar - it just isn't there. I am using Version 18.104.22.1687 and I am in the US. I am also a premium user, don't know if that matters.
Search comes and goes like the wind on me. Mostly it isn't there, but it shows up sometimes. Uninstalling and reinstalling has not helped, either.
Can't believe this hasn't been fixed.
Spotify without **search function** isn't spotify!!
Well, they did an upgrade about an hour ago, my tablet told me at the time. I only allow upgrades when connected to wifi (otherwise my meager data allowance gets completely eaten) so it may have been released some time earlier.
I got search each time I looked, without having to shut down tablet & restart. Hope this holds.
There are other things still screwed, like not always getting an album list when you search by artist, but that's minor when compared to no search at all.
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