I'm a long time premium user, and living overseas half of the time per year I have issues with updating from Playstore for my Android device, so I get away with apk downloads from online. (I know, I know, but what can I do.).
I only tend to update my apps here and there as I don't like to change them if things work out the way I like, and Spotify has become number 1 reason for this!
Each time I update it, something marginal changes. I can't understand why in 3 years, I've had the Like/Dislike buttons appear and disappear from "Discover weekly" and "Release radar" playlists, which are kinda what I listen to half of the time, since your suggestions work so good that I'm mostly happy with what I get there. I've seen this switching between Shuffle/Repeat and Like/Dislike. To make it worse, but theres already a post for that, the Thumbs and Heart like/dislike icons are inversely located on different playlists/radios. ??
The big issue is having this buttons visible everywhere, as it brings issues:
Many many times it happens that I dislike a song that I didn't want to dislike. I know I can undo that action now in the List view of the playlists (at least that!), but it's a hustle when I don't realize this happened.
It's even more annoying in Car view, as the buttons appear in the middle of the screen and are HUGE!
Now to the main, showstopper issue:
They have absolutely nothing to do on the lock screen! Please! At least remove them from the lock screen notification widget because it just doesn't belong there. Anyone that picks up my phone, can't do anything on it as it's locked, but hey, you can dislike every single song that pops up on my spotify. Absolute nonsense.
I think you'd just make everyone so much happier if you'd just add settings option to switch like/dislike functionality and keep Shuffle/Repeat instead for users that want that.
I can't say anything but that it's superfrustrating that after listening to some artist, going in "Shuffle play" (which is cool), and switching back to some Radio or premade playlists, I first need to open my own playlist to turn off Shuffle mode, since I can't do it anywhere else once I play premade playlists or Radios. Why?
I'd be really happy if someone would at least consider the logical view behind my points.
Disclaimer: I'm a lead software developer in a company that makes software for millions of people, so I do deal with such issues and questions on a daily basis, and I'm just amazed at how this has not been dealt with on a platform as big as yours.
Side note: I haven't seen a webpage that had so hidden "Post/Report" workflow as this one. Took me several minutes and hundread clicks to figure out a way how to make this post. Made me feel dumb for a minute... -.-