Horrible new UI with bare-minimum features

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Horrible new UI with bare-minimum features

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Plan

Premium

Country

USA

Device

MacBook Pro

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My Question or Issue

 

I have recently come to understand I have been given a new update on the Spotify desktop app that is absolutely horrible. Here are some of the features no longer available:

  • Friend activity
  • Followers on profile and playlist
  • Ability to edit playlists
  • Filter in liked songs
  • Discover page 
  • Can't view stream numbers for anything

There are probably more that I don't even know of, but those are the ones I have noticed so far. As a member of the music industry, some of these features impact me directly in my ability to do my job. I have tried speaking to multiple people on the Spotify Customer Support team and have not heard back a single answer to any of my questions.

 

Did anyone else get this update, and have you found any way to revert back to the old interface? I've tried almost everything. I've seen only a select few threads on this issue. I am extremely upset right now that my daily job has been made much more difficult due to this horrible UI update. 

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Re: Horrible new UI with bare-minimum features

Music Fan
Doh, that sounds really bad ... I need to backup current version now...
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Re: Horrible new UI with bare-minimum features

Composer
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Re: Horrible new UI with bare-minimum features

Visitor
I completely agree and I am completely confused as to why this would be any type of improvement. I can't ctrl click anymore, I can't edit my playlists anymore, I can't add pictures to my playlists anymore, I can't edit the details to playlists anymore. I thought my MacBook pro was glitching. I've uninstalled and re-installed the app three times, plus, I've logged out a considerable amount of times as well. I need the old version back.
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Re: Horrible new UI with bare-minimum features

Regular
if they dont fix this im cancelling my family plan smh
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Re: Horrible new UI with bare-minimum features

Regular
This whole thing is absolutely ridiculous. I spoke to someone who works at Spotify and says they were given a setting to get rid of the update. How is that fair?
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Re: Horrible new UI with bare-minimum features

Visitor

I have the same issue.. Contacted live chat yesterday and was told it's a test and we cannot be given a timeline for when/if it will revert back to the ''old'' version. 

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Re: Horrible new UI with bare-minimum features

Composer

I suspect that it won't revert back. They'll probably release the new UI with missing features and then spend few years bringing back the features that the current app already has.

 

Just my 2 cents.

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Re: Horrible new UI with bare-minimum features

Music Fan

no more credits of songwriters etc.

 

and wtfff no more statistics and streaming numbers. helps with new artists to see their most popular songs!!!! 

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Re: Horrible new UI with bare-minimum features

Casual Listener
Its the missing streaming numbers which grieves me most. How can I use spotify to find popular tracks by unfamiliar artists if I cannot see which tracks are most appreciated and listened to by fans of that artist?
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