Removal of desktop notifications

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Removal of desktop notifications

Rorey
Spotify
Spotify

On May 15th, we will be turning off the in-app notifications "bell" on desktop. We are continuously working to improve and simplify our notifications features, and this change will allow us to shift our focus to email and push notifications. We are also working on completely new ways of keeping you up-to-date with new album releases, helping you discover new music, and know what your friends are up to.

 

To make sure you have your email and push notifications set up the way you'd like, check out the steps here.

 

Please share any feedback you have here in the Community. We're listening, and will pass it all on to the team.

 

1,243 Replies

fishko17
Regular

2 years past and Spotify still won't get the bell notification back. Seriously?

 

No one wants email notification. When the bell was there, I used to access the new album or songs with JUST one-click. It waste so much time if I need to login to my email to do so, not mention the notification emails spaming my inbox.

 

And the "Release Radar" is absolutely NOT a substitute to the bell. It only updates once a week, but not when a song or album from my followed artists released. It's NOT a user-oriented playlist. It also included new tracks not from my followed artists! Sorry but I already got the "Discover Weekly" playlist. Spotify really should not **bleep** my "Release Radar" if you tend to tell users that's the upgraded version to the bell.

user-removed
Not applicable

How many more responses does Spotify need to bring back the feature thousands of people are asking for and millions would enjoy?

norre01
Music Fan

There is something ... on the Discover page, below "Playlists Made Just For You" and "Top Recommendations For You" is "New Releases For You" where you can see 15 latest releases from followed artists.

sorter
Casual Listener

I also got that New Releases For you -section but there is a really random selection of bands and artists. Completely made by algorithm based on what have I listened. And it has nothing to do with bands I follow.

 

As a sidenote, most of them are single releases, and there are no signs to indicate that. Basically this section is like Release Radar torn apart; the songs are put behind individual single albums. So it's all about clicking back and forth to find a next song. At least using Release Radar you can listen more songs in a row. But that does not make it any viable product. 

SecretAgentFrog
Regular

You didn't get any new releases from bands you follow, because none of the bands you follow had new releases. The trick is to follow thousands of bands, because every new release from a band you follow will appear in Browse->Discover->New Releases For You and your Release Radar. Any remaining extra space will get padded with new releases from bands you hate. In my New Releases For You this week, there is just one band that I wasn't following. (I hate it.)

RogerM
Casual Listener
Yeah. No.

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makanimike
Music Fan

But that's the point of this never-ending and ever-ignored thread: .

Those smart solutions are not reliable or smart enough to actually do it. And there is strong evidence hinting at the possibility that it's filled with stuff people pay to push on us.  

And even in the best case: it doesn't clearly communicate album releases. It makes it seem like it's singles. And often with long delays. 

tonistair
Music Fan

I'm not able to find that list... maybe it is not rolled out for everyone... All I have is "Release Radar" which uses some proprietary algorithm for choosing for me which releases i "want" to see and which not -.-...

 

This is just nothing compared back to the good, old bell days!

 

 

NauseaNervus
Music Fan

I'm enjoying my Tidal - since you took this feature.

kaibab
Newbie

The Discover -> Your Release Radar just isn't the same. The release radar is half irrelevant, repeats it self week to week and doesn't show what I want. I want a simple list of new release from the artists that I follow that persist over time so I can browse like a release history of all the artists i follow.

 

Very disappointed

mbstrom
Regular

Not sure if this will work as a link, but everyone here should maybe vote in this thread if they haven't already.

 

[Desktop] Bring back Notifications from followed Artists

fred_aspberg
Music Fan

It doesn't

Mamie
Regular

I searched for the term on the search box, and was able to vote on it.  This annoys me so much.

RobertLoblaw
Music Fan

Also searched but I'd already voted. It's not just the artist notifications though, they've stopped playlist notifications too so if a playlist you follow gets updated, no notification. 

 

Not only that but the push/email notifications don't work either!! Not for me anyway. It's a complete cluster****!

mbstrom
Regular

You can downgrade and get the playlist notifications back. Search for rollback or downgrade spotify. I'm using 0.9.12.10 that I found on the web somewhere.

tonistair
Music Fan

It is 2018 now and I've still not forgotten how good the times with the bell were!

mikejadamson
Regular

Sigh

jvanwestendorp
Gig Goer

I assume their focus is more on generating money and getting new users onboard than this minor technical issue. 

Albeit being technical minor, it was the best feature of Spotify. Currently I'm using external tools for tracking new releases. None of these being picture perfect <sigh>

EhrenDorian
Newbie

Just decided not to renew my premium after I remembered they took this away from us.

 

It used to be so fun back in the days until they started cutting out every single feature we love.

makanimike
Music Fan

If you try to understand and analyze the algorithms and suggestions Spotify will now hunt you down with legal action it seems :

https://torrentfreak.com/spotify-threatened-researchers-who-revealed-pirate-history-171006/

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