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Removal of desktop notifications

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Re: Removal of desktop notifications

Newbie

I'm not usually one to complain, but if this isn't remedied within the month I'll switch to a different service. There's just no reason for me to subscribe to any music service without artist notifications.

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Regular

Absolutely the worst decision Spotify could have made.

 

This is completely unacceptable.

 

 

I'll be cancelling my premium subscription at the end of this month and strongly encourage others to do so as well.

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Casual Listener

Is the Spotify PC-client ever going to get some love?

Are the team ever adding new and useful features other than improving device-hopping and a slightly slicker UI?

 

If it's going this way I wouldn't put it past them to include a trojan in the download just to screw with non-mobile users.

Why is an external community-created plugin needed for something so basic like an EQ or an audio-device manager?

 

I'm going back to Winamp, physical CD's and .mp3 files for the time being, that's for sure. Sure there's more hassle, but it's worth it over this.

As the current Winamp team can confirm, it's sometimes better not to do anything at all than to fix what isn't broken.

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Casual Listener
Really? This seems extremely backward and a bad decision. This was a simple way to find new music.
You've long since removes the notifications for playlist additions so I guess why not follow up with another poor usability choice.
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Re: Removal of desktop notifications

Roadie

Ok, I've made up my mind. Today I paid for another month of premium.
It will be the last one if notifications bell doesn't come back.

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Re: Removal of desktop notifications

Regular
where is the dislike button on this website
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Re: Removal of desktop notifications

Newbie

I want my notifications back or I will switch to another service.

I can't see  why I should pay for this anymore.

 

Thank you

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Re: Removal of desktop notifications

Casual Listener

What is wrong with you guys? You aren't able to fix those 3000 issues Spotify has (which are still present after over a year), you make it worse and worse every update and remove essential features and replace it with absolutely obsolete and idiotic alternatives.

 

Who the hell wants to receive notifications via Mail? I most certainly not, I'm already fed up with all the other spam. Every darn portal/website/app has notifications so you get them right there. Why would I want that.

 

For gods sake, the only reason I haven't already switched is because I got massive playlists on Spotify and because of your students discount.

 

You better rethink your decisions, I rather pay 5 bucks for instead of using this pile of crap any longer... Sorry, but what are you aiming for. If you got some fancy new way to show notifications, then implement it first but don't disable the best available solution, replace it by some outdated approach and ten months later implement your new (probably not even better) solution.

 

Unbelievable that such a huge company can't even develop an actually working application.

 

PS: I get push notifications for new releases, but do you really think I have the time to start that track on my phone and switch over to my PC then? You're terribly wrong.

Re: Removal of desktop notifications

Newbie

Why!? This was one of my most used features! I was already using email notifications but WHY would I want to use those exclusively!?

I can't use push notifications because I don't own a smartphone or tablet that supports spotify.

 

This change is 100% negative for me and I find it extremely unlikely that I would recommend Spotify to anybody else if this is how you're "developing" it.

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Casual Listener

The worst part is: I had 25 new releases and no time to go through them. Now I won't ever find out what those were, because I follow way too many artists. Thanks Spotify, cudos to the incompetence.

 

Re-Enable it fast! It shouldn't hurt you if we can still access them, or get going with your "fancy new system" quickly.

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