Good bye Spotify, i have paid for your service for 7 years - no more beta testing from me - you don't seem to do user study and you don't listen to you PAYING customers. Get your product management and development s h i t together!
"this change will allow us to shift our focus to email and push notifications"
Shifting your focus? are you kidding? I can imagine the meeting where someone floated that statement.....
Revenue in excess of 1bn, over 1500 employees and you need to shift your focus?
What possible excuse could you have for not being able to keep this feature enabled until you get a suitable/acceptable replacement working other than greed. If it needs more resource - then make the investment with the profits you have creamed from this industy.
I am happy paying 9.99 a month for good service, but that is contigent on you maintaining the level of service that you sold me in the first place and you investing that revenue wisely.
Are we to recieve a discount on plans now that features are being removed?
How about being honest with your customers for a start? Yes, the people that keep you in business.
You are hardly three guys in a shed, whacking out some "cheeky little app"
You claim that "we are listening" and "@spotfycares" - really? how about demonstrating that by answering some of the questions in this thread?
How in heaven sake can you take such a big stupid decision? You're saying that your aim is to simplify the notification feature, and then you're messing it up for us who prefer to use the best platform you can offer (?) If your web feature was even close as good as the desktop option, it would have been easier to understand 😞
So now I have to check my emails to get my notifications, which is a feature I with full consciousness have turned off, because it's worthless to navigate outside Spotify to reach those.
I hope sincerely that you change your mind ASAP, because this will definitly change mine, and many others opinion about your services, and probably will start looking for other better services...
Great. Now instead of seeing notifications about new music directly and conveniently in the app/client, I can simply get spam sent to my email.
This is an absolutely serious question: Does anyone on the Spotify developer's team actually use Spotify? How do you guys justify putting out a worse product every year? With the exception of the ability to save music, every single update has made it more difficult for people to use your service.
since you removed this feature i had to create my own way of knowing what's new, and it's actually a painful job. the thing is, i have this one folder of playlists that are updated regularly with new music, i sort it to see the most recent ones on top but then i need to recognise the artists that i like. but i need to check it regularly because i can get lost easily since you removed also the playlist notifications of what's new. the bell worked amazingly, but if you don't want that, what do you want then? don't say email and push notifications, think about desktop users! notifications inside the app! no one wants to check out the email (we check it for other things, we receive enough emails of other stuff already thank you) and no one wants to check the phone to see JUST ONE and the most recent one notification, that actually is old news (sometimes a new release announce is like almost 2 days of delay). add the history tab completely empty and the recently played artists stuck on the 28th or 29th of april and you got yourselves in a huge problem spotify! plus the issue of not being able to see who is following our playlists, like, that's how you want to connect people through music and with the artists, labels, and everything music related that have spotify accounts? i was happy that i was going to finish uni, getting a job and finally upgrading to premium, but now... i really don't know!
the solution i got for now is just checking this website album of the year, recognise the artists i like/follow and search it on spotify to listen to it. but yeah... it's not the same thing ain't it? this is really sad...