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.

 

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DunklerStaub
Regular

a) I don't have a FaceBook account. b) What's the point of community.spotify.com then?

xbonio
Regular

No idea but at least they respond to users there...

DunklerStaub
Regular

Why are you guys removing useful features without providing an alternative? Why do you constantly make it hard for us to like you? Why should I pay you if you do not listen to your users? Why do you have this community section at all when you simply ignore us?

gareth8
Roadie

Interesting that even a record company has got fed up with Spotify's notifications (or lack of them). Kobalt Music is allowing people to pre-save Laura Marling's new album. David Emery, VP of global marketing strategy, explains:

 

"Their API lets you add releases to someone’s library if they authorise it...we’ve added a layer on top of that to do that when a future release comes out.

 

Even if you do follow an artist, you don’t necessarily get a notification when a new song or album comes out. It might show up in your Release Radar playlist or it might not. Its a bit disconnected.” (My bold)

 

"It’s great that we can do this: that we have the power to build the infrastructure for our artists. But the bigger picture is that it would be great if streaming services could build in this functionality,”

 

Full article here: http://musically.com/2016/12/01/kobalt-explains-its-laura-marling-spotify-pre-save-campaign/

 

 


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the_train
Music Fan

anyone know how a desktop user could write some code to add new tracks from followed artists to a playlist?  i would love that.  i'm not interested in having music from artists i don't follow pushed on me by the release radar.

DerMoment1608
Roadie
@the_train You can use the program Companion for Spotify (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/companion-for-spotify/9nblggh5v1tt), it does exactly that: Checking for new releases of your followed artists and afterwards you can add them to the Companion Playlist (in the free version, if you pay you can decide about the playlist I think, but the free version is totally sufficient enough for me). This program is the only reason I didn't cancel my Spotify subscription yet.

Joa0
Music Fan

Is there something similar available for windows 7?

rednblu
Roadie

           Spotify objective:
          Force you to hear
   What you do not want to hear

 

 

Spoiler

As illustrated at >> this link, << you can get working BellNotifications if you make your own "programming fixes" for the bugs in the Spotify player system.

 

 

Yes, @gareth8, even though the free market forces Spotify to betray its paying customers, still Spotify is decent enough to "allow" the users to make their own "programming fixes" to the defective Spotify player system, right?

 

jvanwestendorp
Gig Goer

So, I'm getting more confused by the day.

 

You can follow artists but the only way to hopefully (!) see their new releases is the Release Radar. Especially since the bell, mail and mobile notifications have gone.

 

It has been clearly established that the Release Radar is far from complete so.....

 

why would I follow artists at all? If I need to check them manually anyway to see if they have new releases or not.

rodrigo_de_sá
Newbie

That was the best feature you had. It makes me sad and frustrated that after some time trying Apple Music, I changed to back to Spotifiy specifically because of the notifications about releases from the artists I follow.

Really sad. I am wondering what is the point on removing this feature.

oysterquartz
Casual Listener

the spotify dev team are about as useful as anne franks drum kit these days

Da76
Regular

This thread needs to be noticed by Spotify ...

 

fb-page:https://www.facebook.com/SpotifyCares

twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SpotifyCares

#bringbackthebell

#spotifail

 

If anyone has press-contacts, don't hesitate to draw their attention 😉

gareth8
Roadie

@Rorey wrote:

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.

 


 Right, okay, so the whole point of turning off the notifications bell and annoying so many people was to allow you to shift your focus to email(!) and push notifications. Six months later and you've scrapped them! That's brilliant!

 

And you're still pushing Release Radar as a viable alternative. And your artists' page still claims that every new release is added to follower's playlists when that simply doesn't happen.

 

I'll tell you what we want: we'd like...every new release...by

 every artist we follow...put into a playlist as soon as it's released. That's all. Release Radar, call it what you will. It's THAT simple. Do that one simple thing and everyone would be overjoyed.

 

Have you got any jobs going at Spotify? Seriously, you could use me as a consultant or something. As someone who's been using the program for hours on end every day for years (unlike your designers, it seems) it'd help avoid any more calamitous rooster-ups like this.

 

*Edit* Ha! You're not allowed to say c o c k up!


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derking708
Regular

No Bell

No email

No Pushup

 

Nothing works.

 

Good jop Spotify.

emrekrpnr
Casual Listener

since the darn bell is gone, I've been using the e-mail notification **bleep** but boom! that's gone as well.

One day we will all wake up and see spotify completely removed from our computers. How about that SPOTIFY devs? You couldn't think of this yet, right? Thank me later 😉

Gone with the wind.

Superslay16
Newbie

Actually could you send me my recomendations through Floppy disk? I can send my carrier pidgeon over to give you my mourse code telegram extension. W H A T  Y E A R         I S   I T ?

Z3us
Music Fan

Please Unmark this as the solution 

RobertLoblaw
Music Fan

I've just gone through all the solutions and marked them as 'not the solution' and, weirdly, that seems to have cleared them - unless that's just from my perspective.

Z3us
Music Fan

Looks like that worked ! 

FredrikElvin
Casual Listener

Agree, this is not a solution.

How hard can it be to get the bell back?

Z3us
Music Fan

Exactly ! Coding Is simple .. new song .. send notification to all artist followers. Can't be that hard and doubt would take that much to maintain. 

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