Spotify should fire their UX designer, period. I am sick and tired of all the UX experiments. On Monday Spotify behaves in one manner, on Tuesday - in another, on Wednesday - one more behavior manner. Every day I start the Spotify I wonder if it will be working the way it was working before, I wonder if I can find my playlists and play buttons where they were before.
So now there is a new "improvement" from Spotify team. They have disabled support of media keys. Now media keys work only when Spotify's window is active. Surprise surprise? Surprise for devs team: media keys work perfectly for Groove or for Windows Media Player (so do not try to blame Google Chrome's extensions). And as a developer myself - I have tested Windows API with a small piece of code - still works. Only the glorious Spotify refuses to react.
Seriosly, guys, your experiments with UI are not funny, sick and tired of them. Stop it. Stop it now. I could not switch to another player while you were the main market players, but situation has changed, we have more players - start caring about your customers.
#angry, #lookingTowardsAlternatives #SpotifyUxTeamSucks