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Spotify ICS App, Beta app out now, download instructions here

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Finally, the wait is over! Spotify has released a beta app for ICS that hopefully fixes all our problems.

 

If you want to have it now on your phone, do the following:

- Go into your phone's settings, and click on 'Security' > scroll down and switch on 'Unknown Sources'

- Open your phone's browser and surf to 'www.spotify.com/blog

- Depending on the country you're in, the first post will be about the new beta app. If you don't see it, switch your country (below on the webpage) to Switzerland (German) (I assume it will be posted to all the other blogs later today). You will then see a big green button that says 'Herunterladen'. Press it, and it will start installing the new app on your phone.

 

If you want to download the apk directly, use this link: http://download.spotify.com/android/PreviewSpotifyAndroid.apk

 

EDIT: In another topic, a moderator posted the following link, where you can also find the big green button, without having to go through the blog:  http://www.spotify.com/download/previews/

 

Post any questions here, and the community will help you out.

Enjoy!

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Re: Spotify ICS App, Beta app out now, download instructions here

Missing widget is reported here: http://community.spotify.com/t5/Mobile-Android/quot-Official-quot-new-application-beta-release-missi...

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catorr wrote:

Really great job on the app guys. Just a few things I feel it would make this app even more awesome. 


First couple are on the stickied missing features and wishlist thread: http://community.spotify.com/t5/Mobile-Android/quot-Official-quot-new-application-beta-release-missi...

 

The issue with being stuck on the now playing screen I raised also, along with a few others: http://community.spotify.com/t5/Mobile-Android/Preview-app-glitches-on-returning-to-app/td-p/47103

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Registered: ‎15-05-2012

Re: Spotify ICS App, Beta app out now, download instructions here

Looks good, much better than the very grey look the Android app has. This is much brighter, just what I was missing. Hope for more colours in the finished version. I would very much like to be able to choose between some various colour schemes.

 

:cathappy:

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Re: Spotify ICS App, Beta app out now, download instructions here

It's starting to like me, but I'd really like to find the option to add a whole Album to my starred music " they lack that boys.!!

 

I'd like to hear if it's possible to have in the future.

 

Cheers and keep improving Spotify! 

 

Leo

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Music Lover
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Registered: ‎19-04-2012

Re: Spotify ICS App, Beta app out now, download instructions here

I've installed the App, now the old shortcut no longer works,

 

How do i access the new installation??

Composer
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Registered: ‎27-03-2012

Re: Spotify ICS App, Beta app out now, download instructions here

@YaaBooty Open your app drawer (the round button in the middle below on your homepage), the app should be there. Then long press it and release it anywhere you want the shortcut to be.

Roadie
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎19-04-2012

Re: Spotify ICS App, Beta app out now, download instructions here

This is great! Looks really cool, and snappy as ever.

 

Only one thing.. With every new release I'm hoping for subfolders, just like the iOS version has. Will this come to Android soon?

Gig Goer
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Registered: ‎19-04-2012

Re: Spotify ICS App, Beta app out now, download instructions here

Yea I like the update, looks pretty sweet but there is no way to fully exit the app so I can see..in previous app you go to the main 'home' page and hit menu buttoin then exit spotify. I used this regularly, now gone which mean spotify will run in the background?

YaaBooty wrote:

I've installed the App, now the old shortcut no longer works,

 

How do i access the new installation??


You can readd the shortcut to your home screen

Garage Band
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎19-04-2012

Re: Spotify ICS App, Beta app out now, download instructions here

That doesn't work as a solution on my HTC Desire. It's completely inaccessible.
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Garage Band
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Registered: ‎19-04-2012

Re: Spotify ICS App, Beta app out now, download instructions here

Rebooted phone and app now works from system application menu :)
Garage Band
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎19-04-2012

Re: Spotify ICS App, Beta app out now, download instructions here

Looks good. Mine was working (albeit somewhat glitchy) with ICS on my GS2, but the new version seems more reliable initially.

 

Some questions:

 

1) I notice there are now "Normal", "High" and "Extreme" quality options for downloading offline music on the phone. I haven't noticed these before, what are the bitrates?

 

2) The desktop widget has gone - can we have it back...?  :-P

 

3) My app seems to be automatically downloading the music to my SD card, which is good, that's what I want it to do. However, I can't find anywhere an option to chose the download destination. I'm not sure if it's downloading to my microSD card because it's worked out that's the right place (it's a little confusing on the S2, the internal memory is labeled as "sdcard" and the actual SD card is labeled "external_sd"...) or because that's where the app was previously pointed. It used to be a case of logging out, pressing the menu key and the option to chose the download destination would pop up. Where's the option now?

 

In any case, thanks for finally updating Android guys!  :-)

Garage Band
Posts: 127
Registered: ‎14-03-2012

Re: Spotify ICS App, Beta app out now, download instructions here

App is looking really good. But there are some things I don't like:

- no local file import? at least i couldn't find it

- no exit button 

- playlists somehow don't sync at all (HTC Desire with GB 2.3.7)

Composer
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Registered: ‎27-03-2012

Re: Spotify ICS App, Beta app out now, download instructions here

@matze if you longpress a playlist, the option 'download' will come up, that will make your playlist local

I don't have the problem with the playlist syncing, if I add one in my desktop app it pops up immediately on my phone, and if I remove it, it also dissappears immediately.

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