Please make the Spotify Android app functionally equivalent to the Spotify iOS app

A new version of the Spotify iOS app (0.4.23) has just been released, giving 320kbps streaming quality amongst other improvements. Can you please realease a new version of the Spotify Android app which is functionally equivalent to the iOS app? We need playlist folders (which iOS has had for some time) and 320kbps streaming. Or is Android always going to play second fiddle to iOS in Spotify's world?

 

Update 2012-04-16: Spotify iOS app (0.4.24) has now been release, and still no update for Android!

Comments
RayBan81
Music Lover

320kbps mobile streaming? From where do you know that? At least it isn't mentioned in the App store description for the update. Hope you're right!! 

David
Spotify Legend

If you upgraded from the previous version, the notes mentioned in the iOS version are - 

 

  • Stream or sync music at very high quality (320kbps)
  • One-tap log in with Facebook

release notes

 

We haven't forgotten about Android, though, certainly not...

dale
Music Fan

I just discovered playlist folders and spent some time setting up my computer to use them.  When I go to my paid mobile subsciption (android on HTC incredible 2) there are no playlist folders.  What gives?

Community Legend

I expect an Android update within the next couple of months, but this will likely be to enable support for Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich. Playlist folders, album art, "extreme" bitrate streaming... these are all nice-to-haves and don't impact potential revenue in the same way as the app not running at all on newer devices.

 

I wrote a post comparing Spotify on iPhone vs. Android last summer:

 

http://pansentient.com/2011/07/spotify-mobile-faceoff-iphone-vs-android/

 

The iPhone version was vastly superior then and still is. 

 

So I think the answer is yes, "Android [is] always going to play second fiddle to iOS in Spotify's world." 

Scooby359
Music Lover
Android isn't as much competition to Spotify as iTunes is. Make more effort for us Android users though, please?
steckmest
Music Fan

Please update Spotify to fully support Android ICS 4.0 and Galaxy Nexus. The app hasn't been updated in a while and there are bugs. And you should really update the interface to match the new standards in ICS 4.0. C'mon Spotify, you can do better!! The WP app is alot more customized for its operating system.

bradavon
Garage Band

Agreed. I'd understand if Android had a low user base but it's massive.

 

Playlist folders are badly needed.

KidAJoe
Music Lover

I have both and iTouch and Android phone and have noticed that the Spotify apps are different. 

The biggest thing is to have playlist folders display the same as they do in the iPhone app instead of just one big list off playlists.

I love my playlist folders in both the windows and iPhone app.

Community Legend
cfortyone
Regular

yup. but i have some performance problems too with the android client. we need a better optimized app.

 

c