Windows RT App Store Spotlite Removed

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Re: Windows RT App Store Spotlite Removed

ChrisFmtl
Newbie

I just came back home from a week away and sadly my Spotlite wasnt working .. it kept clocking.

 

I went to look in Windows store and not available any longer. Sadly i went to fast and i uninstalled the App. So now i am not happy lol..

Why does this seem difficult to have a decent app for Window 8.0 or 8.1

 

So now i will have to go through the website that i dont like or find something else.

 

 

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Re: Windows RT App Store Spotlite Removed

bunyan5
Regular

ChrisF,

 

My Spotlite was buffering too which was why I decided to delete and then re-install the App - only to find it had disappeared from the store. 

 

The lack of an App for Win 8/10 users possibly shows that we are pretty low down on Spotify's priorities list !

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Re: Windows RT App Store Spotlite Removed

ryabys
Roadie

A metro app is now unlikely due to the discontinuation of Windows RT. You should try Groove music, Rdio, or even Rhapsody because Spotify obviously does not want your service.

Re: Windows RT App Store Spotlite Removed

user-removed
Not applicable

... which would be a bit shortsighted in Spotify's case. Windows RT may be EOL, but the Metro / Modern UI in fact is not going anywhere. If anything it will be further developed and refined. The Continuum interface in Windows 10 proves that.

Re: Windows RT App Store Spotlite Removed

bunyan5
Regular

ryabys,

 

What you say about Xbox music, Rdio, or  Rhapsody could well be the way forward for some others. Unfortunately, as I said in an earlier reply to WizNL (about Qobuz), we're hooked into Spotify Premium Family with different accounts/playlists, a few Apple devices and a Windows laptop which work fine. So you're right ,'Spotify obviously does want our service' even though they're being paid to provide it.

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Re: Windows RT App Store Spotlite Removed

gojensen
Casual Listener

darn Spotify... I've been running this on SEVERAL accounts and Surface RT's... and a few days back Spotlite stopped being able to log in...

 

of course, I could use the web player - if it didn't require FLASH.

 

this is indeed BAD customer service, I guess we need to be looking at other options now...

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Re: Windows RT App Store Spotlite Removed

bunyan5
Regular

gojensen

 

Since that makes three of us who found that Spotlite had stopped working does that mean Spotify is actively disabling/blocking it?

 

If so, that further lowers their customer service. 

Re: Windows RT App Store Spotlite Removed

user-removed
Not applicable

In all fairness to Spotify, I wouldn't go that far. In the various stages of the Spotify app lifecycle, new functionality is added and old functionality is sometimes removed. As a result, certain developer APIs change or disappear. Third party developers are dependent on both the agreement they have with Spotify and the functionality offered in the APIs. It could for instance very well be that Spotify did not actively prevent Spotlite from accessing the APIs but that the Spotlite developer simply did not want to invest in having to adapt Spotlite as a result of a Spotify API change. At this point, neither Spotify nor Spotlite have commented on the issue. Since I did purchase Spotlite, I for one would like to know what the reason was and whether or not we can expect a Metro/Modern UI from either party ...

 

@Spotify/Spotlite: Care to comment?

Re: Windows RT App Store Spotlite Removed

bunyan5
Regular

Hi WizNL,

 

What you say sounds both knowledgable and logical and could be the reason why three of us on this thread (plus others not on the forum?) couldn't get Spotlite to connect to our Spotify acounts. As someone with a very limited knowledge I couldn't comment.

 

Is it possible that you could post an enquiry on the Spotlite support page <http://spotifywindows.herokuapp.com/support> (where a number of other disappointed/frustrated App users have provided comments) and see if "

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Re: Windows RT App Store Spotlite Removed

gojensen
Casual Listener

well apparently Spotify have been removing a ton of apps regarding their trademark...

 

either Spotlite developer is lying or Spotify did have it removed from the store... if he can't publish the app he can't update even if he wanted to if Spotify changed their API. Begs the quesiton though; why have an open API if you're not going to allow 3rd party apps and such...

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