Safari No Longer Supported??!!

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That's so annoying as Spotify Desktop player is a batter drainer for me with its embedded browser and it's so bloated. A webpage on Safari is have much less effect on the battery. Please fix that Spotify.

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once apple music has a graphic eq i'm jumping ship

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Cunts.

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My guess to why Safari is out in the cold, is a combination/complication (sic) of the following:

 

  • Safari doesn't support the HTML5/Chrome Push Notification standard
  • As mentioned, Safari doesn't support the Vildevine DRM encryption libraries
  • Safari is generally more strict, and doesn't allow "unsafe" javascript etc out of the box.
  • A user confirmation is generally required for most extensions and "unsafe" scripts, and it would be too much maintenance, annoyances for the user, and ultimately it would result in customer complaints and WAY too many detailed workarounds/hacks for Spotify to be dependent on).
  • Apple is probably one of the very few privileged companies in the world (apart from Microsoft) that's in a position to say  "Nah, your code stinks. We'll make our own system instead (...and we don't need your $)". 
  • Apple Music (why would they go the extra mile to support something they "compete" against? (I can't find a better word for it at the moment), and lastly: by doing so, they would have to have to act against their own policy regarding safe browsing and privacy issues. 

That's my 5 cents anyway. But of course, it's only speculations. I hope Safari will improve soon though (not impressed with the latest version), and I really hope the Spotify web player will do a comeback on Safari when that happens.

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@Atchoo, obviously Apple isn't going to change Safari to support Spotify. Spotify must accommodate their Safari users.

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From a developer's perspective, I totally get where Spotify is coming from. Safari is the new IE in that it has so many quirks and bugs that it's a huge effort to support it.

 

I wouldn't be surprised if more web apps / sites stop supporting Safari. I wouldn't blame them.

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Never fear, friends.  Google play music has a 90 day free trial and it. is. AWESOME.  I don't know why I ever gave Spotify a dime.  All the same tracks plus way more radio stations, and a web player that works in every browser.  Same price too.  I've made the switch "official" as of last week, and cancelled my Spotify premium.  Not worth it to pay a company that blatantly disregards what their users want and need.

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From a developer's perspective, I totally get where Spotify is coming from. Safari is the new IE in that it has so many quirks and bugs that it's a huge effort to support it.

I don't really get your point. Since it is a huge effort let's stop supporting it. Well they could stop supporting all the browsers and just maintain the app then no? less effort! 
Oh wait, what about stop supporting the desktop app and work only on the mobile? less effort! 

The point is that many users use spotify at work, they can't use the app and in many places you can't install extra browsers. I don't care about cool animations and features. I just want to listen the music. Put less fireworks and make it easier to mantain. 



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From a developer's perspective, I totally get where Spotify is coming from. Safari is the new IE in that it has so many quirks and bugs that it's a huge effort to support it.

I don't really get your point. Since it is a huge effort let's stop supporting it. Well they could stop supporting all the browsers and just maintain the app then no? less effort! 
Oh wait, what about stop supporting the desktop app and work only on the mobile? less effort! 

The point is that many users use spotify at work, they can't use the app and in many places you can't install extra browsers. I don't care about cool animations and features. I just want to listen the music. Put less fireworks and make it easier to mantain. 




What I'm saying is that Chrome and Firefox are much easier to support than Safari, due to Safari's bugs and lack of feature support. At some point, the cost of supporting CERTAIN platforms outweighs the benefit.

 

Chrome is easy to support and used by the majority of users, so it's a no brainer. Safari is harder to support and used by fewer users, so it's a lower priority. I'm not saying Spotify shouldn't support Safari, just that I'm not surprised, and that I can empathize with them. It's a PITA to support :).

 

You make a great point though! Ideally, instead of not supporting Safari at all, they should just disable certain features in it.

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Yet somehow, other music streaming services offer in-browser players that work across (almost) every browser, including Safari.  Of course it's not easy, but if the entire point of your company is to make it simpler for people to listen to music... 

 

I mean, can you imagine YouTube suddenly not working with Safari just because it's not as easy as getting it to work on Chrome?

 

I'm not buying that it's not "worth" it for Spotify to support all browsers.  It's pretty obvious that they want to force people into downloading the app.  A poor move that will cost them quite a bit of business.

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