Djay is also being quite misleading on this as well.
On their free trial there was no disclaimer about Spotify integration ending. As soon as I bought the djay app, there was a disclaimer at the bottom notifying me Spotify integration was ending. Quite sneaky...
Upon asking for a refund they said I must go through apple. Apple did not refund my money and I’m out $70 for a now useless (to me) app.
I feel like djay is being misleading because they were mislead by Spotify. I’ve spoken to representatives from both Spotify and Algoriddim. According to both companies, this is 100% Spotify’s choice. I mean I started buying this party system all around the fact that the two apps worked together. $5000AU later now and I’m pretty **bleep** off hahaha. I don’t think they’re gonna refund any of that. (EVEN THOUGH THEY SHOULD HAVE TO) I did buy all of this because of Spotify and now Spotify has turned around and said they don’t care that we’ve all been a premium customer for any amount of time. They just hope we can find another solution that doesn’t bother them so they can focus on doing podcasts and video streaming... excuses.. unfortunately every single client ever will have all of their music on Spotify. So they’re just like “thanks for your money, now get over that barrel.”
I’ve spoken to employees from both parties. Spotify is dropping integration. It’s 100% Spotify’s decision. They don’t care because .01% of Spotify users are using djay while 99% of djay users use Spotify (and pay for it). We’re too small to matter to Spotify. Even if (like me) you heard that there were DJ controllers that could sink up with Spotify and you know every single client you ever have, has all of their playlists on Spotify and want you to dj that (I’m talking about weddings and birthdays and corporate events). So that sounds amazing so you get the controller, and a case and a stand, and speakers and a sub, and then lights to tie everything together. Then over $5000AU later you find out that the whole reason you started buying is now doing a dodgy and pulling out. I’m. So. Angry. I. Don’t. Have. Words.
This is no way to treat your customers. And I’m sure there has to be some pretty huge laws against doing this to protect consumers. If you were in Australia, you’d definitely get taken to court and the pants sued off you. Remember when Sony updated their PS3 so people couldn’t make cheap supercomputers by linking a bunch of PS3’s together and using one operating system? Then everyone sued them and Sony had to pay everyone back for all the gear they wasted money on?? Hmmmmm....
DJay has always worked with your iTunes library - i.e. what you have purchased. This issue is about integration with a streaming platform such as Spotify. Yes, you need wi-fi/4G because it only works with Spotify streaming (not downloads) but it was still a great asset for DJs. Anyway it will be gone in a couple of weeks and so will my Spotify account. For the record, I have transferred to Tidal pretty much seamlessly.
Unbelievable! Nearly 100 playlists, thousands of songs, recently bought a Pioneer specifically because it integrates with Spotify and you are now forcing us to go elsewhere. A friend just recently got a Spotify subscription for this exact feature!! People are always amazed when I pull out the decks and a phone and can throw a whole party right there and then to whoever's taste. Forced to move to Tidal. Such a shame, genuinely thought I was going to have Spotify for the rest of my life. Thanks for the good times Spotify, good while it lasted.