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mokitovice
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Hi!

 

I read the news that spotify is available in mexico, im from mexico and i would like to have the app on my phone, i have a windows phone, nokia lumia 800, when is it going to be avaiblable the app? i heard that for the iphone its going to be available today. Please let me now

 

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Rorey
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Spotify here. The app should be available in the Mexican and Estonian marketplaces. We'll investigate and get back to you shortly. 

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g12736528410
Newbie

I have installed free spotify on my Laptop which is working very well, however I cannot down load free spotify to my Lumia 520. Every time I log in to the phone I am told APP is only good for premium.  Please can you help. Hugh

 

 

RockYourSocksxX
Roadie

Currently, the app for WP isn't free (yet). Spotify said this will change in the future, however, we haven't seen nothing yet. 
U can find more information here: 

 

[WP8] Bring Spotify Free to Windows Phone

 

I think they should change this ASAP + bring some more features. 

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lukasmotan
Regular

Yes, this is not the only app which needs update from scratch. If you ever used Spotify on iOS, especially on iPhone, it is like chalk and cheese, totally different user experience. UI reponds to touches, lists loading much faster. Your music instead of playlist, where you cannot search...what???

 

Yes, you have like thousands of music in Spotify, but you cannot search in your own database 🙂

 

This is not the only thing which needs polishing. I might be abadoning WP as a platform and switching to iOS. I don´t want to be a betatester with zero development. Microsoft pushes updates quickly nowadays, but updates brings bugs, instead of polishment. Phone is still behind, and OS itself, in core features and apps...sad but true reality, Microsoft needs to wake up. I don´t like Android approach on features list for their OS, just to have most things available for user. I needs features handy in daily usage, not those just for showcase. Windows Phone seems to be the thing for daily usage, but single tiny details missing, leads to change my opinion...

 

What about you?

RockYourSocksxX
Roadie

Since WP 8.1 is slowly rolling out, my experience with WP has greatly improved. Sadly, on the app- wise, they are still running behind. But since WP is the biggest growing entitiy in smartphone- land + the big support Windows gives to app developers, I can imagine WP becoming a major player in the market. It's a shame Spotify isn't jumping on this bandwagon, not updating their app and leaving it be like a broken piece of .... Some key features which can be found in other OS'es are just not there in WP. With a little investment and courage, this could all change, making WP worth even with other OS versions. Personally I'm not a fan of Apple smartphones since they intentionally dumb their telephone down. An Iphone is in practically a 250- ish dollar phone, made more expensive due to the 'apple' brand logo. To be fair, they have a solid OS but personally, I don't like to work with it. Android is good and also solid, but just not made for easy daily use. WP is currently the most easy to use, all rounded OS on the market. And as I said earlier, it is ever growing (especcially in some growth markets like India and China). It's only a matter of time before WP will get on even ground with other OS'es. For example, a lot of my friends got a WP instead of an Android or Apple phone since the price- quality is so good.

So Spotify, bring us this update please. I'll send a truckload of kudos your way if you do it. 

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RockYourSocksxX
Roadie

We need this update ASAP

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bernardovleitao
Casual Listener

Spotify for Windows Phone need urgent update....

mrkylee
Newbie
Hello, in the mean time, can we have an update please in the "browse" section, as selection of playlists is quite lacking at this point.

odoggyfresh
Regular

all right, I'm ready for Spotify Free on Windows Phone 8........

Eklectik
Casual Listener

I've been a Spotify premium subscriber for over a year now.  I used to have an Android phone and always found the app features quite thorough and useful, but now that I've switched to a Windows phone I'm finding (like everyone else apparently) that the Windows version of Spotify is lacking in many features I've grown accustomed to.  First and foremost, the ability to sort my playlists and show only offline content.  The other big one is that there seems to be no dropdown tab on the right side of the albums/tracks/etc.  On my Android app this was where I could download each track individually, navigate to the artist or album page, undownload, delete, etc.  Am I missing something or is this feature completely nonexistent on the Windows version?  Why is this version so much different than the Android one?  I travel for a living and use Spotify and my phone for ALL of my music listening, and while I absolutely love my Windows phone, this app leaves a lot to be desired.  Is there a fix on the horizon?

RockYourSocksxX
Roadie

Since WP is a growing OS as we speak, I think Spotify will be obliged to update their app to the same level as Android and iOS. Otherwise they will lose this race since there are a lot of other companies who are lurking for some market share.

So my advice to Spotify: update the WP app ASAP and bring equal functionality, content and support as you do with other OS' es. Otherwise I might reconsider my premium subscription. And I'm sure i'll not be the only one. 

 

Spotify is a great app and it allowed me to discover new music, make listening to music a real pleasure. But when they just slack around, doing nothing for a rising portion of their community, I start to doubt their competence. Sorry... So, throttle up the WP app updates en development, we would be very thankful. 

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Peter__
Community Legend
@Eklectik - I wouldn't hold your breath, Windows Phone updates always lag behind other platforms and can go through huge periods of having no updates I'm afraid.

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Danplo
Newbie

Why can i not search in my library for saved albums or songs ? Right now it's only posible to play and search for playlists, but for me it's not enough. 

MHC_McFly
Newbie

Why isnt the Windows Phone Store listed on the Spotify-Homepage? Only App-Store & GooglePlay Store are there for downloading Spotify to mobile phones.

LittleLostRobot
Casual Listener

The discrimination to windows devices it's so obvious that they don't even have the link to the Windows Phone Store in the official page, as if the official app would not exist. Not to mention that Windows RT users do not have an app, nor those on Windows 8.1 who would like to use a Windows app.
The lack of Windows 8 app has been bugging me for a long time, but since I am an user of Windows Phone the discomfort with Spotify, a company that I used to love and praise, has reached limits that one cannot imagine.
I reached a point when I only keep using spotify because my mobile data provider offers me a discount on my Spotify Premium fee.

lukasmotan
Regular

I just think how complicated it can be to let the WP app made for company with revenues as Spotify. As I work in logistics/IT/purchasing I know what is possible to achieve when you know how...It is just a shame for Spotify and it reflects their attention for other than iOS users. (I love Apple and I use many products), but there is not excuse to cover eyes in front of Windows users or WP users.

 

On Windows there is an app, but it is not an Metro style app. You can still use their win32 app or website, I would not see this as a huge problem. But lots of people listen to music on portable device....

 

 

How curious is, when someone offer you service like Spotify and then restrict you on 160kbps, or remove you equalizer on iOS 🙂 

 

On WP there is a nice feature, built in equalizer into system, so every app would sound nice, if there is enough stream quality. I was thinking of 1520 Lumia due to lots of power in audio department...but now I consider buying iPod Touch instead.

 

 

This is problem or circle of problems for big companies. Why only Apple did not built in equalizer with customs settings available for every app. Right now EQ works just for Music app, not Spotify...You can write about it, you can scream everywhere...but result is...silence 🙂

lukasmotan
Regular

Now I have installed latest WP 8.1. and newest Spotify, but to be honest I am not sure if I am happy or not...Why the app isn´t the same layout as iOS and Android, why we get an update after xx months which is an update and new app. It seems they just need to seal our scream for wishes...

 

I have Lumia 925 and strange thing is happening since WP8. Without headphones, so just on speaker it makes a loud pop sound when I rewind a song. Even when I have a volume 0! I cannot blaim Spotify for that, but in this app it makes a loudes noise. On Metrotube it is not that loud.

 

Do you have the same or similar issue? Thank you for your feedback

LittleLostRobot
Casual Listener

 

@lukasmotan wrote:

Now I have installed latest WP 8.1. and newest Spotify, but to be honest I am not sure if I am happy or not...Why the app isn´t the same layout as iOS and Android, why we get an update after xx months which is an update and new app. It seems they just need to seal our scream for wishes...

 

I have Lumia 925 and strange thing is happening since WP8. Without headphones, so just on speaker it makes a loud pop sound when I rewind a song. Even when I have a volume 0! I cannot blaim Spotify for that, but in this app it makes a loudes noise. On Metrotube it is not that loud.

 

Do you have the same or similar issue? Thank you for your feedback



The speaker makes a loud pop sometimes when open the app on my Lumia 920.

lukasmotan
Regular

It is getting ridiculous...I am using Spotify Premium on iOS, Android, Web...all those platforms provide me same comfort. But why only we need to be waiting so long to WP update to come? I understand marketshare of WP, but we pay the same amount of money, right?

 

I hope we will receive update very soon, as I might be getting another phone just due to this fact, as I need comfort by using Spotify during the day....

 

And I am not talking about max streaming quality...160kbps seriously, when iOS and Android can stream 320kbps. This difference is easy to distinguish! 

 

Thank you and wish us a fingers crossed

ManuMateos
Music Fan
I'm glad to know I'm not the only Windows Phone user here.

We want a competent client so we can use Spotify on our devices. I think we all would love to see all features we're jealous of, like free radio. But we also need more stability.

I'm running Windows Phone 8.1 and most times I play a playlist I keep listening the same song, because the app doesn't start the next one.

I was a Xbox Music user and I switched to Spotify because the desktop client is better, but I think I'm switching back because I don't get a good experience using Spotify on my phone.

DryMarker
Roadie

The news item mentions two separate updates.

 

The first brings Radio, Browse and Discover.

 

The second will bring Free Radio.

 

http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/25/spotify-for-windows-phone-2014-revamp/

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